In almost every battle that opposed the Lebanese Army to Islamists, the Muslim Scholars Committee has intervened to mediate between the two parties and calm things down (or not). I don’t know how these scholars are that close to jihadist movements as it’s not something comforting to hear, and I am not sure if they are really helping in any of the conflicts as they’ve stood against the Lebanese Army on few occasions.

Personally speaking, I don’t think we need any mediators with these terrorists and I am not convinced by the outcome of the Arsal battle because the danger is still out there and these gunmen might show up against and in bigger numbers. What we need is to get more money and equipment for the army, close the damn borders and fortify them. That’s the only thing that will keep us safe.