Lebanon: Druze in Black and White
Photo Blog by Haitham Moussawi
The Druze are a monotheistic religious minority located primarily in the Levant. The conservative community lives in an area that spreads between the Chouf region in Mount Lebanon to the Golan Heights in Syria.
Recently the death of the highest spiritual authority of the Druze community, Sheikh Abu Muhammad Jawad Walieddine, left the Druze in crisis and severe disagreement over the leading religious council. The two traditional Druze leaders, Walid Jumblatt and Talal Arslan, who have not come to an agreement on the question of Sheikh al-Aql (the spiritual leader) are joined in the debate by former minister Wiam Wahhab.