by Jonathan Azaziah
The Lebanese-Iranian revolutionary hero Sayyed Moussa al-Sadr wasn’t just the founder of the Lebanese Islamic Resistance that would later become Hizbullah. He wasn’t merely a Brobdingnagian intellect who was brilliant enough to go toe-to-toe with the world’s greatest minds, both Islamic and non-Islamic, in the fields of fiqh, comparative religious studies, philosophy and international relations, and dumbfound them. Al-Sadr was an institution. Such a giant, it was like he had his own orbit. With an imposing physical presence, commanding charisma, love of humanity and passionate commitment to resistance and liberation, he gave the Shi’a Muslims of Lebanon a voice for the first time in hundreds of years and laid the groundwork for them to exit the degradation and squalor they had lived in at the hands of colonialist-backed factions for the same amount of time–first the Ottomans then the French.
But the Lebanese Shi’a weren’t the only ones who adored him. Christians did too. So did many Sunnis along with many Druze. He was a towering, unifying figure that exuded a familial energy, seeing all Lebanese as branches of the same tree, at a volatile time when the “civil war” engineered by the usurping Zionist entity was ripping Lebanon and its people apart. Beyond just being a mystery that turns 40 years old today, his disappearance is the greatest tragedy relating to an individual in modern Arab-Islamic history–one which burns and breaks the hearts of all who know it. Continue reading Did Mossad Disappear Lebanese-Iranian Hero Sayyed Moussa al-Sadr On This Day 40 Years Ago?