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Hezbollah Latin America
Posted: November 6, 2006
A group called Hezbollah Latin America, based in Venezuela, has set up a Web site to "educate" the Wayuu tribe of the Guajiros ethnic group that inhabits the eastern part of the country. The Web site is password protected and access is restricted. The group offers its full ideological support to Hezbollah in Lebanon, although they claim not be directly affiliated or financed by their Lebanese counterparts.
Excerpts of previous web postings on the Hezbollah Latin America website:
"The demon of the North, Israel and its allies, all enemies of Islam and Allah, have ordered the extermination of Islam, of Muslims, of our sacred places and the disappearance of our faith. The fight of these descendents of Satan is against Allah. Latin American Muslims have to take arms to defend Islam and Muslims. The time of passiveness, indifference to the conflict with Islam has passed. Latin Muslims today assume a leading role in the Latin American Jihad against the West, enemy of Islam.
"Latin Muslims today are lining up in the battle next to our Arab brothers for the cause of Allah…The fate of our Muslim brothers who suffer the effects of the imperial and Zionist terrorism, can't be a cause of indifference…we are prepared to go in the offensive if Israel and the U.S. do not stop the attacks in Lebanon. If the U.S. doesn't stop its desire to invade Iran, our Islamic theocracy, we will attack you in Latin America and even inside the U.S. because we have the means to do it. Our offensive in America can consider the sabotage of supplying oil to the U.S. from Latin America. You are warned, we are not indifferent to the fate of our brothers."
Following the Israel-Hezbollah war, the group called on supporters to put "low grade" explosives in Latin American institutions affiliated with the United States in response to Israel's military actions in Lebanon. They also plan to distribute brochures with the Hezbollah Latin America logo to promote public opinion of Islamic resistance and revolution.
October 23, 2006: Two crude homemade explosive devices were found outside the U.S. Embassy in Caracas. A box containing one of the bombs was found with leaflets referencing Hezbollah. Police arrested a man carrying 100 black powder bases, pliers, adhesive tape, glue and electric leads; authorities believe the second explosive was to be taken to the Israeli Embassy in Los Ruices. The amateur nature of the explosives suggests it was not planned by Hezbollah in Lebanon, a sophisticated terrorist organization with a history of well-planned attacks. The attackers, clearly supporters of Hezbollah, could be members of Hezbollah Latin America with no logistical ties to the group in Lebanon.