UN Tribunal Exposes Hizbullah

(Jerusalem Post) Jonathan Spyer - Hizbullah's legitimacy in the eyes of non-Shi'ite Arabs in Lebanon and beyond has significantly diminished in recent years. The issuing of indictments against four Hizbullah members for the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri will only serve to accelerate this process. Hizbullah members, whose guns were proclaimed as serving a national Arab and Islamic "general will" against Israel, now stand accused of the murder of an iconic Sunni Arab politician from the very heart of the Arab mainstream. Hizbullah's support for the regime of Bashar Assad in Syria, even as it brutally crushed an uprising by the Sunni majority, has further served to tarnish the movement's reputation. There is widespread fury and disgust among Lebanon's Sunnis at the reports of possible Hizbullah involvement, alongside Iranian personnel, in crushing the protests.

2011-07-01 00:00:00

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