Temporary Marriage in Hizbullah Community

The period of contract is between an hour until a year.

Syiah taught allows temporary marriage (mut’ah). But for Hizbullah which is the most powerful arms group in South Libanon, mut’ah has become a measure to strengthen support from Syiah community.

According to Muhammad, a Syiah who live in the suburb of southern Beirut, Hizbullah has enpowered their root of support in the society. “You can create the most loyalist troops by providing them political power, public service, and sexual need,” said the 40 year-old man. Continue reading

Visit Hezbollah’s Base Camp

Harit Thariq area forbidden for government soldier.

The opportunity emerged when I visited Lebanon in February 2007. A member of Hezbollah namely Hajj Abu Ali asked me to wait at 13.00 pm in front of the office of Shiite Supreme Council, Harit Thariq, Beirut. I went there with a Mercedes Benz belongs to the Embassy of Indonesia.

After waiting for ten minutes, a young man in black came by motorcycle to me. “Indonesia?” he asked. I nodded and then he went away. I followed him and then in five minutes we stopped in a damaged building. Continue reading

Olmert’s Last Gambling

By Faisal Assegaf

It wasn’t surprisingly if Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, 62 year, ready to hold mistake because he was so sure could be freed again from legal process. Even involved in bribe case, he refused requests to step down by most of Israeli people, included several figures in his party. Like politicians in Indonesia, he opted to stay until the court decides he is guilty.

Whereas, his popularity has decreased after recognizing accepted cash money from Morris Talansky, a Jews American businessman who deal with mini bar hotel. During 15 years, he got more than US$ 150,000. Continue reading