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Old 06-11-2019, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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Currently, about 30-35% of the resident population of Lebanon are Christians. But, about 55-60% of the citizenship population of Lebanon is Christian. Also, if you include all people eligible of Lebanese citizenship from around the world a whopping 70-75% of Lebanese people are Christians. Is it fair that Muslims officially control half the government?

 
Old 06-12-2019, 06:40 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I used to have a Lebanese girlfriend. She was from a Christian family and according to her the country was a total mess, although that was like 20 years ago. But from what I heard things have not changed much, Christians and Muslims are still fighting for control. My girlfriend was living in Kuwait after her family had lost everything in Lebanon due to the conflict. They were doing well in Kuwait, despite being treated a bit like second-class citizens.

Like my girlfriend's family, I think there are many more Lebanese Christians emigrating, so naturally their percentage at home declines. But that is not the fault of the Muslims who stayed.

Generally speaking, I guess Islam and other religions is a problem unless the percentage of Muslims is either low or high, so that they know they are only a small minority or they are the bulk of the population and thus have no competition to fear.
 
Old 06-12-2019, 07:17 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Currently, about 30-35% of the resident population of Lebanon are Christians. But, about 55-60% of the citizenship population of Lebanon is Christian. Also, if you include all people eligible of Lebanese citizenship from around the world a whopping 70-75% of Lebanese people are Christians. Is it fair that Muslims officially control half the government?
Christians have been fleeing Lebanon since I was in High School in the mid 70's. There were a few immigrants from Lebanon going to my school, because of the fear of death there.
 
Old 06-12-2019, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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Christians have been fleeing Lebanon since I was in High School in the mid 70's. There were a few immigrants from Lebanon going to my school, because of the fear of death there.
President Michel Aoun officially confirmed that the Lebanese Christian population is the only place in the Arab Middle East where Christians are growing in number in the Arab world. Christians are returning from Latin America. Beirut is booming economically since he became president.
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