Ali is not a fictional character.
Ali is a Lebanese lawyer and political analyst and I have quoted him before.
Ali does not represent Shiism.
Actually, Ali is a secularist.
Ali was neither talking about Shia versus Sunni nor is he against Omar.
Ali was not talking about Hezbollah.
Ali was talking about resistance (mouqawama) to the injustices of occupation and expulsion.
Ali believes that resistance to Zionist atrocities, both of which began during the beginning of the 20th century, has evolved over the decades. Hezbollah is one manifestation of this evolution. And even if it vanishes, a new form of resistance will emerge. This has and will always go on.
It’s a shame how sectarian interpretation surfaces among Lebanese even if the topic is the color of a cockroach.
Ugly attitudes like this is driving young educated secularists either away from Lebanon or into the arms of sectarianism.
I say that the Middle East, and maybe the world, will not find real peace until the bleeding wound of UrShalim is healed.