July 27, 2005

US AND THE SHI'ITES:

Senior clerics denounce faxed Zarqawi 'death list' (Mohammed Zaatari, July 28, 2005, Daily Star)

Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani and Higher Shiite Council Vice-President Sheikh Abdel-Amir Qabalan spoke out in denunciation of a recent communique claiming Al-Qaeda is targeting prominent Lebanese Muslims. Qabbani and Qabalan said that the communique aimed to stir sectarian strife among Muslims in Lebanon by attacking religious figures known for their piety and care for Islamic and national interests.

The threats were made in a communique signed by "Qaidat al-Jihad Fi Bilad al-Sham" and faxed Tuesday to the Shiite community's religious center, known as Dar al-Ifta, in the port city of Tyre.

Qabbani's and Qabalan's word came in reply to the letter's announcement that Al-Qaeda's Abu Musab al-Zarqawi of Iraq has established a cell in Lebanon that is planning to assassinate nine Shiite leaders, including Speaker Nabih Berri and high-ranking Hizbullah leaders.


Zarqawi understands better than Hizballah that Shi'ism and Islamicism are enemies.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 27, 2005 11:08 PM
Comments

Taking out part of Hiz?

OK by me. Let them feed on each other.

Posted by: Sandy P at July 28, 2005 1:06 AM

Where's his statement against killing Lebanese Christians?

Posted by: Harry Eagar at July 28, 2005 7:03 PM

Why would there be one?

Posted by: oj at July 28, 2005 7:10 PM

Because the Lebanese Muslims are waging a campaign of genocide against the Catholics.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at July 29, 2005 5:25 PM

Why would the Shi'ites denounce that?

Posted by: oj at July 29, 2005 8:08 PM
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