so, my question here is...

Noting the background and not the boobs in the foreground (for this post, anyway), are the Lebonese big Mel Gibson fans? I have to wonder, is "The Passion" popular over there?

Not to downplay the the importance of what's going on, but it amuses me to see a quote, albeit a somewhat appropriate one, in a photo of primarily Muslim protestors from a movie starring a guy that is probably the most prominent evangelical Christian celebrity in America.

Next up is a pic of women in burkas with neclaces with nails on 'em and "WWJD" braclets, holding "Syria makes the baby Jesus cry" signs.

update: Okay, I know, it was a stupid joke to begin with, and it just got stupider. I had read even before posting this that there was a large percentage of Christians in Lebanon, but I hadn't realized just how large: according to Najiyah, Lebanon is about 48% Christian.

So, hey, maybe they are Mel Gibson fans. Go figure. She also points to a Spectator article that gives a bit of the spirit of the protestors in Lebanon, which is decidedly more libertine than expected.


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"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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