Hezbollah blames Saudi Arabia for spread of extremism

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Mideast Lebanon Hezbollah

[The spread of extremism can not just be blamed on Saudi Arabia.  The legacy of European colonialism and western imperialism in the region certainly helps to create the fertile ground where these archaic ideologies can flourish. -Uziel]

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group launched his harshest criticism yet of Saudi Arabia on Friday, blaming the kingdom for the spread of extremist ideology in the Muslim world and the killing of civilians in Yemen.

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah told hundreds of supporters at a rally in southern Beirut organized in support of Yemen’s Shiite rebels that Saudi-led airstrikes targeting them have not led to victory.

Since March 26, the Saudi-led coalition has been pounding the rebels known as Houthis and allied fighters loyal to Yemen’s ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Nasrallah said that the kingdom will soon realize that “the only choice left” is a ground operation in…

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