Aoun denies insulting Muslim Sunnis

Free patriotic Movement FPM leader MP Michel Aoun rejected on Saturday a “provocative campaign” launched against him and denied media reports quoting him as allegedly insulting Lebanon’s Sunni Muslims.

“What has been said about me is unfounded…stressing that his political life was proof of his good ties with all Muslims. He said in a statement a statement issued by his office

He reiterated that he filed a complaint against certain media outlets for inciting “provocative campaigns” against him, a reference to a lawsuit Aoun filed against Al-Jumhuriya newspaper and former Justice Minister Charles Rizk.

On Friday Al-Jumhuriya newspaper published a WikiLeaks cable purportedly containing the minutes of a meeting between former US Ambassador to Lebanon Jeffrey Feltman and Charles Rizk, with the latter quoted as saying that “Aoun told him that the Sunnis in Lebanon are ‘animals’ and ‘terorists’ and the “Maronite-Shiite alliance is the best way to confront the local and foreign Sunni threat.”

A spokesperson from the Sunni Dar al-Fatwa said on Thursday that the council “has commissioned lawyers to prepare a lawsuit against Aoun” over the WikiLeaks remarks.

  • Beiruti

    He calls the Sunnis animals, yet he fights against Christians. What a filthy snake!

  • Beiruti

    He calls the Sunnis animals, yet he fights against Christians. What a filthy snake!

  • Anonymous

    He calls the Sunnis animals, yet he fights against Christians. What a filthy snake!

  • 5thDrawer

    File lawsuits against the people who can’t seem to run the country properly and never try to fix infrastructure. (OH, wait … that would be ALL the politicians … hmmm … well, ok. 😉 Why should we worry about the endless name-calling? It seems equal on both sides, and also shows a measure of ‘freedom’. Wow.

  • Anonymous

    File lawsuits against the people who can’t seem to run the country properly and never try to fix infrastructure. (OH, wait … that would be ALL the politicians … hmmm … well, ok. 😉 Why should we worry about the endless name-calling? It seems equal on both sides, and also shows a measure of ‘freedom’. Wow.

  • josephphdman

    when he was a general half of his soldiers were sunni,s  i don,t believe he is insulting any sunnis just remember that aoun,s boss now is hezbollah and they are using him  as a front man and they are hiding behind him , and they tell him what to say
    actually hezbollah are the ones who  have killed sunnis inccluding mp harrirri and they are planning to kill the rest of the lebaneese sunnis, with the help of ian and syria.

    • Elinjaim

      Josephphdman, “When Aoun was a general half of his soldiers were sunnis” That’s why he ended
      up losing his own war against Syria and accordingly Christian Lebanese losing over 10,000 young
      brave men. Ethnic war doesn’t spare anyone. All religions would end up losers. It is time for Lebanon’s
      politicians to grow-up and direct their full loyalty to Lebanon not to Israel, Iran, Syria, etc…

  • josephphdman

    when he was a general half of his soldiers were sunni,s  i don,t believe he is insulting any sunnis just remember that aoun,s boss now is hezbollah and they are using him  as a front man and they are hiding behind him , and they tell him what to say
    actually hezbollah are the ones who  have killed sunnis inccluding mp harrirri and they are planning to kill the rest of the lebaneese sunnis, with the help of ian and syria.

  • Anonymous

    when he was a general half of his soldiers were sunni,s  i don,t believe he is insulting any sunnis just remember that aoun,s boss now is hezbollah and they are using him  as a front man and they are hiding behind him , and they tell him what to say
    actually hezbollah are the ones who  have killed sunnis inccluding mp harrirri and they are planning to kill the rest of the lebaneese sunnis, with the help of ian and syria.

    • Anonymous

      Josephphdman, “When Aoun was a general half of his soldiers were sunnis” That’s why he ended
      up losing his own war against Syria and accordingly Christian Lebanese losing over 10,000 young
      brave men. Ethnic war doesn’t spare anyone. All religions would end up losers. It is time for Lebanon’s
      politicians to grow-up and direct their full loyalty to Lebanon not to Israel, Iran, Syria, etc…

  • Guest

    I am Here to Congratulate “Cedars” Moderator of Lebanese Forces Forum and “Samaritan”  Two Gays who came out of the Closet,  And for their Nuptial Gay Agreement,  They Got Married Yesterday 05/26/11.
    The next step will be to adopt a Hungarian child,  also known the Hungarians in Europe as Wonderer Jews,  This to Match the corruption that exists at the Lebanese Forces Forum and the Invasion of Land,  with People that Europeans don’t want to reduce Crime in EU.
    Congrats!!! 

    • YeUx

      I know what You mean,  “Cedars” the moderator and “Samaritan”  Are two Homosexuals who roam free in the “Lebanese Forces Forum” they express without any regard despise for Christians, or any other ethnical group that is not Jew.

      I don’t understand how this is allowed to them. this is the fault of the Administration.
      “Cedars”  has special preference for “Samaritan”  and they been accused of homosexuality before. 

    • YeUx

      I know what You mean,  “Cedars” the moderator and “Samaritan”  Are two Homosexuals who roam free in the “Lebanese Forces Forum” they express without any regard despise for Christians, or any other ethnical group that is not Jew.

      I don’t understand how this is allowed to them. this is the fault of the Administration.
      “Cedars”  has special preference for “Samaritan”  and they been accused of homosexuality before. 

  • Anonymous

    I am Here to Congratulate “Cedars” Moderator of Lebanese Forces Forum and “Samaritan”  Two Gays who came out of the Closet,  And for their Nuptial Gay Agreement,  They Got Married Yesterday 05/26/11.
    The next step will be to adopt a Hungarian child,  also known the Hungarians in Europe as Wonderer Jews,  This to Match the corruption that exists at the Lebanese Forces Forum and the Invasion of Land,  with People that Europeans don’t want to reduce Crime in EU.
    Congrats!!! 

    • Anonymous

      I know what You mean,  “Cedars” the moderator and “Samaritan”  Are two Homosexuals who roam free in the “Lebanese Forces Forum” they express without any regard despise for Christians, or any other ethnical group that is not Jew.

      I don’t understand how this is allowed to them. this is the fault of the Administration.
      “Cedars”  has special preference for “Samaritan”  and they been accused of homosexuality before. 

  • youyes4u

    Good Bye Lebanon..only an UPRISE and a REVOLUTION will save Lebanon from ceasing,what a bunch of corrupt politicians! it makes you wonder..what’s next?.

  • Anonymous

    Good Bye Lebanon..only an UPRISE and a REVOLUTION will save Lebanon from ceasing,what a bunch of corrupt politicians! it makes you wonder..what’s next?.

  • Anonymous

    Good Bye Lebanon..only an UPRISE and a REVOLUTION will save Lebanon from ceasing,what a bunch of corrupt politicians! it makes you wonder..what’s next?.

  • libnan1

    General, affirmative …..

  • libnan1

    General, affirmative …..

  • Anonymous

    General, affirmative …..

  • alik78

    josephphdman you must be some sort of intelligence officer or have some sort of connection in the intelligence agency to be putting remarks like that . i mean you must have some really hard undisputable evidence to say that aoun and hezbollah are going to wipe out all the sunnis in lebanon. you idiot your nothing more than a loser who is addicted to religous sectarism. you do nothing but invoke hate and fear in the community.  its lebanese citizens like you that divide a nation instead of uniting a nation. you must be really proud of the person you have become. give youself a pat on the back, well done IDIOT.

  • alik78

    josephphdman you must be some sort of intelligence officer or have some sort of connection in the intelligence agency to be putting remarks like that . i mean you must have some really hard undisputable evidence to say that aoun and hezbollah are going to wipe out all the sunnis in lebanon. you idiot your nothing more than a loser who is addicted to religous sectarism. you do nothing but invoke hate and fear in the community.  its lebanese citizens like you that divide a nation instead of uniting a nation. you must be really proud of the person you have become. give youself a pat on the back, well done IDIOT.

  • Anonymous

    josephphdman you must be some sort of intelligence officer or have some sort of connection in the intelligence agency to be putting remarks like that . i mean you must have some really hard undisputable evidence to say that aoun and hezbollah are going to wipe out all the sunnis in lebanon. you idiot your nothing more than a loser who is addicted to religous sectarism. you do nothing but invoke hate and fear in the community.  its lebanese citizens like you that divide a nation instead of uniting a nation. you must be really proud of the person you have become. give youself a pat on the back, well done IDIOT.

  • 316909

    A sunni – Shia war in Lebanon would start with Victories and end with HA being ripped apart. For one the entire Sunni Arab population would not stand for it, the 400,000 armed Palestinian refugees in Lebanon would not stand for it and neither will Al-Quaida. HA knows that they can deal with Harriri or they can kill him and his support base and try to negotiate with the rest of the Sunni in Lebanon and the Middle East. In Lebanon the Christians would side with the Sunni since Aoun has no Support and the Israeli Army and western armies would probably make a move against HA if a Sunni – Shia was broke out. If the regime in Syria falls and it looks likely you can add another 18 million potential Sunni that are on our borders and have a taste for revenge…. A Sunni – Shia war is the last thing HA need now and I am certain they dont want a full blown war. Aoun is an Idiot so dont pay any attention to him. We also have to remember the fact that 600,000 Sunni-Shia couples exist in Lebanon now so that means half the muslims in Lebanon are mixed Sunni-Shia Parents so other than the small number of idiots in Lebanon most the Muslims in Lebanon are mixed Sunni – Shia.

  • 316909

    A sunni – Shia war in Lebanon would start with Victories and end with HA being ripped apart. For one the entire Sunni Arab population would not stand for it, the 400,000 armed Palestinian refugees in Lebanon would not stand for it and neither will Al-Quaida. HA knows that they can deal with Harriri or they can kill him and his support base and try to negotiate with the rest of the Sunni in Lebanon and the Middle East. In Lebanon the Christians would side with the Sunni since Aoun has no Support and the Israeli Army and western armies would probably make a move against HA if a Sunni – Shia was broke out. If the regime in Syria falls and it looks likely you can add another 18 million potential Sunni that are on our borders and have a taste for revenge…. A Sunni – Shia war is the last thing HA need now and I am certain they dont want a full blown war. Aoun is an Idiot so dont pay any attention to him. We also have to remember the fact that 600,000 Sunni-Shia couples exist in Lebanon now so that means half the muslims in Lebanon are mixed Sunni-Shia Parents so other than the small number of idiots in Lebanon most the Muslims in Lebanon are mixed Sunni – Shia.

  • Anonymous

    A sunni – Shia war in Lebanon would start with Victories and end with HA being ripped apart. For one the entire Sunni Arab population would not stand for it, the 400,000 armed Palestinian refugees in Lebanon would not stand for it and neither will Al-Quaida. HA knows that they can deal with Harriri or they can kill him and his support base and try to negotiate with the rest of the Sunni in Lebanon and the Middle East. In Lebanon the Christians would side with the Sunni since Aoun has no Support and the Israeli Army and western armies would probably make a move against HA if a Sunni – Shia was broke out. If the regime in Syria falls and it looks likely you can add another 18 million potential Sunni that are on our borders and have a taste for revenge…. A Sunni – Shia war is the last thing HA need now. Aoun is an Idiot so dont pay any attention to him.

  • Elinjaim

    Apparently Aoun is too old to remember anything. He is very aggressive and some times his
    tongue is faster than his brain. We all know that Wikileaks Cables are true because they
    recorded facts only and no one has proven that those cables were wrong. We do not need a
    Christian leader to start ethnic conflict in Lebanon. Maybe Iran and Hizballah do not care,
    but all true Lebanese do. It works much better if Aoun has admitted to his “slip of Tongue” and
    sincerely apologized.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently Aoun is too old to remember anything. He is very aggressive and some times his
    tongue is faster than his brain. We all know that Wikileaks Cables are true because they
    recorded facts only and no one has proven that those cables were wrong. We do not need a
    Christian leader to start a conflict between Sunnis and Christians. Maybe Iran and Hizballah
    do not care, but all true Lebanese do. It works much better if Aoun has admitted to his “slip
    of Tongue” and sincerely apologized.

  • josephphdman

    reply to 316909
    sunni,s shia,s war in lebanon hezbollah will invade the sunni,s area in one week just like they did last time and no one would stop them, saudi arabia will help only with money but the saud,s will not fight ,they are rich and sitting on 15 trillon dollars worth of oil and they are spoiled .actually they wo,nt even fight to defend themselves  tha,s why they are paying the us to protect them , so foget  military hep from saudi ,now as far as egypt when hezbollah invaded sunnis area few years ago killing sunni,s and destroying therhomes , none of thos country you are saying 316909 have come to rescue the lebaneese sunni,s ,they will be like the syrian sunni,s for 49 years oppressed ,killed , slaved . and humulated  ,and the entire middleeast sunnis 100 millions
    sitting and watching the 18 millions sunnis in syria massacered and killed and slaved , and done nothing about it .
    what make you think they will come rescue only  1,5 million lebaneese sunni,s ,. i think if hezbollah run all over the sunni,s in lebanon its all over for them, they will be slaved and killed and humilated like the syrian,s sunni,s the palestinia,s will not dare intervene in the war because that will give israel an excuse to come into lebanon and wipe them out , unless the rest of the lebaneese (druz, christians, and armenian) side along and help the sunni,s defend themselves .  there is no safety door for the sunni,s and they will end up like the syrian sunni,s killed opressed humilted and slaved in thereown country.
    the situation in lebanon is very complicated ;the only way to save lebanon is all the lebaneese regardless of faith, sect or area , place there support for the lebaneese army and the lebaneese state , and they shall disarm all groups i mean all of them including palestinians. and no one have the right to bear arms except the lebaneese army and governement officers.that would be the only way lebanon will have a chance to survive
    otherwise it heading to chaeos and civil war again where a dangerous and uncertain future will be in place for all lebaneese.

  • Anonymous

    reply to 316909
    sunni,s shia,s war in lebanon hezbollah will invade the sunni,s area in one week just like they did last time and no one would stop them, saudi arabia will help only with money but the saud,s will not fight ,they are rich and sitting on 15 trillon dollars worth of oil and they are spoiled .actually they wo,nt even fight to defend themselves  tha,s why they are paying the us to protect them , so foget  military hep from saudi ,now as far as egypt when hezbollah invaded sunnis area few years ago killing sunni,s and destroying therhomes , none of thos country you are saying 316909 have come to rescue the lebaneese sunni,s ,they will be like the syrian sunni,s for 49 years oppressed ,killed , slaved . and humulated  ,and the entire middleeast sunnis 100 millions
    sitting and watching the 18 millions sunnis in syria massacered and killed and slaved , and done nothing about it .
    what make you think they will come rescue only  1,5 million lebaneese sunni,s ,. i think if hezbollah run all over the sunni,s in lebanon its all over for them, they will be slaved and killed and humilated like the syrian,s sunni,s the palestinia,s will not dare intervene in the war because that will give israel an excuse and will come in and wipe them out , unless the rest of the lebaneese (druz, christians, and armenian) side along and help the sunni,s defend themselves .  there is no safety door for the sunni,s and they will end up like the syrian sunni,s killed opressed humilted and slaved in thereown country.

  • kareemthehippy

    Even if he didn’t insult Sunnis, I’m sure he’s insulted every sort of human being on the planet. 
    How? This way:

    ” ____  (insert name/religion/ethnic group/party) mab yousalloh la ta7t zinnareh”

    Same catchphrase too…talk about a one trick pony

  • Anonymous

    Even if he didn’t insult Sunnis, I’m sure he’s insulted every sort of human being on the planet. 
    How? This way:

    ” ____  (insert name/religion/ethnic group/party) mab yousalloh la ta7t zinnareh”

    Same catchphrase too…talk about a one trick pony

  • Anonymous

    Even if he didn’t insult Sunnis, I’m sure he’s insulted every sort of human being on the planet. 
    How? This way:

    ” ____  (insert name/religion/ethnic group/party) mab yousalloh la ta7t zinnareh”

    Same catchphrase too…talk about a one trick pony

  • antar2011

    as much as hate to defend the ex-General but i have to admit it is coming from a wikileak on the tongues of charles Rizk.
    there is doubts left and right that Aoun has actually said this thing.

    but again…there is no smoke if there wasn’t fire.

  • Anonymous

    as much as hate to defend the ex-General but i have to admit it is coming from a wikileak on the tongues of charles Rizk.
    there is doubts left and right that Aoun has actually said this thing.

    but again…there is no smoke if there wasn’t fire.