Laith Marouf is a Syrian-born pro Palestinian activist based in Montreal. He is a “multimedia consultant and producer and currently serves as Senior Consultant at the Community Media Advocacy Centre (www.cmacentre.org) and the coordinator of ICTV, a project to secure a multilingual community television license for Montreal (www.tele1.ca).”
On April 29, 2020 Laith Marouf posted on Facebook:
Germany, the province of the Empire ruled from DC, just criminalized the liberationist movement of Lebanon, Hizbullah, and conducted raids on Shia mosques and community centres. To be very clear, Zionism is the only legal form of Nazism. Fuck Germany and Israel.
On April 29, 2020 Reuters reported:
Germany banned all Hezbollah activity on its soil on Thursday and designated the Iran-backed group a terrorist organisation, a much-anticipated step long urged by Israel and the United States. Police also conducted early morning raids on mosque associations in cities across Germany which officials believe are close to the heavily armed Shi’ite Islamist group.
“The activities of Hezbollah violate criminal law and the organization opposes the concept of international understanding,” said the interior ministry in a statement.
The move means that Hezbollah symbols are banned at gatherings and in publications or in the media and Hezbollah assets can be confiscated, said the ministry, adding as it is a foreign organisation, it is not possible to ban and dissolve it.
Security officials believe up to 1,050 people in Germany are part of what they describe as Hezbollah’s extremist wing.