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Iraq steps up security measures ahead of Ashura commemorations

Iraq stepped up security amid fears of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group launching major attacks as thousands of Shia worshipers flocked Monday to the shrine city of Karbala for an annual pilgrimage.

The pilgrims are prime targets for the ISIS jihadists, who have carried out a series of mass executions in recent days, killing scores of members of a tribe in Iraq’s western Anbar province. Continue reading Iraq steps up security measures ahead of Ashura commemorations

S. Nasrallah: We Fight in Syria So ISIS Massacres Won’t Be Repeated in Lebanon

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stressed Sunday that the Islamic Resistance of Lebanon is engaged on the Syrian front in order to deter the U.S., Zionist and Takfiri hegemony. Continue reading S. Nasrallah: We Fight in Syria So ISIS Massacres Won’t Be Repeated in Lebanon

Bombings targeting pilgrims heading to Karbala leave 36 dead

Weekend bombings in the Baghdad area killed at least 36 people, just days ahead of major Shia religious commemorations that face significant danger from militants, security and medical officials said.

A car bomb targeting Shia pilgrims killed 12 people in Baghdad on Sunday, police and hospital sources said. Continue reading Bombings targeting pilgrims heading to Karbala leave 36 dead

Saudis Get The Smackdown: On Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s Recent Ashoura Speech

by Jonathan Azaziah (Mouqawamah Music EXCLUSIVE)

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s recent Ashoura speech — which Mouqawamah Music excerpted just the other day via Al-Manar — was a blistering takedown of Wahhabi-Takfirism and it was quite possibly his most brilliant, in-depth denunciation of the twisted, perverted ideology yet, as he categorically broke down its dangers from the historical, cultural, political, military and security angles, as well as the increasing need for Sunni-Shi’a unity to confront it. Hizbullah’s Secretary-General also discussed the dangerous rise of atheism in the Arab-Islamic world, an obvious side-effect of the Takfiri sickness afflicting the region and yet another issue that requires steadfast and committed Sunni-Shi’a unity to tackle and ultimately defeat it. Continue reading Saudis Get The Smackdown: On Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s Recent Ashoura Speech