Party of God


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Noun1.Party of God - a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
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*** Hizbullah Means The Party Of God; The Entire Shi'ite World, Including Iran's Ja'faris, Account For About 6% Of The Muslims As The Bulk Of Islam's Population Of Over 1.65Bn Persons Is Sunni Consisting Of Four Main Branches
"We'd vote with our own blood [instead of ink] for the Party of God. You ask what Hezbollah does for you -- I ask what it doesn't do for you."
Notably, the refusal of the party to relinquish its arms allowed it to present itself to the Arab public as an armed anticolonialist resistance project and a military deterrent to Israeli aggression under the banner of the "Party of God." Admittedly, the decision to remain armed motivated the international condemnation of the party as a terrorist organization, thereby establishing from inception the contradictory meaning of the party across contexts.
Indeed, the Lebanese, including many Shiites, have been increasingly critical of the "party of God." The long war in Syria has taken a toll on the Shiite community in particular, which lost many of its young men--with no "divine victory" in return this time around.
Russia's help, as well as the full support of Iran's Shi'ite theocracy and its combat units led by the Quds Force (QF) - the external arm of the co-ruling Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its Lebanese branch Hizbullah (the party of God), boosting Assad's shrinking armed forces and numerous intelligence networks as well as his shabiha (mainly Alawite thugs forming militias).
Also, having met with the Speaker and aides, former Foreign minister Fares Boueiz emerged to say that Hezbollah defeated Israel and therefore merits no categorizations as being terrorist and whoever qualifies the party of God as such speaks in violation of the very UN resolutions calling for anti-occupation resistance, Boueiz concluded.
Undeterred by his own imaginative rhetoric, Nasrallah renewed support for the Palestinian people in their fight against Zionism, at a time when Palestinians clashed with Jewish colonists and the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu without as much as a peep from the Party of God.
Reality is killing Hezbollah's narrative "For three years, everyone has asked the Party of God to pull out of Syria and Iraq.
A recent spate of bombings, most of them targeting Hizbullah strongholds in Beirut and the Bekaa Valley, the Party of God's heartland in northeast Lebanon along the Syrian border, has stirred deep fears that the country is sliding towards another sectarian bloodbath war nearly 25 years after the end of the civil war.
Hezbollah (translated it means "Party of Allah" or "Party of God") is a Shi'a Islamic militant group and political party based in Lebanon.
After Hezbollah commander Hassan Laqqis was shot five times outside his Beirut apartment last week, the Party of God's official statement pointed at Israel, which denied involvement.