Rime Allaf : This clip will make you very angry! Such scumbags get away with this thuggery because their superiors are thugs too, and those above them are even bigger thugs, all the way to the top. There is no accountability for their behavior as they rule in their little fiefdoms, but I’d love to see them in a place where there is the rule of law – the bastard would be shaking in his flip-flops!
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Caught on tape: Baath Party leader terrorizes Saida pharmacy
Posted by: Angie Nassar share
Thursday, July 14. 2011
Mustapha Qawas, the head of the Baath party in Saida, assaulted a woman identified as the owner of the Bashasha pharmacy and her staff on Sunday, and the whole incident was caught on tape.
It’s not clear if the pharmacy is pressing charges. But what’s clear is that Qawas and his “thugs” are way out of line: swearing, smashing things, physically assaulting and threatening harm.
The story begins off camera, when Qawas’ nephew allegedly went to the pharmacy to buy medicine, but didn’t have enough money to pay for it. The owner apparently turned the boy away.
The action starts at around 2:53 in the video when a group of men, led by Qawas, can be seen storming into the pharmacy.
Qawas aggressively questions the woman: “So you asked him if he was my nephew or not? (repeats)
When I tell you he’s my nephew, then he’s my nephew (apparently referring to a phone call they’d had after the boy was turned away from the pharmacy).
Woman: “I was asking him….”
Qawas: “I told you he was my nephew, so is he my nephew or not?” (He knocks over a display at the register)
“So is he my nephew or is he not?”
(The male pharmacist can be seen trying to shield the woman from Qawas who becomes increasingly aggressive.)
Qawas to the man: “Where are you putting your hand? … everyone go out… go out, take them out.”
“I call you and you say this to me. I can f*ck god.”
(3:35 — swats something off the table)
“You want to call the police, you want to call anyone you want… I don’t care. When you talk to me you talk to me with respect.”
(As Qawas curses several family surnames, you can see the male pharmacist trying to shield the woman again)
Qawas to the man: “Remove your hand, remove your hand I’m telling you I will shoot you.”
(3:50 One of Qawas’ men grabs the pharmacist’s coat and pulls him across the counter.)
Qawas to the woman: “You don’t say a word.”
“The biggest judge in this country, I will f*ck him. When you talk to me, you talk to me with respect or I will fuck your god. Are you understanding me?”(Repeats several times) “I’m talking to you .”
Woman: “What do you want?”
Qawas: “I want you to tell me, did you understand? Did you understand me? Tell me, did you understand or no?”
(A man approaches the woman and Qawas and appears to want to hit her.)
Woman: “I understand.”
(Qawas walks away and pushes the computer monitor to the ground.)
Qawas: “Yalla, call the police. Call them and see what’s going to happen to you.”
(A domestic migrant worker can be seen going to comfort the owner around 4:30, and then she ends up fainting at 5:15)
A second exchange happens around 5:51 in the video. Qawas and his men return after the male pharmacist had apparently gone outside to apologize to customers.
Male pharmacist: “I was just apologizing to her. I swear I wasn’t telling her anything, I was just apologizing.”
Qawas and his men demand the pharmacist go outside with them.
Male pharmacist: “Why? What’s wrong? I promise I was just apologizing.”
Qawas: “C’mon, go out with respect (as in, ‘don’t let us drag you out the door’).”
Qawas: “I’m telling you. I’m Mustapha Qawwas. God talks to me with respect. You know police? You know the head of the cabinet? (Even they can’t do anything to me) I’m gonna break down this place. I’m gonna shoot both you and the police. I am waiting for you. My soldiers will be waiting. I am the head of the Baath Party. You know what I mean? I don’t even see god. (I’m not even afraid of god). If I hear anyone saying a word, in the name of god I’m going to break down this pharmacy.
At the beginning….(*difficult to understand*) But now it’s against everyone. Wait and see what I’ll do with you.”
(Thank you to NOW Lebanon’s Nadine Elali who contributed to reporting on this blog post.)
August 4, 2011 at 12:47 am
But could you inform us where this pharmacy is located ie which country, town and street?
August 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm
Zaazranaat at a Saida Pharmacy July 10,2011
Ajoutée par lubnanifiamerica le 13 juil. 2011
A good example of the lawlessness and banditry in the pathetic country of Lebanon.The perpetrator,Mustapha Qawas is a member of a political party attacking a female employee in the pharmacy. فيديو في الداخل
نموذج جديد ومأثرة جديدة تضاف الى بطولات البعث بشقه اللبناني حيث لا يمكن التعليق على ما تفوه به مسؤول البعث في صيدا المدعو مصطفى قواص لصاحبة صيدلية بشاشة وهو في تجلي بعثيته التي تبدأ بكونه” شبيحا” وضيعا يستقوي على إمراة وموظف بأربعة شبان مستعرضا عضلاته.قصة المدعو “قواص” بدأت حين ارسل ابن شقيقه الى الصيدلية لشراء دواء، من صيدلية بشاشة في صيدا، وهو ينتظر في السيارة، ولما فاق سعر الدواء ما يحمله إبن شقيقه، طلبت اليه صاحبة الصيدلية ان يستكمل سعر الدواء لكي تتمكن من بيعه إياه لأن نقابة الصيادلة حذرت جميع الصيدليات من تجاوز التسعير الموحدة للدواء زيادة أو حسما تحت طائلة تغريم الصيدلية، مبالغ طائلة، او إقفالها.ولأن إبن شقيق “القواص” لا يرد له طلب، فعمه مسؤول حزب البعث ورشحه الحزب المذكور للانتخابات النيابية في الدورة السابقة للعام 2009. وطبقا لما يظهره الفيديو الذي التقطته كاميرا الصيدلية فهو “الله” جل جلاله على الارض، ولا مزيد من التعليقات.جواباً على السؤال الذي لا بد أن يطرحه أي قارئ: يبدو أن السلطات اللبنانية لم تقم بتوقيف “الشبّيح” الحقير، الذي ما يزال حرّاً وشبّيحاً! ويبدو أن “البحث عن الفاعلين” مستمر..