Over the last few days, a video surfaced on social media showing a Hezbollah representative from the Lebanese parliament boasting about “kissing the political party’s Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah’s shoe”.
The footage spread one day after the growing insults towards Hezbollah for the first time in one of the suburbs in southern Beirut.
The member of parliament in question, Ali Ammar, pronounced his version of “poetry” during the inauguration of an official security center in al-Ghubairi on Thursday.
In the video aired by some Lebanese broadcast channels, Ammar can be heard saying the phrase. The MP placed Hezbollah chief Nasrallah in the “rank of prophets and saints and would have promote the disgraceful shoe-kissing culture”.
Referring to the war in July 2006, Ammar said that when he kissed Nasrallah’s shoe, “his master” as he called him as he felt that he was “no longer a commoner but a man among the kings”.
The MP did not stop there, but continued to praise the secretary-general of the Hezbollah militias referring to him as “the master, the brother and the commander.”
Pro-Hezbollah MP equates kissing Nasrallah’s shoe to ‘royalty’