Friday, September 21, 2007

The deputy chairperson of the Shi`ite Higher Council in Lebanon, `Abdul-Amir Qabalan (who was close to the Deuxieme Bureau in the 1960s) responds to the sectarian accusations that were contained in the last monthly statement of the Maronite bishops in Lebanon. He said that the criticisms of Lebanese Shi`ites is only because they have carried and defended the Palestinian cause. Oh, please spare me this romaniticization of Shi`ites. Most Shi`ites were most vocal in racist anti-Palestinianism in the 1970s and 1980s, and the Shi`ite militia, Amal, launched and led the War of the Camps (i.e., the War On the Camps).