Assir accuses Hezbollah, Amal of dictating Shiite decisions

During a rally in Sidon in south Lebanon, Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir accused Hezbollah and Amal Movement leaders of dictating Shiite decisions and stressed that his people want to live in peace with all sects, including Sunnis, Shiites and Christians.

He accused Hezbollah of trying to create hegemony in Lebanon through the use of its arms.

“Hezbollah is deliberately trying to create hegemony in Lebanon through their arms,” Assir said.

He also accused Hezbollah Movement of being behind the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

He also lashed out at Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah for “disrespecting the Lebanese people by saying that May 7 was a glorious day.”

On May 7, 2008 gunmen led by Hezbollah took over West Beirut and tried but failed to take over Mt. Lebanon following a government decision to shut down the party’s telecommunications network and replace the security chief at Rafik Hariri International Airport because of his alleged ties to Hezbollah.

Four Hezbollah members were indicted by the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon for being behind the murder of Hariri who was assassinated in a massive car bomb in downtown Beirut on February 14 2005.

Lebanese Army units deployed in Sidon amid concerns of security incidents in the coastal city, and strict security measures were implemented to maintain calm ahead of the rally. Interior Minister Marwan Charbel personally headed to the city at around noon and held several meetings.

Assir, a staunch opponent of Hezbollah, has held frequent protests in the city to criticize the Assad regime and the support it enjoys from Hezbollah.

Charbel said earlier Sunday that the security forces will do their best to preserve security in Sidon and keep things under control.

He stressed that the Army and security forces will deploy heavily in the city to prevent any unrest.

  • freeman6622

    Will any one listen and come to the same conclusion. Hezbollah is behind Rafiq Hariri assasination on orders from Bashar Assad himself and full cover and support from syiran intellligence who were still in Lebanon in 2005, in fact Hezbollah is behind every single assasination and attempt to assasinate of all those opposition  figures and MPs in Lebanobetween October 2004 till the lastest assasination of Wissam AlHassan on october 19 of this year.

    • FreetheME

      You forget to blame them for the holocaust as well. Which by the way never happen.

      • Hannibal

        His master’s voice… Ahmadinajad

  • freeman6622

    Will any one listen and come to the same conclusion. Hezbollah is behind Rafiq Hariri assasination on orders from Bashar Assad himself and full cover and support from syiran intellligence who were still in Lebanon in 2005, in fact Hezbollah is behind every single assasination and attempt to assasinate of all those opposition  figures and MPs in Lebanobetween October 2004 till the lastest assasination of Wissam AlHassan on october 19 of this year.

    • FreetheME

      You forget to blame them for the holocaust as well. Which by the way never happen.

      • Hannibal

        His master’s voice… Ahmadinajad

  • LEBANON101

     as much as i hate to say it…….. assir is right

  • LEBANON101

     as much as i hate to say it…….. assir is right

  • LEBANON101

     as much as i hate to say it…….. assir is right

  • LEBANON101

     as much as i hate to say it…….. assir is right

  • plomca

    This clearly shows that Hezbollah is nothing more than a terrorist and criminal organization. They say they protect Lebanon from Israel. Yes, at one time and no longer needed. But, they have transformed themselves from a liberation group to a full fledged terrorist organization, mainly to appease those who are willing to support them with cash and arms – Iran and Syria. And they use those arms against Lebanese – Christian, Sunni, Druze and yes, even against Shiites.

    As long Hezbollah exists, no one will be save in or outside of Lebanon. They will create havoc, terrorize and kill those that go against them. God help you Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir and your people, who want peace. You truly deserve peace like anyone else.

  • plomca

    This clearly shows that Hezbollah is nothing more than a terrorist and criminal organization. They say they protect Lebanon from Israel. Yes, at one time and no longer needed. But, they have transformed themselves from a liberation group to a full fledged terrorist organization, mainly to appease those who are willing to support them with cash and arms – Iran and Syria. And they use those arms against Lebanese – Christian, Sunni, Druze and yes, even against Shiites.

    As long Hezbollah exists, no one will be save in or outside of Lebanon. They will create havoc, terrorize and kill those that go against them. God help you Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir and your people, who want peace. You truly deserve it!

  • dateam

    a couple of weeks ago assir 15 year old son was pulled over by police for driving daddy’s car without a license? what did assir do? he came down with his men brandishing weapons and held a gun to the policemans head and told him to let him go…During a rally in Sidon in south Lebanon, Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir accused Hezbollah and Amal Movement leaders of dictating Shiite decisions and stressed that his people want to live in peace with all sects, including Sunnis, Shiites and Christians….before that when the shiites were putting up posters for their ashoura his men came down and started tearing them down then brandished their weapons and started firing…2 of his men died and a 17 year old kid died who was standing in front of his dads shop…..are they going to start tearing down xmas trees now as well?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

       When you criticize all sides equally then you will be taken seriously but until then you are nothing but a sectarian with an agenda.

      • FreetheME

        And what do you call yourself. I mean for Gods sake Preview. Either you don’t know what you wright. Or somebody else does the writing for you. You are always the first to blame one side.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           Then you must have a hard time comprehending English because I have never supported any faction over another. I have supported CIVILIANS over ARMIES definitely but never supported any so called “leader” over another.
          Now if you are going to make accusations then please provide proof. Thank you in advance and have a nice day :)

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           Btw it is obvious you don’t comprehend English very well because it is WRITE and not “wright”. No need to thank me for that free English lesson :)

        • Hannibal

          Blasphemy you wrote Gods (plural)… There is but ONE God… Abon daabit el koll… yuura wa man la yuura… ilaah 7aq min ilaah 7aq… 

      • FreetheME

        Well excuse me for the typo Preview.

        • dateam

          the lack of intellect and commonsense by some is just mind boggling

      • dateam

        preview where in my comment did you get the impression that im one sided please explain? yes the weapons of the hzb are a problem and need to be addressed but if the best way to address them is having this assir do it then god help us all….and where is your criticism of everyone? i made a comment above about assir actions and all hannibal can do is say a xmas tree is a beautiful thing…we know that but what about his actions…you cant build a state by saying this side can do that because that side does that….since 2006 we have been waiting for a national defense strategy first thing m14 did after the war was cancel conscription why? isnt having these young guys in the army for a year to build national patriotism better than having all these groups pick them up? we have an enemy on the border that has conscription for every male and female at the age of 18…..secondly how is going to be done? its more complicated than simply handing weapons in isnt it? where will these weapons be stored are you going to stick them in a warehouse so israel can come in and bomb it? you need to talk sense and lay things out on the table…its all wrong everything is wrong and until you have real politicians willing to lay things out on the table then this is the status qou…..thye other day a group of lebanese were killed by the syrian army…why is daher telling us who they are? is it not the job of the foreign,defense and interior minister to do that? i could sit here all day and analaise and tell you where i believe the faults are in OUR country from everyone….to call someone sectarian simply because you dont agree or dont understand their comments is the very fundamental issue with this country….you dont know me …..what if i told my wife is from a different religion……what if i told you i have cousins married to muslims? would that make a difference….assumptions are the mother of all f ups….im simply saying you cant just justify a wrong with another wrong …

        • FreetheME

          Dateam my friend, Your reply to preview is to confusing for him to comprehend. All people like preview want to hear is kill Assad, Destroy Iran, and Squash Hezbollah. I mean what do you expect from a person like preview who supports blogs posted by that lunatic wargame. 

        • Hannibal

          All people like preview, and BTW real Lebanese are saying, free Syria, Give back Iran to its legitimate people not to those crazy Mullahs and get Hezbollah to join the LAF under one Lebanese umbrella… If this is too hard for you to comprehend then civil strife will follow and it won’t be pretty for either side… That simple that a 7maar from the jnoub can get it…

    • Hannibal

      A xmas tree is beautiful, lit up and a sign for peace and lights and happiness… Why tear it down? On the other hand…

      • dateam

        yes thats right…i just hope the salafis see it that way….im just bemused by some of the mentality…right is right and wrong is wrong….what are you saying here that they were entitled to tear them down? but if they tear down a xmas tree then it becomes a problem?

      • FreetheME

        Although I am not Christian Hannibal, I agree with you. Nothing like seeing the joy on a child face when he or she wake up on Christmas day and sees the presents under the tree.

      • dateam

        in reference to your below comment….firstly for someone who claims they want a free state and all to live as one you shouldnt be calling people from the south donkeys…again assuming how do you know im from the south? secondly i dont care about syria or iran i care about lebanon…if this is what the syrian people have chosen then its their decision and they have to live with it…we had our turn and noone was there for us were they?…seal our border dont let anyhting in or out and dont get involved…as for iran who are we to tell a population of 85million people what to do when we as a population of 4 million cant get it right….

        • Hannibal

          Who are you is right on… Who am I? I am Hannibal reincarnate, the conqueror of Rome… I can say to Iran whatever I want… Mullahs go home… Let your people go free…
          I did not say you are from the jnoub all I said is a 7maar from the jnoub can understand that… If you want I can say a 7maar from Cyprus would too…

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           “.as for iran who are we to tell a population of 85million”

          If that said country is interfering in Lebanon’s internal affairs then the Lebanese have every right to a “population of 85 million people what to do”!!!

          Interesting how you refer to the people from the south as “people” but you refer to sunni muslims as “salafis”. lol

    • Leborigine

      Pretty sure you have heard of this Lebanese saying – “2el mael bi jorr 2el mael wal 2amal bi jorr 2al sibaen”.
      When HA run around like thugs and get away with what they want, whats to stop other people from doing it. I’m not saying that I agree with what Assir did, but how can you blame him when HA went to the heart of the airport and escorted that criminal sayyed from the legitimate authorities to his safehouse????? How can you blame Assir from tearing down posters when HA go to the heart of the Druze paradise to spy on Jumblatt??

      I hope you understand why we need a strong national army and why HA should disarm!

  • dateam

    a couple of weeks ago assir 15 year old son was pulled over by police for driving daddy’s car without a license? what did assir do? he came down with his men brandishing weapons and held a gun to the policemans head and told him to let him go…During a rally in Sidon in south Lebanon, Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir accused Hezbollah and Amal Movement leaders of dictating Shiite decisions and stressed that his people want to live in peace with all sects, including Sunnis, Shiites and Christians….before that when the shiites were putting up posters for their ashoura his men came down and started tearing them down then brandished their weapons and started firing…2 of his men died and a 17 year old kid died who was standing in front of his dads shop…..are they going to start tearing down xmas trees now as well?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

       When you criticize all sides equally then you will be taken seriously but until then you are nothing but a sectarian with an agenda.

      • FreetheME

        And what do you call yourself. I mean for Gods sake Preview. Either you don’t know what you wright. Or somebody else does the writing for you. You are always the first to blame one side.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           Then you must have a hard time comprehending English because I have never supported any faction over another. I have supported CIVILIANS over ARMIES definitely but never supported any so called “leader” over another.
          Now if you are going to make accusations then please provide proof. Thank you in advance and have a nice day :)

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           Btw it is obvious you don’t comprehend English very well because it is WRITE and not “wright”. No need to thank me for that free English lesson :)

        • Hannibal

          Blasphemy you wrote Gods (plural)… There is but ONE God… Abon daabit el koll… yuura wa man la yuura… ilaah 7aq min ilaah 7aq… 

      • FreetheME

        Well excuse me for the typo Preview.

        • dateam

          the lack of intellect and commonsense by some is just mind boggling

      • dateam

        preview where in my comment did you get the impression that im one sided please explain? yes the weapons of the hzb are a problem and need to be addressed but if the best way to address them is having this assir do it then god help us all….and where is your criticism of everyone? i made a comment above about assir actions and all hannibal can do is say a xmas tree is a beautiful thing…we know that but what about his actions…you cant build a state by saying this side can do that because that side does that….since 2006 we have been waiting for a national defense strategy first thing m14 did after the war was cancel conscription why? isnt having these young guys in the army for a year to build national patriotism better than having all these groups pick them up? we have an enemy on the border that has conscription for every male and female at the age of 18…..secondly how is going to be done? its more complicated than simply handing weapons in isnt it? where will these weapons be stored are you going to stick them in a warehouse so israel can come in and bomb it? you need to talk sense and lay things out on the table…its all wrong everything is wrong and until you have real politicians willing to lay things out on the table then this is the status qou…..thye other day a group of lebanese were killed by the syrian army…why is daher telling us who they are? is it not the job of the foreign,defense and interior minister to do that? i could sit here all day and analaise and tell you where i believe the faults are in OUR country from everyone….to call someone sectarian simply because you dont agree or dont understand their comments is the very fundamental issue with this country….you dont know me …..what if i told my wife is from a different religion……what if i told you i have cousins married to muslims? would that make a difference….assumptions are the mother of all f ups….im simply saying you cant just justify a wrong with another wrong …

        • FreetheME

          Dateam my friend, Your reply to preview is to confusing for him to comprehend. All people like preview want to hear is kill Assad, Destroy Iran, and Squash Hezbollah. I mean what do you expect from a person like preview who supports blogs posted by that lunatic wargame. 

        • Hannibal

          All people like preview, and BTW real Lebanese are saying, free Syria, Give back Iran to its legitimate people not to those crazy Mullahs and get Hezbollah to join the LAF under one Lebanese umbrella… If this is too hard for you to comprehend then civil strife will follow and it won’t be pretty for either side… That simple that a 7maar from the jnoub can get it…

    • Hannibal

      A xmas tree is beautiful, lit up and a sign for peace and lights and happiness… Why tear it down? On the other hand…

      • dateam

        yes thats right…i just hope the salafis see it that way….im just bemused by some of the mentality…right is right and wrong is wrong….what are you saying here that they were entitled to tear them down? but if they tear down a xmas tree then it becomes a problem?

      • FreetheME

        Although I am not Christian Hannibal, I agree with you. Nothing like seeing the joy on a child face when he or she wake up on Christmas day and sees the presents under the tree.

      • dateam

        in reference to your below comment….firstly for someone who claims they want a free state and all to live as one you shouldnt be calling people from the south donkeys…again assuming how do you know im from the south? secondly i dont care about syria or iran i care about lebanon…if this is what the syrian people have chosen then its their decision and they have to live with it…we had our turn and noone was there for us were they?…seal our border dont let anyhting in or out and dont get involved…as for iran who are we to tell a population of 85million people what to do when we as a population of 4 million cant get it right….

        • Hannibal

          Who are you is right on… Who am I? I am Hannibal reincarnate, the conqueror of Rome… I can say to Iran whatever I want… Mullahs go home… Let your people go free…
          I did not say you are from the jnoub all I said is a 7maar from the jnoub can understand that… If you want I can say a 7maar from Cyprus would too…

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/QUHCMQH262LEGPZCMEGORVMP2I Preview

           “.as for iran who are we to tell a population of 85million”

          If that said country is interfering in Lebanon’s internal affairs then the Lebanese have every right to a “population of 85 million people what to do”!!!

          Interesting how you refer to the people from the south as “people” but you refer to sunni muslims as “salafis”. lol

    • Leborigine

      Pretty sure you have heard of this Lebanese saying – “2el mael bi jorr 2el mael wal 2amal bi jorr 2al sibaen”.
      When HA run around like thugs and get away with what they want, whats to stop other people from doing it. I’m not saying that I agree with what Assir did, but how can you blame him when HA went to the heart of the airport and escorted that criminal sayyed from the legitimate authorities to his safehouse????? How can you blame Assir from tearing down posters when HA go to the heart of the Druze paradise to spy on Jumblatt??

      I hope you understand why we need a strong national army and why HA should disarm!