A German youth movement highlighted its parliament’s failure to address anti-Semitism and radical Islam.
In a historic twist, the German Free Democratic Party’s (FDP) youth organization passed a resolution at its executive board meeting on Monday that demands Germany and the European Union (EU) to classify Hezbollah’s entire movement a terrorist entity.
“Hezbollah is, in its entirety, a terror organization, and should as such be classified in Germany and the EU,” Chairwoman of the nearly 10,000-member group, Ria Schröder wrote on Twitter, reported the Jerusalem Post.
FDP member of German parliament Marcus Faber wrote on Twitter, “Germany should treat, in the future, Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and strongly work to make the EU proscribe Hezbollah a terrorist entity.”
A formal written resolution condemning Hezbollah has not yet been completed, according to the Post.
While US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell continues to urge German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s administration to ban Hezbollah in every meeting with German officials, it continues to oppose a full ban on the terrorist organization, according to the Post. Her administration has also rejected a plea from the Central Council of Jews in Germany to outlaw Hezbollah.
Though The Netherlands, the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Canada and the Arab League have designated Hezbollah’s entire organization as a terrorist entity, Germany and the EU have only outlawed its so-called “military” wing. Brussels and Berlin continue to allow funds to be raised for Hezbollah in Europe that support anti-Semitic and jihadist ideologies.
Hezbollah terrorists are responsible for blowing up an Israeli tour bus, killing five Israelis and their Muslim bus driver, in Burgas, Bulgaria in 2012. The terrorist organization has also played a key role in the murder of over 500,000 people in Syria.
Germany, along with most Western countries, has seen a spike in anti-Semitic incidents. It is estimated that 1,050 potential terrorists and supporters operate in Germany.