Saudi Mufti Calls for Putting an End to Hizbullah 'Aggression' in Syriaإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Saudi Arabia's top cleric urged governments and fellow clerics across the Muslim world to punish Hizbullah for its intervention in the Syrian civil war against the mainly Sunni rebels fighting to oust President Bashar Assad.
Grand mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Shaikh said Hizbullah's actions vindicated the Sunni-dominated kingdom's long suspicion of the group and its alliance with Shiite Iran.
"We urge all politicians and clerics to take substantial measures against this detestable sectarian group (Hizbullah) and all those backing it," Shaikh said in a speech carried by the official SPA news agency.
Shaikh welcomed an about-turn last month by influential Qatar-based Sunni cleric Youssef al-Qaradawi, who had previously backed Hizbullah, particularly after its 2006 war with Israel.
Qaradawi "has returned to the stance taken by the kingdom's top scholars and which was clear on this sectarian detestable movement ever since it was created," Shaikh said.
"We support" Qaradawi in his stance and call on "all clerics of the Muslim world to stick together and cooperate during this critical moment in history," he added.
In last month's speech, Qaradawi, who has millions of supporters around the Arab world, particularly in the ranks of the Muslim Brotherhood, said he had been at fault for previously backing Hizbullah and urged Sunni volunteers to join the Syrian rebels.
Hizbullah fighters spearheaded a devastating 17-day assault on the Syrian town of Qusayr near the Lebanese border which culminated on Wednesday with its recapture from the rebels.
The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council -- of which Saudi Arabia is the key member -- warned on Sunday that it could take measures against Hizbullah.
One GCC member, Bahrain, has already ordered steps against the group.
Hizbullah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem on Wednesday said “Qusayr's achievement dealt a severe blow to the American-Israeli-Takfiri scheme.”
Hizbullah chief Nasrallah had previously justified the group's involvement in Syria by saying they were defending Lebanese-inhabited border villages inside Syria and Shiite holy sites.
But during a May 25 speech marking the 13th anniversary of Israel's military withdrawal from Lebanon, Nasrallah said the Takfiris are the “most prevailing group in the Syrian opposition,” warning against a defeat against them in the ongoing war in Syria.
He said: “If Syria falls in the hands of the Takfiris and the United States, the resistance will become under a siege and Israel will enter Lebanon. If Syria falls, the Palestinian cause will be lost.”
Parmi les signes physiques distinctifs de l'Antechrist il y a le fait qu'il soit borgne. Il est impressionnant de voir qu'un nombre important de religieux Wahhabites et Salafistes-Takfiristes importants ont ce signe distinctif. Ils ont très souvent des visages marqués par la haine, la violence et semblent très excités et tourmentés. C'était juste une simple constatation, plutôt troublante.
honestly, these are not humans!
As a holy man a mufti should be preaching peace and tolerance which is the art of his teachings that he forgot.
Guys, this... well... umm... duh... handsome? and... well... umm... duh... sane? sanni cleric is the father of NostraBenzona, NostraGeha, NostraAllouchti, NostraGabbyMarch14, NostraPeace, NostraMustafaO3amYeghliGhali, their youngest sibling, NostraHarrier and pretty much all of the other NostraDamsles that everybody already knows well. As to the father of the daddy of all Nostras, Dr. Arreet 7akeh, we are still looking for the craziest, ugliest man with the most screwed-up genes. Hopefully, he is still alive somewhere. Otherwise, the mystery shall remain. One possibility is that the son might turn out to be his own father! I wouldn't underestimate Dr. Arreet 7akeh.
the grand hameer of saudi barbaria has spoken.
hezbollah is sectarian but calling to destroy all churches isnt?
see this donkey roasting in hell within a few
the world will be a better place without him
These Salafists are eating too much Raw Human Organs, everyday they are not just behaving like Savage Animals they even look like one! He needs to have the Jin Spirit driven out of his soul ..
You Christians are what we call in the Quran the people of the Book... and i believe one day the good christians will help us and stand beside us against tyranny and oppression and bring justice and freedom ... true freedom... Muslims are not Filth please don't call me that... But on the other hand the followers of HA and Assad and Zion Are!!!
I wish all the mullahs and so-called religious authorities stay away from politics. The problem is that Iran and the Hizb are dragging us into a sectarian war. Iran is 90 percent shia but we in the arab east are diverse and will suffer the brunt of this. The arab must wake up and stop following these leaders.
Laught it up. Qaradawi is a moderate among top clerics considered too soft by many others. Whether or not readers like this, the reality is that 80% of Muslims are moderate Sunnis who have tolerated this mosquito which is Syria and Hezbollah. Iran may not be invaded but also won't be invading. You'd best remember that. Your time is running short and people won't forget Qusayr. I won't.
yes you will..use forgot palestine for 70 years...
Can you hear yourselves. Go read Edward Said an grow some tolerance. It's easy to comment on how others are, have you read the history of Christianity???
Lebcan you're absolutely right!!!!!!!!! Even some so called "Christians" are a disgrace to the faith. No one can judge the many through, or because of, the heinous actions of the few.
Who the hell would give a thumbs down to a statement like yours!?!!??!?!? What is wrong with people???????? ohhhh I know!!!!! IGNORANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VERY TRUE!! History repeats itself!!!
Those blind fossilised fanatics have been fighting each other since Karbala. This Saudi in the photo ought to stay and sleep with his harem and boys. This is what his Allah tells him to do
This guy is bizarre..instead oif him calling on a peacful solution here he is spreading more sectarian hate and violence....how can people like that call themselves men of GOD..let them check there books again, they never say kill people simply because they have a diffrent ideology.