Hezbollah declared its existence on February 16, 1985 in "The Hizbollah Program".
This program was launched by Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Amin at the Ouzai mosque.
It stated (and I quote) " We are the sons of the Ummah - the Party Of God (Hizb Allah) The vanguard of which was made victorious by God in
The main objectives of the Hezb (according to their original manifesto) was:
1) To expel the Americans, French and their allies definitely from Lebanon putting an end to any colonialist entity on our land.
2) To submit the "Phalanges" (Kataeb) to a just power and bring them all to justice for the crimes they have perpetrated against Muslims and Christians.
3) To permit all the sons of our people to determine their future and to choose in all the liberty the form of government they desire. We call upon all of them to pick the option of Islamic government which, alone, is capable of guaranteeing justice and liberty for all. Only an Islamic regime can stop any further tentative attempts of imperialistic infiltration into our country.
In the manifesto the Hezb goes on saying that their friends are the oppressed people, those who combat their enemy, who have the same objective of destroying American hegemony, the Israeli occupation and "beating back all the Phalangist attempts to monopolize power and administration" (and yet Hassan claims that he never targeted the Lebanese. Maybe the Phalangist party and Sheikh Bashir were aliens from Mars; what do I know).
The manifesto goes on talking about the politics followed by the chiefs of political "Maronism" through the "Lebanese Front" and the "Lebanese Forces" which cannot guarantee peace and tranquility for the Christians of Lebanon, whereas it is predicated upon "3asabiyya", on confessional privileges and on the alliance with colonialism.
Their manifesto goes on by stating that the Christians should answer the appeal from heaven (their own of course, since Hassan is the divine one) and have recourse to reason. "We call upon you to embrace Islam, you'll find salvation and happiness upon earth and in the hereafter".
Granted the manifesto calls upon the Christians to lay down their arms and share government within an Islamic state.
The manifesto also rejects the
As for the destruction of
There is more to this manifesto in view of education, health, just state, abolishing sectarianism, decentralization, women's rights...etc. All talk.
The hezb talks in his manifesto of a perfect (Islamic) society where the rule of law prevails and equality is the dish of the day (only for Muslims). If such is the case, I say to the Hezb:
2)Imposing your "divine" doctrine is no way of sharing power.
3)Pay your electrical bill.
4)Not one single country, nation or people can be exterminated.
5)The Phalangists ARE LEBANESE, and the Christians are here to stay as CHRISTIANS!
6)You do not have the monopoly on righteousness.
7)Jesus set foot in this Biblical land way before the Prophet Mohamed did (and never forget that).
8)Never, ever claim that you don't have enemies within (I am one, although not a phalangist activist nor from the Gemayel family).
9)Martyrdom is a concept we " True Lebanese" endured proudly way before the institution of your Hezb.
10)The south is mine, before it was ever yours; just like any centimeter of MY country's 10452 km2
11)At least I did not change the face of my country from one side of
12)Before the war and your evil creation, if any Lebanese will cross the ring he would not feel the need to apply for an Iranian visa.
Ya Hezb do you really want me to go on?
Granted I cannot put all the blame on you. I blame this complacent government of ours (and those past) for not having revoked your license and allowed you to create your state within a state (just like your arch enemy the LF did during the war).
No you do not represent the Shia in
Get back on your horse ya Hassan (or camel) and go chase windmills in
N.B: Hizbollah's track record (part of) as documentedhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon_Hostage_Crisis