Saturday, July 22, 2006

Needed: Arab Pressure On Hezbollah

From the New York Sun comes this article:

CAIRO, Egypt — One of Saudi Arabia's leading Wahhabi sheiks, Abdullah bin Jabreen has issued a strongly worded religious edict, or fatwa, declaring it unlawful to support, join or pray for Hezbollah, the Shiite militias lobbing missiles into northern Israel.

The day after Hezbollah abducted two Israeli soldiers on July 12, Sheik Hamid al-Ali issued an informal statement titled "The Sharia position on what is going on." In it, the Kuwaiti based cleric condemned the imperial ambitions of Iran regarding Hezbollah's cross border raid.

Let's look at this realistically. Iran is asserting its influence and the world needs to get their act together before this blows up even further. This includes the Arab world. They must play a role in this or they will soon be dealing with Iranian influence at their back door.

Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Iran has had a goal of getting to Israel and sparking Islamic revolution any and everywhere along the way. If they were to be successful at driving Israel into the sea, we would see an even more empowered and emboldened Iran, than we are seeing at this present moment. And the Arabs do not want their sheikdoms turned over the foaming at the mouth militants.

So, what we need to see is more coverage when things like this happen. We need the media (worldwide) to cover bits like this, if there is ever going to be a peaceful solution to this. If there are any moderate Arab states that wish to keep the status quo (for the time being, anyway), they need to sound off. All moderate Muslim leaders (worldwide) need to sound off, too. Hezbollah must be neutralized socially, politically, diplomatically and if need be, militarily.

Just telling Israel to stop isn't going to get the job this time, folks.


Hat Tip: Regime Change Iran


Cross posted at The Wide Awakes

3 comments:

Always On Watch said...

If there are any moderate Arab states that wish to keep the status quo (for the time being, anyway), they need to sound off. All moderate Muslim leaders (worldwide) need to sound off, too.

Have I missed the outcry?

LASunsett said...

Have I missed the outcry?

No. It hasn't occurred in the numbers sufficient enough to make any reasonable difference, yet.

LASunsett said...

Addendum: And the media hasn't picked up on the isolated incidences yet. If they did, it could pick up steam by showing there are a few people brave enough to go against the radical jihadist grain. That in turn, might just inspire more to come out of the closet.