I don’t know why Javed Iqbal felt he had to go to such lengths. Wasn’t Reuters enough? “Man Charged With Relaying Hezbollah TV,” from AP, :
NEW YORK (AP) – A businessman was charged with providing satellite broadcasts of a Hezbollah television station to New York-area customers, authorities said Thursday.
Javed Iqbal, 42, was arrested Wednesday on conspiracy charges of enabling the broadcasts of al Manar, which was designated by the U.S. government this spring as a global terrorist entity, U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia said in a statement.
Garcia said Iqbal used satellite dishes at his Staten Island home to distribute the broadcasts through a Brooklyn company called HDTV Limited.
Later on AP tells us that Hizballah is “sophisticated” (wearing white gloves as they launch terror attacks against civilians, I suppose) and sniffs at the U.S. designation of the group as a terrorist organization:
The U.S. government considers Hezbollah, Lebanon’s most sophisticated Shiite group, to be a terrorist group.