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Wahhab attacks Hariri and Saudi Arabia

In interview with OTV on Monday, Al-Tawhid al-Arabi leader Wiam Wahhab asked, “You [outgoing Prime Minister] Saad Hariri don’t want a nation of the Guardianship of the Jurisprudent but want a nation of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia that cuts off people’s heads, hands and ears using a sword?”

Wahhab described “Saudi women as being ‘black trash bags’ we see nothing of,” in reference to their attire.

“Hariri is an employee of a prince named Azouz,” Wahhab said, referring to Saudi Prince Abdel Aziz bin Abdullah.

He said that the March 8 coalition is going to form a cabinet by the end of the month, adding that “[Change and Reform bloc leader MP] Michel Aoun will be in charge of the corruption file.”

The Al-Tawhid al-Arabi leader also said that the arms of the Resistance will not be used against the Lebanese, adding that they were used in May 2008 “against a conspiratorial project against Lebanon.”

Meanwhile, Lebanon First bloc MP Okab Sakr issued a statement that Wahhab’s remarks on Saudi women “are the epitome of moral and ethical degeneration.” 

“This description is an insult to Muslim women,” Sakr’s statement said.

The Lebanon First bloc MP called on the government and all concerned institution “to take a stance against this violation of people’s dignity and beliefs.”

“This [issue] is in the hands of Hezbollah, which sponsors [Wahhab].”

In 2008, Hezbollah rejected the then-Fouad Siniora government’s decision to transfer Brigadier General Wafiq Choucair from his position as airport security chief and insisted the brigadier remain head of at his post.

The dispute over the issue stirred a week of sectarian fighting that killed more than 100 people in the country and became known as the May 7 events.

Following the forced collapse of Saad Hariri’s unity government, the March 14 coalition held a rally on Sunday to demand Hezbollah be disarmed.

Najib Mikati was appointed to the premiership in January with the March 8 coalition’s backing. March 14 figures have repeatedly said that intimidation from the weapons of the Syrian- and Iranian-backed Hezbollah helped secure the parliamentary majority for his nomination.

-NOW Lebanon

  • SG

    Regardless of what we might thing of the model of rule in Saudi (or in Iran or Syria, why single one out?) and in spite of the freedom of speech, any self respecting "politician" would think twice before talking ... But that's the problem with our politicians and public figures, most of them don't deserve to be where they are. ....

    March 16, 2011

  • Rima Bou Ayash

    It's not a surprise to hear from some ignorant and retarded person like Wahhab such comments, but I resent all media that host such a dumhead and go public with him...

    March 16, 2011

  • Rima Bou Ayash

    It's not a surprise to hear from some ... person like Wahhab such comments, but I resent all media that host such a ... and go public with him...

    March 16, 2011

  • Muslim

    ردا على الكلام الذي قاله الحقير وئام وهاب بحق المرأة المسلمة في المقابلة التلفزيونية بالامس والذي وصف فيه المرأة المحجبة "بكيس الزبالة " لعنه الله, ردا على ذلك قامت مجموعة من الشباب الأبطال بعملية قرصنة للموقع الرسمي والشخصي للمدعو وئام وهاب وحطمت قاعدة البيانات الخاصة به وسيطرت سيطرة تامة على الموقع!! (...)

    March 15, 2011

  • Jack

    Whether you like him or not, the man has a point!

    March 15, 2011

  • steif

    this guy is like his teacher, who says before one year that the Lebanese christian are ...., and his student use the liberty in Lebanon to make us shame if we want to work in KSA. my opinion KSA women must protest to their government and reject all the workers related to the teacher and his guy out of the Kingdom, the teacher is afraid from Syrian he knock 14 march and Saudi too, his guy learn from him and now his turn to knock, Saudi Arabia must stop them....

    March 15, 2011

  • Mafalda

    The photo of the medieval Saudi king behind hariri was chocking! chocking! chocking!

    March 15, 2011

  • marco

    I think it is time for Wahhab to go back where he started!!! doing coffee for Jumblat

    March 15, 2011

  • observer

    You call him a "Leader"! WOW! You are giving him a place where he does not belong. He who works and talks based on foreign instructions is not a leader.. He is a traitor to his people and his country.

    March 15, 2011

  • وسيله نعوشى

    alsalamo 3alykom we said 4 this guy majnon ya7ky w 3ael yesma3 this is the best comment on hi talke

    March 15, 2011

  • Fadi

    well well, I think we know who is the rubbish bin of the Jabal, how dare you calling Saudi Women as trash bags, I cannot believe that some Lebanese politician can stew so low as you mate.

    March 15, 2011

  • watch and be there

    were do these people live???!

    March 15, 2011

  • Miumiu

    This is what Freedom of Speech give us, quality Politician such as this pathetic creature, following & implementing the teaching of Islam (which I don't 100% agree with ) can be compared with an Ideology of torture,dictatorship & one rule man rule as in Iran..?..sometimes Freedom & Democracy give us some bad example to deal with, never the less, its worth it all the way and such Wahab & his likes are only victims of such.

    March 15, 2011

  • About time someone stood against Saudi tyranny

    I don't usually agree with "March 8" politicians, but it is about time someone in Lebanon got up and said what everyone knows: Saudi Arabia is an unacceptable state. Currently, it is "liberating" the dictators in Bahrein at the "invitation" of the tyrant in Manama - that reminds everyone of the "government" of Afghanistan which "invited" the U.S.S.R. into Afghanistan in 1979. March 14 needs to completely break with the Saudi Arabian tyranny. I do not support March 8, but cannot ever take March 14 seriously as it is hand-in-glove with the most repressive and illigitimate repressive dictatorships in the world One Big Prison Called Saudi Arabia (now including Bahraein)

    March 15, 2011

  • CJK

    And women in Iran roam the streets in bikinis?

    March 15, 2011