Bassil in Dakkar says terrorists void of human traits
Mon 01 Dec 2014 at 14:20
NNA – Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister, Gebran Bassil, on Monday lashed out at terrorist groups, saying “those who use God to abolish other living beings are no humans at all.”
“They are neither Muslims nor Christians,” the Minister went on to affirm in a speech he delivered earlier today at a reception organized by the Lebanese Embassy in Senegal, upon the invitation of the Lebanese Ambassador to Senegal Khalil Al Habr, and in the presence of senior Lebanese and Senegalese officials and dignitaries.
Bassil thanked the people and government of Senegal for their generosity hosting the Francophone summit. He also addressed the Lebanese community of Senegal with a word of praise for their essential role portraying a true image of Lebanon to the world.
“The Senegal, a country comprising a Muslim majority, hosts people from around the world, including the Lebanese community which exceeds 30,000 people. This country mirrors a true image of Islam. We have never heard of a Senegalese leaving his country to go fight in Syria, Libya, or Egypt. This country is an excellent example of genuine Muslim practice, which in no way resembles that of terrorists,” Bassil added.
On another level, the Foreign Minister later arrived in the Ivory Coast, the second leg of his African tour, where he inaugurated the “The African Continent’s Conference for Active Diplomacy”, a gathering which gets together all the Lebanese heads of missions and consulates in Africa.
The Minister outlined the most important topics to be tackled during the meeting to help serve Lebanese diplomacy across the African continent.