by Jonathan Azaziah
Qatif in Saudi-occupied Al-Sharqiyyah. The land of Shahid Ayatollah Nimr al-Nimr (R.A.) The land of the oppressed but defiant. The land of the poverty-stricken but spiritually abundant. The land of the terrorized and repressed but unbroken. The land of the 1979 uprising that shook the illegitimate throne of the Saudi “royals” like a baby in the arms of violent, unfit parents, reminding them how finite their reign really is; that wrote the legend of another Shahid, the 19-year old revolutionary Hussein Mansour al-Qalaf (R.A.), whose example was so inspiring that Al-Saud murdered him and ordered his family to bury him in secret; that paved the way for the struggle of courage and dignity that is raging to this very moment. And raging it most certainly is. For despite the miserable, hateful and sectarian Saudi regime implementing clamp-down measures on Qatif and the rest of Eastern Province for the month of Muharram, these tiger-like souls gathered in their thousands and let the pounding of their chests and cries of “Labaykah ya Hussein (A.S.)!” and “Labaykah ya Zaynab (A.S.)!” instill fear in the Najdi “princes” like it was ’79 all over again.
Considering the well-documented barbarity against Qatifis by Al-Saud, not to mention the exceedingly tiresome liberal obsession with “nonviolent action”, you’d think that what essentially amounts to a mass peaceful protest against the world’s most ruthless dictatorship would be worthy of a multitude of news coverage. But there wasn’t. Not in the mainstream corporate press or the infiltrated alternative information sphere. Both the Western and Khaleeji/GCC sides of the coin. Apart from a handful of Shi’a activists inside and outside Qatif, it was a media blackout. Not even the usual whiff of Zioganda could be found. Just… Nothing. The reason being is that the sacrifices of Imam Hussein (A.S.) and the Karbala 72 on Ashoura don’t merely move people to tears; they move people to revolution. And as al-Nimr (R.A.) and al-Qalaf (R.A.) displayed in their own respective ways, with each of them being driven towards exhibiting such dauntlessness by Aba Abdallah (A.S.) and his grandfather Rasoulallah (S.A.W.W.), all it takes is a word of truth to light fires underneath Empire Zionica’s Wahhabi gas station. The Judaic media thus prefers to avoid reportage entirely so not to inadvertently be a megaphone for Shi’a Islamic Liberation Theology.
Ashoura in Qatif may not have made the nightly news bulletins at Zio-CNN or Al-Arabiya (read: Al-Ibriyya), but it did resonate in the heavens where legions of Angels (A.S.) await the call to participate in liquidation of the Halakhic-Dajjalic system in which we all all suffer under. Indeed, the skies yearn to cry blood as they did on Ashoura 61 A.H. because this will complete Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) triumph over tyranny; the hero prevailing over the villain in death and then in life as if he was smiling from beyond the grave. And being that we are living in the epoch just before the reign of Imam al-Mahdi (A.S.), we ask not if. Rather we ask when. A fusion of Nimr and Qalaf; of Khomeini (R.A.) and Sayyed Hussein al-Houthi (R.A.); of Nasrallah and Zakzaky. A Qatifi giant who will liberate the Hijaz, Najd and Sharqiyyah then play his part alongside the Resistance Axis in freeing Earth from ‘Israel’ and the Global Jewish Imperium. We pray for it. Onward to the toppling of Al-Saud and Zion… In the name of Sayyed al-Shouhada (A.S.)… We pray. And like Qatif itself… We battle.