This New York Times op—ed, compares Hezbollah to the American Civil Rights movement:
In terms of structure and hierarchy, it [Hezbollah] is less comparable to, say, a religious cult like the Taliban than to the multidimensional American civil—rights movement of the 1960's. What made its rise so rapid, and will make it impossible to defeat militarily, was not its international support but the fact that it evolved from a reorientation of pre—existing Lebanese social groups.
But Martin Luther King, Junior, praised
Zionism. For example:
"When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You are talking anti—Semitism"
"peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity"
"Israel's right to exist as a sate in security is uncontestable"
I suspect Dr. King would take issue.
Ed Lasky 8 03 06