MembersExclusive: The Islamization of Lebanon and the Solution to Its Crisis

Israel Today speaks with Christian Church leaders involved in trying to protect the dwindling Christian population in Lebanon

By Rami Dabbas | | Topics: Lebanon, Islam, Hezbollah
Photo: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90

Lebanon remains on the brink of collapse politically, socially and economically. This does not bode well for Israel, and Jerusalem has reached out repeatedly with offers to assist its neighbor to the north. But that’s all but impossible due to the involvement of Hezbollah.

The Shiite militia has inserted itself into all parts of the Lebanese state, and has through what can only be described as an “occupation” handed the country over to Iran. Lebanon is today effectively a province of Iran.

What makes this all the more troubling is that Lebanon used to be one of the few safe havens for Christians in the Arab Middle East. With the rise of Hezbollah, the equation changed, and the terror group became the main political and military player in the country. With this began a process of Islamization. Hezbollah claims that its sole raison d’être is to resist Israel. But it is just as dedicated to transforming Lebanon into an Islamist stronghold.

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