Lebanon Discontinues Child Beating Law, Religious Leaders Reinstate It

Watching all this from 12 thousand kilometers away should be easier, but it’s not. I think we broke the norm, proving that a shit parliament convening is a million times worse than it staying at home. The amount of crimes against humanity and the Lebanese people the past few days alone are incredible, and one particularly outrageous one that has me fuming, is the child physical abuse article in the Lebanese penal code.

To put it simply:

Wednesday April 9, 2014

After national outrage at video footage showing teachers with issues letting them all out viciously on their pre-pubescent students at schools, the thieving dinosaurs in Parliament voted to abolish this scary, draconian, mortifying law. Wow, am I right? They actually passed a good law after the disgusting double-crossing of popular will with the women’s protection law, the old renter/landlord law and the proposed funding for the long overdue wage hike…

BUT

Thursday April 10, 2014

Less than 24 hours after a historical piece of legislation makes it through Lebanon’s parliament (which is a very rare occurrence in Lebanon), speaker of parliament-for-life Nabih Berri succumbed to pressure by unnamed Muslim religious leaders, citing excuses such as “…a misinterpretation of the text, [...] and due to the objection voiced by a number of religious figures over the elimination of the article.” reports LBC.

So, the law was voted upon again after overturning the abolishment, and now permits and sanctifies by law these barbaric disciplinary measures “on condition that they do not leave traces.”

Take-Home Messages?

Sure horrible parents, you can beat the shit out of your toddler, just make sure you don’t make them bleed or severely need hospital. No on will ever know! And if they do, nothing will happen to you because your local child-abuse-friendly sheikh will come to your rescue!

How disgusting is it, that piece of shit religious institutions had the ultimate power, and in less than a day, put the legislative body on its knees, and forced it to back pedal on what is perhaps the only good bill passed in decades…

Blocs against the law (for protecting kids)

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Blocs that want to legalize beating kids and child abuse (the most evil and lowest there is)

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So, congratulations evil religious institutions and illegitimate parliament, you’ve successfully guarded your rights to beat innocent children up! Proud moment indeed! Ma fi a7la min Lebnen!

If you support children’s rights, and think that the horror inflicted by the religious establishment on minors needs to stop, whether its child rape or child physical abuse, these needs to stop. These are our kids. So, check out Himaya and see how you can help in a cause I believe in and support deeply.

Comments

  1. this pisses me off in so many ways. first, that it’s okay to beat your kids so long as you don’t leave a mark– (on the outside, obviously, because the bitterness, fear and resentment that happens on the inside is irrelevant) and second, that religious groups triumph legislative law once again.

    Lebanon is craving to move forward but guess which ancient institutions are holding it back. #smdh

  2. Well, naturally. Don’t you know what wisdom the Good Lord has imparted on this matter?

    “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes” – Proverbs 13:24

    “Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying” – Proverbs 19:18

    “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him” – Proverbs 22:15

    “Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die” – Proverbs 23:13

    “The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame” – Proverbs 29:15

    “[W]hat son is he whom the father chasteneth not?” – Hebrews 12:7

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