On the contrary,sectarianism is everything in Lebanon. It is about regional settlement,it is about neighborhood,and it is about politics. Almost every issue is settled based on sectarian parameters. In fact,the Lebanese civil war is brought to an end based on the so called Ta`if Agreement,which defined political power on sectarian basis. You got Nasrallah for Shiite,Walid Jumlat for Druze,Hariri for sunni,Michel Auon for Maronite Christians,and all have their sub branches…….You go to the south and you get certain sect,and you get another in the North . No newspaper,no news channel escapes from the sectarianism which has become,unfortunately,a core identity of the country.
How embarrassing ,then it is,to hear a government officials hailing an imported Lebanese `experts`,with apparent mission of lecturing Ethiopians on coexistence. This is not a joke,as we got some Lebanese `expert` who claim that they are giving lessons to Ethiopians on religious coexistence. It is just like inviting Hitler to teach how to love the Jews!!
We got the wrong lesson from the wrong place,and we are in an embarrassing situation!