Qabalan Urges the State to Disarm 'All Factions'إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The deputy head of the Higher Shiite Islamic Council, Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan, called on Wednesday on the authorities to disarm all factions of the society.
In his Eid al-Adha sermon, Qabalan “urged the state to disarm all factions and stop issuing licenses” to gunmen.
He said that the authorities should take “strong measures” against them.
“The land is protected through good deeds and not arms,” he added.
Qabalan urged all the people to come to their senses, have good deeds, be religious and become honest.
He said the people should recognize the rights of others and be responsible. “God urged us … to have patience.”
Addressing the waring parties in neighboring Syria, Qabalan said: “Enough with terrorism.”
Qabalan also asked Bahrain's rulers to “have mercy and steer clear of violence.”
He said “those supporting terrorism through their money and stances” will be held accountable by God.
Qabalan wondered why there was injustice and killing in Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq.
Eid al-Adha, which commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son at God's command, is the biggest Muslim holiday of the year.
Wednesday marks the first day of the Eid for Lebanon's Shiites.