Participatory politics? Dialogue? Crazy Fundamentalists!

January 17, 2008 § Leave a comment

Image of Naim al-Qassem from al-Manar.

Al-Manar reports on Ashoura commemorations in Lebanon and on several speeches made by Hezbullah officials. The streets of towns throughout Lebanon, especially the South, are packed with people carrying Lebanese flags and black signs mourning the death of Imam Husayn.

The Deputy Secretary General of Hezbullah (and author) Naim Qassem commented on Hezbullah’s participation in a united Lebanese government.

The President of the Hezbullah Executive Committee Sayyid Hashim Safi al-Din gave a speech in Baalbek. He said: Politics is not malicious and should not be taken in a personal direction. He called for a return to logic and participation in the government.

During an Ashoura majlis in Bint Jbeil, Mohammad Fanish, an independent Hezbullah minister, said that the only exit from the current political situation is not through stunting political efforts, but is through dialogue with the Opposition and coming to terms on certain decisions through true participation.

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