USA Presbyterian Church and Hizbullah
Hizbullah is a terrorist organization that has been behind terrorist attacks from Buenos Aires Argentina to the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. They are a major backer of suicide bombers and are actively involved in supporting terrorists financially as well as being the planners behind numerous attacks. They speak of peace to delegates from the Presbyterian Church and even families of 9-11 victims and yet continue to be the force behind terrorist attacks.
The following is an excerpt of Hizbullah policies provided by the Jewish Virtual Library:
Hizballah has consistently tried to paint itself as a moderate national liberation organization aimed at introducing the Islam that is confident in achieving justice, as well as introducing the Islam that protects all human rights. It tries to portray an image as a group who would rather not commit acts of terror, but must for the benefit of the Arab world.
After expressing written statements against terrorist attacks, the Secretary General of Hizballah, Hassan Nasrallah, communicated to a Lebanese audience at a memorial for a Hizballah suicide bomber that we must continue the path of resistance and the path of the First and Second Intifada.
How can the Presbyterian Church delegates meet with these degenerate murderers who advocate the killing of innocent people? How can they call for divestment in Israel when the majority of suicide bombing attacks are aimed at Israeli citizens?
Presbyterian Church USA, headed by Father Nihad Tu'meh and with Robert Worley as its spokesman, visited southern Lebanon at the invitation of Hizbullah, and met there with the terrorist organization's commander in southern Lebanon, Nabil Qawuq.
Delegation spokesman Robert Worley said: "We do not wish to defend the U.S. administration. We all elected the Democratic Party against the Republican Party. Rest assured that we will return to the U.S. in order to continue our activity for peace, and we want to hear about the charity activities and the cultural and social activities organized by Hizbullah in south [Lebanon]. The Americans hear in the Western media that Hizbullah is a terrorist organization, and they do not hear any other opinion. They know nothing about the party's concern for the people of the south. We have suffered much pressure on the part of Jewish organizations in the U.S. because [of our help in] divesting corporations working with Israel. We want Jerusalem to be a united city, just as we encouraged the Palestinians and the Jews to work for peace, and we demanded that our administration adheres to this position."  MEMRI
Does Mr. Worley realize that the so called charity activities are screens to raise money to continue suicide attacks against women, children, old men, old women, infants, and teenagers in Israel? Hizbullah is responsible for a lot of deaths of innocents, not just Israelis but Americans. He makes the statement that President Bush's administration does not recognize the work Hizbullah does for the people in south Lebanon. The reason President Bush doesn't recognize the so called works of Hizbullah is because it is a terrorist organization seeking ultimately the destruction of Israel by any means necessary and that they were behind the attacks on the Lebanese barracks which killed American soldiers and the attacks behind the US Embassy in Lebanon during the 1980's.
Suicide bombers and those groups like Hizbullah who fund them should not be supported in any manner. Hizbullah is a group of cold blooded killers and Presbyterians should really question what their church is doing in their name by divesting from Israel and by meeting with terrorist groups such as Hizbullah. There is no way this can be whitewashed by saying that Israel is oppressive to Palestinians. This is the second year in which Mr. Worley has meet with this terrorist group. There is no justification for supporting depraved murderers who strap on their deadly explosives and kill people while they're at pizza parlors, on a bus, by a hospital, or whatever is targeted. There certainly should be no justification if the victims are Israelis. Terrorism is terrorism whether it occurs in Israel, London, Madrid, New York, Beslan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Chechnya, India, and numerous other places. Groups like Hizbullah should not be supported either by meeting with them or financially.
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