Bassil: We reject dhimmitude, we fight for Christians of the world

Mon 10 Aug 2015 at 14:01 Politics
NNA - Foreign Affairs Minister, Gebran Bassil, said Monday after his participation in a Mass in Kfardebian on the occasion of Saint Ephrem Day that "we in the East, are the source of water and life."

"We resist, on behalf of all the apostles in the world, to protect Christianity in its international concept and its openness to everyone, not just in its religious concepts," he said.

"Our struggle is for all Christians of the world and for all the Lebanese," he said, warning against Daesh (ISIS) "which destroys our churches, undermines our role in Lebanon, and hurts our dignity and our presence in this free country."

"They want us to be dhimmis, but we reject that," Bassil concluded.


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