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Hezbollah’s Travails in a Graphic


The logo of Hezbollah, the Lebanese terror group, consists of a hand emerging from the Arabic spelling of the group’s name (“Party of God”) clutching an assault rifle, probably an AK-47.

But with the Battle of Al-Qusayr underway near Homs, said to be a decisive confrontation in the Syrian civil war and the scene of significant losses of personnel by Hezbollah, a wit who goes by Aiham VAN Syria edited the organization’s logo to fit the moment.

  • First, under a “Before” sign (on the right), he shows the real logo.
  • Then, under an “After” sign (on the left), comes his version. It reads Mishan Allah (“God have mercy” in Syrian dialect) and shows a bandaged hand holding a crutch. (May 26, 2013)


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