BEIRUT: Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani urged Tuesday Lebanese to unite amid the difficult circumstances in the region.
“The holidays in such difficult circumstances we live today are a chance for us to return to our unity in word and deed, not slogans and statements and declarations,” Qabbani said in his sermon, marking the first day of Eid Al-Adha holiday.
He also slammed rival politicians, saying their allegiance to various foreign camps was responsible for disunity in the country.
“No one divides us, Lebanese, but the work of our politicians, some of whom [follow] the West camp and some of whom [follow] the East camp,” Qabbani said from the Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque in Downtown Beirut.
He warned Lebanese not to be drawn into any foreign agenda.
“They [East or Western camps] don’t care about our interests ... except what their [foreign] policy goals want to reach ... they have geographical and wealth ambitions [in Lebanon],” Qabbani added.