Ronnie, I am so sorry for your loss. My daughter who works in Beirut informed me of the very tragic news. I was on your tour in August 2013. You shared with us Beirut's heart, its scars and its mind. Your father had reason to be proud of you. His legacy will continue despite those who wish to destroy it.
Emma Hayward said:January 9, 2014 10:41 am PST
Ronnie, I'm so, so sorry for your loss. I took your tour in October, 2012, and then we hung out a few times at Bread Republic with my roommate Maria. Your tour introduced me to a Beirut that, despite its scars from the war, was resilient and elegant. I fell in love with that city, and walked nearly everywhere I went after that. It's unfathomable to think of this happening to your family. My deepest condolences, and hope for a more peaceful future.
Maureen Jonson said:January 2, 2014 3:49 pm PST
We are Canadians whose son lives in Beirut since he has married a Lebanese woman. During one of our visits there, a couple of years ago we took your tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. In the last couple of years, we have been saddened to hear of the violence in Lebanon and horrified by what happened Dec. 29. Only today did I realize that it was your father and I am so sad for your loss and this terrible loss for Lebanon. You will be in our prayers.
Randa said:December 29, 2013 7:38 am PST
Dear Mr. Chatah,
I am so sorry for your terrible loss. I am also so sorry for all of us Lebanese who also lost someone of the stature of your father. I had not heard of him before the terrible attack ( I work outside Lebanon since many years) , but I have read a great deal about him since then and realize how important he and other people like him are to the idea of building a better Lebanon which is something that I hold dear in my heart.
I felt compelled to write to you after seeing the incredible dignity you and your family have shown in the face of unspeakable tragedy and madness.
I wish you and your family strength,
Mike Smith said:December 27, 2013 11:12 am PST
Ronnie, so sorry for your loss. Took your tour 2010. Lebanon needs more like your Father and you. Sensible, moderate, devoted to Lebanon. RIP Mohammad Chatah.
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