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Lebanon - Red Cross, Not Red Crescent  
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

In some of threads here in the past few days, a lot has been made of the religious differences within Lebanon. Something just struck me on TV.

Lebanon has a Red Cross Society, when all their Arab/Muslim neighbors have a Red Crescent Society.

Will wonders never cease.

http://www.ifrc.org/address/directory.asp


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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 912 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

I don't get why the Red Cross is precieved as a religious symbol. It really looks more like a Red Plus Sign....

It's not like the Red Cross features a full-fledged crusifix with Jesus Christ hanging in agony. I don't see what the big deal is, but then again, that seems to be my case in most religious conflicts...


User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1370 times:

Ironically enough just two weeks ago, the decades long controversy about Israel's "Red Cross" was settled despite Muslim attempts to block Israel's entry.

User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

While I see the Red Cross is a symbol with no religious significance, when you have a red cross society which is called the red cross and has the cross as a symbol in a 90%+ Muslim nation (most Arab nations), the red crescent is more fitting. It is nothing more than that, with no real big deal... Israel also has their own "red cross" (forgot its name), so its a trend in non-Christian countries.

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 912 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

Quoting QR332 (Reply 3):
Israel also has their own "red cross" (forgot its name), so its a trend in non-Christian countries.

It looked like a Red Star (supremly ironic, IMO) on the IFRC page...

Quoting QR332 (Reply 3):
It is nothing more than that, with no real big deal...

At the end of the day, that's all that really matters I suppose  Smile


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

During earthquakes in Turkey where Israeli rescue teams helping out, they sport the star of david in red.

User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Why are you shocked? The president of Lebanon is Christian and the country is split nearly 50/50. If you included all the Lebanese abroad the Christians are a majority. In general the two religions get along - it's these militias that screw things up!


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User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

Quoting QR332 (Reply 3):
Israel also has their own "red cross" (forgot its name)

Magen David Adom, or Red Star of David



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

Quoting Marco (Reply 6):
The president of Lebanon is Christian and the country is split nearly 50/50. If you included all the Lebanese abroad the Christians are a majority. I

Well that's what I thought, but I keep reading all this doom and gloom in these threads about how Christians in Lebanon are so marginalized these days, blah blah blah. It goes to prove that one can't believe everything on the internet, doesn't it?  Wink



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User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

They're not marginalized; trust me. Economically they're better off and the parliament is split 50/50. They are not really a minority since Lebanon has strong Christian history. Also, even if the population of Christians in Lebanon is not what it used to be, the Christians still support it and visit it every year. In Syria Christians are not marginalized. In Jordan they are not either. Now tell me Egypt or Iraq and I'll tell you definately. Wasn't so but times have changed.


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