The First Sermon
the Name of God, The Compassionate the Merciful
Palestinian cause is still suffering as a result of the Arab
helplessness when faced with the American decision to give the war
criminal Sharon the chance to stop the intifada whether by economic
and military pressures or any other means. The Arab leaders who
visited the US or talked to its officials were not able to weaken
the American support for the Israelis. The US does not feel any need
to change its Middle Eastern policy as long as its interests in the
region are not threatened, and as long as the Arab officials resort
to pleading and begging; a language that America does not
understand. Certain Arab officials have even talked about the
necessity of playing a part in stopping the Palestinian violence,
since we can’t expect the Americans “to be at the beck and call
of the Middle East .But he did not say that they are currently at
the Israeli’s service.
current situation demands that the Arab and Muslim peoples should
take to the streets in support of the Intifada against the brutal
and devastating Israeli campaign using the American weapons that are
always at the Israeli disposal.
aim to maintain Israeli military superiority that enables the enemy
to hit any target it deems a threat to its expansion schemes.
The Arab and
Muslim peoples should try to force their leaders to deal with the US
in a way that exerts more pressure on the US within the framework of
a carefully planned policy stating that the US is the most hostile
power so as to make the US administration concerned about its
interests along with those of the pro –American regimes would be
We also have
to keep always in mind that we should differentiate between the
American Administration and the American people.
Sharon’s plan to destroy the Palestinian infrastructure by bombing
civilians and security quarters, destroying houses and burning
gardens is being carried out smoothly, since there are no Arab,
Muslim or international pressures the enemy needs to take into
consideration .On the contrary, those pressures are being directed
towards holding security talks, “to stop the cycle of violence and
I believe that
there is no solution other than continuing the military Palestinian
Uprising with new weapons and tactics, and supporting it by a
popular Arab and Muslim Intifada. For America does not view the
Palestinian Intifada as a Liberation and independence movement, but
one of terrorism and violence.
No to the
Return to Civil War
level, today is the anniversary of the ill -famed Lebanese war that
wrecked Lebanon’s economy, security and political life, and
created an atmosphere of sectarian hostility and hatred among the
We do not want
to go back to that stage which resulted in nothing but devastation,
dislocation, immigration hunger, deprivation and bankruptcy that we
are still suffering from.
the Lebanese are all against the war, the current atmosphere
suggests the emergence of a cold war that is wrecking what is left
of our political stability.
I ask the
Lebanese to study the current political situation thoroughly and
keep an eye on those who hide behind sectarian or partisan stands.
The lesson of April (13April 1975) is that we should never again be
lead by these voices that would take advantage of any incident in
order to create an atmosphere of political anarchy that serves
regional and international plots to renew the blind and crazy civil
We have to
learn this lesson especially as we are living in a situation that
resembles the anarchy of the past, despite all the appeals to
national unity and dialogue.
world around us is shaking, and we are still under the influence of
what is going on in the region both politically and economically.
Thus, we should be very careful, and opt to maintain the spirit of
dialogue that enables us to determine the priorities. We should keep
away from any sectarian agitation, for we live in a country whose
people are very responsive to any inflammatory Sectarian discourse.
on you to reason and not to be carried by emotions, to plan and not
to improvise, to love and not to hate , to be good citizens and not
sectarian and to unite and not divide . We should not confuse
friends with enemies or strategy with tactics. We should not live
the past and forget about the future. The country is shaking.
Let us set it
on a firm ground by unity and cooperation and let us only depend on
Detainee’s Right to Earn Their Living
ought not forget the freed prisoners who have sacrificed a major
part of their lives and freedom for our country. They seek only to
earn a decent living and be treated as soldiers who have served and
sacrificed for their homeland. Moreover, the government should make
good of the promises it made to them.
we should not
forget either the detainees who remain in the enemy’s prisons; we
have to do our best to free them, for it’s our religious duty