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Monday, July 05, 2010

Lebanon mourns a terrorist leader

From Naharnet:
The Lebanese government declared Tuesday a national day of mourning over the death of Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah.

A government statement also announced a one-day countrywide shutdown on Tuesday.

Fadlallah, former spiritual mentor of Hizbullah and branded a "terrorist" by Washington, died in hospital on Sunday. He was 75.

Fadlallah's funeral will take place at 1:30pm Tuesday in Beirut's southern suburbs of Haret Hreik.
Note that this day of mourning was not declared by Hezbollah, or even Lebanon's Shiites. It was declared by Lebanon's government.