| 21 May 2022, Saturday |

Derian: To preserve people’s deposits and savings

Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian, Grand Mufti of the Lebanese Republic, called on the state to “preserve people’s deposits and savings, and that addressing the financial and economic crisis should not be at the expense of depositors and what they have reaped, but rather at those who brought the country to its slack at all levels.”

He said in a statement, “We cannot be satisfied with the citizen being the victim in any measure taken by the state and its institutions, because the people’s suffering is great.” We have to help them, stand by them and support them, because the nation cannot be built at the expense of impoverishing its people.”

Mufti Derian described what is happening daily at Al-Aqsa Mosque as “crime and systematic and described aggression,” calling on “the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the international community and the decision-making states in the Security Council, to take decisive measures to stop the practices of the Israeli enemy against the Palestinian Arab people, and their legitimate rights approved by the United Nations.”

He strongly condemned what “Straam Corse” movement had done, by burning a copy of the Holy Qur’an in two Swedish cities in full view of public opinion, saying: “Burning the Noble Qur’an is a condemned and reprehensible act that reflects aggressive, immoral and inhuman acts that contradict freedom of opinion and belief, and it is a satanic act that increases culture of hatred and animosity between nations and peoples.

  • Sawt Beirut International