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Hezbollah: The Story of the Party of God: From Revolution to by Eitan Azani

By Eitan Azani

The Hezbollah move is a made of the surroundings during which it operates and of the interactions in addition to of the reciprocal family among the gamers surrounding it. Hezbollah is a Lebanese Shiite stream with an affinity and a deep correlation with the Iranian approach, but it’s beginning stemmed  from the advance of social and political approaches within the Lebanese approach, often, and one of the Shia sect, in particular.

As the circulate accelerated and have become institutionalized, it became extra delicate to the tactics and affects of the inner and the neighborhood structures. at the local and the overseas fields, it used a managed coverage which integrates guerrilla battle and terrorist assaults whereas taking into consideration “profit and loss” issues. The 2008 version of Hezbollah is certainly one of a practical Revolutionary Organization 17 November that's way more harmful than that of the innovative Hezbollah of the eighties. in reality, the circulate hasn't deserted its ambitions, yet replaced their speed of application.

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Hezbollah: The Story of the Party of God: From Revolution to Institutionalization (Middle East in Focus)

The Hezbollah circulation is a made of the surroundings within which it operates and of the interactions in addition to of the reciprocal relatives among the avid gamers surrounding it. Hezbollah is a Lebanese Shiite circulation with an affinity and a deep correlation with the Iranian method, but it’s origin stemmed  from the advance of social and political systems within the Lebanese process, usually, and one of the Shia sect, in particular.

As the circulate increased and have become institutionalized, it grew to become extra delicate to the tactics and impacts of the interior and the local structures. at the local and the overseas fields, it used a managed coverage which integrates guerrilla battle and terrorist assaults whereas taking into consideration “profit and loss” concerns. The 2008 version of Hezbollah is considered one of a realistic Revolutionary Organization 17 November that's way more harmful than that of the progressive Hezbollah of the eighties. in truth, the flow hasn't deserted its pursuits, yet replaced their velocity of application.

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7 To summarize, Jihad has many faces, and the Islamic interpretation makes use of it according to its needs. The Islamists utilize the concept of Jihad to justify their violence on the one hand and to expand their circle of supporters on the other hand, by portraying their violent activity as a moral imperative and a religious duty against the heretics and enemies of Islam. 8 The Iranian revolution of 1979 was the first significant expression of that. This phenomenon, especially its radical margins, also challenges the existing social order in Muslim countries; it is, directly and indirectly, connected to violence and terror.

In spite of this, processes and conspicuous characteristics can be identified with a reasonable level of accuracy from the existing information. 36 The findings of this study indicate that there is a marked connection between the parameters of young (initial stages of development), small (between ten and a thousand activists) movements, high militancy, clandestine characteristics, and a charismatic leadership. 37 These findings fit the theoretical models dealing with the passage of movements from a model of charismatic leadership to the institutional model.

This is because religion is assimilated into all the social layers, accompanies individuals from the time of their birth, and is easy to connect to in times of distress. 57 In fundamentalist sects, protest activity is defined in terms of holy war “Jihad”, the will of God, terms that are recognized by and obligate all who are counted in or connected to a religious system. In many social systems, religion constitutes the only source of moral standards, and for this reason, it encourages or supports actions that are intended to change the existing social state and to implement social justice on the basis of religious moral verification; for example, the notion of enforcing the Shariah.

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