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Imitation of Hezbollah
chief stirs protests

Local political program Basmat Watan imitating Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah

BEIRUT - Hezbollah supporters protested overnight Friday after an episode of the Basmat Watan political satire program on LBC television aired a skit with a Hassan Nasrallah imitator.

Al-Jadeed reported that a protest took place in front of the Baalbek Serail, while the National News Agency also reported that a large number of men blocked the Sin el-Fil – Mirna al-Shalouhi street.

In the episode, the actor imitating Nasrallah said: “The presence of Hezbollah in Syria is necessary, legitimate, and temporary.”

“It is impossible that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad be toppled and the rebels win as long as we are in Syria,” he added.

The episode aired simultaneously as the Hezbollah leader spoke during a Ashura Council gathering.

In 2006, the same political satire program imitated Nasrallah, which resulted in the suspension of the program for almost a month.

The incident also sparked mass protests, with demonstrators shutting roads in Beirut's Dahiyeh and other Shiite-populated areas.

Local political program Basmat Watan imitating Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah

A large number of men blocked the Sin el-Fil – Mirna al-Shalouhi street.

  • PIKACHU187

    Nasrallah is a homophone for the Russian word "to defecate".. How fitting and descriptive of everything that comes from his mouth.

    November 11, 2013