Yakan accuses Aoun of 'playing with fire'
Beirut - Islamic scholar Fathi Yakan indirectly accused his ally Free Patriotic Movement leader Gen. Michel Aoun of staging a coup against Taif."Despite our (differences in) stances and views from Feb 14 Forces, we smell the stink of a coup against the Taif Accord from one of our opposition allies," Yakan said.
Yakan also accused Aoun of lack of "coordination and agreement, which could take the country back to the formula that prevailed (on Lebanon) 17 years back."
"We are satisfied by a president who is just and unbiased, affiliated with the Arabs with a pro-resistance stance vis-a-vis the Zionist entity," Yakan stressed.
"(The president's) jurisdiction, however, has been settled by the Lebanese constitution and the Taif accord.
Yakan accused Aoun of "playing with fire," and said he was afraid that "this could lead the country to grave conditions."
March 27, 2007. A "Moderate" Muslim in his own words, and a member of Lebanon's Parliament to boot!
Top Lebanese Sunni Cleric Fathi Yakan: Bin Laden a Man After My Own Heart; I Am Not Sad Because of 9/11 and I Have Never Condemned this Attack.From MEMRITV:
Following are excerpts from an interview with Lebanese Sunni Cleric Fathi Yakan, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on March 16, 2007:
Fathi Yakan: There is no doubt that Sheik Osama bin Laden has a high level of faithfulness, trustworthiness, and transparency. He is faithful to his religion and to Jihad for the elevation of the word of Allah. Unfortunately, there have been many rumors that he is an American creation, and that all that is happening is the result of scenarios concocted by him and America, especially following the Russians withdrawal from Afghanistan. There were claims that these people were biased towards the Americans, and that America toyed with them, and so on. I believe this is all nonsense, and that this is totally untrue. This man has a pure, honest and believing personality. He defends all that belongs to Islam and who renounces anything that is not Islamic, and therefore, he is a man after my own heart....
Interviewer: But there was an operation, for which Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility - the bombing of the Twin Towers in America, and what was described as terrorist attacks against the Americans. In this case, for example, are you with him or against him? Were you happy when you saw the towers collapse?
Fathi Yakan: If we examine the ideology of Al-Qaeda and Bin Laden in depth, we see that he has become completely convinced that the only way to curb the disease that is afflicting the Islamic world... The only way to stop this octopus is to crush the serpent's head.
Interviewer: Do you share this opinion?
Fathi Yakan: It's fine with me. I might have crushed the serpent's head in a different way. I might have crushed it by means of the Islamic resistance in South Lebanon, by attacking Israel. But Bin Laden said: "No, I will strike it in its own home. I will strike it in the World Trade Center, and shake its economic status." This is his methodology, and he should bear responsibility for it, but I am not sad or depressed that this happened, and I do not condemn it. In all honestly, I have never condemned this. Just like it had negative ramifications, it had positive ones as well.
Muslim Scholar Fathi Yakan Believes in Evolution and in Apes-to-Humans transmission of HIV. He agrees with Charles Darwin that humans descend from apes and pigs. Stunning development in the Muslim world.
On Al Manar television: Lebanese Cleric Fathi Yakan: Whoever Disputes Hizbullah's Victory over the Descendents of Apes and Pigs Has Mental AIDS
The following are excerpts from a speech delivered by Lebanese cleric Fathi Yakan, head of the Lebanese Islamic Action Front, which aired on Al-Manar TV on October 20, 2006.
Fathi Yakan: Tomorrow, Allah willing, the "true promise" will be fulfilled in Palestine, all of Palestine - not just in Jerusalem, not just in the 1967 territories, but on all Palestinian soil, the land of the frontline. Then, brothers, the greatest victory awaits us - the promise of the world to come. These promises will be followed by other promises, and then the greatest promise will be fulfilled, through the words of the Prophet Muhammad: "Judgment Day will only come when the Muslims fight the Jews, and kill them." This is the promise of the world to come. Through the true promise in Lebanon and in Palestine, we proceed, Allah willing, to the final promise, when the state of Israel, this cancerous growth, will be eliminated, Allah willing...
...Every day, the Israeli enemy opens a small window, and looks out at what happened in Lebanon, confirming that the resistance and Lebanon were victorious, and that defeat was the lot of Israel and this accursed Israeli people - this accursed nation, the offspring of apes and pigs. I say to you, brothers, with all honesty: I suggest that the Lebanese who feel [Israel won the war] should go see a doctor, because they may be afflicted with psychological or mental AIDS.