A Voice of Resistance: the Point of View of Hizballah

- perceptions, goals and strategies of an Islamic movement in Lebanon

"Free, downtrodden people,
These are our visualizations and objectives and these are the rules
that govern our course.
Those who accept us by accepting the right, and God is the best
friend of what is right. As for those who reject us, we will endure
until God issues his judgement on us and on the oppressors.
God's peace, mercy, and blessings be upon you.

(Text from the "Open Letter Addressed by Hizballah to the
Downtrodden in Lebanon and in the World". February 16, 1985)

Mats Wärn

Department of Political Science
Stockholm University
Advanced Course in Political Science
May, 1997