The Political Philosophy of Hazebullah

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The political philosophy of Hezbollah, an Islamic militant group and political party is mainly influenced by the external factors. Hezbullah (Party of God) was established in 1982 in first war of Lebanon. “It arose out of an anti-Israel Shia Muslim rebel movement and was funded by Iran and trained by Iran’s Quds Force. Hezbollah has been based in Southern Lebanon since its creation and is now led by Hasan Nasrullah.” (Alagha, The Shift in Hezbollah's Idealogy, 2006). Hezbollah entered the political arena of Lebanese in 1992 for the purpose of taking control of Lebanon and to make the people and world believe that it was not an organization of terrorists instead it was a legitimate political movement. As Joseph mentioned, Hezbollah has five political ideologies, which formed its goals and strategies based on (Alagha, The Shift in Hezbollah's Idealogy, 2006). The first political ideology is about the oppressor and oppressed. According to Hezbollah the imperial-capitalist first world nations are the oppressors, mainly those states are the United States, France and “Little Satan” Israel. Hezbollah worried that these oppressors should be punished based on the status or level of their oppression, such as, tyranny, injustice, exploitation, treason, hypocrisy, betrayal and thus, justice is what the oppressed, Muslim society demands from the oppressor. The second political ideology of Hezbollah is about Islamic state. Hezbollah calls upon the population of Lebanon to make a decision on an Islamic state, because only an Islamic state can guarantee justice, liberty, and security, because only an Islamic system can deter the intervention of the colonialist and imperialist to Lebanon. The third political ideology of Hezbollah is the positio... ... middle of paper ... ...government of Lebanon. Thus, although Hezbullah was not considered a direct threat to them, they announced the military wing as a terrorist organization. The reason behind their movement is obvious, they simply cannot tolerate a powerful Islamic institution near their allies. Bibliography Alagha, J. E. (2006). The Shift in Hezbollah's Idealogy. Religious Ideology, Political Ideology, and Political Programs , 116-134. Alagha, J. E. (2006). The Shift in Hezbollah's Ideology. Religious Ideology, Political Ideology, Political Program , 128. Khumayni, I. America is behind all our catastroph. Khumayni, I. Tahrir Al-Wasila. In Al-Jihad wa Khisal Al-Mujahidin (pp. 35-37). START. (n.d.). Retrieved from National Consortiam for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism: http://www.start.umd.edu/start/data_collections/tops/terrorist_organization_profile.asp?id=3101

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