March 14 Calls for Reconciliation in Tripoli as Saniora Says Syria Leading Sunnis to Extremismإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The March 14 camp announced on Sunday the Tripoli Declaration, which calls for national reconciliation in the city.
It said: “The reconciliation should be held after calm has been restored in Tripoli.”
It made the announcement during a March 14 conference on “Coexistence in the North is a Joint National Responsibility” held in the northern city of Tripoli.
“The North has suffered at the hands of the Syrian regime through its local pawns that are backed by Iran,” the conferees added.
They demanded that those linked to the bombings and violence in the city be brought to justice.
They also called on the security forces and army to deal firmly and fairly with any attempt to create unrest.
“Trust must be restored between the people and the state through bringing to justice all those who have wronged the city,” they declared, while highlighting the need to combat poverty in Tripoli.
The conferees agreed to the formation of a committee to follow up on the decisions of the conference and make sure that they are being implemented.
Earlier on Sunday, head of the Mustaqbal bloc MP Fouad Saniora accused the Syrian regime of seeking to lead Lebanon's Sunnis towards extremism, but stressed that it will fail in its plot.
He declared at the opening of the conference: “The Sunnis will not fall victim to the regime's plot to create strife and division in Lebanon.”
“Lebanon's Sunni's have always been moderate and they have always respected the state,” he stressed.
He accused the Syrian regime of leading them towards extremism in order to target the state's institutions, especially the army.
“The regime wants the Lebanese people to yield to it, but they will not surrender because Lebanon is stronger than the plots being devised against it,” added Saniora.
“The conspiracy against Lebanon will fail because the people's will to live will persevere,” he continued.
“We are committed to a Lebanon of coexistence, freedom, and democracy,” he said.
Lebanon will not succumb to Persian, American, or European plans, he remarked.
Moreover, the head of the Mustaqbal bloc noted that Lebanon was victorious against the Syrian regime in the past and it will not surrender to it or extremism.
“We reject extremism displayed by any power. We reject extremism demonstrated by some Christians, some Shiites, and some Sunnis,” he declared.
He therefore demanded the formation of a government that does not consist of political party figures, the withdrawal of Hizbullah fighters from Syria, and the deployment of the army along the border with Syria.
Tripoli had been plagued by numerous rounds of clashes between the rival Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighborhoods.
They have gained in intensity since the eruption of the unrest in Syria in March 2011.
The clashes have been linked to the conflict in Syria, with Bab al-Tabbaneh supporting Syrian rebels and Jabal Mohsen backing the Syrian regime.
yeah they are all moderate like Assir, and jouzou
oh wasn't Jouzou proclaming that they need to cut the throat of christians during the civil war?
Only short minded and extremists forget History about such moderated guys
yes peace, saniora is amusing ...hahahaha
Spoken like a true statesman. Bhannik Siniora. This is the kind of leaders we need to lead the sunni sect. Lebanese sunnis are the most moderate, the most advanced sunnis of all the arab world. And evil Assad wants to transform them into extrimists. And evil assad will fail.
This moderate denounced it. Read link below line 19.
Despite all the humiliation that HA made most lebanese go through, Mustakbal still did not fight them.
Mustakbal is the most moderate sunni party in the arab world. Those who dont like mustakbal are anti sunni sectarians
I like debating with you. However your last 2 lines were massively arrogant. for the sake of the fun of future debates, i will pretend u never wrote them.
Just because you are M14, does that make you a supporter of Assir? Nobody I know who is M14 supports Assir. The LF part of M14 as I understand supports Sunni moderates like we have in Beirut, but are against takfiri/salafi. It is frustrating when I hear that just because you are pro-M14, means you support Assir... Does anyone really believe LF people want people with long bears, and women scarfed up head to toe? This is ridiculous. I understand in Syria one can not distinguish between the two (moderates and extreme), but in Lebanon, there is a big difference. Its too difficult to debate when we make these comments.
if you support a football team does it make you a player of that team or somebody who pays the salaries of the players? LOL ....
Assir was telling the truth, just he got trapped by hizbos and made the mistake to use violence...
But then it's easy to call for peace while seating in Europe, while sunnis in lebanon get arrested and humiliated coz they have beards or niqabs...
I am moderate, but do not believe just because you are against HA weapons, or Syrian regime, that you want Assir to strive, or want them to battle HA. I understand why HA weapons breed extremism in Lebanon, and that Sunni were embarrassed by HA a few years ago over HA telephone lines... Although I do not believe in the purity of HA weapons in Lebanon, only being used for Israel... I do not want Assir, I would rather have HA then Salafi, and I would trust HA more if they were more Lebanese and less pro Iran. Just because I'm Christian, does not make me Pro-Poland, or Greece or Italy...
@lebroar: In your post above, you clearly stated you are an Alawi from Jabal Houran and you are a staunch supporter of the Baath regime. I respect your convictions and loyalties. My question is: Do you favor the enrollment of women warriors in the resistance?
Do you have a toll-free number like 1-900-xxx-xxx?
please, take a day off..... I will pay for it, Please!
to all m14rs:
each time there is an open subject m8ers jump to accuse us of being salafis or asir supporters, or KSA supporters,...
while we all know these tactics, all they want is to put us on the defensive in order to divert the discussion when the subject is not to their liking.
I suggest to report any person who issues such accusations on the ground they are being extremists and sectarian.
on the other hand, let us just disregard such stupid accusations and keep our conversation moderate as we are.
hizbushaitan is an Iranian extremist terrorist militia and nothing should divert us from rejecting them each and every day.
37 minutes ago Tripoli News Network: A gas cylinder exploded in the house of a janitor in the Abi Samra area, sparking a blaze. The janitor was later identified as mowaten who hails from the neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen.
don't report them geha please, discuss and argument, it's the only way.
Show them how silly they sound calling anti-Iran cannibal, heart-eaters, terrorists, salafists, takfiris, etc...
The North has suffered at the hands of Lebanese Sunni Extremists & Sunni Terrorist in Syria & through their local pawns that are backed by Saudi Arabia.
kindly remove the roar totally.
his posts are nothing but insults to everyone who dare to post a comment he does not like.
same goes for southern, mowaten and ft.
why are we subjected to their insults? at least gives us a forum where extremist terrorist Iranians cannot make use of their weapons to silence us!
Dear Geha;; I totally agree with your comment. This character and his gang of fakes do nothing but insult users and post personal attacks. He is absolutely repulsive and should be banned.
Thank God you arrived Flamethrower in the knick of time! Your other self was getting out of control and your presence was necessary to lend him some moral support. Allah Yihmeek Ya Rabb for exposing their lies with logic and facts. I enjoy your posts more than the articles on this site.
Hilweh Haiydeh:)))) ++++++
37 minutes ago Tripoli News Network: A gas cylinder exploded in the house of a janitor in the Abi Samra area, sparking a blaze. The janitor was later identified as a mowaten by the name of Flamethrower who hails from the Southern neighborhood of Saksakiyeh.
Why you need to resort to insults @Flamethrower? Why?
What is leading Sannis to lunacy (Fouad l'Israelien Saniora calls them extermists because they are Dr. Arreet 7akeh's minnohou) is that friggin genteic mutation that affects all Sannis, and consequently the Christian Sannis, and that is known by its scientific term as Sannis Lunaticus Berserki. Google it.
Here here, religion is something you practice when you are alone or in the mosque or church, its not a fashion show, its not look at how holy I am, do you think in great nations they waste their time or energy on telling people what's right and what's wrong according to books written hundreds of years ago??? No they have better things to do with their time. Look at your neighbor shiaa, Sunni or Christian what is the difference? Don't we look the same? No one chose his religion he was born into it.
Be careful gentlemen, the_snore is hard at work and ready to "slap" anyone that disagrees :-)
none of your* posts
So in that context patriot we can say take a long hard look in the mirror and you will see the child killer in you? Or the killer of defenseless injured teens?
maybe relax with the cannibal thing there were a lot of atrocities committed other than some idiot chewing on someone's heart. Its all documented. You can see both sides on you tube. Can we agree on that? In the Lebanese war many atrocities were committed but no could video them like today. War is war, its not pretty.
*but could not video them