Monday, March 03, 2008

Patrons to La Shish: 'Buh-Bye Ghannooj!'


So Talal Chahine's customers really did resent the idea that part of the cost of a plate of hummus was going to fund Hezbollah. ("La Shish chain closes amid accusations against owner").

Right on cue, Osama Siblani, publisher of the Arab American News in Dearborn, told the Detroit Free Press that "federal prosecutors drove La Shish out of business by recklessly accusing Chahine of supporting Hizballah." ("La Shish closes 11 metro eateries").

As has been discussed here, and elsewhere, on many occasions, Chahine's ties with Hezbollah are hardly in doubt.

The Free Press wants to say the chain's demise began in April 2005, when "Federal agents raid his homes in Plymouth Township and Dearborn Heights and La Shish's headquarters in Dearborn...[seizing] computers and financial records." As if Chahine was just minding his own business, and down come the Feds for nothing. There are plenty of reasons to give credence to federal prosecutors' charges that Chahine has "connections at the highest levels of ... Hezbollah."

We know who's fault it is, and why all those people are now out of work.

Chahine in 2002 in a place of honor beside Hezbollah spiritual leader Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, at a Hezbollah fundraiser in Lebanon.


Anonymous said...

Hey! That's the principal of Fordson High School's uncle, isn't it?

We could really do a Hezbo family tree ("A Hezbo Tree Grows In Dearborn") but then the 7th century would open up and suck us in and who wants to live in the past?

Think I'll head over to Wal-Mart and buy me a half a lamb and a quart of motor oil....

Frank Hatch said...

Koran Idol:

In classical Arabic, the Koran is used for memorization and chant. By making their language large and their god small, they've got a pretty book - a polished idol.

Since the dialectical Absolute of the Koran is found in Mohammed's synthesis of an incomplete Bible, the Koran has become the Idol against all idols. (This is consistent with the Pride against all prides: the Pride of Hell.)

If you want evidence that the Koran is an idol, simply make a public announcement that you're going to burn one. To be murdered in Afghanistan, all you need to do is to translate one. If you like European riots, draw a cartoon of its author.

The Islamic rioters' prostration to Mohammed's Koran would be an annoyance to Gabriel. Only Lucifer insists on bowing and prostration. Gabriel won't tolerate it.

Best Regards,

Frank Hatch
Initial Mass Displacements