by Jonathan Azaziah
Today is a day of glory. A day of happiness. A day of celebration. And a day of victory. For today, September 21st, marks four years since the Yemeni Islamic Resistance of Ansarullah toppled US-‘Israeli’-Saudi puppet Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in an organic, grassroots, militant, Anti-Zionist, Qur’anically-driven revolution that shook the world from axis to axis in a way that no movement had done since Imam Khomeini (R.A.) led a Nation of Tears to oust the Shah. For 32 years, Yemen was ruled by the kleptocratic, merciless, corrupt and brutish dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh (L.A.), who pocketed billions of dollars and waged an annihilationist campaign against the movement and community led by Sayyed Hussein al-Houthi (R.A.) Then after the American-Zionist conspiracy known as the “Arab Spring” dislodged him from power, Hadi took over in a sham “democratic” election that only featured his name on the ballot. Saleh’s replacement was just a lackey for the real ruler in Yemen however, the US Ambassador, who, at the time, was Zionist Jew Gerald M. Feierstein, a fanatical devotee of Oded Yinon’s “A Strategy For ‘Israel’ In The 1980s” that wanted to divide Yemen into six separate statelets that would be overseen by the Hadi regime.
That Yemen, maybe the most Anti-Parasitic nation in Islamic history, which had never allowed itself to be ruled by a Jew following the advent of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.), now had a Judaic Imperialist as its ruler, was too much to bear. Recalling Imam Al-Mutawakkil Isma’il (R.A.), who smashed Jewish terrorist leader Suleiman Jamal’s (L.A.) attempts to overthrow the Zaydi Imamate; and Imam Mahdi Ahmad al-Ghirasi (R.A.), who went further than his brother Al-Mutawakkil, discovering the Jews seeking to revitalize their plot after Jamal’s defeat and then expelling them to the harsh lands of Mawza; and Imam Al-Mahdi Abbas (R.A.), who clashed with the insidious and deviant rabbis Shalom Cohen al-Iraqi and Yusha Yusuf al-Yamani and demolished 12 of Sanaa’s 14 synagogues; and other saintly, no-nonsense, resistant figures, Ansarullah’s Mighty Moujahideen could not allow this to go any further.
First, they exercised Strategic Patience like Imam Hassan (A.S.), admonishing Hadi to recognize the rights of Yemen’s Zaydi citizens and demanding that he put an end to the squandering of Yemeni national resources and reverse the Westoxified, neoliberal profits-over-people way of governance. But when they saw Hadi wasn’t going to be anything other than Saleh 2.0, they activated the Husseini-Mukhtari-Zaydi project and laid down the path to revolt and overthrow the despot. And anyone who got in their way, despite the olive branches they extended to all, from Saleh loyalists to Ikhwanji Al-Islah to Ali Mohsen Saleh al-Ahmar’s gangs, they beat such obstacles down from pillar to post like Imam Ali (A.S.) was guiding each and every one of their military maneuvers with Zulfiqar as a pointer. The September 21st, 2014 Revolution: A thing of Mouqawamist beauty.
Bringing up the Islamic Revolution’s Grandsire (R.A.) at the start wasn’t meant as a lofty compliment alone but rather an eerily apt comparison. Just as Zionist media commentators insulted Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah (R.A.), saying that an “old, fanatical aesthetic” couldn’t topple the well-armed, Kissinger-empowered regime of Pahlavi the Puke from a prayer mat, they insulted the Houthiyeen, bloviating that a group of “ragtag, sandal-wearing Shi’a radicals” could never march into Sanaa and put an end to a US-backed government. Just as the Lion of Khomein (R.A.) obliterated the Shah’s secular extremist White Revolution and restored the right to worship back to the lovers of Ahlul Bayt (A.S.), Ansarullah rolled back three decades of anti-Zaydi policies and returned security to the followers of Zayd Ibn Ali (A.S.) so they could practice their faith again without being massacred or repressed with draconian surveillance.
Just as Iran’s First Supreme Leader (R.A.) reached out to various groups in hopes of forging alliances to move the new revolutionary normal forward, only to be betrayed by the communists who sought to Sovietize Iran and the MEK who became hired guns for the despot Saddam Hussein, the Yemeni Islamic Resistance also put out feelers, only to see the Southern Yemeni secessionists and the General People’s Congress become tools of Yemen’s enemies.
Just as Sayyed al-Thawra (R.A.) tore down the ‘Israeli’ flag and ended all cooperation with the Zionist enemy, raising the banner of the Palestinian cause and putting boots on the ground in Lebanon with the express purpose of creating a pan-Islamic, transnationalist movement to bring forth the removal of the usurping Jewish entity from the region, Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthi made it known that Palestine was Yemen’s beating heart and he stated in no mishmash terms and more than once, that in any future war against the Palestinian people or the Lebanese Islamic Resistance of Hizbullah, Ansarullah would be on the front lines against Zion.
Just as the Wilayet al-Faqih founder (R.A.) chanted “Death to America! Death to ‘Israel’! No East! No West! Only the Islamic Republic!” to mobilize the masses, Sayyed Hussein al-Houthi (R.A.) inaugurated Al-Sarkha, partly inspired by Khomeini (R.A.) himself, as a battlecry not only for Yemen but the whole of the Ummah, “Allahu Akbar! Death to America! Death to ‘Israel’! Curse be on the Jews! Victory to Islam!” And just as Washington, “Tel Aviv” and Riyadh used Saddam Hussein as a proxy to destroy the Islamic Revolution and bring back the Shah, the same powers are now repeating their own diabolical history in Yemen to bring the September 21st Revolution to heel and send Yemenis back into the dark ages of neo-colonialist despotism. Iran survived and is thriving now. Yemen is winning and will soon have its occasion of total and final victory.
Allow us to correct ourselves. The similarities between Yemen’s September 21st Revolution and Iran’s Islamic Revolution are far, FAR beyond eerie. Truly, subhan’ALLAH, they’re proof of Divine Will. Furthermore, the Houthiyeen should rightly and definitely be considered Imam Khomeini’s (R.A.) standard-bearers; his true ideological and spiritual heirs; his picture-perfect, mirror-image reflections. For he changed everything. And now, they are following suit. The region will never be the same again because of what Ansarullah achieved on this day four years ago and the Moustakbireen (oppressors) won’t ever be able to recover. It’s a blow that has set their hegemony back permanently. And while there have been damnable treacheries from those who could’ve been allies, the fact remains that Ansarullah has massive popular support from every Islamic school of thought, every tribe and even various secular political factions. They unified the country under Islam. Just like Khomeini (R.A.) did. A blueprint now exists to topple dictatorships via strategic armed means–Yemen is the architect.
Long live the martyrs, the wounded, the fighters and the cadres of the Yemeni Islamic Resistance. Long live the leadership of Ansarullah. And long live the September 21st Revolution. May we not only have four more such anniversaries. But 404 more. 4,004 more. 400,004 more. 4,000,004 more if possible. This is a day that can’t and won’t ever be forgotten. It deserves all the accolades and then some. Anything and everything for the people of Yemen. As ALLAH (SWT) as our witness, we testify that the curtains will never close and the sun will never set on their star-shining, comet-blazing, moon-gleaming heroism. And no doubt Imam Khomeini (R.A.) would agree.