Sex, Lies and Hizbollah's Dirty Little Secrets
by NANCY HARTEVELT KOBRIN, PHD, JOAN JUTTA LACHKAR, PHD
December 13, 2011
In a recent story exposed to the press by the Lebanese website 14 March, which is affiliated with the current opposition headed by Sa'd Hariri. Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hizbollah, ordered that two pages be excised from Leading Women in the Arab Muslim World, just hours before its scheduled book launch.
The book’s author, Imad Shahin, complied. The author has been associated in the past with Hizbollah. The details of the story show that the news item is authentic. Obviously this is a blow to women's rights and freedom of the press.
But what were those two pages about? They focused on none other than Wafa Mughniyeh, the second wife, of the assassinated Hizbollah activist, Imad Mughniyeh, whose head was blown off by a bomb placed in the head rest of his car, slightly reminiscent of the bomb laden cell phone which annihilated Hamas engineer Yahiya Ayash. Targeting the perverse mind makes sense as it is also a symbolic message as well. But here we digress.
Who is Wafa Mughniyeh? Born in Qom, Iran she is mother of three children and said to have been pregnant and verified by DNA testing three months after her husband's assassination, that she was carrying his child. Like Khadija, the prophet Muhammad's first wife, Wafa is a wealthy business woman holding companies throughout the world, with Latin America specifically cited. Hizbollah claimed that the two pages were a security risk to its organization. Perhaps naming her companies would disclose the trail of terrorism defunding with a connection to an Iranian woman? Moreover she blamed Syria for responsibility for her husband's death.
There is more to this story than meets the eye. We see here abuse and manipulation of women by Hizbollah and its opposition. Wafa is attractive (the above book was the first to publish her photo). Furthermore, her life style was supposed to have been modest as Hizbollah would expect the wife of their hero to be. It was stated that after Imad Mughniyeh’s assassination, Nasrallah demanded that Wafa leave the family residence in Damascus which was lavishly decorated at the estimated cost of a half million dollars. Like a divorce in a bad TV soap, corruption and money come into play and even fears that the wife of their Hizbollah hero could overshadow and outshine the image of Nasrallah and Hizbollah.
While women may be leading the way in promoting change in the Arab Muslim world, it seems that they continue to be held hostage by intolerant controlling, impotent womanizing leaders and alleged heroes. What remains behind the scenes is hard to know. Mossad, for example, reported several years ago that Mughniyeh was a party animal, having many girlfriends. Another source claims that he used to rape Christian women in Beirut for fun. Nonetheless, this buried news item of pulling two pages of the book signals that cracks in the facade of Nasrallah's Shia purity and modesty are beginning to show.
FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributor Dr. Joanie Jutta Lachkar is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in private practice in Brentwood and Tarzana, California, who teaches and is the author of The Narcissistic/Borderline Couple: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Marital Treatment (1992, The Many Faces of Abuse: Treating the Emotional Abuse of High -Functioning Women (1998), The V-Spot, How to Talk to a Narcissist, How to Talk to a Borderline and a recent paper, “The Psychopathology of Terrorism” presented at the Rand Corporation and the International Psychohistorical . She is also an affiliate member of the New Center for Psychoanalysis.Associationpsychoanalysis