Fadlallah Died Authorizing Suicide Bombings

Earlier this week, I blogged that Hezbollah's Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah died condemning Israel.

I wasn't completely correct.

Turns out Fadlallah died authorizing suicide bombings.

One of Fadlallah’s last acts before he died was to issue a fatwa authorising the use of suicide bomb attacks. The mystery here is why he waited so long. For as a founder member of Hizbollah – he sat on the organisation’s ruling council – Fadlallah gave his personal approval to the massive suicide truck bomb attacks that levelled the American Embassy and Marine compound in Beirut in 1983, killing more than 300 people, including the then CIA station chief. Fadlallah gave his personal blessing to the suicide bombers before they left for their deadly mission.

Octavia Nasr, where are you?

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