Jordan cleric supports bombings of Hezbollah in Lebanon


Jordanian cleric Abu Qatada

Jordanian Islamist cleric Abu Qatada, on trial for terrorism, said Thursday he supports a string of Al-Qaeda-linked bombings against the powerful Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah because it backs the Syrian government.

“I support the bombings in Beirut. The leader of Hezbollah (Hassan Nasrallah) sent fighters to Syria to back the regime. He is responsible for those killed in Lebanon,” Abu Qatada told reporters at the state security court in Amman.

“If Lebanon wants to protect itself, it should tell the party of the devil to get its fighters out of Syria,” he added in a swipe at Hezbollah, whose name in Arabic means party of God.

Since July, 10 blasts have hit Lebanon, six of them involving suicide bombers.

They have been claimed by various jihadist groups, some of them linked to organisations fighting in neighbouring Syria, including Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

The groups say they are targeting Lebanon’s Hezbollah for sending thousands of fighters into Syria to fight alongside the regime.

“The party of the devil started all of this. It should be pressured to get out of the Syrian conflict,” Abu Qatada added, describing the bombings in Lebanon as “self-defence operations.”

Britain expelled Abu Qatada last summer after Amman and London ratified a treaty guaranteeing that evidence obtained by torture would not be used in his retrial and that the proceedings would be transparent.

In 1999, the Palestinian-born preacher was condemned to death in absentia for conspiracy to carry out terror attacks, including on the American School in Amman.

The sentence was immediately commuted to life imprisonment with hard labour.

A year later, Abu Qatada was sentenced in absentia to 15 years for plotting to attack tourists in Jordan during millennium celebrations.

And videotapes of his sermons were allegedly found in the Hamburg flat of 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta.

He is being retried in both the 1999 and 2000 cases and has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

If convicted, he could face a minimum of 15 years’ hard labour.




71 responses to “Jordan cleric supports bombings of Hezbollah in Lebanon”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Guilty – by his own words. A terrorist.

    1. If you hate thieves do you punish him by breaking in his house and stealing something and becoming a thief your self ? shouldn’t a man of God be able to offer a superior solution for the masses ?

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        One would think so, Geo … but they do not. It’s all about revenge, seems to me. And those who follow the line seem pre-disposed to being the same. That’s their power-base.
        God has been described as vengeful … and the MEN seem to zero in on that line, don’t they? More often than women, although there are those too who have lost lovers.
        All the oither ‘cultural trappings’ are the least of the reasons – Love has been lost.
        For some, blown up by a bomb, it never began.

        1. 5th, this requires the serious and provocative side of Geo, no one has ever been as misunderstood or misrepresented as God has. especially in the middle east. land of confusion!!

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar

            (everyone else seems to be lost in the snow banks – might as well be serious, eh?)
            Well, yes. But where did that one begin?
            You are not the only one I have a conversation with on the concept right now, strangely enough. Here we are in Lebanon – Huge with Religion.
            The mother of a close friend may die if she doesn’t get treatment very soon. But she may die later – and as we know will eventually anyway. Since treatment isn’t offered without money, the odds are she will not live long – since the money can’t be found. And we all feel bad. The doctor questions ‘why’ this happens to good people, and feels bad along with the daughter for the whole event – yet is powerless to change a situation.
            Doctors WANT to cure. Children WANT to save. Friends WANT to help.
            ‘WHY’ has always been the big human question – and prayer isn’t helping.

            If there is no ‘Intervention’ by Doctors, we are left with ‘Nature’.
            If there is no intervention by God, again we are left with ‘Nature’.
            But the theory is, that God created Nature … and at this stage of human knowledge we should agree that Nature doesn’t really change radically or fast – if it did none of us would be here discussing the snow – we would either be frozen under it, or boiling with the rocks. I assume God doesn’t change what He created. It is what it is.
            At times, some have said He intervened. I think that too is part of Nature. But generally speaking, ALL the Prayers going up for those in distress do not change what humans do to other humans, or what Natural bugs do to humans either. Nature is constant.
            Humans adapted to it, or died.
            Humans have ONE other choice when wishing for a ‘natural’ life – to adapt to each other, or die fighting over it. God isn’t getting in the way of human choice.
            Choosing to follow a despot or a religionist promoting killing is a simple choice.
            God hasn’t changed the nature of the human – or any other form of ‘life’ here – except by adaptation to Nature.
            We CAN make a choice about life. I think best to love it, be happy to have known love in it, and only be sad it is finite – naturally.

          2. patriotss Avatar

            a child’s hand is reached by the father through the mothers hand, that is nature, look back at your own childhood ???

            the mother of god always listens
            it is through the womb of the mother a child is conceived by the (God) willing father,
            and the love of a father for his child is through the womb of the mother????

            hail marry the blessed mother of God……….?????????

          3. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Morning Patriotss … seems you have electricity. And a little RC background. 🙂
            I admit to having a relatively good childhood in a loving family. Not rich with money, but with love and care … and regular religiosity. They believed – just didn’t use it against anyone; and kept it in the home except on Sunday. Tolerated the rest of life such as it was, and those who were not ‘the same’. Worked hard for us kids – who ended up slightly different, but I like to think also not ‘bad’, and who in turn carried that love forward as much as possible, while being allowed to contemplate all the input they could find.
            (I was a ‘reader’ – wish I had done more – time goes …. 😉
            There was also a lot of ‘change’ in 70 years. One needed a solid base to try to understand what was important and the question of ‘why’ came up often.
            At the moment I am comfortable with my personal answers. Sorry if they disturb.

          4. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Thoughts are what we have when we don’t know for certain.

          5. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Some should not be so locked in that they can’t be changed.

          6. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            I only lock in what I know for certain, therefore no need for change. Everything else is negotiable.

          7. Hind Abyad Avatar

            There’s no child of God, it’s Roman Latin Catholic Church’s invention, not where Christianity was born. God is not Jesus father. Jesus never said “I’m the son of God”, he reffered to him as father to all. God can’t be Mary and Jesus father, it would be incest.

          8. I guess it is time for God to send another prophet to explain all this to us… We are all confused 😉

            The chosen one should come from Africa… specifically from Darfur. We never had a black prophet 😛

            “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”


          9. cook2half Avatar

            “I guess it is time for God to send another prophet” Sent already lol

          10. Prophettttt Avatar

            Here I come;With open heart and open arms. Listen and

          11. OH YOU??? what is first order of business, Bunnies? yeah You will have may followers lol.

          12. Prophettttt Avatar

            First order of business; Brazilian wax for all bunnies,lol

          13. My prophet (PBUY) 😉
            Waiting for your guidance 😛 lol

          14. Hind Abyad Avatar

            They are beautifull songs, also the Coptic, Orthodox, Greek are same.
            This song sounded very much like the Greek. Maronites were Orthodox before the Catholic Church, (200 years later). Orthodox in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Greeks and Copts, the Easter greeting is “el Massih Am”, the other responds
            “Am el Massih”. The song sounded Aramean. Latest archeology fidings proves, Arameans (Canaanits) inhabited Damascus, and Jerusalem most certainly was not founded by the Jews, but by the Canaanits.

          15. Very Sad… They (ALL) could have spared it… A BIG mistake for humanity and history.

          16. IraniAngel Avatar

            hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh on the darfur part, no no, i loved ur entire post!!!!!!! :)))))

          17. 100 % correct teaching of trinity not scriptual but an indeed promoted by catholic church.

          18. patriotss Avatar

            it seems that you are a smart person and that everything has a logical explanation for all the things you read and investigate, therefore i can’t explain and teach you… so if you deny that there is no logical explanation that mary the blessed virgin is the mother of God and the holy trinity are three divine in one God, i’m sure if you ask the same question to the mother of God or God the blessed trinity you will receive an answer the first will be to you if you are a mother or to your mother, and the second answer will be in something to do with 3 to you if you are a mother or to your mother,

          19. Hind Abyad Avatar

            It has nothing to do with my intelligence..

          20. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Now I know why women should keep quite, especially in public.

          21. Hind Abyad Avatar

            I said nothing wrong it’s Orthodox before Rome..did you ever hear Yassouh ibn Allah? Christ comes from Greek Kristos, a translasion of Meshia in Hebrew, same as it was in Arabic Massih, we are called Massihieh in Arabic.
            Yassouh el Massih, not son of God.

          22. Hi Hind, nothing to say but a happy sunday to you and the rest:) btw after talking to btru cement wall I started smoking again after 30 years….sorry.

            just kidding, back to silliness being serious here is hopeless.

          23. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Hi Geo i confesse i didn’t stop to smoke, but, much much less, the problem is, if i smoke i feel sick.. when i stop i feel sick itoo..

          24. Thanks for confession but remember I have a birdie? 🙂 she tells me everything 🙂 but dont worry I like you the same regardless but If you quit sooner I will keep you longer and even Doron in one comment said that you are irreplaceable. A compliment from a zionist how about that lol!

          25. Hind Abyad Avatar

            I know you have a birdie, that’s it, that explain why you knew i light ‘some’ cigarette.. Doron means (discouraging hard head 🙂

          26. Good morning 5th ,
            Your reply reflects scrapings from the bottom of the heart and I appreciate that greatly. If I had to name a prime suspect behind all the trouble humanity has faced I would call it FALSHOOD!!! false people false ads false friends false ingredients or misrepresentation of any kind would leave you disappointed sooner or later with less faith and trust. it is hard to live comfortably and at peace if you have to be on guard all the time because it is not written of the forehead who the person or persons are that surround you so it generally takes time to get an accurate picture of who and what you are dealing with in life. it seems like a treasure hunt to find important truths we need to rely on in our everyday decisions but the walls or false are many and if we mistake a false friend or partner for a true one we wont escape the cost of the toll sooner or later.
            I don’t blame anyone from running from religion or followers and discounting any help from what appears to be an absentee God but I maintain blame for all the false people and entity that have done that damage. if a treasure ever existed you can not stop seeking it because of previous empty findings. 🙂

          27. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Some people’s including myself at times can’t identify treasure when it’s there infront of our faces, I guess one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Further, sometimes we treat our treasure like trash and hold on to trash like it’s treasure.

          28. What you stated is so true and relevant that I could have used it as icing on the cake to finish my comment 🙂

  2. cook2half Avatar

    the muslim deceives and grabs

  3. nagy_michael2 Avatar

    man this dude looks like Nassrallah.. i am just curious if they’re related but still hate each other..
    God when are we get rid of these sheiks and mullahs..

    1. The real lebanese Avatar
      The real lebanese

      Preaches the same too.

    2. They are related… they are both descendants of mohammad.

      1. your argument can be refuted. i can say we are all descendants of adam and eve, or we are all descendants of evolved organisms and take it up a notch and say we are all stardust(which is true by the way, but it’s irrelevant in politics). i don’t understand all this hate towards hezbollah. hezbollah(resistance) wouldn’t exist if there was no zionist israel(oppressor). and iran wouldn’t be what it is today if america didn’t meddle all around the world, causing debt and suffering to many countries(and there are tons of well documented facts about this). it’s very easy to place blame on anything without looking at the root problem. also hezbollah isn’t creating any sectarian strife unlike other paranoid groups. also i don’t understand how it’s okay for so many people to join the war in syria but “oh no, how dare hezbollah join the war blabla” such childish hypocrisy.
        besides islam is part of abrahamic religions & it all started with judaism so go thank them for all the misunderstanding problems we have in this world. thanks.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Jewish-fried potatoes? 😉

          1. Hind Abyad Avatar

            What’s with the brain? Baby talk.

          2. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Sometimes, like a picture, it only needs a few words.

          3. Admit it My silliness is contageous :)P

          4. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Now I have to hide like your favourite neighbour ….

          5. Hind Abyad Avatar

            And you’re lecturing me on my views about the “menace”?

          6. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Me? Lecture?

          7. Hind Abyad Avatar

            Big lecture to me; try to get offff human right useless issues, and there you are passionetely hating..

          8. 5thDrawer Avatar

            errrr …. hating what?? The fact a neutral speech got suddenly pointed?
            I only mentioned it … 😉
            And I like French Fries too. :-))

          9. why? be clear.

          10. 5thDrawer Avatar

            You were going good there, until the last line … ‘it all started with … ‘ :-)))

          11. so you liked it… it makes me glad. now we can glide forever into nano-cyberspace and meet beauty pageants that fart light-bulbs. right on bro.
            but then you didn’t like it. or maybe you liked it more because it made you feel intelligent and so now we can prance in the prairies like leprechauns. cool.

          12. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Skiing with models was a better idea …. 😉

        2. Potatoes… Potatoes… Potatoes…
          Where in my sentence have I taken any sides or stances.
          It happens that I agree with you 100%.
          However, as a Lebanese who lived through wars (and did not really live) wasting my youth and life I am just asking as MOST Lebanese to fight in Syria and spare Lebanon. I do not want to stand in the way of any ambitious martyr JUST please take it to Syria and fight it off. Stop blowing Lebanese innocents up… Is that too much to ask?
          On another hand, any aggression against Lebanon should be met with resistance from ALL of Lebanese, be it Hezbollah or any other movement or party as Lebanese… BUT I as other silent majority refuse to have the wars of others on our soil.
          Simple enough?
          Thank you for reminding me I come from stardust… I am depressed now as I thought God made me out of nothing 😉

          1. You were born standing up.. at the Gym 🙂

          2. Mom was athletic… She did win many medals in swimming competitions. So here you have it… I may have very well been born at sea… That explains my love of Sushi. 😉

          3. Hind please dont read my reply to Hannibal. My father was athletic (forward reverse exersices) more rabbit than father like. one too many happy endings resulted in the start of my misery and now I serve a life sentence over the whole thing… connection but I like sushi too bro 🙂

          4. Hind Abyad Avatar

            No miracle happened in your life sentence 🙂 ?

          5. HInd HInd, I tell you not to read and I delete most of what I said to make sure you dont read it but the curiousity got the cat lol, all good friend many miracles but the problem is within, maybe no serotonin in my DNA or just bent out of shape long ago,,,,next time obey me I am older than you 🙂

          6. Hind Abyad Avatar

            All right..

          7. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Geo will LOVE this one … 😉 Great place to drive ….

          8. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Sorry Geo … had not read your bit about your cousin before posting that … was not intended to be related to it.

          9. Nothing to be sorry for 5th 🙂 shhh don’t tell but I have taken a red prancing horse on an airport runway before….less dusty 🙂

          10. you didn’t take sides you just grouped opposite sides(hezbollah/al-qaida) into one.

            it’s kinda like saying “oh jesus christ/ku klux klan, they’re related.”

            i also am not happy with what’s happening in syria and it’s repercussions on lebanon but i already explained my view in what i wrote above.

            i know many people with different religious backgrounds & i saw in them what’s human instead of symbols passed on from older generations.
            & and i feel such comments(labeling someone by his background religion) are disrespective & create more fundamentalism/misunderstanding or maybe they’re not who knows.
            anyways this is a loop conversation type of thing that can be talked about for hours without solution. i didn’t come here to make friends or enemies. i just wrote what i had in mind at that moment. & tried to be as objective as possible.

            i’m not sure if you’ve read “confessions of an economic hitman” read it if you have time, it’s better than most of the hasbara hoola hoop i see in certain comments. and if you don’t wanna read it, don’t read it man.

          11. I did read that book long time ago…
            and in your statement it should be disrespectful NOT disrespective…
            Back to the book… I wish our nation acts like that to protect its interests… It is not humane but it follows the rules of survival of the fittest… Look at the MidEast do you see anyone acting in behest of its people? Did Saddam? Qaddafi? Assad? Saudis? Lebanese despots? WHO?
            Before we criticize others we should look at ourselves… Religion IS OUR SCOURGE! So yes screw all of them AND their beards.

          12. i agree. deep down bill hicks used to be my teenage years hero. i like many aspects of sufi, zen buddhist, orthodox christian ideologies, but what we see in the world is pure retarded. also religion should be individualistic and not forced unto another by violence. therefore non dogmatic.
            there should be a symbiotic relationship between the east and the west, one filling the other’s gap instead of one forcing itself unto the other. anyway..

  4. patriotss Avatar

    a holy man of Islam that incites killing of anyone is not holy but is a devil,

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar

      Look at your “holy” man above.

      1. patriotss Avatar

        i’m not understanding what you mean

      2. patriotss Avatar

        i’m not understanding what you mean

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar

          a holy man of Islam you say, a cleric” (Catholic definition) YaLibnan says. He “encites killing” and is being convicted for terrorisme. Sunni extremists are not considered true Sunni religion in Lebanon and Syria, according to Lebanese friends case-closed.
          Above famous Rabbi Hartman “cleric” urging Sharon: “Very simple, wipe them out”.
          He incites genocice is he a holy man of Judaisme? Zionists revere him, this is
          a bad signe, are you Christian Evangelist?

  5. Hezbollah is fighting your likes in Syria so why not keep it in Syria and leave us alone?

  6. Hind Abyad Avatar

    Here’s another cleric (Rabbi). NYT obit of Rabbi Hartman left out his urging Sharon:
    Very simply, wipe them out.
    They have same happy smile. May be cousins?

    1. He looks like satan!

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