Christian, Muslim Groups Urge Lebanon Neutrality

325866_img650x420_img650x420_cropBEIRUT: Moderate and independent Lebanese Christian and Muslim figures Tuesday called for a Lebanon free from Hezbollah or the radical Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).

A statement issued Tuesday by the moderate groups the Lady of the Mountains and the Shiite Consultative Gathering as well as other independent Lebanese figures slammed ISIS and Wilayat al-Faqih, an indirect reference to Hezbollah, as “spiritual sisters.”

Under the Wilayat al-Faqih doctrine, which was introduced in Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the supreme ayatollah, or highest religious authority, has final say in political matters as well.

The statement said the victories scored by ISIS and Hezbollah “are only an overwhelming evidence of the failure of the two schemes together, and that they are the product of an endless war.”

FULL ARTICLE FROM THE DAILY STAR (BEIRUT)

 

 

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