Mohammed Rashid Qabbani
|Mohammed Rashid Qabbani
محمد رشيد قباني
Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani (Arabic: محمد رشيد قباني, born September 15, 1942) is the Grand Mufti of Lebanon and the most prominent Sunni Muslim cleric in the country. He was born in Beirut. Qabbani has succeeded former grand mufti Hassan Khaled. An alleged assassination attempt against Qabbani was foiled by Lebanese internal security forces on September 21, 2009 during Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Beirut.
In an interview broadcast on Al-Manar TV in September 2012, Qabbani stated (as translated by MEMRI) that Jews "still deny the religion of Islam – even in the modern era" and charged that "Jews were behind secularism [in Europe], because they opposed the authority of the church, against Christianity." He also suggested that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were "orchestrated" by Jews in order "to justify the persecution of Muslims worldwide."
- Galey, Patrick. Qabbani target of assassination plot during Eid prayer. The Daily Star. 2009-09-23.
- Grand Mufti of Lebanon Mohammed Rashid Qabbani: The Jews Orchestrated 9/11 and Were Behind Anti-Islam Film, MEMRITV, Clip No. 3628, September 22, 2012.
- AFP. "Lebanon’s top cleric issues fatwa against civil marriage." Al Arabiya. 13, Jan. 2013. Web. 1, Feb. 2013.
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