by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah
Eid al-Adha Mubarak to all, as well as your families, friends and beloveds, with a special Eid al-Adha Mubarak to the forces, nations and peoples of Resistance whose triumphs not only give us inspiration to do more and do better, but hope to fight on through what is undoubtedly the darkest time in humanity’s history, in which Earth’s Most Evil are globe holders and globe molders, and because of their transhistorical hubris proliferating due to their unprecedented wealth, power and influence, our globe smolders. But we have extinguishers, masha’ALLAH, and they, through their resistance, have given this filth the cold shoulder! It is they who we honor today as we celebrate Prophet Ibrahim’s (A.S.) selflessness and Prophet Isma’il (A.S.) transcending bravery’s peaks via his embracing of the prospect of martyrdom in the name of Islam; it is this spiritual heroism, embedded in the DNA of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) and its followers, that we are witnessing today regionwide despite the otherworldly caliber of International Zionism’s oppression.
We would not know steadfastness if it wasn’t for the Palestinian people, who struggle onward in defiance of a 130-plus-year Nakba. We would not know faith if it wasn’t for Yemen and Ansarullah. We would not know righteousness, dignity and the sweetness of victory if it wasn’t for Hizbullah, the Lebanese Islamic Resistance. We would not know courage and Anti-Imperialism if it wasn’t for the Syrian people, the Syrian Arab Army and the leader of the Syrian Arab Republic, Dr. Bashar al-Assad–happy belated birthday by the way o’ Lion of Dimashq! We would not know strength if it wasn’t for the Islamic Republic of Iran. We would not know determination if it wasn’t for the people of occupied Kashmir. We would not know the will to live if it wasn’t for my precious Iraq and my adored countrymen, who still manage to find a way to commemorate holidays, anniversaries and holy occasions in rejection of a decades-long, US-Zionist-orchestrated disaster. And we would not know humility if it wasn’t for Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky of Nigeria, who has single-handedly brought 5-10 million souls to Islam, handsomely and extraordinarily more than any other cleric regardless of school of thought, and yet as he enters his 9th month of illegal imprisonment at the hands of the ‘Israeli’-Saudi-owned Buhari regime, barely anyone in “The Ummah” even speaks his name. Let there be light, love, laughter and let there be the most wonderful happiness, as the monsters want us to forget how to smile. But simply remember that we can only enjoy today and say “Eid Mubarak!” and “Eid Kareem!” to those that we hold dearest because the soldiers and countries of Mouqawamism didn’t get the memo when Empire Zionica told them to kneel.