File - Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani leaves after attending a press conference in Dar al-Fatwa in Beirut, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanon could end up having two grand muftis, with each of the two Higher Islamic Councils calling Thursday for a new religious head to be picked for the Sunni sect.Qabbani was also insulting the post of the prime minister, which is the highest position for the Sunni sect, the statement said, and that his behavior had practically turned the post of grand mufti into a vacant one.Miskawi's council also accused Qabbani of taking part in a "suspicious political plan" to undermine the unity of Muslims in Lebanon. Since the end of 2012, disputes between Qabbani and Saad Hariri's Future Movement have split the council into two. One part is chaired by Miskawi and is considered to be close to the Future Movement, while the other is headed by Qabbani.
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