Shiite Charities Negatively Affected by Decision to Cancel Iftars

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A decision by Shiite parties Hizbullah and AMAL to cancel daily iftars held throughout the holy month of Ramadan over security fears angered charities, al-Joumhouria newspaper reported on Saturday.

The daily said that charities complained about the decision, in particular those that follow Shiite scholar Sayyed Ali Fadlallah and Higher Shiite Islamic Council Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan.

There are fears that terrorists may infiltrate such events and blow themselves up.

Charities usually depend in their work on the donations offered during iftars.

The newspaper said that the relations between Hizbullah and Fadlallah and Qabalan deteriorated due to the decision, citing the party's intervention in the war raging in neighboring country Syria.

This the first time in several years that these organizations have canceled the iftars that were held even during the worst years of the civil war.

Last week, AMAL Movement announced that it is canceling all iftars that were scheduled to take place in different Lebanese regions “to preserve the safety” of the attendees.

However, no official statement has been issued by Hizbullah to confirm the decision.

A group calling itself the state of Damascus-Qalamoun recently vowed to carry out more attacks against Hizbullah and its agents.

Syria's civil war has spilled into Lebanon on numerous occasions and inflamed sectarian tensions. A series of car bombs have struck Shiite areas across Lebanon, killing dozens of people.

Sunni militants have claimed responsibility for the attacks to avenge Hizbullah, which has sent its fighters to Syria to help President Bashar Assad's troops in their fight against the rebels seeking to topple him.



Comments 6
Thumb Elemental 05 July 2014, 08:39

I shouldn't say Shia in general of Lebanon, moreso the Iranian implants. HA brought in on themselves, it's obvious, now they're stuck dealing with the consequences of this primitive feud. I feel more sorry for the regular Shia of Lebanon during this time, as they have to pay for Iran's mistakes. Let's not forget what happened when the normal Shia of Lebanon protested in front of the Iranian embassy not too long ago, all those "righteous" HA implants showed up, the wrest wrote itself. Anyhow implants, enjoy what you've caused.

Default-user-icon gharib (Guest) 05 July 2014, 10:36

badkoun teftarou 3ala mawta souria? eh ftarou sahtein!

Thumb Kalzyturks 05 July 2014, 14:08

It seems that we have

Flamthrower is another problem here too....

Thumb lebpatriot2333 05 July 2014, 18:07

Terrorists gimps frustrated with Shia power posting here.

Thumb lebpatriot2333 06 July 2014, 01:32

Go blow yourself up in a Sunni mosque terrorist

Thumb gaby 06 July 2014, 00:25

Keep it up people and soon we will all be standing in line for bread again. It'll be like fasting for ramadan but every day of the year.

I am disappointed with my muslim brothers and sisters (both shiaa and sunna) after seeing this picture.

There are a multitude of refugees in Lebanon living a miserable existence right now. I'm sure they would like to share a similar iftar experience.

Not to get all christian on everybody, but I get disappointed at how much the muslim community barks about Iraq, Palestine, etc. while they have several muslims right next door that they can help with food and a hug. No need for guns. I don't see media headlines of competing M8 and M14 food trucks handing out free food and zakat for those that need it.

Ramada mberke inshallah!