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Syrian Women’s Sports Team In Mhardeh, Hama Fights Takfiri Barbarism By Continuing To Play And Continuing To Live

by Jonathan Azaziah

If you asked Syrians 6 years ago if they thought that playing sports would one day be considered an act of resistance key to overthrowing a Zionist project targeting our region, they would’ve laughed in your face. Hysterically. But, as odd and upsetting as it may sound, that is exactly the case at this current time. Say salaam to the Women’s Sports Team of Mhardeh in the Hama countryside. By doing what they do–playing volleyball, basketball and handball–and taking such photos, these courageous women are taking their lives in their hands. Why, you inquire? Why would gorgeous and gifted athletes like these have their very existence put at risk by virtue of their profession? Because their beautiful, picturesque Orontes River town is currently being besieged by Takfiri terrorist gangs, among them a particularly vile FSA brigade known as Jaysh al-Izza, which has received money, training and anti-tank missiles from the US ZOG. The residents of Mhardeh are predominantly Christian and have lived side by side with their Muslim neighbors in communal harmony for hundreds of years. Zio-NATO’s mercenaries want to destroy the town, burn the churches, convert the mosques into Wahhabi bases and wipe out all aspects of the Syrian way of life–ESPECIALLY women’s sports and everything else pertaining to the equal status that women have in the Syrian Arab Republic. Continue reading Syrian Women’s Sports Team In Mhardeh, Hama Fights Takfiri Barbarism By Continuing To Play And Continuing To Live

The “Prayers For Palmyra, Music Revives Ancient Ruins” Concert Was True Mouqawamah Music

by Jonathan Azaziah

The concert in liberated Palmyra was truly marvelous and heartwarming, wasn’t it? As I’ve grown fond of saying–because of its veracity not because it sounds pretty–music is the most powerful vibrational force on the planet. And when it comes to the advancement of a political-cultural objective, there is nothing which penetrates the hearts, minds, souls and beings of an oppressed, liberation-hungry people quite like music. The messages contained in the simple but potent strings of a violin, the softness of a flute, the sheer rage of an electric guitar or the relentless bars of a fierce MC ripping into a classic, soul-sampled beat with boom-bap drums, will always be more awe-inspiring and hope-instilling than any article, radio broadcast, post or book. Just the way it is. Continue reading The “Prayers For Palmyra, Music Revives Ancient Ruins” Concert Was True Mouqawamah Music