Lebanese MP Hikmat Dib calls for the beheading of Lebanese pop star Ragheb Alameh

ragheb alamaA parliament member called for the beheading of a famous Lebanese pop star after the release of a song depicting the worsening situation of the country caused an outrage.

Speaking on a talk show on Sunday, Member of Parliament Hikmat Dib, a representative of the Free Patriotic Movement party founded by the current Lebanese president, Michel Aoun, said that the singer’s “head should be removed”.

In a comment on Ragheb Alama’s recently released song “Tar AL Balad” (The Country is Lost) Dib’s exact words were: ““His head must be lost. What does ‘the country is lost’ mean? What is this irresponsibility?”

He added: “[There is] irresponsibility in spreading negativity and despair between the people.”

The lyrics of the song released last week by Alameh were a shout of despair: “It’s time for the people to scream out loud. There is no time, the country is lost. Where is justice? Dreams are being put out. Our Awareness has gone to sleep and the situation is only getting more difficult.”

Hikmat Dib didn’t stop here but took to twitter after the show posting a sarcastic statement saying: “Ragheb Alama stick to songs about love and passion, what do you want in the country affairs?”

Dib’s comments on public TV were not well received by Alama and many Lebanese public figures including journalists, artists and civilians who took to social media to express their upset with the Parliament member and their utter support of the singer.

Alameh was the first to tweet a response. He wrote: “This is my country before it’s yours…. All the Lebanese people made me a famous star, [I] am always in their hearts and my name will remain for millions of years to come. But you, a small sign from your party president and you will be no one, so from now I tell you go join Daesh (same philosophy of beheading), shame on such parliament members.”

Hikmat and many parliament members of the Free Patriotic fight fiercely every day on talk shows and on social media to defend the failing state. Alamah, on the other hand, described the situation and the despair everybody feels in a song.

Mona Abou Hamze, the famous host of Lebanese TV show “talk of the town” , tweeted in support of Ragheb as well. “Ragheb you’ve always expressed our pain and the pain of the people. And this is the ultimate message of art. We love you,” she said.

Linda Meshleb, an anchor on NBN TV, posted “Not only the country is lost, it’s in ruins, our country was stolen and burned down. Let the[m] Behead us all. Ragheb we love you.”

And in another tweet Ragheb said: “My friends what this deputy said represents his morals. And I know that the President would not accept that he has deputies [for] asking [the] removal of my head just because I sang the pain of the people and fearing for my country. But the words of the right people wounds false people. And greetings to my honorable friends from the Free Patriotic Movement.”

Fadi Saad, a fellow Parlaiment member of Diab, tweeted: “All our solidarity goes to the friend Ragheb Alameh… Lebanon without art and freedom of speech is nothing.”

In an interview with Annahar newspaper Alamah said he called on the Head of Parliament to remove the immunity on PM Hikmat Diab, so he can sue Dib for incitement to murder.
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  • master09

    A member of parliament and you talk like Iran. Yes our country is lost and does not belong to us anymore. You get a big fat cheque from HA and you lick thier shoes.

    • Shuja Pasha

      Shoo Israeli rat, fags like you will always fail in your wishes and psy-ops, as you and your filthy ancestors always have 🙂 .

      • vs

        rat here you are, infosharmuta

      • master09

        You must like beheading people and you must be a shoe polisher for these tossers that you follow.
        Keep polishing shoes mate and I am more Lebanese than your one hair on your head will ever be. Ah my shoe just got dirty walking behind a Lebanese politician who sold his country to you clowns. Please clean it.

  • Rascal

    What fvcking century is that primitive animal think he is living in?

  • MaryTPresumptuous

    Lebanon’s Hikmat Dib and the Free Patriotic Movement are proof positive the deevolution exists. Not clear if it exists in nature, as there is nothing natural about Lebanon since Hezbollah and Iran took over.

    What a fantastic accomplishment it is to have demonstrated that all the progress civilization has made improving the human condition can be reversed.

    • Hind Abyad

      Israel created Hezbollah and Hamas, shows your knowledge of the region is of presumptuous foreigners like stalker Niemals..

      • MaryTPresumptuous

        Similarly, your Mother says that she was once proud of you and all the promise you showed. Now, there is only dismay at what happened …

  • Niemals

    Lebanon’s Hikmat Dib is a Maronite politician, not a Muslim – all the same he still calls for the beheading of Lebanese pop star Ragheb Alameh.

    What a country is this Maronite think he is living in – KSA, Iran?

    • Hind Abyad

      Maronites came from Damascus in 4th century AD fled Nestorians and Jacobites up to heigts of a Mountain – in Syria called Jabal Loubnan – not the Coast.

      Verstehen Sie Niemals stalker crazy glue?

  • Niemals

    Hikmat Dib is a Maronite Christian, yet he is not better than the Lebanese Miri clans!