Aug 12 2007
Next up, Osama bin Ladin could use a big hanging banner from Harbor Center in downtown Vancouver. Any takers?
Commuters in the city of Windsor nearly spilled their coffee on their laps this week as they passed by a giant billboard depicting Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. His face overlooks a caption reading “Lebanese and Arab communities in Windsor city congratulate the Lebanese people for their steadfastness and endeavor to establish peace in Windsor.”
That’s odd. Hezbollah is outlawed as a terrorist entity in Canada.
Yes, Hezbollah does fund social programs in southern Lebanon. They also commit kidnappings, assassinations and bombings.
If I donated a large chunk of my income to Human Rights Watch and also happened to regularly murder people, I wouldn’t be known as a human rights activist. Likewise, a terrorist organization like Hezbollah ought not to be receiving PR on a giant billboard in Windsor.
By the way, why does the Lebanese community in Windsor need to endeavor to establish peace in Windsor? I didn’t realize Ontario was an ethnic-religious conflict zone.
(Thanks to conservative blogger Celestial Junk for the link to this story).