Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hasan Nasrallah's speech yesterday

I want to say a few words about Nasrallah's speech yesterday because I know full well that his words will not be covered by any of the crowded Western correspondents in Beirut.  I have to say he gave a speech that no other Lebanese leader has ever made: 1) he spoke against bigotry against Syrian refugee population and stressed that no matter how much ISIS strikes in Lebanon, the refugees should not be blamed or harmed in any way. 2) he made the same points about the Palestinian refugee camps, especially as some Jihadi Palestinians have joined some of the Jihadi Syrian rebel groups.  In the aftermath of the bombing in the Burj Al-Barajinah suburbs, some residents rushed to blame the neighboring Burj Al-Barajinah refugee camp and he warned against that and said that the goals if ISIS include inciting conflict between the various groups, and between Sunnis and Shi`ites.  Unfortunately, none of the Saudi camp in Lebanon make such speeches and warn against the plots of ISIS.  If anything, the Future Movement have worked closely (especially in Sidon and Tripoli and Biqa`) with the terrorists of ISIS and Nusrah.