The view of Sunni extremist jihadists is not necessarily new to our eyes. That was common in many places all over the world like Afghanistan, Iraq, Algeria, Egypt and others including now Syria. Or simply refer to Al-Qaeda.
Now we are witnessing more and more the other side of that coin, the Shiite jihadism. Shiite extremism existed in a political framework after the Islamic revolution of Iran in 1979, with its mantra to spread the revolution beyond its borders which was demonstrated in Lebanon with the establishment of Hezbollah in 1982 by the Iranian Revolution Guards.
Having said that, Shiite extremism was more acceptable and seen more pragmatic. Hezbollah led the way in getting the Lebanese, Arab and Islamic masses to accept its “Shiism” by successfully fighting Israel. Now we know that image has been shattered by the developments in Lebanon since 2005 and in Syria since 2011. Without getting into the details, we all know how Hezbollah changed its reconciliatory rhetoric and how it conducted its interventions…