Al Assir : Lebanon is occupied by Iran

Bilal bin Rabah mosque Imam Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir commented on the request to interrogate him by saying: “Our problem is not linked to the Shiite sect but to the Iranian project . The Iranian project overshadows our country and we will not remain silent” , adding: ” Lebanon is occupied by Iran,” LBC quoted him […]

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 […]

Analysis: A Void for Sunnis in Lebanon

As spillover from the civil war in Syria continues to unsettle Lebanon, the prolonged absence of Saad Hariri, the country’s former prime minister and leader of its Sunni community, has created a political vacuum of sorts, as his influence has declined and new voices have emerged. Mr. Hariri, whose father, former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, […]