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Dazzling: Russian Shi’a March 79 Days In Subzero Temperatures To Reach Karbala For Arbaeen

by Jonathan Azaziah

This is not only one of the most dazzling sights to behold in 2016 but one of the most dazzling sights one will EVER behold. Pictured here are Shi’a Muslims from Russia traveling to Iraq’s Karbala for Arbaeen, a spiritual event which marks the end of 40 days of mourning after Ashoura, the day in 680 A.D. (61 A.H.) when Imam Hussein (A.S.) was martyred at the hands of the maniacal, drunkard, murderous bandit-tyrant Yazid (L.A.) These inspiring souls travel for 79 days in subzero temperatures, braving snowstorms and icy winds ON FOOT. They march from Moscow and Saint Petersburg into Azerbaijan, where they are routinely harassed by the Azerbaijani authorities which are aligned with the US ZOG and the usurping ‘Israeli’ entity. They defy this Zio-Imperialist abuse and walk onward until they reach the Islamic Republic of Iran, where they are warmly received and given food and drink to replenish them after the arduous journey. And then of course, the next stop is Iraq, where they walk just a couple hundred more kilometers before finally reaching the holy sands of Karbala and completing their epic-beyond-epic pilgrimage. Continue reading Dazzling: Russian Shi’a March 79 Days In Subzero Temperatures To Reach Karbala For Arbaeen

Yemenis Celebrate Mawlid al-Nabawi In Their Millions, Upholding Muhammad’s (S.A.W.W.) Revolutionary Legacy

by Jonathan Azaziah

Is there anything or anyone in this universe more remarkable than the people of Yemen? In defiance of Saudi Arabia’s bombs, in defiance of AQAP-ISIS terrorism, in defiance of an American-‘Israeli’ plot to divide their land into statelets, Yemenis marched through the capital of Sanaa’s ancient streets in their MILLIONS for Mawlid al-Nabawi. Just as the steadfast souls of the nation once known as Saba refused to be kept from their rights and rose up in revolution to depose US-Zionist-Saudi puppet Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi; and just as these militant marvels refused to be kept from the path of resistance in their righteous confrontation with the tyrannical Wahhabi invaders; and just as these chivalrous champions rebuked the idea of being disconnected from Imam Hussein (A.S.) and showed up millions-deep for Ashoura and Arbaeen, Yemenis rejected the very notion that they would be prevented from celebrating the birth of the man who is the heart, soul and backbone of their religion and their fiery socio-political ideology: Our precious, beloved, noble, Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) Continue reading Yemenis Celebrate Mawlid al-Nabawi In Their Millions, Upholding Muhammad’s (S.A.W.W.) Revolutionary Legacy

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

Muslim Press Interviews Jonathan Azaziah About Arbaeen, Iraq And Islamic Unity

In an interview with Muslim Press, Muslim poet Jonathan Azaziah says, “This year’s Arbaeen march, as well as the marches of the previous two years, can be considered the largest peaceful protest against Daesh, Takfirism generally, Zionism and Imperialism on the face of the planet.”

Read the full text of the interview:

Muslim Press: Millions of Shia Muslims have defied ISIS terror attacks by visiting the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) in Arbaeen. How do you see this event?

Jonathan Azaziah: I see it in an ultra-straightforward manner: It’s the most beautiful thing in the world! You have more than 20 million human beings, mostly Shi’a Muslims of course, but also Sunnis, Sufis, Christians of all stripes, Shabakis, Ezadis and even a handful of Hindus, traveling to the holy sands of Karbala to renew their commitment to the person of Imam Hussein (A.S.), the original revolutionary; the primordial defier of tyranny; the master of martyrs and the grandsire of resistance. Ever since Aba Abdallah (A.S.) achieved victory through his sacrifice on Youm al-Ashoura in 680 A.D. (61 A.H.), a divide has existed in the world that can accurately be described as the Husseini-Yazidi split. Those who stand with justice are the partisans of Imam Hussein (A.S.) and those who stand against what is right are the partisans of the degenerate despot Yazid (L.A.) Anyone who would attempt to harm the former–i.e. these beautiful people, these souls of remarkable spirituality who love Imam Hussein (A.S.) more than they love anything–are agents of evil. And of course, from the modern geopolitical perspective, this year’s Arbaeen march, as well as the marches of the previous two years, can be considered the largest peaceful protest against Daesh, Takfirism generally, Zionism and Imperialism on the face of the planet. Yet this dazzling event remains largely under the radar among Western audiences on the one hand due to extraordinarily limited (essentially nonexistent) media coverage and primarily unknown to Arab-Islamic audiences outside of the Shi’a school of thought on the other hand because of the slanted, shameful, sectarian “reportage” from the likes of brutal dictatorships Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Continue reading Muslim Press Interviews Jonathan Azaziah About Arbaeen, Iraq And Islamic Unity

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!

Millions of Pilgrims Mark Arbaeen In Karbala, Defying Daesh, ‘Israel’, the US ZOG and Saudi Arabia

by Jonathan Azaziah

Feast your eyes on a sight–beautiful, dazzling, shimmering Iraq–that can only be described as breathtaking. Over 20 million pilgrims from 60 different countries entered the holy Iraqi city of Karbala to mark Arbaeen today, the end of the 40-day mourning period for Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) martyrdom. It is not only we Shi’a who are marching and demonstrating on these santicified sands to celebrate the sacrifice, the heroism, the steadfastness and the RESISTANCE of Aba Abdallah (A.S.) and the Karbala 72, martyred at the hands of the maniacal tyrant Yazid (L.A.) on Youm al-Ashoura 680 A.D. (61 A.H.), but also Sunnis, Sufis, Christians, Shabakis, Ezadis, Zoroastrians and even some Hindus too. Regardless of Islamic school of thought or faith, the people of spirituality, dignity and anti-oppression stand as one Husseini unit on Arbaeen because the grandson of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) is a symbol of defiance and rejection of despotism for all of humankind. Continue reading Millions of Pilgrims Mark Arbaeen In Karbala, Defying Daesh, ‘Israel’, the US ZOG and Saudi Arabia

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

With ISIS Slaughtering Dozens Of Shi’a In Baghdad Today, It’s Time To Declare “We Are All Karbala!”

by Jonathan Azaziah

Iraq, my love, you tear me up inside. It’s been one of those days in which you make me wanna scream until my voicebox collapses. At least 43 Iraqi Shi’a mourners were slaughtered and over 63 others were terribly wounded when an ISIS terrorist detonated a suicide vest in a crowded market of Baghdad’s Al-Shaab district during an Ashoura possession today. Al-Shaab is the same area that was also struck last July on the day of Iraq’s worst bombing ever in Karrada… Now it can mark its own blocks and street-lamps with the names, faces and stories of martyrs. And since these forces of Wahhabi-Takfiri malevolence also seek to spread division and sedition, just to show that they are equal-opportunity slaughterers, they also gunned down 8 Iraqi policemen–4 Shi’a, 3 Sunnis, and an Ezadi–in Moutaybijah and killed four family members of an anti-ISIS Sunni militia chief in Ishaq, bringing the total number of Shouhada today to at least 55. Since it is Muharram, perhaps it is time that we not only declare that “We Are One Hand!”–and make no mistake, we absolutely are–but “We Are All Karbala!” as well. Continue reading With ISIS Slaughtering Dozens Of Shi’a In Baghdad Today, It’s Time To Declare “We Are All Karbala!”

Now 10 Months Since Zaria Massacre And Arrest Of Zakzaky, Brutal Oppression Of Nigeria Shi’a Continues

by Jonathan Azaziah

Between December 12th and December 14th of 2015, the Nigerian army carried out one of the most barbaric atrocities in recent memory as it shot, bulldozed, beat and maimed hundreds (and possibly thousands) of Nigerian Shi’a to death at the Husseiniyah Baqiyatullah in Zaria. Thousands of others were wounded and at least 705 innocents on top of that have been disappeared. The slaughter concluded with Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky, Africa’s most important revolutionary, being unjustly imprisoned alongside his wife and several of his companions. Fast forward 10 months later, and not only are the Sheikh and his dearest ones still imprisoned, still tortured and still in terrible health as a result of these aggressions, but the Nigerian army– an institution of oppression backed, armed, trained and financed by the American regime, the usurping Zionist entity and the Saudi Kingdom of Darkness–is at it again, carrying out yet another massacre of Nigerian Shi’a as they were mourning for Imam Hussein (A.S.) At least 14 unarmed demonstrators, including several women, were shot dead at Ashoura processions in Funtua and Kaduna on Youm al-Ashoura. Continue reading Now 10 Months Since Zaria Massacre And Arrest Of Zakzaky, Brutal Oppression Of Nigeria Shi’a Continues