by Jonathan Azaziah
The poem is most certainly mightier than the occupation. 36-year old Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour has been sentenced to 5 more months in prison by the usurping Zionist cancer for a poem she wrote in Autumn of 2015 called “Qawem Ya Sha3bi, Qawemhoum (Resist, My People, Resist Them)”. She already spent 3 months in a Jewish dungeon after she was initially arrested in October of 2015 and has been on house arrest with invasive and despicable IOF monitoring for nearly 3 years since. Her prison sentence, which starts next Wednesday, isn’t the end of her nightmare either. As of this moment, she’s still banned from using the Internet and cell phones as well as publishing any of her poetry. Yes, this is exactly like a Zionized version of one of those dystopian, totalitarian sci-fi flicks Jewish Hollywood is always producing–only the dystopian totalitarianism of Jewish supremacy is very much real. An indigenous woman is going to prison — again — for writing a poem that calls on her fellow indigenous brethren not to make “peace” with the bloodthirsty, supremacist terrorists who have been stealing their land, hijacking their culture and destabilizing their region in one capacity or another for nearly a century and a half.
In May, Dareen, who’s from the 1948 Muslim-Christian town of Reineh near Nasira in Al-Jalil, was convicted of online incitement of “terrorism”. These were the lines that the Zionist kangaroo court used for its “case” against the Mouqawamist poet whose words cut deep into the blackened being of the Zio-Tumor and its fifth columnists within Palestine who want to sign a surrender treaty and betray their cause: “I will not succumb to the ‘peaceful solution’. I will never lower my flags. Until I evict them from my land.” Beautiful. Resistant perfection. The illegitimate Jewish entity isn’t just terrified of these words but the thought process it will inspire among Palestinians of all ages, especially shabab.
Because Tatour the Tigress is one who doesn’t believe in the false idea of sharing what is rightfully hers; what is rightfully her people’s; what is rightfully Palestine’s. She believes in the expulsion of the land thieves. The Hizbullah-Algeria option. ‘Israel’ wants a Palestinian population that is so pacified, liberalized and Judaized that it won’t even see the next mass-expulsion coming. Dareen the Dauntless wants her brethren awakened. Resisting. With Intifada Consciousness (‘Israel’ also charged her for supporting Islamic Jihad’s call for a new Intifada and defending Al-Aqsa). An understanding of the Culture of Martyrdom (‘Israel’ charged her in relation to this too, for posting a picture on Ziobook with the tag “I am the next martyr”). A strength that will see Palestine liberated from the River to the Sea. A Palestinian woman whose principles are uncompromising and whose pen is more explosive than any butterfly bullet her oppressors could shoot at her. Indeed, this is what keeps the policymakers of ‘Israel’ who so desperately want to preserve their Halakhic-Talmudic project awake at night.
After her conviction, Dareen said, “The whole world will hear my story. The whole world will hear what the ‘democracy’ of ‘Israel’ is. A democracy for Jews only. Arabs and Arabs alone go to jail. The court said I am convicted of terrorism. Fine. If that’s my terrorism, I give the world a terrorism of love.” It is her love of Palestine, its cause and the Mouqawamah of her people that is keeping her going and presumably, writing, even though the baby-killing Zionist devils are preventing the world from reading her gemstone-like prose. And after her sentencing, she said, “I was arrested and put on trial because of the Arabic language, and I call on the entire Arab public to continue writing and expressing itself in our language.” One would imagine that this call-to-poetic-arms extends to all those who support Palestine regardless of their language as well because World Zionism is cracking down on anyone exercising their right to freedom of speech and freedom of thought in both the Global North and the Global South.
We know that Shlomo has a penchant for killing creative personalities. Ghassan Kanafani. Writer. Kamal Nasser. Poet. Wael Zuaiter. Writer. Naji al-Ali. Cartoonist. Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Moussa Ali al-Kazimi of Iraq. Poet. Juliano Mer-Khamis. Filmmaker. Muhammad Abou Amr. Artist. My uncle Ishaq-Hussein Azaziah. Writer. Apart from the Mighty Moujahideen of Hizbullah and Iran’s IRGC, ‘Israel’ fears nothing more than Arabs and Muslims with artistic talents gifted to them by ALLAH (SWT) who are using such talents to spark a cultural revolution in which Anti-Zionism, Anti-Parasitism, Anti-Imperialism and Liberationist Zeal are the pillars. And as more and more artists follow in the footsteps of these legends, the Zio-Tumor realizes that it cannot kill everyone. It cannot silence everyone. It cannot bully everyone into accepting its rabbinical edicts on what can and can’t be said in relation to the shaytanic, fake existence of its shaytanic, fake entity. Imprisonment isn’t a deterrent anymore because the inspiration while exiled, on house arrest or locked behind bars only grows stronger.
So heed the call of Dareen Tatour! And write. Rhyme. Sing. Spit. Draw. Paint. Film. Script. Photograph. Document. Report. Whether in the Mother Tongue of Arabic, English, Urdu, Farsi, Hindi, Spanish, Swedish or Neptune-ese if that’s what you have at your disposal. Just let the artistry flow until the Nazarene Poet-Warrioress and all of Palestine’s political prisoners still rotting in Zion’s dungeons are free. Resist, my people, resist them… Those sons of Jahannam masquerading as “the chosen”… Until not a one remains and Falasteen is whole again. #FreeDareen #DeathToIsrael #PoetryIsMightierThanTheEntity