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Independent figures condemn ISIS and Hezbollah

BEIRUT: Independent Lebanese Christian and Muslim figures Tuesday called for a Lebanon free from Hezbollah or the radical Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). A statement issued Tuesday by the Lady of the Mountains and the Shiite Consultative Gathering as well as other independent Lebanese figures slammed ISIS and Wilayat al-Faqih, an indirect reference to Hezbollah, as “spiritual sisters.” The statement said the victories scored by ISIS and Hezbollah “are only an overwhelming evidence of the failure of the two schemes together, and that they are the product of an endless war.” Signed by 12 Lebanese figures who took part in the gathering held Monday as part of the groups’ periodic meetings, the statement pledged solidarity with the “forces of moderation in confronting the two schemes as well as terrorism and dictatorships alike.”

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 16, 2014, on page 3.
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