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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

Deviant, Disturbing Innovations Of Tatbir and Zanjeer Are Promoted By Zionist Media To Spread Shiaphobia

by Jonathan Azaziah

To all my non-Shi’a Muslim brothers and sisters as well as my non-Muslim comrades: DO NOT FOLLOW THE SHAMEFUL ZIONIST MEDIA AND THE EVEN MORE SHAMEFUL ALTERNATIVE MEDIA (here’s looking at your despicable “reportage” RT and Sputnik) ABOUT WHAT SHI’A MUSLIMS DO ON ASHOURA. The bloody pictures that are being promoted across the spectrum of extremist Shi’a disgustingly self-flagellating and cutting their children DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT represent Islam in any way, shape or form, whether the Shi’a school of thought or otherwise. These barbaric practices, known as Tatbir and Zanjeer, are alien to Islam and have been forbidden by just about major Shi’a authority on the planet, including (but not limited to) Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah Khomeini (R.A.), Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah (R.A.), Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (R.A.), Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Sistani, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Sayyed Hashim al-Haidari and others. Continue reading Deviant, Disturbing Innovations Of Tatbir and Zanjeer Are Promoted By Zionist Media To Spread Shiaphobia

The Quintessential Ashoura Anthem Is Here: “Blood Of The Lion”, Second Single Off “Eternally Husseini”

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Salutations brothers and sisters! On this most revolutionary day, this most magnificent occasion, this 1,336th Ashoura when blood triumphed over the sword–to borrow the expression of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah–and Imam Hussein (A.S.) as well as his partisans achieved martyrdom at the hands of the vile Yazid (L.A.) on the hallowed ground of Karbala, I present to y’all my soul on wax; my beating, bleeding heart in lyrical form; an ode to Abou Abdallah (A.S.) to end all odes: “Blood Of The Lion”, the second single off my upcoming album “Eternally Husseini”, produced entirely by my extra-exceptionally gifted dear brother Iron Galaxy and filled with the illustrious artwork of Intifada Street founder Mohammad Hamza. This song–which is more like a Hip-Hop Nasheed than a traditional grouping of bars and hooks–doesn’t merely encapsulate the pain of the 10th of Muharram and apply that agony to the difficulties we are warding off today as an Ummah generally and as Shi’at al-Hussein specifically, it bangs like Hizbullah rocketry crashing down on occupied Haifa and making the settlers run for their miserable lives! Continue reading The Quintessential Ashoura Anthem Is Here: “Blood Of The Lion”, Second Single Off “Eternally Husseini”

On Ashoura Eve (Tasu’a), Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Reminds Al-Saud That “We Are All Yemen!”

by Jonathan Azaziah

Leave it to Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the Luminous Light of Lebanon, to turn Tasu’a, the 9th Day of Muharram and what we call Ashoura Eve (the 24-hour period before Imam Hussein’s [A.S.] martyrdom on the sands of Karbala), into a bonafide, empire-shaking spectacle of Mouqawamah. The Hizbullah Secretary-General covered the usual array of topics as he appeared live before a blistering crowd in Dahiyeh’s Sayyed al-Shouhada Complex, saluting the Syrian people for their steadfastness in the face of the “regime change” conspiracy and lambasting the American ZOG for attempting to break off Raqqa and Deir Ezzor from Syria in service of ‘Israel’, but it was when the Sayyed touched on Yemen that those in attendance really went HAYWIRE, masha’ALLAH! The moment that Sayyed Abou Hadi slammed the Saudi regime for its criminal massacre at the funeral in Sanaa three days ago, the gorgeously resistant people of the Southern Beirut Suburbs started chanting, “Death To Al-Saud!” So loud were their cries in fact that the Wahhabi tyrants themselves could most likely hear it in their fortified but finite palaces in Riyadh and Jeddah! And when Nasrallah bellowed “Koulina al-Yemen (We Are All Yemen)!” like only he could bellow, the crowd cried out in unison and erupted even further, like a zillion bursts of thunder rattling the skies. Lubnan’s Liberator said that the blood of the Yemeni people will drag Al-Saud into the abyss of history and that it has no chance whatsoever of prevailing. The Moustazafeen of Yemen, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah matter-of-factly said, will be and already are victorious. Like he has been Palestine’s undisputed champion for decades, the Sayyed is, without a doubt and without competition, the foremost champion of Yemen on Earth. Continue reading On Ashoura Eve (Tasu’a), Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Reminds Al-Saud That “We Are All Yemen!”

RIP Iraqi Moujahid Hussnayn al-Sa’adi: Nubl And Al-Zahra Will Never Forget Your Heroic Sacrifice

by Jonathan Azaziah

This is the story of martyred Iraqi moujahid Hussnayn al-Sa’adi of Harakat Hizbullah al-Nujaba, may he rest in power and in dignity and be appreciated by the Angels (A.S.) until the end of time. He was martyred in Syria on February 2nd, 2015 and it is a story that has never been told before up until now. The reason for writing it at this very moment in time is rather simplistic: We are in the midst of the first 10 days of the Muharram, that painful time when we relive the suffering of Imam Hussein (A.S.) and the Karbala 72, as well as reflect on how the sacrifices made on Youm al-Ashoura 680 A.D. (61 A.H.) affect us all today when thrown against the backdrop of the current geopolitical landscape. So what better time to recount the life of a Shahid as Husseini as Hussnayn al-Saadi than this one?! Born in Kufa and raised in Karbala, Hussnayn would begin his life as a moujahid at the tender age of 18 when the American-Zionist aggression was launched against Iraq. He joined the ranks of the Mahdi Army before heading towards Asa’ib Ahlul Haq and was known for his fiery demeanor, love of Palestine and passion for the Holy Qur’an, attributes which he put to good use on the battlefield, hyping up his fellow fighters in the confrontation against the invaders. Hussnayn would partake in liberating Basra from US-British occupation as well as several key battles in and around Baghdad. Continue reading RIP Iraqi Moujahid Hussnayn al-Sa’adi: Nubl And Al-Zahra Will Never Forget Your Heroic Sacrifice

Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) Spirit Lives In Yemen: Hundreds Of Thousands Slam Saudi Funeral Massacre

by Jonathan Azaziah

The Yemeni people make extraordinary look ordinary and otherworldly look worldly. They really are that astonishing and truly that brave. To see them out on the blocks of the Yemeni capital in their hundreds of thousands to slam Al-Saud’s massacre of at least 458 innocents at a funeral on those very same Sanaa streets just 24 hours earlier, is not only a reminder of how fantastically defiant they are, nor merely how immeasurably resilient, but how intrinsically Husseini first and foremost. The US-‘Israeli’ Empire is the Yazid (L.A.) of our time and every Yazid needs his Shimr (L.A.), i.e. the mindless, bloodthirsty, dirt-ridden killer who carries out his orders against the Moustazafeen. Al-Saud is certainly the Shimr of this age, inflicting death and destruction wherever Washington and Tel Aviv send it to hurt those descendants of Imam Hussein (A.S.) who carry on his righteous Muhammadi legacy to preserve their homeland, their culture and their religion. And make no mistake, this is not Jonathan Azaziah’s opinion but the view of the Yemeni people themselves indeed. Continue reading Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) Spirit Lives In Yemen: Hundreds Of Thousands Slam Saudi Funeral Massacre

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Is The Perfect Embodiment Of Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) Essence

by Jonathan Azaziah

This smile? This smile is worth more than every element and currency on Earth amalgamated. In fact, this smile is of such a transcendent value that when it is flashed, all of the gold, silver, platinum and gemstones in the whole of the planet are melted into heaps of molten scrap and rendered to the nothingness, for they simply cannot compare. This fist? This fist contains more might than all of the weapons of all of the tyrants in all of our region; more might than the cancerous tumor that putrefied Al-Quds and claims to have Earth’s 4th most powerful army; more might than the 1,000-base empire that claims the world needs its “exceptionalism” despite the fact that the only “exceptional” thing it has brought the world is exceptional amounts of suffering and ruin. This fist and this smile are everything. And Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, is, indeed, everything. For he is the perfect embodiment of Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) essence. Continue reading Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Is The Perfect Embodiment Of Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) Essence

Syrian Shi’a Of Al-Foua’a And Kefraya Commemorate Ashoura In Spite Of Ongoing Takfiri Siege

by Jonathan Azaziah

Just as Imam Hussein (A.S.) and his Party were surrounded from all sides by the shaytanic army of Yazid (L.A.) in Karbala on Ashoura, today the Syrian Shi’a in the Idleb villages of Al-Foua’a and Kefraya are besieged from every direction by the Takfiri terrorist scourge. But in defiance of all the grisly trauma that they have been enduring at the hands of Jabhat al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham and other “moderate” barbarians since March 2015, these brave humans pictured here, who represent the flesh-and-blood reenactment of the Karbala 72’s incomparable sacrifices, are continuing to hold Ashoura processions as we speak. Masha’ALLAH! Like the partisans of Imam Hussein (A.S.) were deprived of water by the enemies of Islam, the people of Al-Foua’a and Kefraya have been disconnected from all the most basic necessities by the US-‘Israeli’ Empire’s Wahhabi proxies, but still they haven’t let the Ashoura commemorations be halted! Like Abou Fadhl al-Abbas (A.S.) and Ali Akbar (A.S.) heroically fell in hails of arrows, the people of Al-Foua’a and Kefraya face near-daily shellings and have buried hundreds of martyrs, but still they haven’t let the Ashoura commemorations be stopped! Continue reading Syrian Shi’a Of Al-Foua’a And Kefraya Commemorate Ashoura In Spite Of Ongoing Takfiri Siege

Muharram Kicks Off With Bloodshed In Baghdad But “Labaykah Ya Hussein!” Won’t Leave Our Tongues

by Jonathan Azaziah

Labaykah Ya Hussein (A.S.)! And rest in eternal serenity to the Shi’a martyred in the Iraqi capital earlier on this morning as they participated in Ashoura processions. Truly, I would have loved to strictly write that today, the beginning of Muharram, that month of red rain, martyrdom and the rise of saviors, marks that time 1,336 years ago when Imam Hussein (A.S.), the Master of Martyrs, the Blood Of The Lion, the Savior Of Islam and the Original Revolutionary, marched with his holy family and righteous companions, a small party of only 72, into the desert sands of Karbala and achieved martyrdom in the face of an army of tens of thousands led by the sadistic tyrant Yazid (L.A.) which sought to wipe out Islam as we know it; when the Imam and his partisans changed the meanings of heroism, dignity and resistance for all-time. Continue reading Muharram Kicks Off With Bloodshed In Baghdad But “Labaykah Ya Hussein!” Won’t Leave Our Tongues