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February 28, 2008

The Imad Moughniyah Controversy

Filed under: Kuwait,Politics — Haider @ 10:35 pm

While the news of the recent death of Imad Moughniyah, a leading figure in Hizbollah, has been met with happiness by those who considered him a terrorist and sadness by those who considered him a hero, the two responses were combined in Kuwait to cause a national crisis. The controversy began when two members of the Kuwaiti parliament, MP Adnan Abdul Samad and MP Ahmed Lari, participated in a rally to mourn his death, while some other Kuwaiti officials accused Moughniyah of being the mastermind behind the hijacking of a Kuwait Airways flight in 1988 and killing two Kuwaiti hostages. Rather than take sides on this issue, I would like to take a look at the main issues that emerged from this crisis, and to see how we can avoid the unnecessary side effects that have erupted from this controversy. (more…)

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