Lebanon crowd torches KFC over pope, film

2012-09-14 15:03

Tripoli - Hundreds of protesters set alight a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday, witnesses said, chanting against the pope's visit to Lebanon and shouting anti-American slogans.

Locals watching the attack said some people were shouting, "We don't want the pope" and "No more insults [to Islam]".

The incident came as Pope Benedict began a three-day visit to Lebanon and as anger over a film which Muslims have said is blasphemous to Islam spread across the region.

  • mike.gerhold.718 - 2012-09-14 15:15

    Last time I looked, Tripoli was in Libya! These News24 reporters are useless!

      spartanx93 - 2012-09-14 15:21

      There is a Tripoli in Lebanon as well... look at a map!

      graham.barlow.902 - 2012-09-14 15:27

      Look again, smartass. There are two Tripolis, one in Libya and one in Lebanon, also known as Trablous. Then apologise to the News24 reporter. - 2012-09-14 15:31

      2nd largest city in Lebanon.In northern Lebanon.The metro has a population of 530 000.It is a port city situated on the eastern mediterranean sea.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-09-14 15:46

      Apologise mike, man up.

      mheystek - 2012-09-15 23:13

      hey mike.... do you need some cream? for your BUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRNNNNNNNNNN

  • themba.ntuli - 2012-09-14 15:24

    This events seem funny and light but they start a WORLD WAR 3,if you told Gadhafi back then that he will be toppled by a street vendor he have laughed at you.the islam christian relations are not getting better they are deterioting by each day.I think modern civilisation will be destroyed by religious extremist sadly from all sides christian/moslems/jews because they are the same with their lack of tolerance for each other.......

      Squeegee - 2012-09-14 18:53

      themba, usually it takes two people to fight. I don't see where the Christians are involved in this other than the perception that all Westerners are Christian.

  • - 2012-09-14 15:38

    Before you embarrass yourselves first make sure of the facts.There IS a Tripoli in Northern Lebanon situated on the eastern Mediterranean sea. 2nd largest city in Lebanon with a metro population of 530 000 .

  • nicholas.breakey - 2012-09-14 15:42

    Are the children having another tantrum because someone made a movie they don,t like? Shame someone should give them a hiding.

  • hannah.p.mostert - 2012-09-14 15:54

    Well said Richardson

  • merven.halo - 2012-09-14 16:12

    Not everybody loves chicken? SHOCKING!

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-09-14 16:34

      Ran out of street wise two's

  • bobbi.jantjies - 2012-09-14 16:31

    Well this is just blasphemy! Just shows what lunatics they are...who in their right mind would destroy the 'heaven of chicken' - kfc, hardees burgers are excellent too, which means they are anti deity too because only a higher power would provide his subjects such tasty animals to eat...?

  • customdesign - 2012-09-14 16:35

    I thought KFC was a Muslim owned company?

  • paulus.deboer.3 - 2012-09-14 16:40

    I think it is important to know that Lebanon is a divided country as far as religion goes. Christians and Muslims. Tripoli, in Northern Lebanon, is primarily a Muslim stronghold, even though a large part of Northern Lebanon is Christian, and Muslim is more prevalent in the South and East.

  • ndokweni - 2012-09-14 17:09

    Check this site www.Answering_islam.Org

  • albert.m.burger - 2012-09-14 17:31

    I get like this too every time they mess up my order... "I SAID I WANTED THE THREE PIECE MEAL FOR FAAAKSAKES!!!!! "

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