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Terrorist Chic

American pop stars aren't the only ones getting in on the fun. Here is Lebanese pop star Julia Boutros, hanging around with a handful of Hezbullah supporters. Pay particular note to the Reuters caption.

Lebanese singer Julia Boutros holds up a rifle she received from the wife of a Hezbollah martyr fighter, during her visit to Bint Jbeil village in south Lebanon July 20, 2007. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON)


Not to worry—I'm sure Madonna will figure out a way to out-do this pose as only she can.
Lebanese singer Julia Boutros receives a rifle from the wife of a Hezbollah martyr fighter, during her visit to Bint Jbeil village in south Lebanon July 20, 2007. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON)


Lebanese singer Julia Boutros plays with a young fan during her visit to Bint Jbeil village in south Lebanon July 20, 2007. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON)

 Tags: ali hashisho REUTERS Lebanon


Comments:

#1 captainfish 21-Jul-2007
I guess it takes all kinds to love a terrorist. Almost like Hillary Clinton getting kissed by Yasser Arafat's wife.

It is posh to hang with the bad boys.
#2 Izzy 23-Jul-2007
Notice how Julia Boutros is dressed in the second picture. Especially, the difference between her and the terrorist's mother.

Where is the fatwa against her unIslamic dress? Shouldn't she be stoned to death?
#3 Brian C. Ledbetter 24-Jul-2007
Izzy,

From everything I know about the Lebanese, I don't expect to see any outrage over un-Islamic dress. There is no stigma in Lebanon against women going out in ordinary dress, even amongst much of the muslim population. The only areas in which you'd even remotely see a large amount of dress extremism are Hezbullah-controlled (as in our pictures above), but as you can see in the pictures, they aren't very "strict" in the standard Saudi sense of the word.

Hope this makes sense! Check out Jeha's Nail and his blogroll over in my reading list to the right if you want to get more of a feel for Lebanese society.

Regards,
Brian
#4 Izzy 25-Jul-2007
Brian,

I do know that Lebanese society is more open to Western culture (including Western "ordinary dress" as you put it). Still, these pictures are on the internet, and the Islamist hard-liners do have access to it, and, in general, feel no compunction against issuing fatwas against those in other countries.

Izzy
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