by Jonathan Azaziah
Jummah Mubarak to all you Mouqawamist-minded souls and a special… heartfelt… overjoyed… happily teary-eyed… and long-overdue basket of salaams right from the Heavens to the besieged Syrian Shi’a of Al-Foua’a and Kefraya… Who are… as of this moment… BESIEGED NO MORE! For the first time since March 28th, 2015, the people of these two steadfast towns are free from the clutches of Takfiri terrorism after being evacuated from Idlib into liberated Aleppo. For three years and four months, these unprecedentedly brave human beings endured near-daily shelling by the murderous, US-‘Israeli’-Saudi-Turkish-backed Wahhabi scourge. They’ve also overcome starvation and various bouts of disease because the head-chopping, sectarian “rebels” prevented food and medicine from reaching them–war crimes against the very essence of the Shari’a these so-called “Islamist” gangs falsely claim to uphold. 121 buses and dozens of ambulances carried the men, women, children, elderly and wounded of Al-Foua’a and Kefraya away from the horrors they’ve survived, towards a new beginning where they can put back the pieces of their lives after everything that the Takfiris took from them. As the vehicles left, Zion’s mop-bearded mercenaries threw rocks at the buses and chanted anti-Shi’a slogans, showing one last time just how utterly low and un-Islamic they really are. Even in defeat, they couldn’t find any dignity or graciousness.
The pictures and videos of the departure have been, as expected, excruciating and terribly melancholy. For over 1,000 years, Syrian Shi’a have called Al-Foua’a and Kefraya their homes. They fought the Crusaders. They fought the Ottomans. They fought the French. That they were forced to leave is a tragedy of calamitous magnitude. But as the children of Imam Hussein (A.S.), we are able to see victory in the rain; blessings in the pain; a chance at deliverance even as we’re circling the drain. And despite the agony, to treat this as anything other than a triumph would be a grave injustice — and an ever graver insult — to these dauntless souls.
The Zionist media has laughably “reported” that it was the “freedom fighters” and “moderates” of Al-Qaeda –they can call themselves Jabhat al-Nusra, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Jaysh al-Fatah or whatever other ridiculous name that they want, they’ll always be Al-Qaeda — who “lifted” the siege on Al-Foua’a and Kefraya, as if it’s a mercy. As if it’s an act of decency and humanity. As if it’s a favor to those pesky “Rafidah” who were putting a damper on the Takfiris’ desire to see all of Idlib’s communal diversity eradicated. The Druze were forcibly converted, killed or driven out. The Christians were forcibly converted, killed or driven out. Many Sunnis were forcibly converted, killed, driven out or held hostage. Only the Shi’a of Al-Foua’a and Kefraya remained and resisted a plot of genocide all these years. What an epic showing of Mouqawamah it was. One for the ages… ALL the damn ages in fact.
And ***that*** is the story here. It wasn’t ‘Israeli’-loved, Turkish-adored Al-Qaeda deviants who ended their criminal blockade of two civilian towns out of newfound goodness in their blackened, petrodollar-stained, Zion-spawned hearts. No. The Two Towns of Sumoud and their defenders ***FORCED*** the Empire’s auxiliaries into a surrender negotiated and ultimately finalized by the Islamic Republic of Iran through Turkish intermediaries because they refused to submit to an Ibn Taymiyyah (L.A.) regime. They weren’t going to kneel before the bastards of Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab (L.A.) and they would’ve held out until Judgment Day if they had to. So they fought. Against all odds, without basic necessities, boxed in at every side, ill and underfed, they fought. And they survived. And in the face of extermination, merely to make it out alive is a truly humongous win; a genuinely mammoth achievement in asymmetrical warfare terms. Indeed, just to continue your existence, you’ve vanquished your enemies. ALLAHU Akbar.
With the battle of Daraa finished, the exit of Takfiris from Quneitra beginning, and the residents of the Two Towns of Sumoud now safe and sound in Halab, the rumblings have begun for the Syrian Arab Army and its allies to move into Idlib and take care of business. To simplify… Vengeance for the 3,000+ martyrs of Al-Foua’a and Kefraya is coming. And on that very note… Allow us to tip our hats to the aforementioned DEFENDERS of the Shi’a towns. Not only the Hizbullah-trained NDF, whose heroics, compassion, patriotism and fervor are undoubtedly legendary, but also the Lebanese Islamic Resistance of Hizbullah itself as well as Iraq’s Harakat Hizbullah al-Nujaba. Some say dozens of moujahideen from each respective Islamic Resistance organism were present, others say hundreds. What is fully intelligible is that they were there, exactly where they needed to be as Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah would say. It was by their Godwary and unblemished hands lifting up Al-Foua’a and Kefraya onto their backs that the Takfiris never breached the towns’ walls. These warriors haven’t seen their families in Lebanon and Iraq for years and never knew what moment might be their last due to the far-flung, rural location of their assignment and the crippling siege. Their faith never wavered though. Nor did their ferocity as they confronted the Pharisees’ Yazid (L.A.)-like surrogates day after day. A handful of Shi’a fighters–like an ark–in an ocean of Takfirism. A modern-day Ashoura–literally. Screenwriters touched by angels couldn’t have thought up a script more Husseini. Ya Aba Abdallah (A.S.)!
The choicest blessings and best of everything to the free people of Al-Foua’a and Kefraya. May Aleppo just be a temporary stop in their remarkable journey and may they return home quicker than they can say “Ya Zaynab (A.S.)!” The sincerest salutes and the deepest appreciation for the NDF, Hizbullah and Harakat al-Nujaba. May they be rewarded for the guardianship of the Two Towns of Sumoud with gifts so extravagant that the human mind can’t even fathom it. This is another one for the history books. Their courageous example will glister a glister so bright that it will make Sirius seem dim. Now, always and forever.