BERLIN – Since Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, a Lebanese-Swedish man, confessed to
membership in Hezbollah last week in a Cypriot criminal court proceeding, close
observers of the radical Islamic group have been warning of new dangers if the
group is not sanctioned.
”Terrorism is terrorism. But where it concerns
the terrorist organization Hezbollah, Europe has been, and still is, a giant
ostrich,” Wim Kortenoeven, a former Dutch MP and one of the Netherland’s leading
Middle East experts, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday. “I fear that the
European citizens are going to pay a very heavy price for this dangerous
Kortenoeven added that Hezbollah and its terrorist Iranian
masters are not only the enemies of the Jewish people and the Jewish State, but
also of Europe and Western civilization as a whole.