Wahab apologizes over his comment about Saudi Women

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Wiam Wahhab on Wednesday apologized for his statement against Saudi Arabian by admitting it was the wrong thing to say

“It was the wrong thing to say and I apologize for it,” he said, referring to his description of veiled Saudi women as “black trash bags.”

Wahab who is a staunch ally of Hezbollah and Syria then attacked Saudi Arabia by saying:

” What about… Saudi Arabia’s injuring and killing of veiled Bahraini women?”

Wahab told OTV on Monday “Saudi women are black trash bags we see nothing of,” in reference to their attire. He also slammed outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Saudi Arabia.

Wahab’s comments sparked angry demonstrations on Tuesday night by Sunni protesters in Tripoli who took to the streets and blocked North Lebanon’s international road in protest against Wahab’s comments on Saudi women.

Around 500 protesters gathered and chanted “There is no God but God” and “Wiam, you pig; you should be chained down.

National News Agency (NNA) reported that the northern Abboudiyeh road that links Lebanon to Syria was blocked by burning tires.

The NNA added that security forces intervened to try and re-open the road.

Tripoli is Lebanon’s second-largest city and is considered the stronghold of the country’s Sunni Muslim community, which is the majority in Saudi Arabia.

Hassan condemns

Druze religious leader Sheikh el Aql Naim Hassan condemned on Tuesday Wiam Wahab’s description of veiled Saudi women as “black trash bags, ” Future News reported

Future News also reported that Hassan, who is the highest Druze spiritual authority called President Michel Suleiman earlier in the day to condemn the comments made by Wahab, who is a Druze.

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt also condemned on Tuesday Wahab’s statement about Saudi veiled women

“Such a statement is rejected… it does not reflect the ethics and traditions of the Arab Druze and all believers in general,” Jumblatt told the PSP official website.

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55 responses to “Wahab apologizes over his comment about Saudi Women”

  1. Mosetsfire Avatar
    Mosetsfire

    Your apology is not accepted by any Lebanese. Tfeh 3ala Aslak.

    1. NAGDELLA Avatar

      Article- Geagea: Aoun crossed the line
      Mohamad Masri 1 hour ago in reply to samj

      “Do you have any arguments that don’t stem back to the 80s? We get what he did in the Civil war was wrong, as were the actions of so many of our leaders.

      I don’t know what religion you follow, but both Islam and Christianity (the 2 major religions of Lebanon) believe in repentence, and Geagea’s actions in the last 5 years have proven he is a man who has repented in my eyes and the eyes of many Lebanese who aren’t clinging to the sectarianism that tore our country apart in the 80s”

      Repentence? Maybe you should practice what you preach you Joker!

      1. Mosetsfire Avatar
        Mosetsfire

        you might want to elaborate on what you mean, I have no way of responding to this in its current form.

      2. Nagdella, have you not seen the light yet? are you still living in the shadows following your dark forces? well there is plenty of room here in the light if you would like to join the civilized majority…ANYBODY who supports ANY armed groups in Lebanon outside the central government only has that groups best interest in mind…how do you think the world would function Naggy if every country had its own HA? ya, you got it-the world WOULDN’T function at all, there would be wide spread chaos. So if you claim to be part of the modern world that cares for its citizens then I would excpect you to stand up against all armed terrorist organizations operating within our country. And that is no Joke sweety.

  2. Mosetsfire Avatar
    Mosetsfire

    Your apology is not accepted by any Lebanese. Tfeh 3ala Aslak.

    1. NAGDELLA Avatar

      Article- Geagea: Aoun crossed the line
      Mohamad Masri 1 hour ago in reply to samj

      “Do you have any arguments that don’t stem back to the 80s? We get what he did in the Civil war was wrong, as were the actions of so many of our leaders.

      I don’t know what religion you follow, but both Islam and Christianity (the 2 major religions of Lebanon) believe in repentence, and Geagea’s actions in the last 5 years have proven he is a man who has repented in my eyes and the eyes of many Lebanese who aren’t clinging to the sectarianism that tore our country apart in the 80s”

      Repentence? Maybe you should practice what you preach you Joker!

      1. Mosetsfire Avatar
        Mosetsfire

        you might want to elaborate on what you mean, I have no way of responding to this in its current form.

      2. Nagdella, have you not seen the light yet? are you still living in the shadows following your dark forces? well there is plenty of room here in the light if you would like to join the civilized majority…ANYBODY who supports ANY armed groups in Lebanon outside the central government only has that groups best interest in mind…how do you think the world would function Naggy if every country had its own HA? ya, you got it-the world WOULDN’T function at all, there would be wide spread chaos. So if you claim to be part of the modern world that cares for its citizens then I would excpect you to stand up against all armed terrorist organizations operating within our country. And that is no Joke sweety.

  3. Your apology is not accepted by any Lebanese. Tfeh 3ala Aslak.

    1.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      Article- Geagea: Aoun crossed the line
      Mohamad Masri 1 hour ago in reply to samj

      “Do you have any arguments that don’t stem back to the 80s? We get what he did in the Civil war was wrong, as were the actions of so many of our leaders.

      I don’t know what religion you follow, but both Islam and Christianity (the 2 major religions of Lebanon) believe in repentence, and Geagea’s actions in the last 5 years have proven he is a man who has repented in my eyes and the eyes of many Lebanese who aren’t clinging to the sectarianism that tore our country apart in the 80s”

      Repentence? Maybe you should practice what you preach you Joker!

      1. you might want to elaborate on what you mean, I have no way of responding to this in its current form.

      2.  Avatar
        Anonymous

        Nagdella, have you not seen the light yet? are you still living in the shadows following your dark forces? well there is plenty of room here in the light if you would like to join the civilized majority…ANYBODY who supports ANY armed groups in Lebanon outside the central government only has that groups best interest in mind…how do you think the world would function Naggy if every country had its own HA? ya, you got it-the world WOULDN’T function at all, there would be wide spread chaos. So if you claim to be part of the modern world that cares for its citizens then I would excpect you to stand up against all armed terrorist organizations operating within our country. And that is no Joke sweety.

  4. Fauzia45 Avatar

    He always uses inappropriate language!He always uses insults!He has crossed the ethical limits!!Once in a while he does this perhaps to divert attention from important events !

  5. Fauzia45 Avatar

    He always uses inappropriate language!He always uses insults!He has crossed the ethical limits!!Once in a while he does this perhaps to divert attention from important events !

  6.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    He always uses inappropriate language!He always uses insults!He has crossed the ethical limits!!Once in a while he does this perhaps to divert attention from important events !

  7. PROPHET.T Avatar
    PROPHET.T

    Wahab sounds like so many of the commentators who visit this site,except He was man enough to apologize for running his mouth.

    1. eliasfd Avatar

      Prophet I think Wahab is just pissed because he wanted to see those lovely women lol.
      Either way he had no business saying what he said and he needs to be careful about shooting his mouth left and right.
      However these days most of our politicians are doing it anyway and not doing enough to help the country instead.

  8. PROPHET.T Avatar
    PROPHET.T

    Wahab sounds like so many of the commentators who visit this site,except He was man enough to apologize for running his mouth.

    1. This wasn’t the first or 2nd or 3rd time he has spoken out with incredibly ridiculous comments. A boy can only cry wolf so many times, but I love how selective your opinions are. It seems like every time you comment, you become more narrowminded and unable to see a big picture

    2.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      Prophet I think Wahab is just pissed because he wanted to see those lovely women lol.
      Either way he had no business saying what he said and he needs to be careful about shooting his mouth left and right.
      However these days most of our politicians are doing it anyway and not doing enough to help the country instead.

  9. Leborigine Avatar
    Leborigine

    I am usually an extremely forgiving person and hate everyone equally, but this man crosses all boundaries – a SSNP member, a pro syrian and unpatriotic. I say GTH!

  10. Leborigine Avatar
    Leborigine

    I am usually an extremely forgiving person and hate everyone equally, but this man crosses all boundaries – a SSNP member, a pro syrian and unpatriotic. I say GTH!

  11.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    I am usually an extremely forgiving person and hate everyone equally, but this man crosses all boundaries – a SSNP member, a pro syrian and unpatriotic. I say GTH!

  12. Beiruti Avatar

    If they dont look like black trash bags, what else do they look like? Ninjas? None the less this man is a dog just look at this interview that took place during the world cup.

    Interviewer: “Who do you support [in the World Cup]?”
    Wiam Wahhab: “My children and I supported Brazil.”
    Interviewer: “Me too.”
    Wiam Wahhab: “Brazil lost. My wife supports Germany. We drive the kids mad. Now I am supporting Argentina.”
    Interviewer: “You have become subordinate to your wife when it comes to soccer?”
    Wiam Wahhab: “No. I support Germany in politics and Brazil in soccer. I like the way Brazil plays. But I like the Germans because they hate the Jews and they burned them.”

    Pro-Syrian animal.

  13. Beiruti Avatar

    If they dont look like black trash bags, what else do they look like? Ninjas? None the less this man is a dog just look at this interview that took place during the world cup.

    Interviewer: “Who do you support [in the World Cup]?”
    Wiam Wahhab: “My children and I supported Brazil.”
    Interviewer: “Me too.”
    Wiam Wahhab: “Brazil lost. My wife supports Germany. We drive the kids mad. Now I am supporting Argentina.”
    Interviewer: “You have become subordinate to your wife when it comes to soccer?”
    Wiam Wahhab: “No. I support Germany in politics and Brazil in soccer. I like the way Brazil plays. But I like the Germans because they hate the Jews and they burned them.”

    Pro-Syrian animal.

  14.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    If they dont look like black trash bags, what else do they look like? Ninjas? None the less this man is a dog just look at this interview that took place during the world cup.

    Interviewer: “Who do you support [in the World Cup]?”
    Wiam Wahhab: “My children and I supported Brazil.”
    Interviewer: “Me too.”
    Wiam Wahhab: “Brazil lost. My wife supports Germany. We drive the kids mad. Now I am supporting Argentina.”
    Interviewer: “You have become subordinate to your wife when it comes to soccer?”
    Wiam Wahhab: “No. I support Germany in politics and Brazil in soccer. I like the way Brazil plays. But I like the Germans because they hate the Jews and they burned them.”

    Pro-Syrian animal.

  15. Everyone on here is playing the offended card,when in essense you all agree with what he said,and let me be the first
    to agree with what he said,I totally agree that women should not cover the eyes and toes,and hands,this is ridicouls,Islam attire is a humble dress mode,so you can cover and still have style,sorry no where does it say dress like they did when they didnt have cloth,Imam Ali PBUH once said “raise your children to the time of the new day” meaning stop living in the stone age,Saudia Arabia is the main oppressor to women and human kind they are the worst of the worst…..So yes Mr Wahab well said,everyone in modern civilization agrees with u,but poltics will force them to get all upset and defensive….

    1. Mosetsfire Avatar
      Mosetsfire

      Michael you truly are a hero, sir. Political activist and Shiekh…MashAllah. Regardless of how you and Mr Wahab feel about the hijab he has no right to refer to practicing Muslim women as trash bags.

      PS. Peace be upon prophet Muhammad only, not Ali or Abu Bakr or Omar or anyone else. May All be pleased with them but they do not warrant PBUH besides their name

      1. “PS. Peace be upon prophet Muhammad only, not Ali or Abu Bakr or Omar or anyone else. May All be pleased with them but they do not warrant PBUH besides their name”

        Did you really go out of ur way to type that….Peace be upon him is selected now only to Prophet Muhamed..where do u come from….wowwww that sentence alone explains how u are….Show me where it is designated only for Prophet Muhammad…just show me…

    2. well I dont agree with any moslem dress codes, in fact (not to offend anybody) I find the burka/hijab etc. all to be rather creepy. I f you are a “holy” man than yes you must dress in the tradional attire. otherwise get with the times. for example you dont see all christian women running around dressed like nuns do you lol? time for common sense to prevail and time for these ridiculous ancient dress codes to disappear! A woman deserves to feel good about the way she looks, a little make up maybe a mini-jupe and some heels and WHAM! watch that self confidence go through the roof lol….

  16. Everyone on here is playing the offended card,when in essense you all agree with what he said,and let me be the first
    to agree with what he said,I totally agree that women should not cover the eyes and toes,and hands,this is ridicouls,Islam attire is a humble dress mode,so you can cover and still have style,sorry no where does it say dress like they did when they didnt have cloth,Imam Ali PBUH once said “raise your children to the time of the new day” meaning stop living in the stone age,Saudia Arabia is the main oppressor to women and human kind they are the worst of the worst…..So yes Mr Wahab well said,everyone in modern civilization agrees with u,but poltics will force them to get all upset and defensive….

    1. well I dont agree with any moslem dress codes, in fact (not to offend anybody) I find the burka/hijab etc. all to be rather creepy. I f you are a “holy” man than yes you must dress in the tradional attire. otherwise get with the times. for example you dont see all christian women running around dressed like nuns do you lol? time for common sense to prevail and time for these ridiculous ancient dress codes to disappear! A woman deserves to feel good about the way she looks, a little make up maybe a mini-jupe and some heels and WHAM! watch that self confidence go through the roof lol….

  17. Everyone on here is playing the offended card,when in essense you all agree with what he said,and let me be the first
    to agree with what he said,I totally agree that women should not cover the eyes and toes,and hands,this is ridicouls,Islam attire is a humble dress mode,so you can cover and still have style,sorry no where does it say dress like they did when they didnt have cloth,Imam Ali PBUH once said “raise your children to the time of the new day” meaning stop living in the stone age,Saudia Arabia is the main oppressor to women and human kind they are the worst of the worst…..So yes Mr Wahab well said,everyone in modern civilization agrees with u,but poltics will force them to get all upset and defensive….

  18. Everyone on here is playing the offended card,when in essense you all agree with what he said,and let me be the first
    to agree with what he said,I totally agree that women should not cover the eyes and toes,and hands,this is ridicouls,Islam attire is a humble dress mode,so you can cover and still have style,sorry no where does it say dress like they did when they didnt have cloth,Imam Ali PBUH once said “raise your children to the time of the new day” meaning stop living in the stone age,Saudia Arabia is the main oppressor to women and human kind they are the worst of the worst…..So yes Mr Wahab well said,everyone in modern civilization agrees with u,but poltics will force them to get all upset and defensive….

    1. Michael you truly are a hero, sir. Political activist and Shiekh…MashAllah. Regardless of how you and Mr Wahab feel about the hijab he has no right to refer to practicing Muslim women as trash bags.

      PS. Peace be upon prophet Muhammad only, not Ali or Abu Bakr or Omar or anyone else. May All be pleased with them but they do not warrant PBUH besides their name

      1. “PS. Peace be upon prophet Muhammad only, not Ali or Abu Bakr or Omar or anyone else. May All be pleased with them but they do not warrant PBUH besides their name”

        Did you really go out of ur way to type that….Peace be upon him is selected now only to Prophet Muhamed..where do u come from….wowwww that sentence alone explains how u are….Show me where it is designated only for Prophet Muhammad…just show me…

    2.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      well I dont agree with any moslem dress codes, in fact (not to offend anybody) I find the burka/hijab etc. all to be rather creepy. I f you are a “holy” man than yes you must dress in the tradional attire. otherwise get with the times. for example you dont see all christian women running around dressed like nuns do you lol? time for common sense to prevail and time for these ridiculous ancient dress codes to disappear! A woman deserves to feel good about the way she looks, a little make up maybe a mini-jupe and some heels and WHAM! watch that self confidence go through the roof lol….

  19. Everyone on here is playing the offended card,when in essense you all agree with what he said,and let me be the first
    to agree with what he said,I totally agree that women should not cover the eyes and toes,and hands,this is ridicouls,Islam attire is a humble dress mode,so you can cover and still have style,sorry no where does it say dress like they did when they didnt have cloth,Imam Ali PBUH once said “raise your children to the time of the new day” meaning stop living in the stone age,Saudia Arabia is the main oppressor to women and human kind they are the worst of the worst…..So yes Mr Wahab well said,everyone in modern civilization agrees with u,but poltics will force them to get all upset and defensive….

  20. Constantin7 Avatar
    Constantin7

    I don’t care about Wahab or his political stands, and in this particular incident I find him frank, honest and said what many Lebanese or people around the world think about these completely black veiled women (but not necessarily comapring them to trash bags). However, what disturbes me the most is the sunni Lebanese reaction to his proposals and riotting in Tripoli and cutting the international road because of what Wahab said. This reaction is much more disturbing and shows how much the sunnis are fanatic and would side with any sunni in the world against a Lebanese who thinks and talks freely as per the Lebanese constitution. Mind you most of those sunnis who rioted do not have veiled women (Saudi style) and do not believe in such coverage in the name of religion. The same happened today with these pro-Hizbullah rioters to support the Shiaa in Bahrein, it just shows how much these too are fanatic and side with foreigners before caring about their fellow citizens of the same nationality but not same sect. This is very disturbing and unfortunately this is related to the real ISLAM. The hate propaganda and the culture of “KUFFAR” is widespread in ISLAM whether in sunni or shiaa islam.You would not see Christians in the world rioting to support other Chrisitians anywhere else, for example you will not see Christians rioting any where in the world to defend the massacred copts in Egypt (other than copts themselves around the world).
    In this instance, I defend Wahab’s right to express his opinion as a free man on a foreign culture and customs that do not relate to Lebanon in any shape or form.

    1. yup. that about sums it up.

  21. Constantin7 Avatar
    Constantin7

    I don’t care about Wahab or his political stands, and in this particular incident I find him frank, honest and said what many Lebanese or people around the world think about these completely black veiled women (but not necessarily comapring them to trash bags). However, what disturbes me the most is the sunni Lebanese reaction to his proposals and riotting in Tripoli and cutting the international road because of what Wahab said. This reaction is much more disturbing and shows how much the sunnis are fanatic and would side with any sunni in the world against a Lebanese who thinks and talks freely as per the Lebanese constitution. Mind you most of those sunnis who rioted do not have veiled women (Saudi style) and do not believe in such coverage in the name of religion. The same happened today with these pro-Hizbullah rioters to support the Shiaa in Bahrein, it just shows how much these too are fanatic and side with foreigners before caring about their fellow citizens of the same nationality but not same sect. This is very disturbing and unfortunately this is related to the real ISLAM. The hate propaganda and the culture of “KUFFAR” is widespread in ISLAM whether in sunni or shiaa islam.You would not see Christians in the world rioting to support other Chrisitians anywhere else, for example you will not see Christians rioting any where in the world to defend the massacred copts in Egypt (other than copts themselves around the world).
    In this instance, I defend Wahab’s right to express his opinion as a free man on a foreign culture and customs that do not relate to Lebanon in any shape or form.

    1. yup. that about sums it up.

  22.  Avatar
    Anonymous

    I don’t care about Wahab or his political stands, and in this particular incident I find him frank, honest and said what many Lebanese or people around the world think about these completely black veiled women (but not necessarily comapring them to trash bags). However, what disturbes me the most is the sunni Lebanese reaction to his proposals and riotting in Tripoli and cutting the international road because of what Wahab said. This reaction is much more disturbing and shows how much the sunnis are fanatic and would side with any sunni in the world against a Lebanese who thinks and talks freely as per the Lebanese constitution. Mind you most of those sunnis who rioted do not have veiled women (Saudi style) and do not believe in such coverage in the name of religion. The same happened today with these pro-Hizbullah rioters to support the Shiaa in Bahrein, it just shows how much these too are fanatic and side with foreigners before caring about their fellow citizens of the same nationality but not same sect. This is very disturbing and unfortunately this is related to the real ISLAM. The hate propaganda and the culture of “KUFFAR” is widespread in ISLAM whether in sunni or shiaa islam.You would not see Christians in the world rioting to support other Chrisitians anywhere else, for example you will not see Christians rioting any where in the world to defend the massacred copts in Egypt (other than copts themselves around the world).
    In this instance, I defend Wahab’s right to express his opinion as a free man on a foreign culture and customs that do not relate to Lebanon in any shape or form.

    1.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      yup. that about sums it up.

  23. Fadi,

    I slightly disagree,nothing wrong with religous gear,jewish orthdox,catholic,moslem,

    look at the outfits of priests or the hats they wear or the nuns,its a choice,my problem is

    these women in Islam take it to far,covering eyes and stuff like that,im moslem and all for

    the understanding behind it…but im also moderate and dont like how strong it is,but to

    just put it on muslims is not fear bro,cuz u got mormons,omish,etc tht all have a goofy

    atire,i like ur idea though makeup,heels and lets rock…lol..

    1. fair enough although I meant it for any religion, unless your in the “business” of being “holy” you really should get with the times and dress according to the “norms”. BTW I liked the last part of your comment lol, we do have something in common at least 😉

  24. Fadi,

    I slightly disagree,nothing wrong with religous gear,jewish orthdox,catholic,moslem,

    look at the outfits of priests or the hats they wear or the nuns,its a choice,my problem is

    these women in Islam take it to far,covering eyes and stuff like that,im moslem and all for

    the understanding behind it…but im also moderate and dont like how strong it is,but to

    just put it on muslims is not fear bro,cuz u got mormons,omish,etc tht all have a goofy

    atire,i like ur idea though makeup,heels and lets rock…lol..

  25. Fadi,

    I slightly disagree,nothing wrong with religous gear,jewish orthdox,catholic,moslem,

    look at the outfits of priests or the hats they wear or the nuns,its a choice,my problem is

    these women in Islam take it to far,covering eyes and stuff like that,im moslem and all for

    the understanding behind it…but im also moderate and dont like how strong it is,but to

    just put it on muslims is not fear bro,cuz u got mormons,omish,etc tht all have a goofy

    atire,i like ur idea though makeup,heels and lets rock…lol..

    1.  Avatar
      Anonymous

      fair enough although I meant it for any religion, unless your in the “business” of being “holy” you really should get with the times and dress according to the “norms”. BTW I liked the last part of your comment lol, we do have something in common at least 😉

  26. I think Wahab’s comments a while back about putting 47 members of M14 in the trunk of cars should have generated more fury from more people. This only proves that Lebanese still have a long way to go before they become one nation, they are still fueled by their religious affiliation which always comes before any sens of patriotism.
    Tfeh!

  27. I think Wahab’s comments a while back about putting 47 members of M14 in the trunk of cars should have generated more fury from more people. This only proves that Lebanese still have a long way to go before they become one nation, they are still fueled by their religious affiliation which always comes before any sens of patriotism.
    Tfeh!

  28. I think Wahab’s comments a while back about putting 47 members of M14 in the trunk of cars should have generated more fury from more people. This only proves that Lebanese still have a long way to go before they become one nation, they are still fueled by their religious affiliation which always comes before any sens of patriotism.
    Tfeh!

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