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Lebanon Declares

WAR ON 'HOMELAND'

You Made Us Look Bad!

10/19/2012 8:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Homeland" is unfairly making the country of Lebanon look like a super-violent unsafe place where terrorists roam free with abandon ... so say Lebanese officials ... and now they're considering SUING producers. 

WARNING -- The U.S. State Dept. considers Lebanon a super-violent unsafe place where terrorists roam free with abandon. 

But back to the story ... Lebanese Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud told The Associated Press ... people in his country are very upset about the Showtime series ... and have a particular beef with the fact that several scenes portraying Beirut were really shot in Israel.

"It was not filmed in Beirut and does not portray the real image of Beirut," the Tourism Minister said ... adding, "It showed Hamra Street with militia roaming in it. This does not reflect reality."

Now, Lebanon is looking into a lawsuit -- with the Tourism official saying, "The information minister is studying media laws to see what can be done."

The production company behind the show has not yet commented on the situation.

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dimes    

Bad timing for this guy to be bitching, given that a car bomb just killed and injured dozens of people in Beirut.

552 days ago
2.

Tom Cruise    

Typical Muslims, no sense of that this is just a TV movie made for entertainment. They take offense to anything and everything. Screw them.

552 days ago
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Raymond    

Hey Lebanese - after 50 years of nazi and commie tales you'll agree that it's about time for an update. So it's terrorists now, and like nazis and commies they're everywhere. Get used to it.

552 days ago
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Crabbey    

They have a point. We should not make the middle east look worse than it actually is, and especially Lebanon. Then again, it's just a tv show.

552 days ago
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DAX_SEACREST    

193 Americans killed in one under Ronald Reagan bomb the Hell out of it Obama would of blame the youtube video

552 days ago
6.

Keyser Söze    

Well, on the same show, they have Israel attacking Iran's nuclear facilities to prevent them from having the bomb...

Sometimes, a work of fiction is just that - fiction. Then again, this particular work is based on real-life current events, so...

All and all, though, good luck winning this unwinnable case, Lebanon.

552 days ago
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Vernon P. Alarcon    

Lebanon is safe, wonderful, and beautiful........and so is Compton don't cha know.....

552 days ago
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Sandy     

Good luck with that law suit. A car bomb just went off in Beirut killing 8 and wounding 78 others.

552 days ago
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ohboy    

@Crabbey- NO, they don't have a point. The Middle East is and not even a television show can make it look worse than what it really is. Even without U.S. and International bombs, those animals would still be in a state of constant civil war. Those people choose to live in a 4th century barbaric society, and the slightest influence of a McDonalds popping up on a street corner drives them to murder.
I FOR ONE WISH THAT WHOLE REGION OF THE WORLD WOULD SINK IN TO THE OCEAN. But it would not be physical possible, so we have to hear from this guy about Lebanon tourism. LOL, tourism in Lebanon.

552 days ago
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Yankeemon90    

But Lebanon IS a land roaming with terrorists. And they support terror as well. So why are they suing again?

552 days ago
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Cletus Van Damme    

I was torn between a vacation in Maui and Beirut, but now I am leaning toward Beirut since the tourism board cleared up this misunderstanding.

552 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Hey Lebanon is no more or less violent than any other country racked by terrorists, thieves, and crazies. Just read this article about one of the many activities the denizens of this fine country do to pass the time of day.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/19/beirut-explosion-lebanon-2012_n_1985854.html
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Hey, what's one more car bomb in the car bomb capital of the world?

552 days ago
13.

Nobrows    

If they weren't afraid of being killed, they probably would have shot it in Beirut. Really, do they want us to believe everything is kittens and cotton candy there?

552 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Want more info about the quiet, peaceful country of Lebanon and their political leaders? Here's the head of one of their religious/political parties asking for help to eradicate an entire people - kill them all, man, woman, and child.
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http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Politics/2012/Oct-19/192026-hezbollah-lebanons-baath-call-for-eradication-of-israel.ashx#axzz29lJioufy
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How could you not want to jump in a plane and head straight to Lebanon. Just make sure the name on your passport isn't even vaguely Jewish sounding, or say United States of America as your home country.

552 days ago
15.

Lee    

They are just trying to score money to train MORE terrorists!! These people are the s*** of the earth.

552 days ago
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