Warning that the current state of political and economic turmoil could turn into an international security one.
Sayyed Fadlullah: I blame America for the mounting chaos and
I reject the illegitimate security means.
Asked in his weekly seminar about the responsibility of the
Islamists concerning the violence that is moving from one place to
another- Chechnya , Indonesia Algeria and occupied Palestine , the Religious Authority H.E. Muhammad
Sayyed Hussein Fadlullah said:
We cannot blame the Islamists for every act of violence that
takes place in Arab and Islamic world. There are national movements
and there are also National-Islamic movements where the Islamic
aspect has combined with the national aspect and the movement grew
to represent the people as a whole as in the case of the Palestinian
Moreover, there are many acts of violence that are orchestrated by
intelligence agencies, which accuse the Islamists of doing them to
distort their image, like what has been going on in Algeria, where
it has been proven that they are innocent of many of the act they
were falsely accused of.
But this does not mean that there are no national or Islamic
movements that resort to means that might not be politically or even
religiously justified. They are following the steps of certain
secular parties or even certain major powers, by resorting to
abductions, assassinations and bombings. But this does not mean that
we agree with them for such acts are usually used as an excuse to
wage a campaign on Islam, its message and its concepts.
We do not deny that Islam is the leading force that is propelling,
either directly or indirectly, the people to restore their dignity
and confront the threats and pressures that are besieging them. But
we believe that this is a spontaneous reaction against the threats,
pressures and intimidations of the international axis, especially
the US , as well as the policies of economic
plunder and physical and moral oppression that have almost deprived
the coming generation from any future.
It is America , that supports Israel in all its brutal acts, and that draws
plans to continue its offensive on the whole nation, who is the
major cause of this chaos and of this violence that sometimes reach
the verge of cheer madness… On the other hand, we believe that the
struggle of any nation to liberate its lands from occupation is a
natural right, although we reject the illegal and inhuman means of
practicing this right like what happened recently in Moscow .
We warn that the policy of oppression against nations, especially
the Islamic peoples, could lead to a big explosion. The
international arrogance is trying to leave no light of hope in the
future for our peoples, which drives many to resort to bloody
confrontation being the shortest road... Moreover, the state of
economic and political turmoil that is escalating in the world today
could turn into a security turmoil that will expand to reach several
places. Thus, we grew more confident that America and the arrogant powers are spreading
chaos in the world, and that they are responsible for all this
global violence and for the way it might expand and become more
dangerous and devastating.