Leb. Grand Mufti heads to Qatar to strengthen ties

Published January 18th, 2015 - 08:05 GMT

Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-latif Derain left to Qatar Saturday on a visit that serves to strengthen political and religious ties between the two countries.

In comments made from Beirut’s International Airport, Derian said that his visit will involve meeting several “high-ranking Qatari officials" and will seek to “strengthen Qatari-Lebanese ties.”

The visit especially serves to improve Islamic ties between Dar al-Fatwa and Qatar’s religious institutions, he added.

In light of this week’s Roumieh raid, Derian said that inmates should be treated in a manner that respects the notion of human dignity. The raid should also be followed by the speedy trial of Islamist inmates, Derian said, noting that some detainees may turn out to be innocent.

Earlier this week, security forces stormed Roumieh prison and emptied out the notorious Block B building of all its Islamite inmates after intercepting calls between detainees and a terror cell behind a twin suicide bombing that rocked the Jabal Mohsen neighborhood of Tripoli last week.

 

 

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