by Jonathan Azaziah
Long live the resistant Lebanese Shi’a of Dahiyeh (Beirut’s Southern Suburbs)! In the middle of an Ashoura procession, news about Saudi Arabia’s massacre of 700+ Yemeni civilians at a Sanaa funeral came in over the wires and immediately thereafter, the ever-defiant people starting belting out “Koulina al-Yemen!”, which literally translates to “WE ARE ALL YEMEN!” Talk about being overwhelmed with the spirit of Imam Hussein (A.S.) and his late descendant Sayyed Hussein al-Houthi (R.A.)! There has been support for the Yemeni struggle against the Saudi regime from the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iraqi Popular Mobilization, specifically from Harakat al-Nujaba chief Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi and Imam Ali (A.S.) Brigade Commander Abou Azrael. There has been backing from the Syrian Arab Republic, Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky of Nigeria and Palestine’s Islamic Jihad as well as the PFLP. But no people in the world have defended Yemen and raised their voices with eardrum-busting loudness for Ansarullah and the Yemeni people quite like the Lebanese and their heroic Mouqawamah. None.
Regardless of all the smears, sectarian propaganda, hatred and economic attacks that have been thrown their way by the Wahhabi despots, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hizbullah and the Lebanese people have taken “DEATH TO AL-SAUD!”, which was once only whispered in the dark corners of our region out of fear of Saudi reprisals, and transformed it into an Ummah-wide battlecry. Like “DEATH TO ‘ISRAEL’!”, that gorgeous chant–“DEATH TO AL-SAUD!”– is now a foundational part of our Mouqawamist identity. And it’s all because of Hizbullah, which has ripped off the decades-old ideological and political shackles wrapped around our tongues by Saudi Arabia and lit fire to the prison that these Takfiri tyrants attempted to keep us in as a means of preventing us from exposing their Wahhabi poison and subservience to Empire Zionica.
Assuredly, the way that Hizbullah and its steadfast, dauntless supporters have stood up to Saudi Arabia’s hegemony over Arab-Islamic affairs is unprecedented in the history of our region. Not even the great Gamal Abdel Nasser (R.A.) himself went this far. And for that, I don’t just tip my fitted to the Lebanese Shi’a of Dahiyeh and all the supporters of the Resistance as well as Hizbullah’s Mighty Moujahideen. I kiss their feet. I kiss the ground that they and our guide and our pride Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah walk on. And, profoundly inspired by their bravery, I raise my voice to a WHOLE ‘NOTHER OCTAVE and project my rhymes with 700 times the force for the 700+ Yemenis murdered and wounded by the Takfiri Kingdom of Darkness today: “DEATH TO AL-SAUD! WE ARE ALL YEMEN!” #KoulinaAlYemen #LongLiveYemen #LongLiveHizbullah #LongLiveAnsarullah #DeathToSaud #SanaaFuneralMassacre #CultureOfResistance