. This army is one for the protection of their kaafir government. Their claim to be impartial in the war in Syria is against their continued action of arrests and murder of activist. If u think joining the army and the like will help history shows otherwise.
Thread: Its going off in lebanon!
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21-May-2012 09:59 PM
21-May-2012 10:34 PM
I thought Sourceoflight was asking about the black thing in the middle seat that looks like an upside down wig? What is that?
21-May-2012 10:52 PM
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i am asking about that lol!! i thought it was a wig too :/
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21-May-2012 10:53 PM
22-May-2012 09:33 PM
22.05.12 Updated 02:04 AM
Roots of the chaos in north Lebanon spread far and wide
May 22, 2012 02:04 AM
The Daily Star
No one doubts that the situation in Tripoli and across north Lebanon is dangerous, and most agree that the unprecedented escalation in the streets will have serious repercussions on the political situation in Lebanon.
Perhaps Tripoli MP Mohammad Kabbara described the situation best when he said, “We fear that the course of events will be bigger than all of us, such that we cannot control the streets ... God forbid.”
The general impression is that we are witnessing a security struggle on a regional scale to take control of the north, which is of vital geopolitical importance both for the Syrian regime and the Syrian opposition.
For the regime, control over the region is necessary to stop support for the uprising from north Lebanon. Backing for the opposition has evolved from providing moral support and using the situation to play to sectarian sentiments, to providing men, arms and a safe arena for the Syrian opposition inside Lebanon, as well as establishing a buffer zone, which the Free Syrian Army needs to make military progress on the ground.
How did the situation suddenly explode in Tripoli? How did it go from a sit-in at Nour Square to front-page news?
Security sources say that the beginning of the escalation started last December at the end of a battle in Baba Amr in Homs when Lebanon began playing a more important role in the Syrian crisis than other countries, such as Turkey and Jordan, despite the Cabinet’s current policy of disassociation.
It’s no secret that security forces became divided – split between March 14 and March 8 – on how to proceed and that this led to a rivalry that affected their work.
The Internal Security Forces, especially the Information Branch, has long been charged with controlling delicate security matters. There were accusations that they were providing cover for members of the opposition in the north, and they began to feel that they were losing control of the situation after two events: Army Intelligence’s interception of the Lutfallah ship carrying arms, and General Security’s arrest of Shadi Mawlawi. The arrest was made without coordinating with other bodies, and the CIA leaked intelligence information that led to the arrest.
As for on-the-ground participation in Syria, the Salafist movement, which supports the Syrian uprising, has achieved significant results, making them a main force in the struggle. Sources said that around 200 Lebanese fighters from Salafist groups – who had previously fought in Iraq – participated in separate battles in Homs and then withdrew to Lebanon. On their return, their fate was negotiated during a meeting in the village of Oyoun Samak, which is between Dinnieh and Minyeh. A high-ranking security official participated in the meeting and reassured the fighters that they would not be pursued in Lebanon on the condition that they do not tamper with domestic security or support the uprising from Lebanon.
Sources say it was this meeting – and a number of other factors – that sparked the explosion in north Lebanon.
Several factors made north Lebanon an important arena for both sides of the struggle, the Syrian regime and opposition: chaos along the border, the discovery of the Lutfallah ship and trucks loaded with arms and ammunition bound for Syria and Turkish reluctance to do more than establish a buffer zone on its land after the Friends of Syria meeting in Istanbul (during which members of the Syrian National Council felt a strong Western reluctance to arm the Free Syrian Army for fear of Al-Qaeda benefiting and taking control of Syria to compensate for their loses in Iraq, as well as Osama bin Laden’s death).
In a dramatic move, General Security arrested Mawlawi, raising fears among Salafists that they too could be pursued by the judiciary. Sources say that Salafists hurried to open the Bab al-Tabbaneh-Jabal Mohsen front and roughly 150 fighters – who belonged to groups in the rival neighborhoods – took part in the battle.
At the same time came the arrest of the Qatari national from the Atiyeh family, whom Lebanon deported in fear of upsetting Qatar. The arrest led to the decision by Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE and Kuwait to issue travel warnings, urging their citizens not to visit Lebanon.
The arrest was a sign to the Salafists that Syria had issued a security decision to have them pursued in north Lebanon. Clashes broke out and the chaos that ensued surpassed the ability of the Lebanese to manage their internal rivalries. Politicians made strong efforts to control the streets, but failed to reign in the chaos, placing the Lebanese government in a vulnerable position that could ultimately lead to its toppling.
For its part, Syria announced through Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari that north Lebanon has become a base for Syrian opposition members. Meanwhile, since the regional and international alliance supporting the uprising believes that the Syrian regime is receiving painful blows domestically, the regime has decided relocate the problem outside Syria by attempting to tamper with Lebanon’s security. The regime maintains hope that fueling fears of an extreme Islamist government will force a regional agreement that will allow it to remain in power.
Sunday, after the killing of Sheikh Ahad Abdul-Wahed, the situation spiraled out of control and the Lebanese Army took blows as calls were made to establish a Free Lebanese Army and suggestions were made for the ISF to take over its posts.
In brief, following this series of events, more escalation is on the horizon, especially since a half-hour was enough to transform north Lebanon into a war zone.
22-May-2012 11:49 PM
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BEIRUT: Islamist Shadi Mawlawi, whose arrest triggered deadly clashes in northern Lebanon last week, arrived in Tripoli following his release on bail Tuesday.
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(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)The one who is (truly) imprisoned is the one whose heart is imprisoned from Allah and the captivated one is the one whose desires have enslaved him. Ibn Taymiyyah (Rahimahullah)
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30-May-2012 05:27 PM
lol on the lebanese christian news outlet LBC they always show the Tabbaneh in Tripoli as a ghetto and just bunch of guys walking around in black singlets and balaclavas shooting behind a wall lolllll anyway this kid's cute man (0:15)
reporter: the rifle is as big as you, how are you holding it?
kid: like that.. I hold it.. normal
reporter: for what?
kid: in case something happens, in case something happens to us
reporter: who do you wanna shoot?
kid: whoever harms us
reporter: do you know how to shoot?
kid: *nods head* yeahh
reporter: who taught you?
kid: no-one did, (I learned) by myself
reporter: do you go to school?
reporter: what grade?
kid: grade 5
reporter: how old are you?
30-May-2012 05:40 PM
and the funniest is when they show the guys talking wearing balaclava obviously to hide their identity and then after 10 seconds you see the exact same guy wearing the same clothes and necklace but without the balaclava and he's standing next to the guy that's talking after him with his face full showing lolll ..
03-Jun-2012 03:44 AM
News here actually states 15 killed and jabal muhsin is burning
Fierce clashes kill 8, wound 35 in north Lebanon
TRIPOLI, Lebanon: At least eight people were killed and 35 wounded in fierce clashes Saturday between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad in the north Lebanon coastal city of Tripoli, security sources said.
The dead included Mahwoud Bahri, his mother Fatima Sheikh, and Khaled al-Rifai, 40, from the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood, which strongly opposes Assad.
At least 35 other people, including a 9-year-old boy, were wounded in the fighting between Bab al-Tabbaneh and the neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen, residents of which fervently support Assad, the sources told The Daily Star.
Six of the wounded are in critical condition.
The Lebanese Army is responding to fire from both sides, the sources said.
Internal Security Forces Brig. Gen. Bassam Ayyoubi, who chaired a security meeting in the city, announced that a police force would enter the conflict zone and work toward a cease-fire.
Prime Minister Najib Mikati said one of the main reasons behind the recurrent clashes in his hometown was years of neglect.
“Unfortunately this tension has been going on for years and years and we seek a cease-fire every time it occurs but the problem remains and it is multi-dimensional and one of its main reasons is that the region has been neglected,” Mikati told reporters during a visit to the Bekaa, east Lebanon.
Early Saturday, Mikati asked security agencies to track down those behind the clashes in the city, which in early May was shaken by days of clashes between the rival neighborhoods. The clashes led to the killing of 11 and wounding of over 100.
Saturday’s clashes saw the use of sniper rifles and rocket-propelled grenades.
A tailor’s shop in the area caught fire as a result of a rocket attack.
The NNA also reported that a house belonging to Abdel-Rahman Hamad was severely damaged after a rocket hit his home in the early hours of the morning.
Youth and Sports Minister Faisal Karami, who hails from the northern city, called for an emergency session of Cabinet to “address the farcical and bloody security situation in Tripoli.”
He said the Cabinet should discuss allowing “legitimate security forces to restore order with force, disarm militias in neighborhoods and alleyways and halt all unauthorized political movements that aim at incitement and using Tripoli as an arena for a regional struggle with the Syria crisis as its backdrop.”
Also commenting on Saturday’s clashes, Tripoli MP and Finance Minister Mohammad Safadi said unrest in the city was the result of outside interference.
“The security situation in Tripoli is being manipulated from afar and working according to a schedule that has nothing to do with the residents of Tripoli,” Safadi said, according to the NNA.
“The residents of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen ... are victims of a demonic game that has been hatched by outside forces and is being implemented by Lebanese tools on Lebanese soil,” he added.
The minister said the only way out of what he described as a “vicious circle” was for the Lebanese Army to take over security.
“They [outside forces] have plunged the city into a vicious circle where every side considers itself a target and feels obliged to defend itself.
“However, the reality is that all [sides], without exception, are being targeted and there is no solution but to allow the army to take over security given that it is the legitimate force that ensures security for all the people, without exception,” Safadi said.
“Tripoli wants security by legitimate [authorities] alone and it has no other program than that of the state,” he added.
The Higher Islamic Council, in a statement Saturday, also voiced extreme concern about the unrest in parts of the country, particularly in Tripoli, and “stressed the need for the Lebanese government, army and Internal Security Forces to safeguard the safety of citizens.”
Gulf countries Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have called on their citizens to avoid travel to Lebanon and for those in the country to depart as a result of the growing number of security incidents.
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03-Jun-2012 03:49 AM
and police and army refuse to enter, mashallah such a wonder and brave force
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03-Jun-2012 07:05 PM
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SubhanAllah every time things calm down for a little while, it all blows up again. I was so frustrated this morning. What exactly are they fighting and killing each other about? In Syria there is a war because the people want the devil Assad out. What is the point of the fighting here as well? I am so sick of all this fighting and killing that is not helping anyone, or achieving anything. It's so sad that a country so beautiful is destroyed by the constant unrest.
You still going to stay Abdraheim, or you going to get the family out?The one who is (truly) imprisoned is the one whose heart is imprisoned from Allah and the captivated one is the one whose desires have enslaved him. Ibn Taymiyyah (Rahimahullah)
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03-Jun-2012 11:55 PM
if i find work then i would stay but it doesnt seem likely, so we are looking elsewhere specifically saudi but ya never know. but to be honest I'd rather stay in Sham be cause you never know when it will go full scale and it would be difficult to return in that case. Allahu alam
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04-Jun-2012 06:05 PM
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^It is probably the ugliest spot in all of lebanon. The buildings are all on top of each other and destroyed by the amount of bullet holes and bomb holes in them (most of them look like they're about to collapse). The streets are extremely tight and the place is so polluted, I have trouble breathing when I go to visit my aunties.
However the people are not bad, others try to make them out to seem like trouble makers etc. They are just a group of people, who have been thrown into an ugly situation, that are just trying to make the most of their condition. Whenever there is trouble in lebanon, tabbeneh cops it the worst because of their location. The rest of lebanon usually steps back, watches them get attacked, and then criticises.The one who is (truly) imprisoned is the one whose heart is imprisoned from Allah and the captivated one is the one whose desires have enslaved him. Ibn Taymiyyah (Rahimahullah)
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05-Jun-2012 03:48 AM
this is a very funny rticle considering the leb army did absolutely nothing dispite its strong(read full of $&#) words, tabbana wasnt too bad when i went there last week, apparently they have cleaned it up a lot but it is a crammed up area and the people seem very nice
Lebanon army restores calm after Syria-linked clashes
(AFP) – 20 hours ago
BEIRUT — Lebanese soldiers and security forces entered areas of the northern city of Tripoli on Sunday to restore calm after deadly clashes between pro- and anti-Syrian regime gunmen, a security official said.
"Security forces and the army entered the Bab al-Tebbaneh and Jabal Mohsen districts... where there were no armed elements visible, complete calm having returned on all main roads," the National News Agency (NNA) quoted local security official Bassam Ayyoubi as saying.
Earlier on Sunday, a security official told AFP: "There was fierce fighting throughout the night, which killed two people and left 12 injured, bringing the death toll since Saturday to 14 dead and 48 wounded."
There had also been a great deal of material damage, the official added.
An AFP correspondent reported that the army was in Bab al-Tebbaneh, a mostly Sunni Muslim community that supports Syria's anti-regime opposition, and in Jabal Mohsen, which is populated mainly by pro-Damascus Alawites.
The army deployed after a meeting in which Prime Minister Najib Mikati met leaders of the city and security heads at his home in Tripoli to reach an accord on the implementation of security measures and removal of arms.
The NNA reported that several shells "fell during the night in areas relatively distant from the scene of the clashes."
The army and internal security forces were instructed to "take immediate measures to stop the clashes in Tripoli without discrimination."
The security forces were told to "strike with an iron fist and to deal firmly and decisively with those tampering with security and stability of the city."
A statement from the meeting stressed that "all leaders of the city withdraw all political cover for the abusers of security and stability" and urged a "removal of all forms of weaponry from streets and neighborhoods."
Sectarian violence has flared several times in Tripoli since the revolt broke out in neighbouring Syria in March last year, including street battles in May that left 10 dead.
Bab al-Tebbaneh and Jabal Mohsen have been gripped by frequent fighting, reflecting a split between Lebanon's parties where the opposition backs the revolt in Syria while a ruling coalition led by Hezbollah supports the Damascus regime.
The army said two Lebanese men detained in the east near the border with Syria were freed on Sunday.
06-Jun-2012 12:22 AM
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If you have any ESL teaching qualifications (even if it is just a CELTA) then try getting into Saudi using this. You will have more success as there is a huge demand for native speakers of English (and most westerners do not want to work in Saudi unlike the Emirates coz of their laws etc).
The problem is that as a woman you are not allowed to take your family with you. They may come and visit for 6 months per year on a visiting visa. The laws are different for men though. They can take their families with them as dependents. My advice for anyone with (Native English) and the intentions to migrate to a Muslim country in the gulf is to invest in some sort of ESL qualification and a bit of experience if possible while still in Aus.
You can also teach English online if you have fast enough connection. Just do a google and you’ll come up with a lot of sites seeking English teachers who can teach online to students from Asia and the gulf. A lot of people do this full time and make $15-50 an hour. You may not get that many hours but it’s something to keep u going. be careful of any sites that try to collect money off you etc. for most you shouldn’t have to pay anything and they just pair you off with suitable students if you have the needed qualifications. Here is one especially for Arab nations:
you can apply here:
Obviously the pay is not as good for teaching as it is for other fields like engineering. But it’s good to get your foot in the door with some teaching and live humbly for a while and once you’re in the country you can look for more suitable work.
Also: don’t forget the important role istighfar and silatu raheem play in increasing rizq. If you have relatives living in the country make the effort to visit them etc
This is the Saudi site I applied through for anyone interested:
07-Jun-2012 09:43 PM
abdraheim - for saudi and uae etc it is much much better if you have your masters. if you have your masters and get a bit of experience your job opportunities will be much greater. if you already have a bachelors degree then apply to do a masters in tesol even if you are working overseas. There are masters in tesol at a number of unis in australia (hence rcognised by the embassies for saudi etc as they are accredited uni degrees) that can be done via distance. Full time they take a year. Really worthwhile investing in that for long term job purposes. I saw a number of people come to saudi for work on lesser qualifications and they all left after a bit because the jobs / job conditions / hours you get are not good.Al-Hasan al-Basri said of hypocrisy: No one fears it but a believer, and no one feels safe from it but a hypocrite.
08-Jun-2012 07:02 AM
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i know of a revert sis who doesn’t hold any teaching qualifications other than a CELTA and she got a great teaching position in Saudi. She worked alongside a sister who had a master of TESOL and got paid a much higher salary than this other sis simply because she was a native speaker whereas the other sis (with the master) wasn’t.
The master of TESOL is 1 year full time if you hold a degree in education. For those who hold degrees in other fields it is 1.5 years.
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08-Jun-2012 08:40 AM
thank you for your responses, I do hold degrees but in the health sector, and i will definately consider this MA in TESOL (i already have a cert) i have applied for a few jobs but got rejected once for the BA not in a related field and the other time for lack of Exp. =/ i have been shortlisted for a job in riyadh, make dua that i get it if its good for me.
today another man was killed by an Alawi sniper in Tabbana, and some one has offered 5000$ for his head... maybe i should take up bounty hunting