Jihad chic for aspiring mujahedin and dhimmis alike. “Hezbollah holds ‘Jihad tours’ for students,” from YNet News, May 18:
Just days before the tenth anniversary of Israel’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon, Hezbollah hosted hundreds of students at what it called ‘The Land of Islamic Resistance’.
For many of the Muslim and Christian young people it was the first visit to southern Lebanon. “We want our students, whether they are Hezbollah members, supporters or rivals, to see the land that Israel occupied for 22 years,” said group member Mohammad Taleb.
“We want young people to know of the achievements made by the resistance and show them how wrong Israeli occupation is. This land was liberated by thousands of resistance fighters who fought every day in order to return the land to their people.”
Many of the students were wide-eyed at a meeting with Hezbollah’s militants. “It was like being in a movie,” said Grace, a Christian Lebanese student. “I respect these young men, who liberated my land. I don’t see them as terrorists, as the West describes them.”
And I don’t see you as a Christian, but as a dhimmi Islamochristian.
The militants, on their side, showed their guests how to fire rockets and anti-aircraft missiles. “These young people give us strength,” said one gunman after the demonstration….
“It’s surreal,” said a French student who took part in the tour. “It’s like Disneyland. I never expected to see such things.”…