Tag Archives: Lebanon

The Lebanon: A Declaration of War

The Catholic president of The Lebanon, Michel Aoun, has likened Israeli military attacks on the country in the past couple of days to a “declaration of war.”

“What happened was similar to a declaration of war which allows us to resort to our right to defending our sovereignty. We are a people seeking peace, not war, and we don’t accept anyone threatening us in any war.”

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Christian volunteers in the Middle East

 

102 volunteers are currently in the Middle East providing practical help and solidarity to Christian communities.

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Maronite Patriarch renews call for International Community to help displaced Syrians return home

The Syria Times reports that “Maronite Patriarch Mor Bechara Boutros al-Rahi has renewed his call on the international community to help the displaced Syrians return to their homeland.”

Patriarch al-Rahi stated that certain governments are purposely preventing the return of Syrian refugees due to geo-political machinations “which have nothing to do with human values.”

Patriarch al-Rahi previously affirmed back in April that “some international parties don’t want displaced Syrians to return home” because it “serves their political interests.”

This horrific fact was also affirmed by the President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun, and other government ministers to one of The Saint George Educational Trust’s founding trustees during a recent visit to The Lebanon.

Maronite Bishops’ Grave Concern

“The Bishops of the Maronite Church have voiced grave concern over the decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan,” reports Independent Catholic News.

Asia News adds that: “The Maronite Church has clearly condemned the decision of the U.S. president, Donald Trump, to support Israel’s claim to sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights…….. the monthly meeting of the Assembly of Maronite bishops, under the chairmanship of Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, in the patriarchal see of Bkerké, ended with a statement that ‘this decision constitutes a violation of international law and paper of the United Nations, and the right of every people to recover their stripped and occupied territory.’ This principle – the bishops add – also applies to the right of Lebanon to recover what is still occupied on its soil.”

Meanwhile, The Syria Times reports that the Maronite patriarch “has stressed that some influential countries don’t want the Syrian refugees to return home.

‘The problem today lies with the huge powers, since they do not want to facilitate the refugees return. These countries insist not to separate the refugees case from the political solution in Syria. However, if the status quo persists, it foretells of future risks’ .”

Christians say “Honour Hezbollah”

On Friday it will become illegal in the UK to show public support for the Lebanese organisation Hezbollah, which is about to be fully classified as a so-called “terrorist” organisation.

Hezbollah constitutes the biggest elected parliamentary group in the Lebanese government, and thousands of its supporters have courageously risked their lives and shed their blood protecting Christian, as well as Muslim, communities from Saudi-backed Wahhabi-Salafist head-choppers sent in to cause murder and mayhem in Syria and Iraq.

At the same time, the UK continues a lucrative multi-billion pound trade in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, an horrific trade in murder and mayhem that actually increased by two-thirds in 2017.

In return, Saudi Arabia funds the widespread construction of mosques throughout the UK which preach and indoctrinate Muslims living in the UK with the Wahhabi-Salafist message.

Common sense says it’s not going to end at all well.

The esteem in which Hezbollah is held throughout the Middle East by Christians can be gauged from the video produced below from a concert given by the Maronite Catholic singer Julia Boutros.

 

A Message to Europe from Lebanon

“I have a message to the West, in case one day these people are able to remove us from here, the next step is the Christians in the West”.

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When the sun sets in this northern Lebanese Christian town near the Syrian border, Catholic businessman Rifat Nasrallah changes into his army fatigues and takes his post in one of five lookout spots on the outskirts of the city. From a reinforced bunker atop an empty house, Nasrallah uses night-vision goggles to monitor the mountain range that’s just a little more than 2.5 miles away, and is now home to terrorists from just across the border, members of both the Islamic State group and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria, Jabhat al Nusra.

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