SHOCK: Germany Refuses to Declare Hezbollah a Terrorist Group



Germany’s no stranger to totalitarian regimes and murderous factions.

You may have heard of a group, in fact, that followed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s preferred economic system, say, 75 or so years ago (here and here).


It’s surprising, therefore, that the previous home of a painter named Adolf is refusing to declare Hezbollah a terrorist group. So much for lessons learned.

As reported by Reuters:

Germany will not follow Britain’s lead in declaring Iran-backed Hezbollah a terrorist organization, a senior official was quoted as saying on Friday, a decision that may fuel tensions with Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Minister of State Niels Annen told weekly news magazine Der Spiegel that the Shi’ite Muslim Islamist movement remained a relevant factor in Lebanese society and the European Union had already added its military wing to a list of proscribed groups in 2013. …

Long the most powerful group in Lebanon, Hezbollah’s influence has expanded at home and in the region. It controls three of 30 ministries in the government led by Western-backed Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the largest number ever.

Previously, the UK had categorized Hezbollah into “military” and “political” wings. But last month, that grouping was replaced by a recognition of the Shi’ite supremacist lot as full-on terrorists.

Rooted in Iran, Hezbollah has significantly extended its reach over the years, as was noted in 2017 by Politico:

[“Operation Cassandra” was] launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.


Sounds like a swell buncha folks.

I suppose every country has its deadly elements, rising from the mist. Currently, the U.S. has the legislatures of New York and Virginia (here and here).



Relevant RedState links in this article: hereherehere, and here.

See 3 more pieces from me: LA vs. the NRA, Jim Brown vs. kneeling, and Bill Gates vs. not being disconnected.

Find all my RedState work here.

And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you for reading! Please sound off in the Comments section below. For iPhone instructions, see the bottom of this page.



If you have an iPhone and want to comment, select the box with the upward arrow at the bottom of your screen; swipe left and choose “Request Desktop Site.” If it fails to automatically refresh, manually reload the page. Scroll down to the red horizontal bar that says “Show Comments.”


Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Trending on RedState Videos