"Mount Lebanon Mufti Sheikh Mohammad-Ali Jouzo criticized Sunday “political Maronism” in the wake of Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Butros Sfeir’s statement that “qualifications were equally important to demographics,” a reference to the decreasing numbers of Lebanese Christians in comparison to Muslims.“The number of Christians is decreasing as they head East or West and most probably to the West,” Sfeir told a visiting delegation of nurses Friday in Bkirki. “But,” added the prelate, “Christ’s disciples were only 12 but they overran the entire world and thus large numbers do not count alone but also qualifications.” (meaning: Christians are brilliant but few, and Muslims are many but ....idiots!)Jouzo said such statements harmed the “feelings of the rest of the Lebanese,” adding that qualifications were a shared quality among Christians and Muslims. “Holders of university degrees count more among Muslims than Christians,” he added.Jouzo also seized the opportunity to slam Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun as an example that some Christians lack qualifications.“It is enough that among Christians there is a man like Aoun and the rest of his team who insult everybody including the patriarch. Where is the quality in that behavior?” Jouzo asked...."
Monday, December 27, 2010
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