Monday, March 28, 2011

I shall not moderate my comments, I shall not moderate my comments, I shall not.....

Just today I got an email from Hala Moubarak who is behind "Je suis un cri" blog telling me she got this specific comment:

bteswe sermeye u and ur opinion! just fuck off and leave the man alone u all espece de cons! Cant beleive what kind of people u are! Kess ekhetkon ente w yalle metlikw metel tarek chmali, zbelet el 3alam!

It translates into: You are worth a shoe you and your opnion. Just fuck off and leave the man (in reference to Sami Saab) alone your idiots)! Cant beleive (two straight English mistakes back to back there) what kind of people u are! F*** your sister you and those who are like Tarek Chemaly (this is the correct spelling please take note!), the trash of the people!

So, is this how it's going to be played out?.... Under the belt and with dirty words?
Well, I love Hala's reply of not being intimidated. But what I can blame her is moderating her comments. We believe in free speech, some others do not. It is THEIR problem, not ours.
So this blog will remain unmoderated, it will continue to receive insulting comments, it will continue to denounce stolen ads, and NO do not hide behind your finger, there's nothing personal about it: I met Sami Saab at the entrance of ABC a couple of months ago, we chatted amicably and parted ways without any of us throwing a dagger to the back of the other.
People, just wake up. Some of us (this includes Hala Moubarak and myself) just won't shut up. Won't succumb to insults or anything of the like. Now GET OVER IT and act like decent human beings.


I. M said...

bass min 7eb n2oul la kikl li 3am bi def3o 3an sami Saab the "ad stealer" in arabic "sere2 l 2e3lanet", eno l 7a2i2a btejra7 w eza hal2ad metdey2ine la2ano hal blogs 3am bi farjo l ha2i2a so be creative w 3melo chi ma hada yente2edkoun 3lei. l 3alam mana aghbiya plz r7aouna

Hala M* said...

Tu n’as pas tort. Je n’aurai pas du mettre un modérateur. Mais je ne suis pas du tout habituée à ce genre d’attaques. Je suis lue surtout en France, au Québec… et puis paffff…. Je reçois des libanais qui se permettent de me menacer. Mais bon !!!! J’enlève le modérateur. Et déclare la guerre… la mienne. Celle ou je défends ma liberté de penser.

Danielle said...

Haters gunna hate! Keep doing what you do Tarek! We appreciate you! :D

Rachid Aschkar said...

To the vile-mouthed "anonymous" who attacked the Beirut/NTSC Blog:
There is a saying in arabic that goes "fi salleh ta7t bato, bte3ro" (excuse my arabic is not so good). It loosely translates, he who feels affected will react.
There is also a saying in English that goes "Birds of a feather, flock together".
My dear "Anonymous", you only attack this site because you are just another one of those who would steal a concept and claim it as your own.
How low! This is exactly the kind of thinking we are trying to avoid, or rather exterminate in our country.
We cannot go on this way - stealing, or "copying" (if that helps you sleep better at night) and claim it ours. Shame on you, and on Clementine.
So, Anonymous (not even bold or brave enough to put your own name), we live in a free world, a place where we get to express ourselves without moderation - so SUCK IT UP.

Hala M* said...

je pense a toi