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National Unity is Syrians' Way for Salvation

 SWEIDA, (ST)_ Due to Syria`s firm and principled stances in defending Arab just causes, namely the Palestinian one. Certain foreign parties conducted conspiracies against the country and its leadership.

In a meeting on current crisis and its dire-repercussions on our national unity, Sheikh al- Akel of the Muslim al- Mouahedeen al- Druze, Hakmat al- Hajari, said  that Syria is a mosaic  harmonious rich portrait,  but there are many statements which aim at describing the country `s latest developments as a civil and sectarian war . This is completely wrong and not real .Syria is immune against such a war. Throughout history Syrians live together under the umbrella of homeland .The harmony brotherhood, tolerance and co-existence between Muslims and Christians in addition to other sects in the Syrian society is an example to be followed .We in Syria live as one family .

In an exclusive interview with the Syria Times in Sweida Governorate, Sheikh al- Hajari added  that what is currently taking place in Syria is not a civil war; but certain parties are working to push the Syrians towards this position; but to no avail , expressing hope that  the end for the crisis is very close, calling on all the Syrian citizens for abiding by national unity as the only way for salvation .

"We are a civilized nation. Our land is the land of religions and prophets .We export love, education and tolerance to other nations .Throughout history we played basic role in bridging gaps among different civilizations." Sheikh Hakmat said, appealing for immediate stop of violence, and expressing full confidence in the awareness of our people in putting an end to this ordeal.

Asked about al-Sweida Governorate`s role in ensuring the displaced demands, Sheikh al- Hajari replied:  all the governorate`s sons opened their homes and hearts for their brothers, adding that this is not strange or new in our society .During Lebanon latest crisis and Iraq invasion by the American and British troops, we hosted 100.000 Lebanese in and  a large number of Iraqis in the governorate," citing also certain official and non- governmental exerted intensive efforts for offering all out moral, humanitarian, health and  financial support  to the displaced.

Sheikh al- Hajari underscored that all men of religion should preach and call for forgiveness and tolerance concentrating on national unity and its positive impact on our society, namely in confrontation of chaos and lack of security.

"We must live under the jurisdiction of law, order and work with our political leadership to overcome the crisis." Sheikh al- Hajari reiterated.

Sheikh al- Hajari described the meeting held recently in Sweida by Sweida officials and their counterparts from Dra`a as a normal event , asserting that such meetings are not new but the current crisis and the lack of security halted such meetings.

"We always aspire to meet our brothers if they were in Dra`a or in other Syrian governorates due to the meetings` role in strengthening brotherhood ties. The latest meeting came within the framework of confronting bids aiming at sowing sedition among our people." Sheikh al- Hajari added.

In reply to a question about the role of Qatar and Golf states in escalating the crisis, Sheikh al- Hajari said the governments of these countries are working on halting any peaceful solution to the crisis; the people of these states will realize sooner or later that they are in need for new political leadership .

''Syria is a civilized and secular country, and we as men of religion call always for adhering to our national and historical principles, asserting that neither the Ottoman colonialism nor the French or British can defeat our determination, Skeikh Hakmat al- Hajari concluded.


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