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March 28, 2014 0

Hezbollah Is Still Trying To Broadcast Messages To Your Handheld

Hezbollah’s media arm Al Manar launched free mobile appliAl Manar Appcations on iTunes and Google Play this month, the satel­lite station’s sec­ond attempt to spread their hate mes­sages to iPhone and Android users.

In July 2012, ADL exposed the first app launched by Hezbol­lah, which was also avail­able on Apple and Google Play, and the app was sub­se­quently removed. ADL swiftly noti­fied Apple and Google about the new apps this time as well. The iTunes ver­sion has already been removed but the appli­ca­tion is still avail­able on Google Play.

The iTunes app, called LCG, is a less advanced app than its pre­de­ces­sor but still had the abil­ity to pro­vide live stream­ing to Al Manar’s tele­vi­sion sta­tion. Al Manar broad­casts Hezbollah’s mes­sages of hate and vio­lence, dis­sem­i­nates anti-Semitic and anti-American pro­pa­ganda, and glo­ri­fies sui­cide bomb­ings to its view­ers. The new app also pro­vided access to fea­tured videos of senior offi­cials of both Iran and Hezbollah.

Hezbol­lah is a U.S. des­ig­nated For­eign Ter­ror­ist Orga­ni­za­tion, and Al Manar was listed as a “Spe­cially Des­ig­nated Global Ter­ror­ist” by the Depart­ment of the Trea­sury in 2006.

The repeated attempts by Hezbol­lah to estab­lish a pres­ence and pro­vide access to its con­tent via users’ cell­phones under­scores the high pre­mium the ter­ror­ist group gives to mod­ern tech­nol­ogy. In Jan­u­ary 2014, Al Manar launched a What­sApp pro­file pre­sum­ably in an effort to pro­vide a faster and more direct way of com­mu­ni­cat­ing with its users.

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January 10, 2013 1

App On Google Play Delivers Hitler’s Vile Messages To Arabic Speaking Audience

Update: The app is no longer avail­able as of Jan­u­ary 22.

A free appli­ca­tion pro­vid­ing users with vile quotes attrib­uted to Hitler has been installed by over 10,000 users in the last 30 days through Google Play, the app store for Android products.

The Arabic-language app, “Hitler’s Say­ings,” allows users to read and share what it describes as Hitler’s “beau­ti­ful say­ings that we could ben­e­fit from in our lives” via social media networks.

A descrip­tion of the app says, “Hitler com­bines the charisma of the skill­ful physi­cian and the grand juggler…Read in this appli­ca­tion all of Hitler’s say­ings and share them with your friends.”

Among the quotes made avail­able to users are:

  • Jews are like the mos­qui­tos that suck our blood.”
  • I dis­cov­ered that the Jews are behind every immoral­ity or crime against society.”
  • I could have killed all the Jews in the world, but I spared some of them so you know why I killed the rest.”
  • Oh Ger­mans defend your­selves and never buy any­thing from the Jews.”

Other quotes attrib­uted to Hitler include, “The needs of soci­ety super­sede the needs of the indi­vid­ual” and “I will not have mercy over the weak until they become strong, and when they become strong they will not deserve mercy.”

Hitler con­tin­ues to be a point of fas­ci­na­tion and exploita­tion by those who seek to pro­mote his mes­sages as inspi­ra­tion to audi­ences around the world.

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