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In Defiance of Buhari, the US and ‘Israel’, Zakzaky’s Partisans Hold Al-Quds Day Rallies In Over 20 Nigerian Cities

by Jonathan Azaziah

Jummah Mubarak and Striking Star Salute to the Nigerian people… Who really are the best people. Simply the best. In defiance of the murderous and despotic Buhari regime as well as its ‘Israeli’, American and Saudi controllers, Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky’s partisans are marching EN MASSE in over 20 Nigerian cities and towns for International Al-Quds Day. “Death to Israel!” is being chanted. Palestinian and Hizbullah flags are flying. Banners showing Zakzaky, Africa’s most important and inspiring revolutionary voice, alongside Imams Khomeini (R.A.) and Khamenei are being carried. And true, principled, unwavering solidarity with the oppressed nation of Palestine and its occupied holy city of Al-Quds is on full, militant display. The Nigerian army, which massacred dozens of Nigerian Shi’a revolutionaries on Al-Quds Day in 2014 and over 1,000 others in the Zaria Massacre of December 2015, attempted to disrupt the processions in Kaduna State but failed as the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) refused to take the bait, avoided the storm of tear gas and kept marching. That Zakzaky’s acolytes and their closest allies, among them Sunnis and Christians, refuse to abandon Palestine despite all the suffering they’ve endured and all their martyrs, is a telltale sign that these are truly the people of Mouqawamah. Continue reading In Defiance of Buhari, the US and ‘Israel’, Zakzaky’s Partisans Hold Al-Quds Day Rallies In Over 20 Nigerian Cities

Western “Muslims” Screech Over Trump’s “Refugee Ban” But Still Say ZERO About Nigeria’s Sheikh Zakzaky 14 Months Into His Illegal Jailing

by Jonathan Azaziah

What a miserable world of hypocrites and cowards we live in, huh? It’s now been 14 months and 430 days to be exact that Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Africa’s torchbearer of the Palestinian cause and the foremost preacher of Islam on this lil’ thing we call Earth, has been wrongfully imprisoned by the corrupt and murderous regime of Muhammadu Buhari. Another statistic: It’s now been 74 days since the Nigerian Federal High Court in Abuja, the most important legal body in the nation’s capital, ruled that Sheikh Zakzaky MUST be released immediately. Do the math. The Sheikh’s release–and do note that he and his wife Sayyeda Zeenat NEVER, NEVER, NEVER should have been imprisoned to start with–is now 29 days overdue. Continue reading Western “Muslims” Screech Over Trump’s “Refugee Ban” But Still Say ZERO About Nigeria’s Sheikh Zakzaky 14 Months Into His Illegal Jailing

Your 45 Days Are Up Buhari! Obey The Nigerian Federal High Court’s Order And Free Sheikh Zakzaky Now!

by Jonathan Azaziah

It was right around this time 45 days ago when Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Nigerian Federal High Court in Abuja ruled that Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky and his wife Sayyeda Zeenat were unjustly imprisoned and should be released IMMEDIATELY with housing and compensation for their wrongful lock-up to be subsequently provided by the Nigerian state. During this tumultuous and tense 45-day period, there was an attempt on Zakzaky’s life on December 10th and the Sheikh has continued to be tortured, denied proper medical care and deprived of just about every basic human right imaginable. As the seconds tick off the clock in this zero hour, the father of Shi’a Islam in Nigeria and Africa’s most important Anti-Zionist, Anti-Imperialist personality remains behind bars. The Saudi-controlled stooge Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, has already inexplicably rejected the court order on baseless grounds and has also infamously banned Shi’a Islam. So should this be any indication of how the Buhari regime itself is going to behave, Zakzaky’s hideously prejudiced prison stint may not be over just yet. And after the Saudi tyrants’ execution of Ayatollah Nimr al-Nimr last year and the Saudi-backed Bahraini regime’s murder of three Shi’a protesters yesterday, it should be lucid to all that with Saudi proxies in Abuja at the helm, Zakzaky’s life is in tremendous danger, more so than ever before. Continue reading Your 45 Days Are Up Buhari! Obey The Nigerian Federal High Court’s Order And Free Sheikh Zakzaky Now!

“Silence On The Sheikh” Drops Just One Week From Today!

by Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah

Only seven days away from the one-year anniversary of the Zaria Massacre and the illegal, unjustifiable imprisonment of Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky of Nigeria. “Silence On The Sheikh”, the song that I, Iron Galaxy, Yusuf Abdul-Mateen Trombly, Rafiqi Green and Khanverse KV put together, is, in the simplest terms I can muster, SOMETHING NOT OF THIS WORLD. If I say anything more than that, it will take away from its prestige. For real. Just wait ’till y’all hear it. And when you do, make sure to spread it far and wide and let it be a weapon we use to pressure the US-Zionist-Saudi-backed Buhari regime into releasing Sheikh Zakzaky, his wife Sayyeda Zeenat and the rest of the IMN (Islamic Movement of Nigeria) political prisoners IMMEDIATELY. In the mean time, change your profile picture to this beautiful poster to raise awareness about the plight of the Sheikh and Nigeria’s Shi’a as well as to heighten anticipation for “Silence On The Sheikh”–the final single off “Eternally Husseini” and an anthem of anthems! Resident genius graphic artist extraordinaire Mohammad Hamza on the gorgeous artwork if you ain’t know. It was the highest of high honors working with all you gentlemen on this special track and in the name of this special cause, i.e. Islamic unity. I’m humbled beyond words by your brotherhood, commitment, bravery and artistic/musical/lyrical brilliance. And of course, I cannot wait to share our masterpiece with the world. #FreeZakzaky #LongLiveZakzaky #SilenceOnTheSheikh #EternallyHusseiniComingSoon

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!

Zaynab, 8 Months Old, Among The 100 Nigerian Shi’a Martyrs Of The Kano City Massacre

by Jonathan Azaziah

This precious baby is 8-month old Zaynab. She was murdered in a hail of gunfire on Monday by Nigerian security forces who savagely attacked peaceful Shi’a mourners in Kano City as they marched towards Zaria for Arbaeen. After the massacre of at least 100 unarmed members of Sheikh Zakzaky’s Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), including little Zaynab, the Buhari regime unleashed a propaganda blitz absurdly describing the martyred innocents as “armed and dangerous”. Someone please explain how an infant with a mere 2/3 of a year worth of life on this planet can fit such a description? How?! Muhammadu Buhari, his Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris and the rest of the corrupt Nigerian regime are all liars. Point blank period. This was a massacre and a crime of elephantine proportions. And it’s pointless to ask “where is the outrage?!” because Nigeria, especially its Shi’a citizens, is so disconnected from the periphery of mainstream press outlets that it might as well be in an undiscovered nebula cluster five trillion light years from the Milky Way. Between being African, Shi’a and having parents who are part of a true Anti-Zionist revolutionary movement, beautiful Zaynab never even had a shot of global coverage. Continue reading Zaynab, 8 Months Old, Among The 100 Nigerian Shi’a Martyrs Of The Kano City Massacre

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

And It Gets More Heinous Still: Shi’a Massacred Again Today By The US-Saudi-Zionist-Backed Nigerian Army

by Jonathan Azaziah

Another bloody, heartbreaking massacre in Nigeria today. Over 100 Nigerian Shi’a of the IMN (Islamic Movement of Nigeria), including women and children, were savagely murdered and hundreds more were badly wounded when the Buhari regime’s army opened fire with tear gas and live ammo from three different directions on a peaceful procession as demonstrators were marching from Kano City to Zaria for Arbaeen, the end of the 40-day mourning period for Imam Hussein (A.S.) And it gets more heinous still. The criminal thugs of the Nigerian army also took a tactic right from the ‘Israelis’ who trained them, planting weapons on the unarmed Shi’a that they brutally killed and then reporting to mainstream media that there were “clashes”. But anyone who knows even the tiniest bit of information about the IMN knows that in its four decades of existence, it has never once carried even a single bullet, let alone stockpiles of weapons. It is entirely peaceful, just like the Islamic Revolution of Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah Khomeini (R.A.) that the IMN is modeled after. Continue reading And It Gets More Heinous Still: Shi’a Massacred Again Today By The US-Saudi-Zionist-Backed Nigerian Army

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

Nine Months Since Zaria Massacre, We Ask: Where Are The 50 Nigerian Shi’a Women Abducted By Buhari’s Army?

by Jonathan Azaziah

Nine months! Nine months now! A brutal nine months have passed since the tyrannical Buhari regime carried out the inhuman Zaria Massacre and unjustly locked up Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky, the saintly and knightly founder and leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), for no other “crime” than being a revolutionary incapable of holding his tongue on injustices committed against the Palestinian, Syrian, Iraqi, Yemeni and Bahraini peoples by the US-‘Israeli’ Empire, and still the deafening, atrocious, infuriating silence from so-called “Muslim Solidarity” activists and “human rights” organizations persists. In light of this horrific indifference, it is time we raise our voices about perhaps the darkest aspect of this atrocity–as if the wanton slaughter of hundreds (possibly thousands) of Nigerian Shi’a and the Zionist-style bulldozing of the Husseiniyah Baqiyatullah weren’t dark enough–and shed beaming sunlight, moonlight and starlight upon its ugly head: The 50 young Nigerian Shi’a women abducted by Buhari’s cowardly, ‘Israeli’-trained, Saudi-funded, US-backed military. Where are these sisters and what the hell are the Nigerian regime’s goons doing to them?! We quiver at the mere thought. Continue reading Nine Months Since Zaria Massacre, We Ask: Where Are The 50 Nigerian Shi’a Women Abducted By Buhari’s Army?