Two-thirds of Lebanon's Christians believe Hezbollah is protecting country

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Published Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Two-thirds of Lebanon’s Christians believe Hezbollah is protecting Lebanon from the threat of takfiris (extremist groups), a recent survey by the Beirut Center for Research and Information revealed.

The survey asked people about Hezbollah’s intervention in Syria, replacing Hezbollah fighters with UN peacekeepers on Lebanon’s eastern borders with Syria, Hezbollah’s efficacy in foiling infiltration attempts by the extremist groups, and the goals of the US-led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.

The center surveyed Christians in particular due to the fact that Christians in Syria and Iraq were among the groups recently targeted by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The data, which was gathered via phone from October 15th to the 17th, also took into consideration demographic distribution, age and gender.

The survey revealed that 66 percent of Christians support Hezbollah’s military intervention in Syria, in comparison to only 39 percent in June 2013 and 53 percent in February 2014.

Moreover, 58 percent of those surveyed are against replacing members of Hezbollah with international peacekeeping forces, such as INIFIL, to counter attacks by extremist groups on the eastern borders with Syria.

The survey also revealed that 65 percent of those surveyed do not believe that the threat of takfiris attacking Lebanon is in retaliation for Hezbollah’s presence in Syria, contrary to what certain political factions believe.

Furthermore, 73 percent of those surveyed said they “do not believe that the US-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria aim at eradicating ISIS.”

(Al-Akhbar)

This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.

Comments

Hmm,

Let's review how "Christians" of the West conduct themselves;

Christian Bible = Christ is a selfless man who offered himself up as a propitiatory sacrifice.. for ALL mankind. a decent soul.

Holy Quran = Christ was an honorable man, the Son of an honorable woman

Jew Talmud = Christ is the son of a whore, boiling for eternity in hot excrement.

Well, any average Western "Christian"/ Evangelical/Mormon can see we need to support "the chosen" with our blood/fealty/money... Hell, they've handed The Christ over to them AGAIN and offered extra nails! When you look at this sewer's past it's just business as usual as far as loyalty/appreciation goes.

Obviously you are more familiar In the Talmud than me....
Your point In your post Is to butter up the Christian readers and unite against a common enemy.
I pitty you. You are an opportunist.Many can "prove" one religion Is "superior" to others, with ancient, out of date/out of context postings.
I wonder how you explain Surah 33:21?

whaf about Surat 33:21? Don't see how this is relevant.
لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا

Honestly, March 14 is a self-spinning dynamo creating havoc in the country and preventing any sort of resolution. Electricity in the country alone could have and can be resolved without March 14 obstruction.

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