by Jonathan Azaziah
I don’t think people fully comprehend just how horrific the plight of the Nigerian Shi’a really is. Last month (October 6th to be exact), Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State–of which Zaria, the birthplace of Nigeria’s Shi’a community, is a major city–issued an order declaring the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), founded by unjustly imprisoned revolutionary Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky, an “unlawful society whose activities are dangerous to the security and good governance of the state.” The order, using language identical to that of the murderous Zionist entity, referred to last December’s massacre of IMN members in Zaria, a killing spree tantamount to genocide, as “regrettable”. Membership in the IMN now carries a prison sentence of up to 7 years. And, to make matters worse, the ban has already become law in six other Nigerian states. Look at the carefully chosen, utterly malicious language that Buhari’s lackey uses – not group, organization or movement, but “society”. Why? I’ll tell you!
Because this isn’t merely a ban of the IMN and its revolutionary, Anti-Imperialist, Anti-Zionist, Anti-Takfiri activity, but a ban of Shi’a Islam itself. For the IMN ***IS*** Nigeria’s Shi’a and Nigeria’s Shi’a ***ARE*** the IMN. They are one and the same and cannot be separated from one another. It is indeed a society, a community, a grassroots organism and a culture of resistance, just like Hizbullah of Lebanon and Ansarullah of Yemen. With the difference between the former and the latter two powerhouses being that the former is not armed, has never been armed and has no intention of being armed. Which makes it an easy, open target for the US-Zionist-Saudi-backed regime of cowards, bullies and bloodthirsty killers in Abuja. It is not a matter of hysteria to scream at mountainous heights that the alarm must be rung, as this ban gives Nigeria’s security apparatus carte blanche to violently attack the IMN at will and subsequently justify mass murder as a crackdown on an “unlawful society whose activities are dangerous to the security and good governance of the state”– even though such “activities” solely include mourners marching and peacefully demonstrating for the holy events of Ashoura and Arbaeen.
And the Orwellian lunacy has already begun. After yesterday’s ungodly slaughter in Kano City, which saw at least 100 Nigerian Shi’a, among them women, children and elderly were mercilessly killed, dozens wounded and dozens more disappeared, Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police, audaciously shrieked that the IMN is trying to take over the country, said that the Shi’a mourners attempted to block roads and attack police, and then called the unarmed innocents who were shot dead “miscreants”. INSANITY! If this happened in any other country in Africa, nay, in the world, and if the leader of the aforesaid country was anyone other than a puppet of Empire Judaica, it would be global front page news. But since Buhari happily serves the agenda of Zio-Imperialism and its Wahhabi bastard child in Riyadh, the Zionist media buries his crimes and the justifications for those crimes under the piles of Nigerian Shi’a he is responsible for killing in cold blood. And don’t bother asking where the “human rights activists”, the UN and the OIC are on the matter because this has been tackled before: Saudi Arabia bought them off with petrodollars as bloody as the monarchical beheaders themselves. The oil-and-gas cash keeps flowing to the bureaucrats too, make no mistake.
There is a pressing question to be asked however. Since the Saudi regime paid corrupt Malaysan Prime Minister Najib Razak a piggish sum of $681 million to ban Shi’a Islam, how much did the Wahhabi tyrants pour into the bank accounts of Muhammadu Buhari and his gubernatorial proxies to ban Shi’a Islam in Nigeria? Double? Triple? Quadruple? Roughly the same amount? No matter what the cost, the Nigerian president and his allies at the state level have proven themselves to be agents of Dajjal on all fronts and should be granted no quarter whatsoever in our criticisms and exposés of their atrocities. And let’s not forget the bottom line: While the peaceful Shi’a Muslims are shot, beaten, imprisoned, spied on, tortured, marginalized, savagely killed and their school of thought is outright banned, the Takfiri terrorist group known as Boko Haram and the Wahhabi filth it subscribes too are largely left alone, with the suicide-bombing, child-kidnapping outfit negotiated with on certain cases and ignored in others. “Shi’a Islam = bad, terroristic even! Boko Haram = Whatever. They’re bad I guess but let’s not make a big deal about it.” This is the message the Nigerian regime is sending.
In regards to Buhari himself, as well as his American-‘Israeli’-Saudi masters… They should know that no matter what they do to Sheikh Zakzaky and the Nigerian Shi’a, including nonsensical, criminal bans, the love for Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) that is intrinsic to the identity of the IMN cannot be drowned in rivers of blood; it cannot be choked in storms of bullets and tear gas; and it cannot be stomped out by boots of repression. The IMN will march to Zaria for Arbaeen and if martyrdom is what awaits them, then so be it. They shall not be kept from Imam Hussein (A.S.) and in solidarity with their bravery and sacrifices, we shall not be kept from raising our voices on their behalf. Labaykah Ya Hussein (A.S.)! Labaykah Ya Zakzaky! Free the Sheikh and end the ban on Nigerian Shi’a Islam NOW! And to the darkest, deepest, most excruciating depths of hell with Buhari along with his backers in Washington, “Tel Aviv” and Riyadh! #LongLiveZakzaky #FreeZakzaky #DeathToTheBuhariRegime