Saturday, May 17, 2008

Hizballah-Style Democracy

NOWLebanon writes:
Mount Amel and Sur Shia Mufti Sayyed Ali Al-Amin called on the Lebanese army to drive the [Hizballah-allied] Amal gunmen out of his offices, house and private properties in Sur [Tyre].
Al Amin has been a vocal critic of Hizballah, denouncing its 2006 July War and other policies of the group with regards to the country's Shiite community. Speaking ahead of the launch of Hizballah's attack on Beirut and Mount Lebanon, the Mufti called on the Lebanese state to impose its control on all Lebanese territory.

Fellow blogger Abu Kais is following the Mufti's case closely, and writes:
...Hizbullah continues to muzzle its critics within the Shia community. The anti-Hizbullah Tyre Mufti Ali al-Amin, whose headquarters were vandalized and occupied by Amal gunmen, was removed from his post by the Amal- dominated Shia council, even though the council has no authority to do so. Muftis are appointed by the state following a recommendation from the council, which has been paralyzed since the death of Mohammad Mahdi Shamseddine many years ago.

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The militia started a war after the government dismissed a Shia employee suspected of spying for Hizbullah.
Of course, Hizballah's online cheerleaders (not worth linking to) have not shied away from slandering the Sheikh. To them, apparently, there are only two types of Lebanese of the Shiite faith: those who unquestioningly accept Hizballah's stranglehold on the community; and those who don't and are therefore "on the Hariri pay-roll".

The image above shows Shiite Mufti Al Amine (left) with Sunni Mufti Rachid Qabani (right) on May 8th, 2008, following the outbreak of Sunni-Shiite fighting amid Hizballah's takeover of the capital.

2 comments:

  1. At least, one can see that some Lebanese Shia have some honour. How long will it take for the others to recognize they are being used by the Hizbollah-Berri clique and their foreign masters of puppets.

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  2. How long will it take for the others to recognize they are being used by the Hizbollah-Berri clique and their foreign masters of puppets.

    Never.

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