Populist words from a Lebanese mafioso? Or a sign of things to come?

Lebanese Christians, wary of the rise of militant Islam in their country, will have to retaliate if they are targeted, a leading politician warned yesterday.

“These extremists must be finished, we cannot allow them to grow. Addressing this imported phenomena is the responsibility of our Muslim compatriots,” he said, warning that “Lebanese Christians, who are the basis on which this country was built, will not sit idle if their existence and dignity are threatened.”

Addressing the Al Qaida-inspired Fatah Al Islam and other militant groups, which recently threatened to target Christians, Gemayel said: “Don’t play with fire,” to the cheer of the crowd.

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One Reply to “Populist words from a Lebanese mafioso? Or a sign of things to come?”

  1. What? Gemayel thinks Al-Qaeda is behind Fatah-el-Islam? He should have a serious talk with Saniora and the others to let them explain to him that it is Syria 😉

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