Elias Bejjani/Patriarch Al Raei’s High Tone Rhetoric Stances & Credibility


Patriarch Al Raei’s High Tone Rhetoric Stances & Credibility
Elias Bejjani
November 02/14

Sadly Our Maronite Patriarch Beshara Al Raei is not a successful Politian at all, and by all standards and means. Not only that, but every time his Beatitude mingles with any political case, no matter big or small a definite disaster is the outcome. Since his election as Patriarch his political and patriotic stances on all levels have been questionable controversial, seen unwise by many, biased, unstable and totally in contrast with the Maronites Patriarchate national and patriotic historical convictions.

Looking thoroughly on the confusion that he has been generating in every political domain, one could not but feel disappointed and extremely frustrated in an era where the majority of the Lebanese political Christian figures are nothing but a total failure.
Historically the Lebanese people from all religious denominations have always looked at the Maronite Patriarch with pride, confidence, respect, reverence and considered him to be the genuine conscience of their beloved Lebanon, the Land of the Holy Cedars.
In this context of high hopes and expectations the Lebanese can not but expect the Maronite Patriarch to side only with Lebanon and advocate vehemently for its sovereignty, independence, freedom, common living, distinguishable identity, rich heritage, and prosperity.
They can not but see the patriarch as the religious and patriotic figure that leads their country in times of hardships to peace, safety, stability, and prosperity. Sadly our Patriarch Al Raei is not fulfilling this role.
Initially, and only within few weeks after his election as Patriarch, Al Raei openly sided with the Syrian butcher and criminal president Bachar Al Assad, visited Syria to meet its officials, and toured the world advocating for  Assad’s alleged democracy and protection of all minorities including the Christians.
In his unjustified tours and official visits to many countries, Al Raei loudly promoted Al Assad’s delusional protection of all minorities claiming he is a good man, and that his dictatorship regime is the only democracy in the Arab world.
Al Raei at the same supported the occupier of Lebanon, the Terrorist Iranian Hezbollah and walked all through the way with the horrible heresies of its weaponry and resistance.
At one time Al Raei even went too far in his blind support to the terrorist Hezbollah requesting that no one Lebanese has the right to address under any given circumstances the legal case of the Hezbollah criminals and killers, who assassinated ex Lebanese Raffic Al Hariri, or call for their arrest or surrender to the custody of the Special tribunal for Lebanon entrusted by the UN General Council to judicially handle the crime.
During his on going official visit to Australia, Al Raei uttered high tone stances and accused all the Lebanese politicians, with no exception to be mercenaries executing wishes of foreign powers and countries. He did not have the courage or needed faith to name Hezbollah and all the politicians who are mere followers to both Syria and Iran. Accordingly his stances came biased and merely empty of any credibility or effect.
We condemn such vague stances and deplore putting the patriotic Lebanese politicians in the same category with those who are mere Syrian-Iranian puppets and mercenaries.
We call on Patriarch Al Raei to be fair, and to loudly witness for Lebanon and for the truth without any kind of Dhimmitude.
In this realm we end our call on the Patriarch to merely witness for the truth with the following Biblical verse (Isaiah 05/20-21): “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.”
Long Live Lebanon
Long Live the Truth

Elias Bejjani
Canadian-Lebanese Human Rights activist, journalist and political commentator
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