Let­ter to the Editor

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In re­sponse to the ‘Man of the Year’ story pub­lished in Arabad’s Jan­uary 2017 is­sue, An­toine Aad, who had a close re­la­tion­ship with peo­ple André Rizk men­tioned, wrote a lengthy let­ter touch­ing on a num­ber of mat­ters. What fol­lows, are only the high­lights of those re­marks:

Dear Editor,

To An­dre Rizk in mem­ory of the late Wa­jih Nakhle and Amin Kas­souf,

Death is not the great­est loss in life rather it is what dies in­side the liv­ing. Ad­ver­tis­ing has al­ways been re­garded with re­spect among its pro­fes­sion­als, while con­fi­den­tial­ity in the busi­ness is de facto.

Your story con­tained dis­re­spect­ful and inac­cu­rate facts per­tain­ing to Amine Kas­souf and Wa­jih Nakhle who left this world af­ter ma­jor achieve­ments they ac­com­plished across their lives in gen­eral and the ad in­dus­try in par­tic­u­lar.

I won­der if you would have had the courage to men­tion them while they were still among us?

The state­ments re­lated to some of the facts about your re­la­tion­ship with them lack re­al­ity and cred­i­bil­ity.

Your im­mod­esty re­lated to Amine Kas­souf ’s sis­ter and her de­ci­sion to con­tinue work­ing with you and not her own brother was based on the phys­i­cal lo­ca­tion of your of­fice, which at that time was safer, and there­fore, not a mat­ter of choice for her, rather a need.

I there­fore urge you to re­visit your con­science and rem­edy the sit­u­a­tion by meet­ing with the sur­viv­ing mem­bers of the Nakhle and Kas­souf fam­i­lies.

I also in­vite you to say a prayer and apol­o­gise by vis­it­ing the rest­ing place of the de­ceased. An­toine Aad

Re­treated with Re­spect

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