JUAN COLE: Congress Expects Islamic Dawa to Support Israel, Condemn Hizbullah

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members of Congress don't seem to realize that the Iraqi Dawa helped to form the Lebanese Hizbullah in the 80s. The Dawa was in exile in Tehran, Damascus and Beirut and it formed a terror wing called, generically, Islamic Jihad. The IJ cell of the Dawa attacked the US and French embassies in Kuwait in 1983. Iraqi PM Maliki was the bureau chief of the Dawa cell in Damascus in the 1980s.

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