by Jonathan Azaziah
Our most benevolent thoughts and most heartfelt prayers are with Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad today. It’s been revealed by Syrian media that the Lioness of Damascus is contending with the first stage of breast cancer. A malignant tumor was discovered early and she’s now taking all measures to fight it off until she’s free of even the slightest trace of it. Pictured with her husband, Syrian President Dr. Bashar al-Assad, in a hospital room and hooked up to an IV line, the Sapphire of Sham is flashing her signature smile in all its radiance. Undoubtedly in pain and discomfort and dealing with what very well could be the hardest hurdle she’s ever had to climb in her 42-year life, still she illuminates with the hope we’ve grown accustomed to seeing in her eyes for the last 7 years; still the knowledge that everything is going to be okay emanates from her alabaster-skinned face; still she maintains an aura of positivity because as arduous as the task is before her–one she must overcome for herself, her husband, her children and her nation–she knows that there are others across Syria who are facing the same and worse. It’s why we consider Asma the First Lady not merely of the Syrian state but the whole of the Arab-Islamic world. Continue reading Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad Helped Her Nation Defeat Zio-Takfiri Terrorism, She’ll Beat Back Breast Cancer Too
by Jonathan Azaziah
Happy, happy birthday to Imam Hassan al-Mujtaba (A.S.), the Will of the Ummah, the second Imam of we Shi’a and one of the two Chiefs of the Youth of Paradise beloved by all Muslims. Too often we neglect the contributions of Imam Hassan (A.S.) to Shi’a thought and Islamic Liberation Theology more generally. Even though he had every right, both Qur’anically and politically, to fight the despotic usurper Muawiyah for his treachery, his oppression, his disconnection from our Deen and unspeakable crimes against the Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (S.A.W.W.) sanctified Household (A.S.), he decided to put forth a Peace Treaty instead and spare Muslims anymore bloodshed and destabilization. He exercised Strategic Patience or better still, what Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei calls Heroic Flexibility, i.e. making decisions in the face of all odds to resist tyranny but nevertheless still seeking resolutions without reaching for one’s (proverbial) sword. Indeed, in the most difficult of circumstances, it is Heroic Flexibility/Strategic Patience that requires an even deeper Mouqawamah Consciousness and an even more ironclad steadfastness. Truly, there is nobody in the history of Islam after the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) himself that has more resolve, courage and patience than Imam Hassan (A.S.) Lest we forget that Imam Hussein (A.S.) followed his brother’s lead in the latter’s attempts to facilitate salaam. And lest we also forget that Imam Hassan (A.S.) still died the dignified and dauntless death of a hero like his father before him and his brother after him, achieving martyrdom after being poisoned by the accursed tyrant Muawiyah. Continue reading Happy Birthday To Imam Hassan al-Mujtaba (A.S.), The Will Of The Ummah!
by Jonathan Azaziah
Time to put the Omani regime on the “DEATH TO…” list as well. Very quietly and very sneakily, right at the end of 2016, the corrupt tyrant in Muscat joined the Saudi regime’s genocidal war on the Yemeni people. Those that praised “Sultan” Qaboos for his “neutrality” on Yemen were either engaging in naïveté or sheer ignorance of history. Qaboos, a despicable Anglophile, an agent of corruption and according to more than one source, a decadent, degenerate homosexual, has always been an enemy of the Moustazafeen. It was Qaboos who worked with MI6 to overthrow his father Said Bin Taimur in 1970 in the midst of a righteous rebellion led by PFLOAG, the Popular Front For The Liberation Of The Arabian Gulf. He subsequently handed over the reins of Omani foreign policy to his masters in the British colonialist regime. London, fully in control of Muscat, sent in thousands of forces, and its new puppet Qaboos, called in military support from his friend Muhammad Reza Pahlavi, the despot who ruled over Tehran for nearly three decades with an iron fist and full Western-‘Israeli’ support. With the assistance from Union Jack and then-collaborationist Tehran, Qaboos crushed the revolutionary insurgency in 1976 and upheld his illegitimate rule. Continue reading Never Call Qaboos “Neutral” Again: Oman Joins Al-Saud’s Genocidal War On Yemen
by Jonathan Azaziah
Yet another reason to love the mighty moujahideen of Ansarullah: They stand in unequivocal solidarity with the Syrian Arab Republic. This epic photo was taken in the Yemeni capital after the August 2013 ‘Israeli’-Saudi chemical weapons false flag attack in Eastern Ghouta when Imperialists the world over were clamoring to invade Syria and overthrow President Dr. Bashar al-Assad. The “Arab” League as well as the GCC monarchies threw their weight behind a proposed Washington-led direct intervention, as did large quantities of “Arabs” and “Muslims” in the Western Diaspora, essentially adopting a collaborationist identity as a Zio-NATO fifth column and disgracefully becoming the Brown “veil” for the American ZOG’s regional subversion. The Yemeni Islamic Resistance however, being the exemplar of dignity, Anti-Zionism and Godwariness that it is, mobilized millions on the streets of Sanaa to condemn this warmongering and declare that no matter how many folks in the Maghreb and Mashreq lose their souls to Saudi petrodollars and abandon their Arabism, the Arabs of Yemen shall ALWAYS stand with the forces of Resistance, hence the real Syrian flags skying high and portraits of the Damascus Lion as well as Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah proudly on full display. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.) famously said that Iman (Faith) comes from Yemen. Well. After seeing this absolutely stunning shot, it’s quite clear–and I do mean clear as a Zelzal-3 soaring through the sky before striking a gaggle of Saudi invaders–that true blue solidarity comes from Yemen too. #LongLiveYemen #LongLiveSyria #LongLiveAnsarullah #LongLiveAssad #LabaykahYaNasrallah
by Jonathan Azaziah
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is the apple of Arabs’ eyes; the light of our lives; the fierce adoration of our warrior hearts; the gleam of our souls and the voice of Haqq that stands out as perspicuously in a cacophony of collaborators and cutthroats as a songbird in a sky full of vultures. And today, as he delivered another stentorian speech that rocked the enemy and its servants down to their corrupted DNA, honoring fallen Hizbullah Commander Hajj Isma’il “Abou Khalil” Zahri (R.A.), exposing Saudi Arabia’s ongoing normalization with the genocidal Zionist entity and its savage massacre of Yemenis in the village of Sarari among other global atrocities, saluting martyred Palestinian superhero Muhammad Fakih (R.A.) of the Qassam Brigades and declaring that Imperialist dreams have been buried in Syria’s Aleppo after recent Resistance Axis victories, we are yet again reminded of the Hizbullah Secretary-General’s unmatched ability to inspire and prepare us for the next phase of our struggle. If there was any Arab that deserved the title of King, Emir, Sultan, Prince, Royal and Sheikh of Sheikhs, it is Sayyed Abou Hadi and Sayyed Abou Hadi alone. Continue reading No Arab Deserves Title Of King But Sayyed Nasrallah and Sayyed Nasrallah Alone
by Jonathan Azaziah
This is why I love Dr. Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian President is pictured here breaking the fast in Eastern Ghouta with the brave soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army. Syria’s head of the state, on one of the most volatile battlefields in the country, eating with his men, during Islam’s Holiest Month, and not a drop of fear in his aura! Beautiful! To hell with the Zionist media’s filthy, fallacious depiction of him as an “autocrat disconnected from his ‘subjects'”; to hell with the “radical leftist” portrayal of him as a “dictator hated by the people” with a “cult of personality” and a “sycophantic inner circle” surrounding him ; to hell with it all. In blatant contradiction of such unhinged, US-State-Dept-originated Zioganda, the Lion of Damascus is a true man of the people who loves and supports the Syrian citizenry and its armed forces as much as they love and support him. Could a national military wage an unconventional war against Empire-backed Takfiri terrorism for over half a decade if the nation’s leader was a maniacal despot who raped and pillaged his own people for his own selfish aims, among them pure bloodthirsty kicks and giggles? Would nearly 90% of Syrians vote for a man in an internationally-administered democratic election if he was an insulated megalomaniac who didn’t have their interests, i.e. the eradication of the aforementioned Empire-backed terrorism, the preservation of their nation’s ancient pluralism and the defense of its sovereignty, at heart? Of course not. Continue reading Dr. Assad, A True Man Of The People, Breaks Fast With SAA In Eastern Ghouta
by Jonathan Azaziah
If Yemen’s struggles and triumphs could be summed up in a single piece of art then this is it. On one side of the divide, you have the demonic Dönmeh House of Saud, its GCC marionettes, Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, traitorous Sudan, betrayer Eritrea, Mauritania and Turkey, backed by the American regime, the UK, France, Germany, Canada and of course, ‘Israel’, while on the opposite side you have the Yemeni Islamic Resistance of Ansarullah led by the indefatigable Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthi, who are defeating this coalition of ominous oppressors with nothing but their blood and their faith. And of course ALLAH (SWT) is on the side of the Houthis because ALLAH (SWT) is Al-Adl, The Just, and justice is always on the side of the oppressed as Malcolm X (R.A.) used to remind us of constantly. Continue reading Pick A Side: Yemen’s Men of God vs. Satan’s Saudi-‘Israeli’ Beasts
by Rori Donaghy, The Middle East Eye
Details about a covert security relationship between Israel and the United Arab Emirates have emerged, revealing a high-level partnership that has seen an Israeli-owned company become responsible for protecting the critical infrastructure of Abu Dhabi.
Emirati authorities, according to well-placed MEE sources who work closely with the companies involved, have contracted an Israeli-owned security firm to secure oil and gas installations in the UAE as well as to set up a globally unique civil surveillance network in Abu Dhabi that means “every person is monitored from the moment they leave their doorstep to the moment they return to it,” according to the source. Continue reading Falcon Eye: The Israeli-installed mass civil surveillance system of Abu Dhabi
by Joy Slim, Al-Akhbar English
The Houthis’ first step toward governing Yemen seems like a necessary option imposed on Ansarullah due to the failure of Yemeni parties, following days of intensive talks, to reach a solution to the political crisis and fill the power vacuum created by the resignation of the president and his government under external pressure.
After months of gaining ground throughout Yemen’s provinces, Ansarullah (the Houthis) has translated its progress into clear political gains. The Houthis have now taken control of the government, yet without assuming power themselves, and will oversee a two-year transitional phase through a “constitutional declaration.” The declaration was made in a large ceremony at the Yemeni presidential palace. Continue reading US-Saudi Rejection Be Damned: Houthis Take Control of Yemen Without Seizing Power
by Ahmad Jamaleddine, Al-Akhbar English
It seems clear that the ties between Egypt and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), with the exception of Qatar, are evolving dramatically in economic and military matters, at a time when the unrest in Yemen and Egyptian concerns over the continued chaos in Libya are leading to a profound military cooperation between the two sides.
Cairo – An Associated Press report published earlier this week, quoting Egyptian and Gulf officials, said that Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait were discussing the creation of a military pact to take on extremists in the region, particularly in Libya and Yemen, with the possibility of creating a joint force to intervene around the Middle East. The report said this alliance would operate separately from the anti-ISIS coalition led by the United States. Continue reading The emergent Egyptian-Gulf alliance: Libya and Yemen in the crosshairs