It’s amazing to me to hear outrage in the U.S. over Germany’s decision to block Al-Manar TV. Al-Manar is a Beirut-based TV station considered the “mouthpiece of Hezbollah” (media’s words, not mine). It is also banned in the United States, hence my surprise (another point of surprise comes from intelligent liberals who are arguing for the reinstatement of Al-Manar but couldn’t care less about Al Jazeera!)
My favorite quote from that article is this one, from European Foundation for Democracy executive director Robert Bonazzi: “The German government has taken an important step in contributing to European efforts to counter the spread of radicalization and violent ideologies.”
Wow, how nice of the German government! While I’m no lover of Hezbollah, I’ve got to wonder what made Germany decide that Hezbollah is the radical and violent organization and not Israel. I suppose they went with what’s fashionable.