Sunni Backlash Follows Hizbullah's Strike in Lebanon

[Christian Science Monitor] Nicholas Blanford - Dozens of mosques scattered throughout the Sunni-dominated Iqlim al-Kharroub district between Beirut and Sidon broadcast fiery Friday sermons of anger and resentment against the militant Shiites of Hizbullah. "They said they were resistance against Israel, but now the mask has fallen, exposing their true faces," thundered a sheikh in the village of Marj al-Ali. Mohammed Hajjar, a parliamentarian with the Future Movement, Lebanon's largest Sunni political party, said, "The people are furious about what happened and they are scared. All the time I have Future Movement people coming up to me, saying they want weapons."

2008-05-19 01:00:00

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