Wednesday, July 26, 2006

May Chidiac - Lebanese hero

Thanks to the Big Pharaoh for the post on this symbol of Lebanese independence and democracy, May Chidiac. She was a Lebanese journalist who often spoke against Syria and Hezbollah, and put her life at risk whilst doing so. Last September, Syrian agents attempted to assassinate her, but she survived the attempt despite losing an arm and a leg. Freedom of speech often comes at a price, something many of us in Western society do not apreciate.

Edmund Burke famously said "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

May Chidiac, the popular Lebanese journalist and TV anchor, returned to host her program on LBC after she recovered from the effects of last September's assassination attempt. Chidiac, who lost an arm and a leg, appeared today on TV and discussed the future of Hezbollah's weapons with two other guests. She had a prosthetic arm.