The Legacy of Lebanon's Top Shia Muslim Cleric

Monday, July 05, 2010

Lebanon's top Shia Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah died yesterday. He was revered for bridging religious divides and for promoting social services and women's rights. Rami Khouri, Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, remembers the cleric. Khouri says that Fadlallah was an enlightened and progressive man in the class of Martin Luther King. However, the cleric was also known as a spiritual leader to Hezbollah and Washington labeled him a terrorist because of this association.


Rami Khouri

Comments [4]


In my 11:00 post, I meant of course:
Hitler, Stalin, SaddaM ..

Jul. 06 2010 12:29 PM

"would put him in the class of people in the United States for instance, like, say, Martin Luther King"
Yeah, why not. King is dead, so everyone can use and abuse him. Likening this pure evil to King is natural for some Director of some Institute of Propaganda. It looks like it's also ok for "journalistic" officers of propaganda.

Jul. 06 2010 11:16 AM

Well, other women mourned Hitler, Stalin, Saddat ad the like, all also known for some social programs. NPR should start commemorating all these ... "labeled" as ...
This post is civil ... more than it should be.

Jul. 06 2010 11:00 AM

Dear paid (true) "journalists" (not true)
Labeling any analysis of activities of this evil "cleric/"terrorist as "labeling" is a traditional propagandistic trick.
What to expect from someone "partnered" with the propaganda arm (BBC) of the original evil empire?

Jul. 06 2010 10:29 AM

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