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Articles

Secular Hezbollah (a.k.a. Hizbollah, Hizbu’llah) Backgrounder by the nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations.
Non-Christian Hezbollah Overview by the Anti-Defamation League
Secular Hezbollah in Profile A report by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Group to the Parliament of Australia
Secular Should Hezbollah Be Next? by Daniel Byman. Foreign Affairs, November/December 2003. See also: Hezbollah’s Dilemma, an April 13, 2005 update to the original article.

Summary: The radical Lebanese Shi’ite movement Hezbollah is fomenting violence in post-war Iraq and fanning the flames of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Its bloody track record makes it a natural target in the war on terror. But Washington’s only option is to confront Hezbollah indirectly: by getting its backers, Syria and Iran, to help change its focus from militancy to politics.

Books

Secular Hezbollah by Hala Jaber. An ‘fairminded and thorough’ account of Hezbollah’s rise.
Secular Hezbollah : The Changing Face of Terrorism by Judith Palmer Harik. “This is an articulate and cogently argued book, dealing with a very important issue, which the September 11 events have given potentially grave policy consequences.”–Ray Hinnebusch, University of St. Andrews
Secular Hizb’Allah in Lebanon: The Politics of the Western Hostage Crisis by Magnus Ranstorp. Excellent overview
Secular Understanding Terror Networks by Marc Sageman

News and News Archive

Apologetics Index research resource Hezbollah news tracker

See Also

Apologetics Index research resource Country Profile: Lebanon BBC News web site
Apologetics Index research resource Islam and Terrorism
Apologetics Index research resource Jihad
Apologetics Index research resource Suicide Bombers

Web Sites

HategroupNon-Christian Hizbollah Official web site

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