Lebanon Grand Mufti blames US for sowing strife in Mideast

Lebanon Grand Mufti blames US for sowing strife in Mideast
Mon Jan 27, 2014 17:30:08

Grand Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Mohammad Qabbani has accused the US of “sowing strife” and instigating war in the Middle East in order to implement the so-called New Middle East project and strengthen Israeli regime.

“To achieve this plot [‘The New Middle East’ project] ... the United States studied the instincts and ways of thinking of the groups that make up our communities and has succeeded in sowing strife in eight Arab and Muslim countries ... and was able to trigger fighting among fellow citizens,” he said in an address on Monday.

Qabbani said a second method used by the West for implementing their alleged scheme was through the UN failing to recognize Israel’s nuclear and chemical weapons arsenal which poses threat to the whole region.

The mufti said the West aimed at dividing the region into “weak, feuding, mini-sectarian states under the so-called foreign scheme ‘The new Middle East.’”

Qabbani stressed that the West also aimed at putting an end to the Arab’s denunciation of Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.

The overall objective of the so-called plot was to ensure that Israel is the “dominant regime and the strongest in the Arab region.”

But Qabbani underscored that the United States would fail.

“Conflicts taking place in Lebanon and Arab countries are very serious disputes and are very worrisome,” Qabbani warned.

Qabbani warned that the continuation of unrest in the region “threatens more horrible killings, destruction and fragmentation that the foreign [powers] are plotting to weaken the Palestinian, the Lebanese and the Arab resistances against Israel.”

Blaming the growth of extremism in Lebanon, Qabbani also condemned the wave of car bombings in the country and referred to suicide attacks as a sin.


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