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Nasrallah’s new godly term: Divine miracle

Mashari Althaydi

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During two recent occasions, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah spoke of two creations: the theory of a “divine miracle” in Syria and the advice of “developmental miracle” to resist rivals!

One of these was televised as Nasrallah delivered his address during a ceremony held on Saturday to commemorate the birth anniversary of Fatima Zahraa. The other occasion was not televised but its content was published by Lebanese media outlets. During this latter occasion, which was held on Friday evening, Nasrallah met with members of the education department in Hezbollah.

During this meeting, which aims to frame young men’s thinking, teach them partisanship and mobilize them, Nasrallah described the scene of his party, the country that supports it, Iran, and their ally Bashar al-Assad as a scene that reflects a “divine miracle.”

It seems Nasrallah is fond of godly terms. His party’s name is Hezbollah – the Party of God. He describes his clashes with Israel as “divine victory.” As for the “crime” which he, Iran, Assad, ISIS, al-Nusra Front and even Kurdish militias in support of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party committed, he describes it as a “divine miracle.”

Truth is the opposite to Nasrallah’s illusions. The Khomeini republic’s current situation is not at its best considering the recent American awakening

Mashari Althayidi

Exaggerating infallibility

Such an approach reflects exaggerating infallibility as godly terms are used to describe human behavior, which are close to a “demonic miracle,” to say the least. This is more so considering their catastrophic results on civil peace and their role in nurturing the sectarian and tense atmosphere in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

During the ceremony, Nasrallah spoke about the funds which Arab countries spent and said this money could have saved the Syrian people from the crimes, which in fact he and his sponsor Iran and their friend Assad, committed. He spoke about hundreds of billions and then lamented and said: “This money could have saved Somalia and Yemen of famine, built houses for Palestinians in Gaza, provided job opportunities and ended illiteracy.”

He speaks as if Hezbollah is a developmental organization that protects peace and the environment, works to stop global warming and encourages clean and vegetarian diets when in fact it’s a terrorist group with activities across countries.

The icon of Khomeini’s mobilization in the Arab world, Nasrallah, stated that the “axis of the resistance will not be defeated but will win in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.” Congratulations! But does this promise that his group will win in Yemen include shelling the Kofal military camp during Friday prayers using two Houthi “resistance” missiles and killing 34 and injuring 100 others?

I gave this example because this happened around the same time as his recent televised address and his “religious” educational gathering with Hezbollah’s youth. There are many other shameful examples to his party’s practices.

Truth, however, is opposite to Nasrallah’s illusions. The Khomeini republic’s current situation is not at its best considering the recent American awakening the recent manifestations of which include designating the Saraya al-Ashtar organization as a terrorist organization.

Oh man, fear God.

The article was first published in Asharq Al-Awsat.
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Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy.

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