‘One of Hezbollah’s Giants I Respect A Lot’

Octavia Nasr, CNN's senior editor of Middle East affairs, is going to get a lot of grief over this tweet about the death of Hezbollah's Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah.


What is it about Fadlallah's record that earns Nasr's respect?

  • Fadlallah's approval of the Hezbollah manifesto, which describes "the necessity for the destruction of Israel?"

  • Fadlallah's links to the 1983 truck bombing of the US Marine barracks, the 2008 Mercaz HaRav Kook massacre, and his support for the 1979 seizure of the US embassy in Tehran?

  • A fatwa to boycott Israeli and USA products?

  • Holocaust denial?

As far as all-time sympathy for the devil goes, Barbara Plett's tears for Arafat still tops the list.

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(Hat tip: dejerusalem)