March 7, 2008 § Leave a comment
(Image of Sayyid Muhammad Ali al-Husayni from al-Arabiya.)
Al-Arabiya reports that Sayyid Muhammad Ali al-Husayni, a Lebanese Shi’i marja (source of religious emulation), has received a series of letters threatening to kill him and his family which are signed by the Shi’i Youth of the Resistance (shabaab al-shia al-muqawama). Al-Husayni has recently given several interviews to newspapers in which he has been critical of Hezbullah, even suggesting that he could be an alternative to the current secretary general Nasrallah. Al-Husayni describes his relationship with Hezbullah as “very bad.” But al-Husayni does not claim that Hezbullah sent the letters to him.