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June 06, 2005

Media sources declare jihad over spelling of Hezbellah/Hizbellah

Fox News reported yesterday...

The second round of the four-stage parliamentary elections opened in the south of Lebanon on Sunday. Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group Washington calls a terrorist organization, expects to win.

Then MSNBC reported last night...

Hezbollah and its Shiite allies claimed a massive victory in southern Lebanon in Sunday’s second stage of national elections, a vote the militant group hopes will prove its strength and send a message of defiance to the United States.

The Associated Press also reported...

Four hours after polling stations closed, Hezbollah and its ally the Shiite Muslim Amal movement claimed they had won all 23 seats in the region bordering Israel. Official results were not due before midday Monday.

Then this morning in a surprised assault on spelling conventions, Reuters reported...

Hizbollah's big win at the ballot box in south Lebanon appeared certain to bolster the group's determination to keep its weapons in the face of international pressure to disarm, analysts said on Monday.

Syria's staunchest allies, Hizbollah and the Amal movement, swept the south's parliamentary elections on Sunday, winning all 23 seats up for grabs and confirming their domination among Shi'ite Muslims, the country's largest sect.

Spelling worries aside, this is also a bad sign for democracy in the Middle East. After fighting so hard for free elections, once they have them, the people of southern Iraq elect terrorists? Way to squander freedom guys.

Coverage: Outside the Beltway

Posted by Danny Carlton at June 6, 2005 08:43 AM

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