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Cleric rejects division between Shia, Sunni, Christians

Sheikh Ahmed al-Zein, prominent cleric and a number of members from the Society of Muslim Scholars met with Lebanese President Michael Aoun and stressed the group’s rejection of any division among Shia, Sunni and Christians in the country, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).

He said,” We keep on stressing necessity of national unity in Lebanon and will spare no effort for boosting this solidarity.”

Sheikh Hessan Abdullah, head of the society highlighted Islamic unity as the first expected priority for the President and said,” Society of Muslim Scholars has struggled for realization of Islamic solidarity as well as unity among Muslims and Christians since the beginning of its activities as we expect the President to protect this achievement and try for boosting that.”

He added,” Takfir (excommunication) is a current jeopardy for Lebanon though we are hopeful that Lebanese army and the resistance can confront the threat of extremists and the Zionist regime of Israel.”

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