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Lebanon in 1870 = Lebanon in 2007 !

Posted by mplbelgique sur novembre 23, 2007

W.M. Thomson, Protestant minister, in «The Land and the Book», published in London in 1870.

«Lebanon has about 400,000 inhabitants, gathered into more than six hundred towns, villages and hamlets…

The various religions and sects live together, and practice their conflicting superstitions in close proximity, but the people do not coalesce into one homogeneous community, nor do they regard each other with fraternal feelings. The Sunnites excommunicate the Shiites – both hate the Druze, and all three detest the Nusairiyeh. The Maronites have no particular love for anybody and, in turn, are disliked by all. The Greeks cannot endure the Greek Catholics Lire le reste de cette entrée »

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