“How can that billboard be up in Windsor when it represents a terrorist organization which is banned under the laws of Canada?” Good question.
“Sign splits Lebanese, riles Jews: Hezbollah leader depicted,” by Dalson Chen in the Windsor Star (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
Members of the Jewish and Lebanese Christian communities in Windsor are outraged by the appearance of a billboard that appears to promote Hezbollah — an organization the Canadian government considers terrorist.
“That organization is banned in Canada,” said Harvey Kessler, executive director of the Windsor Jewish Community Centre. “How can that billboard be up in Windsor when it represents a terrorist organization which is banned under the laws of Canada?”
Located at the southwest corner of Marion Avenue and Wyandotte Street East, the billboard does not mention Hezbollah by name, but features a central image of Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the controversial political and military group that represents Lebanese Shia Muslims and has clashed with Israeli troops for more than 20 years.
Kessler said he feels Nasrallah represents “the opposite of peace.”
“It should be offensive to all people living in Windsor. It should be offensive not only to the Jewish community, but to any Canadian.”
Emile Nabbout, president of the Windsor branch of the Lebanese Christian political group Kataeb, said he also thinks Hezbollah is a terrorist organization, and he feels the billboard creates a misconception of the views of Windsor’s Lebanese community.
“We really are not in support or in favour of that billboard and it should be removed ASAP,” Nabbout said.
The image of Nasrallah is flanked by four other Lebanese political figures. “All those individuals in that picture… they are in opposition to the Lebanese government right now,” Nabbout said.
“By just analyzing the picture, there is no doubt in my mind this is a Hezbollah activity,” he added.
Printed in English on the left side of the billboard are the words: “Lebanese and Arab communities in Windsor city congratulate the Lebanese people for their steadfastness and endeavor to establish peace in Lebanon.”
Yes. The peace of Sharia. And for those who resist, the peace of the grave.