Marada Movement chief and former presidential candidate MP Suleiman Franjieh warned Lebanon’s Christians on Sunday against extremism and urged them to be moderate and a unifying force, stressing that “extremism would draw counter-extremism.”
“The role of Christians must be unifying,” Franjieh said during a meeting with physicians and university professors from Marada and other parties.
“The interest of Christians lies in openness and committing to their identity, seeing as openness is strength and submission is weakness, and any extremism would draw counter-extremism,” Franjieh warned.
“Moderation brings everyone together,” he stressed.
Franjieh added “we had a chance to build a state and we wasted it by building spheres of influence inside institutions.”
“Our salvation lies in our unity and consensus on principles and constants through which we achieve a unified vision for a unified country,” Franjieh went on to say.