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Posted on 07/09/2010 12:27:03 PM PDT by Nachum
Hizbullah spiritual leader Sheikh Mohammed Fadlallah, who authorized suicide bombings and other attacks killing hundreds of people, was a true man of religion whose death last week left Lebanon a lesser place, according to British Ambassador to Lebanon Frances Guy. The world needs more men like him, she said.
"People in Lebanon like to ask me which politician I admire most... I usually avoid answering by referring to those I enjoy meeting the most and those that impress me the most. Until yesterday my preferred answer was to refer to Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, head of the Shia clergy in Lebanon and much admired leader of many Shia Muslims throughout the world, Guy wrote on her blog on the website of Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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First time in a while that I’ve seen a pol do a promo for a serial killer.
Why doesn’t he give a memorial speech for John Wayne Gacy?
Or didn’t he kill enough people?
Stalin put it best when he said that ,”One death is a tragedy, one million deaths are a statistic.”
Frances Guy: Mohammed Fadlallah, who authorized suicide bombings and other attacks killing hundreds of people, was "a true man of religion" whose death last week left Lebanon "a lesser place," according to British Ambassador to Lebanon. The world "needs more men like him," she said. "People in Lebanon like to ask me which politician I admire most... I usually avoid answering by referring to those I enjoy meeting the most and those that impress me the most. Until yesterday my preferred answer was to refer to Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, head of the Shia clergy in Lebanon and much admired leader of many Shia Muslims throughout the world," Guy wrote on her blog on the website of Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
She sounds like a typically brain-dead, amoral Foreign Office type. Frankly, she should be shot.
Frances GuyAmbassador to the Republic of Lebanon, Beirut RSS feed The problem with diplomatic blogging
Posted 09 July 2010 by Frances Guy | 0 comments
The problem with diplomatic blogging is that you risk being anodyne or controversial. Clearly in the last few days I have been the latter. This was not my intent. My comments on the late Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah have now been removed because they were leading to confusion about British policy. I would like to be clear. I have no truck with terrorism wherever it is committed in whoevers name. The British Government has been clear that it condemns terrorist activity carried out by Hizballah. I share that view. I believe that it should be possible for Hizballah to reject violence and play a constructive, democratic and peaceful role in Lebanese politics, in line with UN Security Council Resolutions, including UNSCR 1701. This is something I discussed often with Sheikh Fadlallah when we met.
The blog was my personal attempt to offer some reflections of a figure who while controversial was also highly influential in Lebanon’s history and who offered spiritual guidance to many Muslims in need. I recognise that some of my words have upset people. This was certainly not my intention. I have spent most of my career in the Arab world working to combat terrorism, and the extremism and prejudice which can fuel it. I am sorry that an attempt to acknowledge the spiritual significance to many of Sheikh Fadlallah and the views that he held in the latter part of his life has served only to further entrench divisions in this complex part of the world. I regret any offence caused.
A photo taken on 30-Jun-08 when Sayyed Fadlullah received the British Ambassador to Lebanon, Francis Guy
Yeah, I can see that, I mean, really, easy mistake to make, any professional diplomat could easily forget that everything she says and does will be looked at by the entire world, and could have an impact on international relations. Very easy mistake. /sarc
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She needs a swift kick in the pants, a slap across the face and a job cleaning stables.
It’s probably simple enough to find her also making civil and even nice remarks about Israelis or Jews. /sarc