The Muslim Sunni community of the Levant, traditionally known for its liberal and moderate character, is becoming radicalized by the bloody events in Syria where a pre-dominantly Alawite regime has been using its armed forces to crush a 15-month-long uprising led by the Sunnis that make up over 80 percent of the country’s population.
Druze spiritual leader Sheikh Akl Naim Hassan condemned the murder of Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmad Abdel Wahid on Sunday, National News Agency reported. “ I call on everyone to practice self-restraint , calm down and be [wise],” NNA quoted Hassan as saying. Hassan offered his condolences to Dar el Fatwa , called for punishing the […]
By Randa Slim, CNN – The six-point peace plan for Syria proposed by Kofi Annan is doomed to fail for one simple reason: Neither President Bashar al-Assad nor the government opposition is interested in making it work.
Once-peaceful Syrian protesters are increasingly taking up arms to fight a six-month military crackdown, frustrated that President Bashar Assad remains in control while more than 2,700 demonstrators are dead
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.