Lebanon’s Christian President: Estimated 1.5 Million Syrian Refugees Must Go Home



“We don’t want to wait for their voluntary return,” declared Lebanon’s Maronite Christian President Michel Aoun, speaking alongside French President Emmanuel Macron in France on Monday, reports the Associated Press (AP).

President Aoun argued that the United Nations assistance devoted to aiding Syrian refugees in Lebanese “camps of misery” would be better used to return them to Syria “from now on.”

Marking the world’s highest concentration of refugees per capita, an estimated 25 percent of Lebanon’s population of nearly 6.2 million is now made up of Syrians.

This year, Dr. Fouad Abou Nader, the leader and founder of the Liberty Front (LF) Christian party in Lebanon, told Breitbart News that the influx of Syrian refugees had contributed significantly to Christians losing their majority status in his country.

Once a majority, Lebanese Christians now comprise only about 40 percent of the country’s population, Breitbart News learned from Mr. Talal al-Doueihy, the founder of Lebanese Land-Our Land Movement.

Dr. Nader noted that a law implemented by Muslim leaders in Lebanon “naturalized hundred of thousands of foreign Muslims” to ensure Islam adherents make up the majority of the population.

Established by France in 1920 after the instigation of Christians, Lebanon was intended to serve as a sanctuary for persecuted religious Christians in the Middle East.

However, Christians have lost most of their lands and majority status to Muslims due to low birth rates among their followers and a refugee wave, placing their future in the country in peril.

Nevertheless, the country’s largest religious groups continue to share power in Lebanon: the speaker of parliament is a Shiite, the prime minister a Sunni, and the president a Christian.

French President “Macron distanced himself from his counterpart’s viewpoint, saying that the absence of a political solution in Syria prevents refugees from returning back home permanently,” notes AP.

Dr. Nader told Breitbart News that the wave of Muslim refugees coming into Lebanon, namely those from Syria and the Palestine region, is fueling “a deadly demographic imbalance” to the detriment of Christians.

“Their [Muslim refugees] presence creates a lot of problems for Lebanon, its economy, its development, its growth, its security, its borders, its demography, its political stability, its religious balance, etc.,” said the Christian party leader.

Predominantly Muslim Syria and Palestine border Lebanon. On top of the estimated 1.5 million Syrian, at least another 550,000 Palestinian refugees have traveled into Lebanon in recent years.

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Judicial Watch->  Emails Show Dossier-Connected Obama State Dept Officials Set ‘Face-To-Face’ Meeting On ‘Russian Matter’ Shortly Before 2016 Election

Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday released 84 pages of documents showing Obama’s State Department was central to pushing the ‘Trump-Russia’ hoax shortly before the 2016 election.

The email exchange between then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer, a very close associate to Christopher Steele, show them discussing a ‘face-to-face’ meeting in New York on a ‘Russian matter’ in September of 2016.

Via Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch and The Daily Caller News Foundation today released 84 pages of documents, including a September 2016 email exchange between then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer, a close associate of dossier author Christopher Steele, discussing a “face-to-face” meeting on a “Russian matter.”

(In June 2016 Nuland permitted a meeting between Steele and the FBI’s legal attaché in Rome. Nuland told CBS News that the State Department knew about the Steele dossier by July 2016.)

According to an op-ed Winer wrote for The Washington Post in 2018, also in September 2016, “Steele and I met in Washington and discussed the information now known as the “dossier… I prepared a two-page summary and shared it with Nuland, who indicated that, like me, she felt that the secretary of state needed to be made aware of this material.”

A September 17, 2016, email exchange between Nuland and Winer – that was classified in the interest of national defense or foreign policy – discusses the political situation in Libya, but also brings up a “Russian matter:”

From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: September 17, 2016 at 12:40:00 PM EDT
To: Nuland, Victoria J
Subject: Re: Libya Update

Would like to discuss this and a Russian matter.

From: Nuland, Victoria J
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:31 PM
To: Winer, Jonathan
Subject: Re. Libya Update

In ny face to face?

From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: September 17, 2016 at 1:56:05 PM EDT
To: Nuland, Victoria J
Subject: Re: Libya Update

Yes that was [sic] be good.

From: Nuland, Victoria J
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:58 PM
To: Winer, Jonathan
Subject: Re. Libya Update

Good. I’ll reach out when im there Sunday. [Redacted]

If Victoria Nuland’s name sounds familiar it’s because she has been on Judicial Watch’s radar for a long time and in many of TGP’s previous reports.

In December 2018, Judicial Watch released documents revealing that Victoria Nuland was involved in the Obama State Department’s urgent gathering of classified Russia investigation information and disseminating it to members of Congress within hours of Donald Trump taking office.

In a related lawsuit, Judicial Watch is suing the State Department communications between Ambassador Nuland and employees of Fusion GPS, as well as top ranking Department of Justice, FBI, and State Department officials.

“The Obama State Department was central to the effort to target President Trump with the Russia smear,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These new emails further show that senior Obama State Department advanced the Russiagate hoax just before the 2016 presidential election.”

Tom Fitton   @TomFitton
 

BREAKING: Obama State Department was central to the effort to target President @RealDonaldTrump with the Russia smear. New emails show how senior Obama State Department advanced the Russiagate hoax just before the 2016 presidential election.

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