Friday, September 28, 2012
AJC Asks EU to Add Hezbollah to Terror List
The global Jewish advocacy group AJC asked in a recent poll whether the European Union should add Hezbollah to its terrorist list.
The overwhelming response? Yes.
After decades of carrying out global terrorism that has claimed hundreds of victims--including a Bulgarian bus driver and the five Israeli tourists who lost their lives in the most recent attack on EU territory--Hezbollah is still free to raise funds and recruit new members throughout Europe.
AJC says, enough is enough! The organization is advocating strongly that Europe is morally obligated to strike a blow against international terrorism by adding Hezbollah to its terror list.
Weakening Hezbollah is no easy task. Incredibly, some in the EU argue that Hezbollah is a "political party." Exactly how does Hezbollah conduct politics?
In the 1980s, it killed hundreds of U.S. Marines, French peacekeepers, and U.S. diplomats in a series of Beirut bombings. In the 1990s, it blew up the Israeli embassy and the Jewish communal building in Buenos Aires, killing 125. In 2005, it assassinated former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 others in a massive bombing in downtown Beirut. Today, Hezbollah plays a critical role in propping up the murderous regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.