Matthias KÃ¼ntzel notes that yesterday,
…the Berlin daily the Tagesspiegel published a letter-to-the-editor from Dr. Mounir Herzallah, a Shiite from the South of Lebanon. Dr. Herzallah reports on how Hezbollah-terrorists came to his town, dug a munitions depot and then built a school and a residence directly over it. He writes:
“Laughing, a local sheikh explained to me that the Jews lose either way: either because the rockets are fired at them or because, if they attack munitions depot, they are condemned by world public opinion on account of the dead civilians.” Hezbollah, he says, uses the civilian population “as a human shield and then when they are dead as propaganda.”
Just how indifferent the lives of their fellow Muslims are to the Shiite Islamists was already made clear during the Iran-Iraq War, when Khomeini sent thousands of Iranian children into the mine fields. Still today, this mass murder is defended as “martyrdom” by people like Ahmadinejad and Nasrallah.
In April, The New Republic published an abridged version of KÃ¼ntzel’s article on these “children of the minefields.” He has now made available the unabridged version. The particular role of Hizballah is also touched upon in the text. The English translation is by John Rosenthal. You will find the article here.