Shaykh Maher Hammoud likened Ahmad al-Assir to the ISIL Takfiri terrorists who interpret the Quran in the wrong way in order to serve their own agenda.
He said al-Assir has no understanding of true Islam and that the Takfiri preacher and his followers are ignorant about Islam.
Security forces in Lebanon on August 15 arrested al-Assir, a fugitive extremist figure who had been wanted for his role in fueling sectarian violence in the Arab country.
He was detained while trying to leave the country for Egypt in disguise.
A staunch supporter of the ISIL terrorist group, al-Assir had been on a wanted list since June 2013 after clashes between his Takfiri followers and the Lebanese army claimed the lives of 18 soldiers in the southern city of Sidon.
Following the deadly two-day clashes, Lebanese forces swarmed al-Assir’s headquarters, but he managed to get away along with several of his followers.