InÂ Human Events this morning I discuss the implications of the massive outpouring of grief among Detroit Shi’ite Muslims for the jihad terrorist cleric Ayatollah Fadlallah>>>>
This was the scene in Lebanon …. it appears to have been replicated in ….. Michigan.
Read theÂ obituary for Fadlullah on Hizbollah’s own al-Manar TV website!
Frances Guy is the British ambassador to Lebanon. On her blog on the website of Her Majesty’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, she wroteÂ this about Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, head of the Shia clergy in Lebanon who died of old age a few days ago (hat tip:Â Elder of Ziyon):
Fawning Frances’ Fadlallah blog post has beenÂ flushed down the memory hole.
One of the privileges of being a diplomat is the people you meet; great and small, passionate and furious.Â People in Lebanon like to ask me which politician I admire most.Â It is an unfair question, obviously, and many are seeking to make a political response of their own.Â I usually avoid answering by referring to those I enjoy meeting the most and those that impress me the most.Â Until yesterday my preferred answer was to refer to Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, head of the Shia clergy in Lebanon and much admired leader of many Shia muslims throughout the world.Â When you visited him you could be sure of a real debate, a respectful argument and you knew you would leave his presence feeling a better person.Â That for me is the real effect of a true man of religion; leaving an impact on everyone he meets, no matter what their faith.Â Sheikh Fadlallah passed away yesterday.Â Lebanon is a lesser place the day after but his absence will be felt well beyond Lebanon’s shores.Â I remember well when I was nominated ambassador to Beirut, a muslim acquaintance sought me out to tell me how lucky I was because I would get a chance to meet Sheikh Fadlallah. Truly he was right.Â If I was sad to hear the news I know other peoples’ lives will be truly blighted.Â The world needs more men like him willing to reach out across faiths, acknowledging the reality of the modern world and daring to confront old constraints.Â May he rest in peace.
Sheikh Fadlallah was a wicked enemy of civilisation, life and liberty. He was the ‘spiritual’ leader of the genocidal terrorist organisation Hezbollah, and was classified by the US State Department as a terrorist.
As Con Coughlin wrote in the Daily Telegraph:
One of Fadlallah’s last acts before he died was to issue a fatwa authorising the use of suicide bomb attacks. The mystery here is why he waited so long. For as a founder member of Hizbollah â€“ he sat on the organisation’s ruling council â€“ Fadlallah gave his personal approval to the massive suicide truck bomb attacks that levelled the American Embassy and Marine compound in Beirut in 1983, killing more than 300 people, including the then CIA station chief. Fadlallah gave his personal blessing to the suicide bombers before they left for their deadly mission.
Hezbollah constitute Iran’s unofficial terror army around the world. Thousands of its rockets are pointed at Israel, against whose citizens and soldiers it has mounted countless rocket assaults, bombing and kidnap attacks. Its operatives are positioned around the world in ‘sleeper’ cells, waiting for a future signal from Iran to attack American, Jewish and other western interests.
CNN have justÂ sacked their Middle East editor Octavia Nasr after she tweeted that she ‘respected’ Fadlallah. Idiots and moral cretins may have written up Fadlallah as ‘progressive’ or (my favourite) ‘complex’, for heaven’s sake, because he supported Muslim women’s rights and abortion. But how can Britain employ an ambassador to Lebanon who gushes her devotion to a spiritual godfather of global terror, jihad and Jew-hatred?
For good measure, here is Guy — formerly head of the Engaging with the Islamic World Department at the FCO –Â blaming Israel’s behaviour as a ‘real grievance’ which helped provoke British Muslims to carry out the 2005 London tube and bus bombings (approx 43 minutes in); taking the side of the Arab and Muslim world over ‘Palestine’ against Israel; justifying HMG’s policy of talking to fanatics of the Muslim Brotherhood such as Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, who endorses the murder of Israelis and the killing of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan; and regretting that Britain is not talking to Hamas and Hezbollah, while stating that it is ‘looking for a way to formalise’ the contact made by HMG with Hamas over the kidnapping of BBC correspondent Alan Johnson in Gaza because ‘it was recognised there were benefits to that exchange’.
Just whose side is Britain now on in the war to defend civilisation?
Robert Fisk: CNN was wrong about Ayatollah Fadlallah (Fisk admits to running errants for headbangers)