TITLE

CHRISTIANS: Rai's Stance on Syria, Hizbullah Arms Jolts Christian Heartland

PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Middle East Reporter (Weekly Edition);9/17/2011, Vol. 141 Issue 1269, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents views from political analyst regarding the statement of Patriarch Beshara Rai, the head of Maronite Catholic Church in Lebanon of providing a chance to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to carry out political reforms. Imad Marmal states that Rai's statements did not come from a political whim but they had the support of the Vatican. Abdel Wahhab Baderkhan said that the patriarch was right in expressing fears over the rise of Muslim fundamentalist movements.
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65789199

 

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