Skip to comments.Terry Waite Shakes Hands with Hizbollah 25 Years After Kidnap
Posted on 12/08/2012 1:42:26 PM PST by nickcarraway
Terry Waite has met the leadership of Hizbollah, the militant group accused of kidnapping and holding him for five years, in an extraordinary gesture of reconciliation.
The former hostage spoke for two hours to one of its most senior figures at their stronghold in Beirut, his first encounter with the organisation held responsible for masterminding his kidnapping 25 years ago.
Accompanied by The Sunday Telegraph, he travelled to Lebanon to highlight the plight of Christians who have fled the Syrian civil war.
Mr Waite offered the reconciliation to Hizbollah to help with the Christians plight at a secretly arranged, late night rendezvous and told Aamar Moussawi, the senior figure he met: The past is the past.
Mr Waite, 73, admitted people would think him crazy for pressing for the meeting and that he would now be opened up to accusations of consorting with terrorists. But he said it was now time to consign his suffering to the past and to forgive Hizbollah, the Iranian-backed Party of God, whose military wing is outlawed in the UK. Hizbollah, in return, described Mr Waite as a great man.
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Well, he got that right.
The word “idiot” comes to mind.
Blithering idiot is more specific!
Looks like that terrorist is smiling from ear to ear.
Waite is an idiot.
"Crazy", "suicidal", "too stupid to live", "Darwin Award candidate", there are many things we might think of him, and "crazy" is only one of them.
Yes and yes.
It is not a Christian virtue to forgive evil done against you if the evildoer is continuing to commit evil acts, and your forgiveness enables him to continue doing so. Blanket, unconditional forgiveness is Idiot Christianity, which is to say, not Christian. People always forget the "and sin no more" part.
I guess Stockholm Syndrome can lay dormant for years.
Too bad that Ambassador Stevens won’t be able to shake hands with his muzzie kidnappers in 25 years.
Or any of the tens of thousands of people that Hezbollah and the other muslim militant organizations have kidnapped or murdered over the last several decades.
“Mr Waite offered the reconciliation to Hizbollah to help with the Christians plight at a secretly arranged, late night rendezvous and told Aamar Moussawi, the senior figure he met: The past is the past.”
No, sir, the past is prelude. We can expect more criminal behavior from them if we refuse to treat them like the barbaric animals they are.
Just why hasn’t this waite idiot’s family had him committed?????????
These animals are laughing at him.
This is so patently what God and Jesus did not do that I just have to point it out, lest everyone reading this thread have a wrong impression about God and forgiveness.
If you can't forgive even your enemies and the ones who are actively hurting you, you aren't following the teaching of Jesus who died praying to forgive his enemies.
See references to scriptures: Lk 23:34; Matt 5:44; Proverbs 25:21; Acts 7:60; Rom 12:14; ect.
If God put those conditions none of us would be saved. In principle I'd have to say Terry did a Christian thing, and therefore the right thing. He ended his own suffering by seeking to forgive his enemies thus choosing to give up his own pain before he died.
Stockholm syndrome......sad....unless he had a ring
Get your heads straight on what Jesus actually taught about forgiveness. You’re embarrassing yourselves, I’m nearly at the point of calling you to turn in your Christian card if you don’t have this most basic idea down.
See my #16
Who among us is saved if God does not forgive even his enemies. Who does Jesus ask us to imitate?
The 20th century has any examples of Christians embracing false causes/ideologies. This guy Waite is but one.