A Kingdom Divided: Hardline Lebanese Sunni Muslim Cleric Warns That ‘War Is Coming To Lebanon’
The Lord is preparing the conditions that will necessitate the fulfillment of prophecy …
Isaiah 10:34, “He will cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, And Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One.”
Zechariah 14:13, “And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.”
Al Arabiya – “Hardline Lebanese Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir warned on Friday that ‘a war is coming to Lebanon’ as Syrian rebels and their Lebanese supporters prepare to launch attacks against Hezbollah ‘everywhere.’
Sheikh Assir said in a Friday sermon that a response to Hezbollah’s intervention in Syria could happen in a ‘few days’ and will take place ‘anywhere’ including Lebanon.
In April Sheikh Assir urged his followers to join Syrian rebels fighting troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah.
‘Lately, we have seen our people [Sunnis] in the region of Qusayr be subjected to violence, murder and slaughter by the hands of the Iranian party,’ Assir told Al Arabiya in an interview. ‘We found that it is our legitimate duty to see to the [Sunnis’] victory.’
Senior Muslim Sunni voices have accused Hezbollah of starting a sectarian war by intervening in Syria against the Sunni opposition.
On Friday, Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood threw its weight behind the calls for Jihad in Syria, slamming Hezbollah for starting a sectarian war in Syria. ‘Throughout history, Sunnis have never been involved in starting a sectarian war,’ spokesman Ahmed Aref said.” Read more.
Flashback: A Kingdom Divided: Jordanian Sunni Jihadist Leader Calls For Showdown Against Shiite Hezbollah – “A jihadist leader in Jordan has called for an attack on Shi’ite Hezbollah, predicting a final showdown between Sunni Islamists and the Lebanese group in the near future, according to a report in the Arab daily Al-Hayat. Muhammad Shalabi said that the al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra Front is heading to all of the areas where Hezbollah fighters are stationed, the Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday.” Read more.
Flashback: A Kingdom Divided: World’s Most Influential Sunni Cleric Calls For Global Jihad Against Non-Sunni Muslims In Syria – “Yusef al-Qaradawi, who is based in Qatar and has been a leading voice supporting the Arab Spring, warned that Iranian Shia were trying to ‘eat’ Sunni Muslims, who are a majority in the Muslim world. He referred to Alawites, the followers of the Muslim sect to which President Bashar al-Assad of Syria belongs, as being ‘worse infidels than Christians or Jews’. He also used the deliberately contemptuous term ‘Nusayris’ when talking about them.” Read more.