SHAFAQNA -Â Speaking at a conference entitled â€œThe Resistance and Unity in the Thought of Fathi Yakan,â€ Shaykh Maher Hammoud, the secretary-general of Lebanonâ€™s Union of Scholars of the Resistancees in the Middle EastÂ explained that the Middle East region faces great dangers due to the Takfiri and Zionist threats and stated: â€œThe Islamic Resistance sounds the alarm and says with confidence that only the Islamic political experiment in the Islamic Republic of Iran has succeeded in reaching its goals.
“We must also learn from these experiences and make themÂ the cornerstone of our actions so that the thought of the Resistance in Lebanon and Palestine can be victorious,â€ he added.
Shaykh HammoudÂ noted that the secret of the victory of the Islamic Resistance is that it is free from religious intolerance.
â€œIt is clear to everyone that with the existence of religious intolerance in the country [Lebanon], there cannot be unity and until we have unity, the problems on the countryâ€™s path to progress will not be removed,â€ he said.
The Imam of the al-Quds Mosque in Sidon said that Lebanonâ€™s future depends on its association with Islam and the destruction of the Zionist regime.
â€œThe Lebanese nation is inextricably linked with Islam and no power can tarnish the image of Islam in the eyes of this nation,â€ Shaykh Hammoud said.
The late Shaykh Dr. Fathi Yakan was a Lebanese Sunni cleric who held a seat in the Lebanese parliament and was among the pioneers of the Islamic movement in the 1950s and the head of the Islamic Action Front. He is regarded as Islamic Groupâ€™s (al-Jamâ€™at al-Islamiyah) leading ideologue.