“The Islamic State is coming” was tagged on a Syriac church in Mina and the Mar Mikhael Church in the Qibbeh area. (THE DAILY STARMISBAH al-ALI)
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Lebanese officials rallied in condemnation of sectarian insults Sunday, slamming any act that harmed national unity, whether burning Islamist flags and crosses or tagging pro-ISIS slogans on church walls.Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi, who sparked controversy Saturday when he called for prosecuting three boys who burned flags in Sassine Square, spoke out against the attacks on religious symbols. In Tripoli, churches were tagged with a pro-Islamist message Sunday, a day after black flags largely associated with Islamists were burned in the Beirut neighborhood of Ashrafieh and crosses were burned in the northern city.Tensions continued to rise in Tripoli Sunday, as anonymous groups tagged pro-ISIS graffiti on two churches in the northern city.
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