Soaid Warns of Confederation of Confessions
March 14 General Secretariat Coordinator Fares Soaid has hinted that the meetings of Maronite political leaders in Bkirki consolidate “the confederation of confessions.”
In remarks to al-Mustaqbal daily published Sunday, Soaid said the meetings held at the seat of the Maronite church have no interest in showing sects as political spheres that inform other confessions about their decisions.
“As if the civil state has become a registration department through which agreements are reached at a time when the confessions are the major components that practice political life at the expense of institutions,” he said.
Soaid warned that Lebanon would turn from its status of Islamic-Christian national unity into a confederation of sects that targets coexistence.
Asked about a Christian-Islamic summit that will be held on Tuesday, the March 14 official said: “If an Islamic-Christian statement is issued to deal with real issues such as the tribunal (STL), the arms and Lebanon’s united point of view on the Arab spring, then this summit would be valuable.”
“But if it was held only for appearances, then I don’t think it would be useful,” he added.