Touch our churches and we’ll chop off your hands


church mosque beirutInterior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq has vowed to protect the country’s places of worship after an alleged threat by extremists to attack churches, threatening to cut off the hands of terrorists.

Al-Mashnouq rejected such threats, saying “we are keen on protecting every inch of the nation’s land.”

“We will defend our churches and mosques with all the power we have,” he said in remarks to al-Mustaqbal daily published on Friday.

He also vowed to “cut the hands” off wrongdoers.

Al-Mashnouq revealed that he asked the government to approve an increase in the number of Internal Security Forces members from its current force of 30,000 to 40,000.

The approval could help the ISF protect citizens all over Lebanon in coordination with the Lebanese army and the rest of the security agencies, he said.

The so-called Free Sunni Brigades in Baalbek said on its Twitter feed late Wednesday that militants would attack churches in Lebanon.

It said the jihadists were tasked with “cleansing the Islamic state of Bekaa in particular and Lebanon in general from the churches.”

Several officials have dismissed the threat as fake. But al-Mashnouq did not clarify whether the extremist group exists in real or it is just a group with a Twitter account.

An Nahar daily said that the ISF cyber crime bureau has launched an investigation to identify the suspects who are operating the account and those backing them.




12 responses to “Touch our churches and we’ll chop off your hands”

  1. nagy_michael2 Avatar

    Well thank you for your support Mr Mashnouq.. bless you Brother..

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar

    HIRE SOME WOMEN FOR SECURITY !!!! Like 10,000 ….. Lebanese ones.

    1. MekensehParty Avatar

      Preferably Shia, maybe their brothers will think twice before honor killing them for an SMS

    2. peace upon the world Avatar
      peace upon the world

      Good idea.

  3. sweetvirgo Avatar

    Chop of their private parts too….just so they can’t have any virgins

  4. TheUSequalsTheIS Avatar

    this happens bcos some ppl choose to ignore the warnings for the last 3 yrs.

    1. MekensehParty Avatar

      True, we warned the likes of you that by killing and banishing moderate Sunnis the fanatic will take their places.
      What did you do? You kept killing and banishing moderates.
      Now the fanatic are here, on what you thought were your turfs from the Mediterranean to the outskirts of Baghdad and good luck getting rid of them.

      1. TheUSequalsTheIS Avatar


      2. The real lebanese Avatar
        The real lebanese

        The regime continues to kill the moderates while he still hasn’t hit IS in Syria, only making a little show in Iraq for press.

        1. MekensehParty Avatar

          Israel was the despots raison d’etre
          when that mask fell and their people finally understood that it was all lies for them to stay in power, they created a new raison d’etre, the fanatic…

  5. MaImequer0 Avatar

    Now: The spokesperson for the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, claimed that the obscure jihadist group the Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigades belonged to the Shiite party Hezbollah.

    “The Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigades is an imaginary name of an account run by people belonging to Hezbollah,” Sheikh Sirajeddine Zreiqat wrote on his Twitter account on Friday.

    On Thursday, the Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigades announced via Twitter that it would target Christians in Lebanon, which triggered a wave of condemnations from several parties and officials.

    Meanwhile, Hezbollah has repeatedly claimed that the this little-known group was an imaginary organization.

  6. nagy_michael2 Avatar

    Today i follow more news and lots are leading to the account of Azzam Brigade linked to Dahia. Azzam Brigade are denying the statmements and claiming the splinter group are Hezbollah sympathsizers. So I would not be surprised if hezbollah with their devious tactics could have done that to scare the christians and create more hate against the azzam brigade. Besides the brigade itself were condemning the killing of Hariri and many muslims and included Francois al hajj accusing hezbollah of doing it. now that brave man died for his country and there were hardly any investigation. now the only there are thourough investigation if it involves M8 members or followers getting killed. Why I ask Francois AL Hajj killing was not investigated? and how did the car with explosive made it all the way to the Army base? why Aoun did not even say anything.. or did he accuse and his allies Fatah al Islam of this killing like they did with Hariri.. what a joke is hezbollah made up stories are becoming.. truly you deserve to be run over by jihadists and i hope you both die for allah soon.

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