The Free Patriotic Movement refused on Friday to apologize over MP Michel Aoun’s remark that slain Sheikh Ahmed Abdul Wahed had liquor bottles in his car at the time of his death, rejecting Dar al-Fatwa’s demand for the apology.
The FPM press office said in a statement: “God has granted Aoun with the courage to say the truth and the courage to apologize when he has made a mistake.”
“God has also granted him with an education that calls for respecting the other and the other’s right to be different,” it added.
He believes in coexistence among the peoples of one country, it stressed.
“He hopes that God would grant the others the same courage to say the truth even if it hurts and apologize when they have committed an error or when they wrong someone,” said the FPM.
It hoped that those powers would not employ their sect as a political cover for their actions.
Furthermore, it suggested that Dar al-Fatwa examine the security forces’ report on the items found in Abdul Wahed’s car in order to confirm Aoun’s statements.
The lawmaker had stated on Tuesday that liquor bottles were found in Sheikh Abdul Wahed’s car.
Dar al-Fatwa accused Michel Aoun on Thursday of killing Sunni Sheikh Ahmed Abdul Wahed twice by claiming he was carrying liquor bottles in his car when he was killed at an army checkpoint in Kweikhat in Akkar in May.
“Aoun should apologize for publicly insulting Muslims and Ulemas in particular,” it said in a statement.
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