A Rebellion Against Hezbollah?
Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir has shot to fame by rallying to the cause of Syria’s rebels and taking on the most powerful faction in Lebanon.
A Lebanese Salafist cleric who has emerged over the past year from obscurity to become a leading and controversial Sunni activist has launched a sit-in in this port city to press for the disarming of the powerful Shiite Hezbollah organization.
A year ago, Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir was known only to a small group of followers who attended his sermons at the Bilal bin Rabeh mosque in Sidon. But with neighboring Syria mired in