Saturday, December 31, 2005

Hezbollah Satellite TV Station Banned From Americas

The terrorist organization Hezbollah has been broadcasting through several satellite companies using propaganda from its television station al-Manar. Hezbollah, literally, "Party of God", originated in Lebanon, purportedly as a "resistance" group against Israeli occupation. They quickly showed their true colors as typical jihadi babyhunters, and offically are recognized by the US State Department as a terrorist organization.

From US Newswire:
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Coalition Against Terrorist Media (CATM) today praised satellite company Hispamar for removing the terrorist group Hezbollah's al-Manar television station from broadcast into North and South America. This marks the second time that CATM has taken al-Manar off the airwaves in the United States and throughout the Americas.

"Al-Manar runs graphic videos encouraging viewers, even children, to become suicide bombers and calls for acts of terrorism against civilians," said Mark Dubowitz, COO of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, which organized CATM. "Al-Manar is an operational weapon in the hands of one of the world's most dangerous terrorist organizations."

"We applaud Hispamar for quickly ending al-Manar broadcasts over its Amazonas satellite after we alerted them to its incitement to violence and support for terrorism," Dubowitz continued. "By removing al-Manar, Hispamar is ending a very real threat. Hezbollah is known to have terror cells in more than 14 major American cities. It conducts illegal operations, including drug smuggling, throughout the Americas. And it demonstrated its ability and willingness to strike on this side of the Atlantic when its terrorists killed more than 100 innocent civilians in two bombings in Argentina."
Al-Manar is still broadcast into Europe and the Middle East by satellite companies controlled by Egypt and Saudi Arabia.