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May 30, 2013 12:28 am

Lebanese Christian Leader Accuses Hezbollah of Promoting Sectarian State

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Al Arabiya – One of Lebanon’s Christian leaders, Samir Geagea, accused the Shiite party Hezbollah of attempting to turn Lebanon into a sectarian state in a press conference, held in the country, on Wednesday.

Geagea, who is leader of the Lebanese Forces (LF) party, claimed that “the concept of the Lebanese state doesn’t exist in the eyes of Hezbollah” and blamed the party and its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, of paralyzing the country.

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  • jerry hersch

    Dr.Geagea is one of the leaders of the Maronite Christains, which together with some smaller Eastern chuches, is in communion with Rome.This group comprises 3/4 of Lebanon’s Christian population.
    The Lebanese government is based on parliamentary seats- which harkens back to a census when Christians comprised a far larger percentage.The major offices of governmentare also assigned on the basis of religion.
    Under a seculars state the Christian voice in government would be almost nil..a small group in parliament depending on districts..and Christians more and more have confined to relatively small compact areas.
    The Other Christian groups-largely Orthodox both Greek and Armenian have been vigorously courted by Hezbollah for support.