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Now 23 Years After Mossad Murdered Dr. Fathi Shaqaqi (R.A.), We Remember The Zeal of Zamuqa In All His Liberationist Luminosity

by Jonathan Azaziah

Dr. Fathi Shaqaqi (R.A.), the gregariously glowing glimmer of the Palestinian cause and the founder of Islamic Jihad, was a knight in shining armor; a radiant ray at the ocean’s bottom; and a force of ferocity that chills the enemy to its core and rattles it in its eardrums even to this very moment. ‘Israel’ murdered him on this day 23 years ago. A child of the Nakba, his family was driven from their ancestral home in Ramleh’s Zamuqa–where they had lived for half a dozen generations–by Jewish terrorists from the Irgun and the Haganah who were commanded by war criminals Yitzhak Rabin (real name: Rubitzov) and Yigal Allon (real name: Peikowitz).

He grew up in the bitter and battered slums of Rafah in the Gaza Strip but refused to let the Zionist occupation break his spirit and prevent him from pursuing education. Gifted and brilliant, Shaqaqi rocked a triple crown, attaining degrees from Bir Zeit Univeristy in physics and mathematics then later from Egypt’s Mansoura University in medicine. The last of which led him back to Gaza where he’d open a clinic to serve Palestine’s most poverty-stricken and desperate. It didn’t take long for him to grow completely disillusioned with the politics of the Strip’s two dominant currents: Ikhwan and the PLO. Shaqaqi saw the former’s near-disinterest in total liberation, not to mention growing sectarianism, as unforgivable and the latter’s lack of Islamic observance as a deathly folly. Continue reading Now 23 Years After Mossad Murdered Dr. Fathi Shaqaqi (R.A.), We Remember The Zeal of Zamuqa In All His Liberationist Luminosity

Nakba Day Special – Eleventh & Twelfth Pieces Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Are Now Out: Archbishop Atallah Hanna and Fathi Shaqaqi

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Y’all better have your calendars marked! “Eternally Husseini” is just 10 days away! And since today is the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, yours truly and Intifada Street’s Mohammad Hamza, who did both of these absolutely remarkable pieces, decided to release something special for the occasion: Archbishop Atallah Hanna and martyred Islamic Jihad founder Fathi Shaqaqi (R.A.)

Some may object to us displaying a Christian figure, even one as revolutionary as the Archbishop, with the Zulfiqar Mic-Sword but we wholeheartedly reject such objections and criticisms. The Zulfiqar Mic-Sword represents a person who speaks the truth no matter what–just like Imam Hussein (A.S.)–and who fights for truth no matter what–just like Imam Hussein (A.S.) And there are very few in the Arab-Islamic world who do either of those things quite like Atallah Hanna. This is a man who has spoken up in defense of Islam while many of his fellow clergymen cowered; who has exposed the Zionist plot to foment Muslim-Christian division when many other “Arabs” and “Muslims” and “Christians” signed on to the scheme; who has stood upright for the Syrian Arab Republic when too many “Palestinians” and other “Arabs” betrayed their brothers and aided the destabilization plot; and who has not stopped fighting for the Palestinian Right of Return when large chunks of the “Palestinian leadership” have sold out to the Zionist occupation. Lest we forget that it was a Lebanese Christian, George Jordac, who wrote the best biography on Imam Ali (A.S.), “The Voice of Human Justice”. And lest we also forget that Christians flock to Karbala every year for Arba’een. Indeed, Imam Hussein (A.S.) and Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) are not merely personalities to be venerated solely by Shi’a nor just by Muslims but all of humanity. While I do not mention Archbishop Atallah Hanna by name on “Eternally Husseini”–he’s featured on another album of mine, “Enemy of the Entity”, in the closing track “Beautiful Corpse”–everything that he stands for is everything that the record embodies. Continue reading Nakba Day Special – Eleventh & Twelfth Pieces Of “Eternally Husseini” Promo Artwork Are Now Out: Archbishop Atallah Hanna and Fathi Shaqaqi