Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah says his group’s fighters are battling ‘Islamist extremists’ in Syria that pose a threat to Lebanon’s Muslims and Christians–“We are not evaluating the matter from a Sunni or Shiite perspective, but from the perspective of joining all Muslims and Christians together because they are all threatened by this terrorist project financed by the US”
ed note–one of the reasons that Hezbollah is considered public enemy #1 amongst organized Jewish interests worldwide–it brings together Christians and Muslims against their common enemy.
It also goes to show the inherent strategic strength in an alliance of Christians and Muslims, something that, if repeated the world over, would bring an end to the present Zionist/Judaic nightmare.
Times of Israel
The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah admitted for the first time Saturday that his Shiite group had deployed fighters to Syria, saying his group would not stand idly by while its chief ally Syria is under attack.
In a televised speech commemorating Resistance and Liberation Day, which marks Israel’s 2000 withdrawal from southern Lebanon, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said Hezbollah members are fighting in Syria against Islamic extremists who pose a danger to Lebanon.
He said tens of thousands of Islamic extremists from all over the world have been sent to Syria to fight the regime, but Hezbollah sends “a few” fighters and it is accused of intervening in the conflict.
The Shiite leader accused the United States of planning to invade Syria, and of backing takfiris – radical Sunni Islamist groups like Jabhat al-Nusra, which he claimed constituted the majority of the Syrian opposition. At the same time, he attempted to assuage fears that Hezbollah’s intervention in the Syrian civil war against Sunni rebel groups was driven by sectarian motives.
“We are not evaluating the matter from a Sunni or Shiite perspective, but from a perspective joining all Muslims and Christians together because they are all threatened by this takfiri project that is financed by the US,” he said.
Nasrallah warned his followers that the Assad regime’s downfall would have disastrous consequences for the region. “If Syria [falls] in the hands of America, Israel and the takfiris, the future of Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and the whole region would be dark,” Hezbollah’s al-Manar news site quoted Nasrallah saying.
“If Syria falls, the Palestinian cause will be lost,” he said.
Igniting fears of Israel’s military presence in Lebanon, which ceased 13 years ago to the day, Nasrallah also claimed that Israel would invade Lebanon should Syria fall to American and radical Islamist forces.
Nasrallah told his followers that in the divisive civil war in neighboring Syria, “You can be with whoever side you want… but Hezbollah can be neither with the American side nor with the side of murderers who dig [up] grave or rip [open] chests,” referring to a grotesque video in which a Syrian rebel appeared to eat the internal organs of a dead soldier.
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