Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed Assir, the Imam of Bilal bin Rabah Mosque accused Hezbollah of being behind the Kfar Zebian incident . He told the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Anbaa that he was welcomed by the hundreds in all the Christian towns that his convoy passed through
Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir decided to go skiing Thursday on the occasion of Prophet Mohmmad’s birthday and headed to Farayya slopes but residents of Kfar Zebian didn’t fancy him there and blocked the road to the ski area according to local reports . Thursday is a national holiday in Lebanon.
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 […]
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman ordered the arrest of those responsible for the clash between Sunni and Shiite Muslim gunmen in the southern city of Sidon that left three people dead. Suleiman warned against the “dangers of sliding toward internal conflict,” the official National News Agency said today.
Three people were killed on Sunday when fighting broke out in the Lebanese coastal city of Sidon between followers of a Sunni Salafist preacher and supporters of the Lebanese Shiite militant movement Hezbollah, a security official said.
Security officials say shooting between Sunni and Shiite Muslim gunmen in Al Taamir neighborhood in Ain El-Helwe Palestinian camp resulted in the death of one man and the wounding of four others. The officials say the clashes between followers of hardline Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir and members of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah
Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir slammed on Sunday Hezbollah for launching the unmanned drone flown over Israeli territory and said this demonstrated the Shiite party’s disrespect for President Michel Suleiman and for national dialogue.
With Syrian rebels sheltering in Lebanese border towns and Syrian Army troops planting land mines on both sides of the border, Lebanese fears of getting dragged into the conflict are rising.
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, […]
The strife goes back to the Lebanese civil war. The Alawite Arab Democratic Party fought alongside the Syrian army against the Sunni Islamist Tawhid Movement.