by Jonathan Azaziah
Month 34. A stain on humanity’s collective consciousness and soul. A disgrace that “The Ummah” will never live down. Month 34 since Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky of Nigeria, Africa’s leading Islamic Liberationist revolutionary and spiritual leader of Nigeria’s Shi’a Muslims, was absurdly and unjustly locked up along with his wife Sayyeda Zeenat and hundreds of his partisans. His illegal imprisonment followed the Zaria Massacre, a 72-hour bloodbath carried out by the ‘Israeli’-trained, Saudi-financed, US-armed Nigerian military and ordered by the “democratic” tyrant Muhammadu Buhari. Over 1,000 innocents, including three of Zakzaky’s sons, his sister, his deputy and so, SO many of his students, were slaughtered.
Month 34 and still the international outcry is nonexistent, even though the Sheikh has lost vision in one eye, had a stroke and is in terrible health overall. The humanitarian concern is all but muted. The failure of the global activist community is of an unprecedented enormity. But for the first time in a long time, there is a glimmering shimmer of hope as today… The Islamic Movement of Nigeria marched on Abuja National Mosque and its tens of thousands of cadres were joined impromptu by thousands of Sunnis. Their message was a simple one: LET THE SHEIKH AND HIS WIFE GO!