Because jihad had such a great image up to now.
This is not a sign of Hizballah’s “moderation,” although the establishment media will try to portray it that way. This is just Shia contempt for a Sunni organization, the Islamic State. Shi’ites in general don’t carry out lone jihad massacres such as Barcelona, although there have been exceptions.
“Hezbollah condemns Barcelona attack, saying it ‘harms the image of jihad,'” by Yasser Okbi and Maariv Hashavua, Jerusalem Post, August 20, 2017:
Hezbollah on Friday strongly condemned the terror attack allegedly carried out by ISIS on Thursday in Barcelona.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, in which a van rammed into a crowd on a busy tourist street in the Spanish city, killing 14 and injuring over 100. It was followed by another similar attack in the coastal city of Cambrils, in which five suspects were shot and killed by police.
The Lebanon-based terrorist organization said the attack was “further proof of the criminal culture” of ISIS, and that the group’s members “are influenced by a culture of hatred of people and the killing and destruction of their property, on false pretexts that are unacceptable to common sense or religion.”
Hezbollah also added that “turning innocent civilians into targets for murder is part of a satanic plan carried out by [ISIS] terrorists” and that the group’s goal “is to harm the image of jihad and to contaminate the image of Islam.”
The Shi’ite organization called on the world to work together to eliminate ISIS, first by pressuring regional and international forces that support the group with funding and defense….