Lebanese Leaders Mark Anniversary of al-Sadr's Disappearance

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Lebanon's leaders on Friday made statements commemorating Imam Moussa al-Sadr, the revered founder of the AMAL Movement who disappeared during a visit to Libya forty years ago.

President Michel Aoun said Sadr “struggled for Lebanon's unity and its message of coexistence,” wishing he was still present in Lebanon to represent “a source of inspiration in political life and to be an icon for rapprochement, openness and keenness on people's interests.”

“We remember a spiritual and humanitarian leader who dedicated himself to defend Lebanon and coexistence among its sons. His disappearance is a cause that concerns all Lebanese,” Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri tweeted.

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea meanwhile announced that Sadr's forced disappearance was similar to the assassination of “Bashir Gemayel, Kamal Jumblat and Rafik Hariri.”

“They do not want Lebanon to rise,” Geagea added, referring to the perpetrators.

“They have not succeeded but they are still trying,” the LF leader went on to say.

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Thumb whyaskwhy 31 August 2018, 19:46

A lot of lip service by all, Clown and the Imam were sworn enemies back in the day so were the Quwat and Amal. If this is done to aid national unity its fine however they cover the cake a bit to thick by using the usual acronyms and innuendos "they don't want Lebanon to rise" no pun intended lol. On the other hand Amal needs to bury the Imam and his story in peace and move on instead of sticking to the old wives tales and beliefs of who killed him, hes dead period and not likely to come back you have Nassrallah or Berry to idolize now move on!