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‘Imam Musa Sadr held Israel an absolute evil’

3 September 2016 9:58

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n a message delivered on the anniversary of the kidnapping of Imam Musa al-Sadr, Hujjat al-Islam Ali Yasin, the head of the Council of Scholars of Tyre, Lebanon said that adherence to the Islamic Resistance, a strong army and a heroic nation are the most important factors for freedom and victory, Taqrib News Agency (TNA) quoted Rasa as saying.

The Lebanese Shi’a cleric added that the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon was founded by Imam al-Sadr who also attained victory, dignity and freedom for Lebanon. The liberation of southern Lebanon from Zionist occupation in 2000 and victory over the Zionist regime in the 2006 33-Day War are two important contemporary historical events in Lebanon.

He said the anniversary of the kidnapping of Imam al-Sadr and two of his companions must be a factor for revitalizing the power and faith in Lebanon. “Resistance is the only way we can consolidate and protect our national achievements and this consists of resistance against the occupiers and terrorists,” he said.

Hujjat al-Islam Yasin emphasized the necessity of unity between Christians and Muslims in Lebanon and said that Imam al-Sadr has taught us that Israel is an absolute evil and that interaction with this regime is prohibited.

The head of the Council of Scholars of Tyre said that given the current situation facing Lebanon and the region, we need Imam al-Sadr to protect Lebanon. The country must also to adhere to the equation of the army, people and resistance which since the beginning of the Lebanese Civil War in 1975, has stood against the American-Zionist conspiracies.

Imam al-Sadr, the founder of Lebanon’s Amal Movement, was a popular and highly revered Lebanese Shi’a cleric of Iranian descent, who disappeared on August 31, 1978 while visiting Libya.

He was scheduled to meet with officials from the government of former Libyan leader, Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi along with two of his companions, Muhammad Ya’qoub and Abbas Badreddin. It is widely believed in Lebanon that the Shi’a cleric was kidnapped on the orders of senior Libyan officials.

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