He was such a nice kid. Â He would never do a thing like that. He couldn’t have done it.
But he did:
Army identifies man behind bombing Hezbollah stronghold
“The father of young Qatiba al-Satem has been called in by the army intelligence branch in the area, because his 20-year-old son is believed to have detonated himselfÂ yesterdayÂ in southern Beirut,” Noureddine al-Ahmad, mayor of theÂ SunniMuslim area of Wadi Khaled in northern Lebanon, told AFP.
The statement comes a day after four peopleÂ diedÂ and 77 wounded in a car bombÂ blastÂ in the southern Beirut stronghold of the Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah.
An AFP photographer said dozens of Wadi Khaled residents gathered at Satem’s familyÂ homeÂ afterÂ the newsÂ broke, and expressed their disbelief over the reports.
“My polite, reasonable son would not do that! That’s impossible!” his mother cried.
The families also said Satem “does not belong to any political or religious party, and he was preparing to travel to France in order to continue his studies.”[thank god he never made it to France, keeping it all in the Muslim family]
by Hugh Fitzgerald