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Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah Says Wahhabism Worse Than Zionism

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Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Hezbollah, made the remark during his annual meeting with Muslim eulogists and the people responsible for commemoration ceremonies during the Lunar month of Muharram, Lebanon’s Al Akhbar newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The Hezbollah chief said he considered Wahhabism to be responsible for damaging Islam’s image worldwide. “Wahhabism is more evil than Israel, especially [in] that it seeks to destroy others and eliminate whatever thing that has to do with Islam and its history,” he said.
Not a Shia, Sunni matter

“This project was launched in 2011, and it not a Shia and Sunni matter. The role played by spy services is completely evident here. We should use this opportunity to pin Wahhabism down and deal a blow to it,” he added.

The existent conflict, Nasrallah said, was not between Shias and Sunnis, but with Wahhabism.

Wahhabism is the radical ideology dominating Saudi Arabia, freely preached by government-backed clerics there, and inspiring extremists worldwide. Daesh and other hardliner groups use the ideology to declare people of other faiths as “infidels” and then kill them.

Nasrallah also said what posed a yet bigger threat than even Wahhabism and Zionism was “British Shiism,” which, he said, was being promoted by pseudo-religious figures, whom he called mercenaries of intelligence services.

The Hezbollah chief said Saudi Arabia had escalated tensions to a climax and was trying, with the help of US and Britain, to portray conflicts as sectarian.

Referring to the Syrian conflict, he said there were no “moderate” armed groups in Syria, warning that all those fighting Damascus were either working with Daesh or al-Nusra, which has recently renamed itself.

Nasrallah also said there was no prospect a political solution for the Syrian conflict. “Developments on the [battle] ground will ultimately determine [the outcome],” he said matter-of-factly.

Syria has been fighting a brutal civil war since March 2011. Hezbollah fighters have been supporting Syrian government forces in the fight against rebel groups, including Daesh and other groups.

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2 thoughts on “Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah Says Wahhabism Worse Than Zionism

  • September 28, 2016 at 4:48 pm
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    For most groups, the worst enemy are the ones who are close geographically and historically. Having a long history of conflict breeds more hatred toward one another. Think England and France. They still have active hatred of one another, even after being allies in WW1 and WW2. The history of all the wars between these 2 still affect people today. They are geographically close and historically enemies. That is what Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah is saying when he says they are most evil. He means, we know this enemy and they are especially foul, even by Sunni standards. The Zionist are new enemies to the area. They don’t have the history of atrocities to fuel as much hatred. And the Zionist were saved from Roman persecution by the Arabian peoples. So the hatred of Israel is also buffered by a shared past of friendship.

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  • September 29, 2016 at 12:04 pm
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    Sh.Muhammad IBN Abdul Wahhab was one f the best of reformers,and a renowned scholar of Islam,whom
    Allah blessed with deep insight. This reform movement was initiated by Sh. Muhammad and not by Sh. Abdul
    Wahhab.The correct name for this movement,should have been “Al Muhammadiyah” and not “Al wahhabiyah”
    He did not initiate anew sect.He was reviving the Deen of the Prophet(SAWS),his noble companions and their
    successors. THERE IS NOTHING CALLED WAHHABISM !!!. IT IS A MYTH !!!
    I challenge NASRALLAH, THE SHEE’AH to prove me wrong. SHEE’ISM was started by a Jew, so it is HE
    who is close to the Zionists.. His Hizbollah is a threat to mainstream Islam.

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