Category Archives: Africa

Your 45 Days Are Up Buhari! Obey The Nigerian Federal High Court’s Order And Free Sheikh Zakzaky Now!

by Jonathan Azaziah

It was right around this time 45 days ago when Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Nigerian Federal High Court in Abuja ruled that Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky and his wife Sayyeda Zeenat were unjustly imprisoned and should be released IMMEDIATELY with housing and compensation for their wrongful lock-up to be subsequently provided by the Nigerian state. During this tumultuous and tense 45-day period, there was an attempt on Zakzaky’s life on December 10th and the Sheikh has continued to be tortured, denied proper medical care and deprived of just about every basic human right imaginable. As the seconds tick off the clock in this zero hour, the father of Shi’a Islam in Nigeria and Africa’s most important Anti-Zionist, Anti-Imperialist personality remains behind bars. The Saudi-controlled stooge Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, has already inexplicably rejected the court order on baseless grounds and has also infamously banned Shi’a Islam. So should this be any indication of how the Buhari regime itself is going to behave, Zakzaky’s hideously prejudiced prison stint may not be over just yet. And after the Saudi tyrants’ execution of Ayatollah Nimr al-Nimr last year and the Saudi-backed Bahraini regime’s murder of three Shi’a protesters yesterday, it should be lucid to all that with Saudi proxies in Abuja at the helm, Zakzaky’s life is in tremendous danger, more so than ever before. Continue reading Your 45 Days Are Up Buhari! Obey The Nigerian Federal High Court’s Order And Free Sheikh Zakzaky Now!

Sheikh Zakzaky, Defender of The Syrian Arab Republic, Has Now Been Unjustly Imprisoned For 13 Months

by Jonathan Azaziah

It has now been 13 months since Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky, Africa’s most important revolutionary and Islam’s most prolific preacher, was thrown into a hellish prison cell on baseless charges by the Amreeki-Saudi-‘Israeli’-backed Nigerian regime. And for these past 397 days, we have watched the Zionist media, “human rights” organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, “Islamic” activists, “Palestine Solidarity Movement” workers and “Anti-Imperialists” of all different stripes go all but silent on the Sheikh’s plight and the fate of thousands of Nigerian Shi’a from the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) who were slaughtered, wounded and disappeared in the Zaria Massacre. There were handfuls of reports, tweets and posts from the aforementioned hypocrites in the immediate days following the apocalyptic scenes at the Husseiniyeh Baqiyatullah–the home, prayer-space and sanctuary of Zakzaky–on December 12th, 2015, sure. From that point however, they’ve all taken a powder. Continue reading Sheikh Zakzaky, Defender of The Syrian Arab Republic, Has Now Been Unjustly Imprisoned For 13 Months

Happy 67th Birthday To Martyred Burkinabé Revolutionary Thomas Sankara, You Are Missed Today More Than Ever Before

by Jonathan Azaziah

Happy, happy birthday to Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara, the revolutionary godfather of Burkina Faso. Africa’s Che Guevara would’ve been 67 today and there is a deep sense of melancholy knowing that he was martyred at the tender age of 36. One of the world’s least known but nevertheless most historically important revolutionaries, Sankara came to power in 1983 after spearheading a masterful Anti-Imperialist coup. From the moment he took the reins, he began to implement radical changes that affected countless lives for the better in a nation ravaged by decades of French colonialism. From anti-capitalist land reform to the immediate implementation of total women’s rights, Cuban-style literacy promotion to education, a declaration of war on famine to resource nationalization, the removal of colonialist structures to national, public, free health care, rejection of neoliberalism to the punishment of collaborators and colonialists, Pan-Africanism to staunch Anti-Zionism, the incorruptible Burkinabé firebrand was like a shooting star in the solidification of all these policies. Never before in the post-colonial era on the African continent had such revolutionary shifts occurred in such a short period of time. Continue reading Happy 67th Birthday To Martyred Burkinabé Revolutionary Thomas Sankara, You Are Missed Today More Than Ever Before

“Silence On The Sheikh”, Final Single Off “Eternally Husseini”, Is Now Out!

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

On this day one year ago, the brutal Nigerian army unleashed complete and utter hell on the Husseiniyah Baqiyatullah in Zaria, home to Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky and the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). Hundreds (possibly thousands) of Shi’a Muslims were murdered in the barbaric massacre, hundreds more were disappeared, at least 50 young women were kidnapped and the Sheikh himself, along with his wife, were thrown into prison on baseless charges. The American regime, the usurping Zionist entity and Saudi Arabia all had hands in the nightmarish crime. And to this very day, in spite of the Anti-Zionist, Anti-Imperialist identity of the IMN and the stature of Sheikh Zakzaky as Africa’s most formidable revolutionary and the world’s most prolific disseminator of the Deen on Earth–he’s brought between 5-10 million humans to Shi’a Islam in the last 37 years–“Palestine Solidarity Movement” activists and “The Ummah” at large have forgotten that ALLAH (SWT) gifted them with tongues. Continue reading “Silence On The Sheikh”, Final Single Off “Eternally Husseini”, Is Now Out!

Sheikh Zakzaky And His Wife Moved To Safety After Buhari Regime Tried To Assassinate Them

by Jonathan Azaziah

Everyone, please pray for Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife Sayyeda Zeenat. Something that can only be described as frightening and disturbing took place yesterday evening, as social media screamed that there was an assassination plot afoot against the Sheikh. Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) members began posting on both Facebook and Twitter that DSS, Nigeria’s Department of State Security, an institution thoroughly infiltrated by CIA and Mossad, was preparing to deliver a lethal injection to both Zakzaky and his wife. Reading hashtags like “DontKillZakzaky” and “FreeZakzaky”, one could tell just how frantic the Sheikh’s loving and loyal partisans were (and assuredly, still are). After a flood of tweets were sent out, Iranian media followed up and confirmed there certainly was an attempt on the Sheikh’s life before subsequently reporting that Zakzaky and Sayyeda Zeenat were moved to an undisclosed facility inside the Nigerian capital of Abuja as a means of protecting them. Continue reading Sheikh Zakzaky And His Wife Moved To Safety After Buhari Regime Tried To Assassinate Them

Saudi-Bought Kaduna State Governor Rejects Nigerian High Court Ruling, Calls For Zakzaky’s Prosecution

by Jonathan Azaziah

Goddamn the Buhari regime to the hellfire. As expected, and despite the ruling of the Federal High Court of Nigeria in Abuja which ruled that Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky is to be released immediately along with his wife and compensated with funds and a new home for his unlawful imprisonment, the Kaduna State government led by Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, an ally of Muhammadu Buhari, has ignored the decision and called for the Sheikh and the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) to be prosecuted for “lawlessness” and, astonishingly, “allegiance to a foreign power”. It is not a coincidence that Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai is the same scoundrel who banned Shi’a Islam in Kaduna State, getting the sectarian ball rolling in five other Nigerian regions. It is also no coincidence that this blatant disregard for the law comes in the same week that the murderous, baby-killing, Takfirism-spreading Saudi Kingdom of Darkness sentenced 15 people, mostly Shi’a, to death on baseless charges of “spying for Iran”. Indeed, in states bankrolled by Riyadh’s petrodollars, “foreign power” is a code phrase exclusively reserved for the Islamic Republic of Iran. And make no mistake, this move by el-Rufai is not coming from his person, nor even Buhari, but the devilish Saudi tyrants who are seeking more bloodshed just days before the one-year anniversary of the Zaria Massacre. Continue reading Saudi-Bought Kaduna State Governor Rejects Nigerian High Court Ruling, Calls For Zakzaky’s Prosecution

“Silence On The Sheikh” Drops Just One Week From Today!

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Only seven days away from the one-year anniversary of the Zaria Massacre and the illegal, unjustifiable imprisonment of Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky of Nigeria. “Silence On The Sheikh”, the song that I, Iron Galaxy, Yusuf Abdul-Mateen Trombly, Rafiqi Green and Khanverse KV put together, is, in the simplest terms I can muster, SOMETHING NOT OF THIS WORLD. If I say anything more than that, it will take away from its prestige. For real. Just wait ’till y’all hear it. And when you do, make sure to spread it far and wide and let it be a weapon we use to pressure the US-Zionist-Saudi-backed Buhari regime into releasing Sheikh Zakzaky, his wife Sayyeda Zeenat and the rest of the IMN (Islamic Movement of Nigeria) political prisoners IMMEDIATELY. In the mean time, change your profile picture to this beautiful poster to raise awareness about the plight of the Sheikh and Nigeria’s Shi’a as well as to heighten anticipation for “Silence On The Sheikh”–the final single off “Eternally Husseini” and an anthem of anthems! Resident genius graphic artist extraordinaire Mohammad Hamza on the gorgeous artwork if you ain’t know. It was the highest of high honors working with all you gentlemen on this special track and in the name of this special cause, i.e. Islamic unity. I’m humbled beyond words by your brotherhood, commitment, bravery and artistic/musical/lyrical brilliance. And of course, I cannot wait to share our masterpiece with the world. #FreeZakzaky #LongLiveZakzaky #SilenceOnTheSheikh #EternallyHusseiniComingSoon

FINALLY! Nigeria’s Federal High Court Rules That Sheikh Zakzaky Be Released Immediately!

by Jonathan Azaziah

The oppressors cannot keep what is just and what is right silenced forever! In a shocking turn of events, the Abuja division of Nigeria’s Federal High Court has ordered that modern-day Shi’a Muslim saint Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky and his wife Sayyeda Zeenat be released from their prison cells IMMEDIATELY. The legal body also ruled that the Sheikh and his wife had their “rights to liberty breached”, that they were held “against their desires” in “unlawful custody”, that the Buhari regime has 45 days to provide Zakzaky and his better half with new accommodations because the brutal Nigerian army had destroyed their home in Zaria, and that the Nigerian security services would pay nearly $160,000.00 in compensation for the repression that the Sheikh endured. The glaring question of course is: WHERE THE HELL WAS THIS INTERVENTION FROM THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT in the days directly after the Zaria Massacre last December? And another: WHERE THE HELL WAS THIS INTERVENTION FROM THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT over these past 11 months as Sheikh Zakzaky was continuously tortured and denied proper medical care? Outrage aside however, this is an incredible development that should be wholeheartedly embraced. Continue reading FINALLY! Nigeria’s Federal High Court Rules That Sheikh Zakzaky Be Released Immediately!

Zaynab, 8 Months Old, Among The 100 Nigerian Shi’a Martyrs Of The Kano City Massacre

by Jonathan Azaziah

This precious baby is 8-month old Zaynab. She was murdered in a hail of gunfire on Monday by Nigerian security forces who savagely attacked peaceful Shi’a mourners in Kano City as they marched towards Zaria for Arbaeen. After the massacre of at least 100 unarmed members of Sheikh Zakzaky’s Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), including little Zaynab, the Buhari regime unleashed a propaganda blitz absurdly describing the martyred innocents as “armed and dangerous”. Someone please explain how an infant with a mere 2/3 of a year worth of life on this planet can fit such a description? How?! Muhammadu Buhari, his Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris and the rest of the corrupt Nigerian regime are all liars. Point blank period. This was a massacre and a crime of elephantine proportions. And it’s pointless to ask “where is the outrage?!” because Nigeria, especially its Shi’a citizens, is so disconnected from the periphery of mainstream press outlets that it might as well be in an undiscovered nebula cluster five trillion light years from the Milky Way. Between being African, Shi’a and having parents who are part of a true Anti-Zionist revolutionary movement, beautiful Zaynab never even had a shot of global coverage. Continue reading Zaynab, 8 Months Old, Among The 100 Nigerian Shi’a Martyrs Of The Kano City Massacre

Six Nigerian States Have Effectively Banned Shi’a Islam: Ring The Alarm And Raise Your Voice Against This Injustice

by Jonathan Azaziah

I don’t think people fully comprehend just how horrific the plight of the Nigerian Shi’a really is. Last month (October 6th to be exact), Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State–of which Zaria, the birthplace of Nigeria’s Shi’a community, is a major city–issued an order declaring the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), founded by unjustly imprisoned revolutionary Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky, an “unlawful society whose activities are dangerous to the security and good governance of the state.” The order, using language identical to that of the murderous Zionist entity, referred to last December’s massacre of IMN members in Zaria, a killing spree tantamount to genocide, as “regrettable”. Membership in the IMN now carries a prison sentence of up to 7 years. And, to make matters worse, the ban has already become law in six other Nigerian states. Look at the carefully chosen, utterly malicious language that Buhari’s lackey uses – not group, organization or movement, but “society”. Why? I’ll tell you! Continue reading Six Nigerian States Have Effectively Banned Shi’a Islam: Ring The Alarm And Raise Your Voice Against This Injustice