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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

Bashar and Asma al-Assad Visit Saidnaya Monastery For Christmas, Reaffirming Their Status As Protectors Of Syria’s Pluralism

by Jonathan Azaziah

Gotta love Bashar and Asma al-Assad. The Syrian Arab Republic’s President and First Lady, as well as their daughter Zein and two sons Karim and Hafez, spent Christmas Day at Our Lady of Saidnaya Monastery in the ancient Aramaic-speaking town of Saidnaya, which rests on the slopes of the rugged Qalamoun Mountains that were liberated from Takfiri terrorist occupation by Hizbullah and the Syrian Arab Army last Spring. The Assads visited with the nuns and orphans of the Monastery and spent the day eating, laughing, snapping photos, unwrapping gifts and just generally enjoying the holy occasion. “God bless you!” is what Bashar and Asma were hit with when they first entered the Monastery, and as they made their way down into the courtyard where they were adorably mobbed by loving children, they were also told by the nuns, “Now we are truly feeling the holiday spirit!” ‘Twas one of those moments in which you realize that these individuals, Dr. Assad and First Lady Asma, truly are FOR the people, OF the people and BY the people. This is the kind of popular support that cannot be bought, nor staged, nor forced. One simply has it or one does not. Clearly the Assads ABSOLUTELY have it. Continue reading Bashar and Asma al-Assad Visit Saidnaya Monastery For Christmas, Reaffirming Their Status As Protectors Of Syria’s Pluralism

Counter-Hegemony Stands Tall In Aleppo: Giant Putin, Assad and Nasrallah Portraits Adorn Tonight’s Victory Celebrations

by Jonathan Azaziah

This. Hell yes. This right here… THIS is what I’m talking about. Tonight in liberated Aleppo, hundreds of thousands of Syrians from every ethno-religious background were in the streets to celebrate freedom ringing in their ancient city for the first time in nearly half a decade. No Ahrar al-Sham, no Jabhat al-Nusra, no Daesh, no Jaysh al-“Islam”, no FSA, no Noureddine Al-Zinki, no Takfiri filth whatsoever! Song and dance, smiling and laughter, Christmas decorations and Islamic calligraphy for the Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (S.A.W.W.) birthday, Syrian Arab Republic flags and Hizbullah banners, Russian flags and Iranian flags, and LIFE, wonderful, harmonious, big, bright LIFE in Halab have all returned. And to literally top off the gorgeous and joyous occasion in the Azaziyah area of the city, right across from a massive Christmas Tree, are three enormous portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syrian President Dr. Bashar al-Assad and Hizbullah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the men most responsible for this triumph. As courageous RT journo Lizzie Phelan reported, these giant-size pictures were not paid for by the Syrian government, nor Moscow, nor the Lebanese Islamic Resistance. They were put up by a local shop keeper to pay homage to the leaders who gave him his life, his business, his city and his home back. Amazing. Continue reading Counter-Hegemony Stands Tall In Aleppo: Giant Putin, Assad and Nasrallah Portraits Adorn Tonight’s Victory Celebrations

At Aleppo’s Great Mosque, Syrian Sunni-Shi’a Unity Prevails Over Erdogan’s Wahhabi Sectarianism

by Jonathan Azaziah

Mawlid al-Nabawi in Syria’s Aleppo is extra-special this year. Two days ago on Jummah, Sunni and Shi’a prayed together in the Old City of Aleppo’s Great Mosque for the first time since Al-Qaeda groups occupied Halab nearly five years ago. The Takfiris ruled over the Great Mosque, also known as the Umayyad Mosque, with the same savage Wahhabi repression as the rest of Aleppo. Nobody but those who subscribed to the terrorists’ warped, Judaic, violent, intolerant perversion of Islam were allowed to even set foot in the historical compound, let alone pray in it. Today however, thanks to the Syrian Arab Army and its comrades, the ancient landmark is open to all people and Syria’s indigenous communal harmony has returned to the grounds. After all, the Great Mosque is the very embodiment of unity, as it is the burial place of the Prophet Zakariya (A.S.), father of Prophet Yahya [John the Baptist] (A.S.), figures affectionately revered by Muslims and Christians alike. It is thus fitting that Sunni and Shi’a would pray as one in this hallowed sanctuary to celebrate the Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (S.A.W.W.) birthday, the liberation of Aleppo and the preservation of Islamic unity as well as Syria’s sovereignty and identity. Continue reading At Aleppo’s Great Mosque, Syrian Sunni-Shi’a Unity Prevails Over Erdogan’s Wahhabi Sectarianism

Syrian Women’s Basketball League Photos Are A Blow To The Global Anti-Syria Propaganda Campaign

by Jonathan Azaziah

The photos released today of the Syrian Women’s Basketball League shouldn’t merely be commented on because of beautiful women — and no doubt that Bilad al-Sham, from Aleppo’s northern tip to gorgeously resistant Bint Jbeil and everywhere in between, is home to the most radiant women on Earth 🙂 <3 –engaging in a game that isn’t allowed in areas of Syria occupied by the backwards, barbaric, bloodthirsty Takfiris, i.e. exposing the dichotomy between secular Syrian rule and the murderous intolerance of British-spawned, Judaically-derived Wahhabism. Nor should the pictures be spread solely due to the ethno-sectarian makeup of the players–Sunni, Shi’a, Druze, Alawi, as well as Armenian and Assyrian Christians–which vibrantly shows the Syrian Arab Republic’s incandescent pluralism. Both points are equally valid and critical to make note of but these women–and the actual game that they passionately play–represent something far bigger: A massive blow to the ongoing global propaganda campaign against Syria, its people, its president and its army. Because as Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has said repeatedly, the media war against Damascus is even bigger than the military war, so images like this constitute something equivalent to game-changing battlefield advancement in Aleppo, Hama or the Syrian capital on the war-front of information. Continue reading Syrian Women’s Basketball League Photos Are A Blow To The Global Anti-Syria Propaganda Campaign

From Deir Ezzor To Aleppo To Damascus, Pluralistic Syria’s Communities Fight Zio-Imperialism Together

by Jonathan Azaziah

One of the greatest lies of the entire conspiracy against the Syrian Arab Republic, if not the single most ubiquitous and oft-repeated lie of all, is that the Syrian Arab Army is a predominantly Alawi force and that it really operates more like a “sectarian militia” or a “gang of shabiha” than a national military. And whilst anyone who considers himself or herself pro-Syria has debunked this falsehood with such repetition that it has become a central talking point for putting sleeping lemmings through the class of “Understanding The Conspiracy Against Syria 101”, we nevertheless continue to say it over and over again that the SAA is not sectarian, nor is it minoritarian. The SAA is in fact mostly Sunni, as Syria itself is mostly Sunni, as well as multi-communal, with all types of Syrians from all walks of life comprising the lower and upper ranks of the righteous institution, as Syria is the most pluralistic country in our region. This truth shines particularly bright in the wake of the massacre that the American regime committed against Syrian soldiers in Deir Ezzor. There were Sunnis, Shi’a, Alawis, Druze and Christians among those martyred and wounded, and their origins can be traced back to every corner of Syria, from the smallest villages to the grandiose lights of the provincial capitals. Continue reading From Deir Ezzor To Aleppo To Damascus, Pluralistic Syria’s Communities Fight Zio-Imperialism Together