I’m also grateful for what Hariri had to say about supporting equal rights for Lebanese women, who have barbarically been banned from passing citizenship on to their children. Hariri also emphasized what he said was the “civil” nature of his party, apparently building upon his revelation early this month that he supports civil marriage, which is also tragically banned in this country.
|Hariri addresses supporters inside BIEL/The Daily Star|
But all this must be measured against the fact that Hariri, like his opponents, is part and parcel of a political system that favors nepotism, intimidation, sect-based fear mongering, support for armed factions when necessary as well as crowd purchasing/orchestration. I have documented the latter extensively during previous years’ rallies.