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The Changing Face of a Militant Movement

As concern about the power of Shiite Muslim radicals peaked in the 1980s, Eli Sowan pulled the fishnet stockings from the window of his lingerie store and hid his vampish French advertising posters. Even along Hamra Street, in the traditionally cosmopolitan Ras Beirut area, the presence of Hezbollah and its attempt to duplicate an Iranian-style Islamic state in the mostly Muslim western side of the Lebanese capital provoked a cautious change of lifestyle. Full Story

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