Islamic Struggle Movement (ISM)

  • Lebanese Islamist group

The Islamic Struggle Movement (al-Haraka al-Islamiya al-Mujahid) is a small Lebanese Islamist group consisting of just under 100 members. It first appeared in 1987 under the direction of Sheikh Abdullah al-Hallaq, a Sunni influenced by Hezbollah and the Islamic Resistance. The Movement aims to recruit Sunni and Palestinian fighters in the Sidon area to attack Israel. It has failed, however, to organize a Sunni resistance in southern Lebanon similar to Hezbollah’s.