Two years of the horrendous Zaria massacre and the continued detention of Sheikh Zakzaky

PRESS CONFERENCE
Two years of the horrendous Zaria massacre and the continued detention of Sheikh Zakzaky

Ladies and gentlemen of the Press, good morning.

INTRODUCTION

The second anniversary of the brutal onslaught on the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and its leadership and properties is around us – an attack that left in its wake well over a thousand innocent persons either dead or missing, our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, his wife and several hundred of our members being detained and several of our properties including residences, schools and Islamic centers demolished. The worst of all is that the persecution is still on-going, with no sign of abating at all. It appears as if it is the major project of the present government of Muhammadu Buhari. Our leader remains in detention without charges, virtually incommunicado for these two years, one year after a Federal High Court had declared his detention as unconstitutional, a breach of his rights and freedoms; and therefore ordered for his unconditional release.

A BRIEF RECAP OF THE ARMY’S ASSAULT ON IMN

It all started at noon on the 12th day of December, 2015 at our Islamic center called Hussainiyyah in Zaria. Soldiers of the Nigerian Army, using a well-rehearsed alibi shot and killed some people and kept a siege of the centre. They went on to invade Sheikh Zakzaky’s house that was situated about 5km from the Hussainiyyah at night on a murderous raid, where live and mortar bullets were fired on unarmed and defenceless civilians. That led to the death of hundreds. Women and children were not spared, the wounded were finished up and the dead were burnt. Some were even burnt alive. There was also deliberate targeting of reproductive organs for mutilation and sexual harassment. Several hundred were also taken alive and have not been seen ever since then.
Almost simultaneously, soldiers who had maintained a siege of the Hussainiyyah Islamic centre since midday, now fully armed to the teeth, invaded the centre using the purpose-built sophisticated armoured personnel carrier. They fired live bullets on all the people at sight without warning. Scores were killed, several hundred were maimed. Again, the killing spree did not spare women, children and the wounded. There was also deliberate targeting of reproductive organs for mutilation and many persons were also taken drowned in their blood, presumed dead. It was the same story at Darur Rahma, a burial centre some 10km away in the outskirts of Zaria where some people took refuge. Virtually everyone there was murdered by these rampaging soldiers. The brutality at the neighbourhood of the Sheikh’s residence lasted almost for two days continuously, until the morning of Monday 14th December, 2015 after they had virtually killed every living being, when a sniper brought for the purpose took out the three remaining sons of the Sheikh, splashing a mixture of their brain tissue and blood all over their parents, before fatally shooting them both. The physical and mental torture Sheikh Zakzaky and the wife were made to face is unimaginable. They were next subjected to verbal abuses characterized by the soldiers chanting deriding war songs against the Sheikh and Shia Islamic faith as they were humiliatingly ferried in a denigrating manner. There is no question that it was well pre-planned and brutishly executed.
The leader of the IMN resorted to approaching the Court to demand for the enforcement of his fundamental rights. The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ruled that his detention was unconstitutional and a gross violation of his fundamental human rights. It therefore ordered for his immediate release and gave a fine of N25million to each of him and his wife for wrongful detention. About one year after that landmark judgement, the government continues to contemptuously detain him and the wife.
He is being so detained for over 700 days now with very limited access to lawyers or doctors. There are very disturbing reports of his failing state of health and the deteriorating health condition of his wife as well. His lead lawyer, Femi Falana SAN has been shouting himself hoarse in the call for the release of the duo on health grounds to no avail.

PRESIDENCY’S EXCUSE
Anytime the clamour for the release of the Sheikh gains a renewed vigour, the Presidency comes up with spurious excuses for his unjustifiable continued detention against reason, the rule of law and justice. Some of the lame excuses thus far proffered by the Presidency include that he is being kept more “for his own safety” than the offences he committed; he is not in a typical prison condition; he is in protective custody or that “nobody wants to accept him as a neighbour.”
Indeed the continuous detention of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky for almost two years without charges is a sour point in the human rights rating of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

THE VARIOUS BOARDS OF INQUIRY AND IMN
Being a pre-planned attack, it was embedded in the scheme of things to pretend to be making efforts at finding the truth about what really happened in Zaria. While the Presidency initially said it was a purely “military affair”, it later agreed that a commission of inquiry will be set up, but only the Kaduna state government, where the incident happened could set up such an inquiry.
When Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state set up the Judicial Commission of Inquiry, it became obvious that it was not meant to unearth the truth. El-Rufai had virtually passed a verdict of guilty against the Islamic Movement prior to setting up the Commission. The composition of that Commission eventually gave away the desired outcome as it included several persons openly known to be critical of the Movement, its leadership and beliefs. Some even authored tens of books calling for annihilation of the Movement. There was also a deliberate attempt by the Commission to exclude taking testimony from Sheikh Zakzaky and the other members of the Movement who were being detained. The odds were against the Movement and we had to withdraw participation. Even at that, there was a confession of a mass grave where 347 of our members were said to have been buried secretly at night, nearly a 100km away from where the extra-judicial killings took place. This is a clearly a crime against humanity by all international standards. The Commission still reported that a massacre took place. It said the military did not abide by its laws of engagement or international laws of proportionality. It frowned at military’s non-cooperation with the commission, which restricted its ability to ascertain the exact number of lives lost. The Commission never established any wrongdoing against the Islamic Movement. In fact it said that the widely held and reported belief that the Movement is heavily armed was found not to be correct. Yet, the El-Rufai’s so-called White Paper, absolved the military of any blame or wrongdoing and declared the Islamic Movement as an unlawful society. What other proof does one need to be convinced that the whole project was pre-conceived?
Meanwhile, several Human Rights groups carried out their own independent investigations and concluded that the Nigerian Army carried out massive extrajudicial killing of unarmed civilians in Zaria, and took deliberate steps at hiding the evidence. You can crosscheck their findings at their respective websites. We have compiled a detailed report of everything that happened and submitted to the International Criminal Court at The Hague. They have since announced that they have opened preliminary investigations into the matter.
In the meantime, the Presidency made a U-turn on the question of inquiry. It set up the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate cases of human rights abuse by the Nigerian military. We had our reservations about the motive of the sudden about-turn, the composition of the panel and how it was going to overcome the flaws noticed at the Kaduna Commission of Inquiry. We wrote a letter to the President and expressed our concerns, and also published in paid advertorials in some dailies. Notwithstanding our observations and concerns, we still submitted a memo and were prepared to fully participate. The problem started when signs to suggest lack of independence started showing up at the Panel. Our request to have Sheikh Zakzaky to appear before the panel to testify was only reluctantly granted after so long a period the panel was waiting for “permission” from those who were accomplices to the gross abuse of his rights. When the request was eventually granted, they were intent on taking his testimony in camera, where a lot of their atrocities can be kept hidden from public scrutiny. On the basis of this lack of independence and the credibility crisis the Panel was facing, the Islamic Movement withdrew further participation from the Panels proceedings.

CONTINUED PERSECUTION AND DENIAL OF OUR RELIGIOUS RIGHTS
It is unfortunate that within these difficult two years, the Islamic Movement has continued to be persecuted and denied our religious rights. This is very prominent in Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Katsina, Plateau and the Federal Capital, Abuja. It is more stern in some places more that in others.
For two consecutive years, Governor Ganduje of Kano state has been brutally attacking our solemn religious trek, resulting in the deaths of several people. In a monitored report, he confessed to being the person who ordered the attack. Several others arrested are facing trial for alleged sundry offences. The same situation is playing out in Sokoto state under Governor Tambuwal. Only a few days ago we issued a press statement on the issue in Sokoto, stating that we would hold Tambuwal responsible for any attack on any member of the Islamic Movement in Sokoto or our property. In Kaduna, the situation remains grave. We are being completely denied any rights. Our schools are being demolished. We cannot practice our faiths. Our plots are being illegally trespassed by government and its agencies. We are endangered in Kaduna. The situation in Katsina and Plateau states remain dire after last year’s Ashura attacks and killings.
THE CLAMOUR FOR IMN BAN
There has been a renewed clamour for a ban on Islamic Movement in Nigeria. Ever since Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai pronounced the Movement as a so-called unlawful society, many phantom CSOs and rented crowd have been used to campaign for this. It is noteworthy that even El-Rufai has not advanced any proof to justify his position. We are a religious Movement and not an organization or a society. There is nowhere it is written that you require any government’s permit before you practice your faith, singly or in communion with others, or to propagate it. This is our constitutional rights and we are not going to cede them. How many people or places have we bombed? All terrorist organisations are known for their violence. Who have we ever attacked or killed? Even in the face of severe persecution, we have never ever retaliated. Since the inception of the Movement four decades ago, nobody can ascribe violence in any way to the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. We are always the oppressed, and not the oppressors. So how does the victim become the villain? Hence the terrorist robe can’t be thrown at us. The hunting dogs being sent to bark will in no way derail us or detract us from standing to demand for our rights.

WE HAVE RECORDED SUCCESSES
In the last two years, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has recorded remarkable successes. We stuck to the path of peaceful seeking of redress through the legal system. Last year Justice Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja ruled that the detention of our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife is unconstitutional. This remarkable achievement has shown that it is the government that is violating the law and failure to obey the court judgement has meant that the government of Buhari has been committing illegalities. Secondly, only a few weeks ago we recorded yet another legal success in the Kaduna state High Court, which discharged and acquitted all those who stood trial before it in relation to the Zaria massacre protest. This further vindicates us.
There are several other successes but one worthy of mention is that our resolve remains stout. We shall not relent. The struggle to free Sheikh Zakzaky is our every move, every turn, every blink, every act, every thought, everywhere, every time and everything. Free Zakzaky is our way of life.

OUR DEMANDS

Finally, our demands remain as always the immediate release of Sheikh Zakzaky, his wife and all the hundreds being detained in various detention facilities across the country. Secondly, we demand that the corpses of all those killed, including those in the mass graves, must be exhumed and returned to us for identification and befitting burial according to Islamic rites. Thirdly, all our confiscated properties must be returned to us and destroyed properties adequately compensated for. Fourthly, we still demand an open, independent and impartial inquiry to unearth the truth. Such an inquiry must have as members, persons with credible character, and there must be full participation of internationally accepted human rights groups as observers. All those found to be responsible either in the planning or execution of these horrendous attacks must be brought to book, irrespective of their status. Lastly, we call on the international community, and especially the UN, EU, AU, ECOWAS and the ICC to add more pressure on the government to live up to its responsibilities as regards to the issue of the Islamic Movement in general and Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky in particular or be prepared to be ostracized and convicted.
We remain very appreciative of all those who have come out to identify with us in our struggles. We appreciate those who for the past two years have stood by us in rain and in sunshine. May Allah reward them abundantly.
Thank you and God bless.

SIGNED BY:

Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello
Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee
Wednesday, 22nd November 2017.

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Shi’ites Drag Buhari, FG To UN, EU, AU Over Zakzaky, Others, Want Independent Inquiry Into 2015 Zaria Massacre

Shi’ites Drag Buhari, FG To UN, EU, AU Over Zakzaky, Others, Want Independent Inquiry Into 2015 Zaria Massacre

November 22, 2017

Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello (left) briefing the press in Kaduna on Wednesday.

By; ISAAC ODEH, Kaduna

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shi’ites has once again called on the international community to compel President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Government to let justice prevail in the issue of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and the movement in general.

The call was made at a media briefing titled ‘Two years of the horrendous Zaria massacre and the continued detention of Sheikh Zakzaky’
by Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee, headed by Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello in Kaduna on Wednesday.

“We call on the international community, and especially the UN, EU, AU, ECOWAS and the ICC to add more pressure on the government to live up to its responsibilities as regards to the issue of the Islamic Movement in general and Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky in particular or be prepared to be ostracized and convicted.
IMN said that it still demands an open, independent and impartial inquiry to unearth the truth, from the incident in Zaria in December 2015.

“Such an inquiry must have as members, persons with credible character, and there must be full participation of internationally accepted human rights groups as observers. All those found to be responsible either in the planning or execution of these horrendous attacks must be brought to book, irrespective of their status,” it added.

The group demanded the immediate release of Sheikh Zakzaky, his wife and all the hundreds being detained in various detention facilities across the country.

“Secondly, we demand that the corpses of all those killed, including those in the mass graves, must be exhumed and returned to us for identification and befitting burial according to Islamic rites. Thirdly, all our confiscated properties must be returned to us and destroyed properties adequately compensated for,” he said.

The group said that the second anniversary of the brutal onslaught on the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and its leadership and properties is around around the corner, an attack it described as that which left in its wake well over a thousand innocent persons either dead or missing.

“Our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, his wife and several hundred of our members being detained and several of our properties including residences, schools and Islamic centers demolished. The worst of all is that the persecution is still on-going, with no sign of abating at all. It appears as if it is the major project of the present government of Muhammadu Buhari. Our leader remains in detention without charges, virtually incommunicado for these two years, one year after a Federal High Court had declared his detention as unconstitutional, a breach of his rights and freedoms; and therefore ordered for his unconditional release,” he pointed out.
Sheikh Abdulhamid said that anytime the clamour for the release of the Sheikh gains a renewed vigour, the Presidency comes up with spurious excuses for his unjustifiable continued detention against reason, the rule of law and justice.

“Some of the lame excuses thus far proffered by the Presidency include that he is being kept more “for his own safety” than the offences he committed; he is not in a typical prison condition; he is in protective custody or that “nobody wants to accept him as a neighbour.”
“Indeed the continuous detention of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky for almost two years without charges is a sour point in the human rights rating of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration,” he stressed.

He recalled that the attack which he said was premeditated, started at noon on the 12th day of December, 2015 at their Islamic center called Hussainiyyah in Zaria.

“Soldiers of the Nigerian Army, using a well-rehearsed alibi shot and killed some people and kept a siege of the centre. They went on to invade Sheikh Zakzaky’s house that was situated about 5km from the Hussainiyyah at night on a murderous raid, where live and mortar bullets were fired on unarmed and defenceless civilians. That led to the death of hundreds.

“Women and children were not spared, the wounded were finished up and the dead were burnt. Some were even burnt alive. There was also deliberate targeting of reproductive organs for mutilation and sexual harassment. Several hundred were also taken alive and have not been seen ever since then.

“Almost simultaneously, soldiers who had maintained a siege of the Hussainiyyah Islamic centre since midday, now fully armed to the teeth, invaded the centre using the purpose-built sophisticated armoured personnel carrier. They fired live bullets on all the people at sight without warning. Scores were killed, several hundred were maimed. Again, the killing spree did not spare women, children and the wounded.

“There was also deliberate targeting of reproductive organs for mutilation and many persons were also taken drowned in their blood, presumed dead. It was the same story at Darur Rahma, a burial centre some 10km away in the outskirts of Zaria where some people took refuge. Virtually everyone there was murdered by these rampaging soldiers.

“The brutality at the neighbourhood of the Sheikh’s residence lasted almost for two days continuously, until the morning of Monday 14th December, 2015 after they had virtually killed every living being, when a sniper brought for the purpose took out the three remaining sons of the Sheikh, splashing a mixture of their brain tissue and blood all over their parents, before fatally shooting them both.

“The physical and mental torture Sheikh Zakzaky and the wife were made to face is unimaginable. They were next subjected to verbal abuses characterized by the soldiers chanting deriding war songs against the Sheikh and Shia Islamic faith as they were humiliatingly ferried in a denigrating manner. There is no question that it was well pre-planned and brutishly executed,” he alleged.
Speaking further, he explained that the leader of the IMN resorted to approaching the Court to demand for the enforcement of his fundamental rights.

“The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ruled that his detention was unconstitutional and a gross violation of his fundamental human rights. It therefore ordered for his immediate release and gave a fine of N25million to each of him and his wife for wrongful detention. About one year after that landmark judgement, the government continues to contemptuously detain him and the wife.

“He is being so detained for over 700 days now with very limited access to lawyers or doctors. There are very disturbing reports of his failing state of health and the deteriorating health condition of his wife as well. His lead lawyer, Femi Falana SAN has been shouting himself hoarse in the call for the release of the duo on health grounds to no avail,” he added.
He said that the various boards of enquiry based on composition, were not fair to the group.

“Being a pre-planned attack, it was embedded in the scheme of things to pretend to be making efforts at finding the truth about what really happened in Zaria. While the Presidency initially said it was a purely “military affair”, it later agreed that a commission of inquiry will be set up, but only the Kaduna state government, where the incident happened could set up such an inquiry.

When Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state set up the Judicial Commission of Inquiry, it became obvious that it was not meant to unearth the truth. El-Rufai had virtually passed a verdict of guilty against the Islamic Movement prior to setting up the Commission.

“The composition of that Commission eventually gave away the desired outcome as it included several persons openly known to be critical of the Movement, its leadership and beliefs. Some even authored tens of books calling for annihilation of the Movement. There was also a deliberate attempt by the Commission to exclude taking testimony from Sheikh Zakzaky and the other members of the Movement who were being detained.

“The odds were against the Movement and we had to withdraw participation. Even at that, there was a confession of a mass grave where 347 of our members were said to have been buried secretly at night, nearly a 100km away from where the extra-judicial killings took place. This is a clearly a crime against humanity by all international standards. The Commission still reported that a massacre took place. It said the military did not abide by its laws of engagement or international laws of proportionality. It frowned at military’s non-cooperation with the commission, which restricted its ability to ascertain the exact number of lives lost.

“The Commission never established any wrongdoing against the Islamic Movement. In fact it said that the widely held and reported belief that the Movement is heavily armed was found not to be correct. Yet, the El-Rufai’s so-called White Paper, absolved the military of any blame or wrongdoing and declared the Islamic Movement as an unlawful society. What other proof does one need to be convinced that the whole project was pre-conceived?

“Meanwhile, several Human Rights groups carried out their own independent investigations and concluded that the Nigerian Army carried out massive extrajudicial killing of unarmed civilians in Zaria, and took deliberate steps at hiding the evidence. You can crosscheck their findings at their respective websites. We have compiled a detailed report of everything that happened and submitted to the International Criminal Court at The Hague. They have since announced that they have opened preliminary investigations into the matter.

“In the meantime, the Presidency made a U-turn on the question of inquiry. It set up the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate cases of human rights abuse by the Nigerian military. We had our reservations about the motive of the sudden about-turn, the composition of the panel and how it was going to overcome the flaws noticed at the Kaduna Commission of Inquiry. We wrote a letter to the President and expressed our concerns, and also published in paid advertorials in some dailies. Notwithstanding our observations and concerns, we still submitted a memo and were prepared to fully participate.

“The problem started when signs to suggest lack of independence started showing up at the Panel. Our request to have Sheikh Zakzaky to appear before the panel to testify was only reluctantly granted after so long a period the panel was waiting for “permission” from those who were accomplices to the gross abuse of his rights. When the request was eventually granted, they were intent on taking his testimony in camera, where a lot of their atrocities can be kept hidden from public scrutiny. On the basis of this lack of independence and the credibility crisis the Panel was facing, the Islamic Movement withdrew further participation from the Panels proceedings.

The group decried the renewed clamour for the ban of the movement.
“There has been a renewed clamour for a ban on Islamic Movement in Nigeria. Ever since Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai pronounced the Movement as a so-called unlawful society, many phantom CSOs and rented crowd have been used to campaign for this. It is noteworthy that even El-Rufai has not advanced any proof to justify his position. We are a religious Movement and not an organization or a society.

“There is nowhere it is written that you require any government’s permit before you practice your faith, singly or in communion with others, or to propagate it. This is our constitutional rights and we are not going to cede them. How many people or places have we bombed? All terrorist organisations are known for their violence.

“Who have we ever attacked or killed? Even in the face of severe persecution, we have never ever retaliated. Since the inception of the Movement four decades ago, nobody can ascribe violence in any way to the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. We are always the oppressed, and not the oppressors. So how does the victim become the villain? Hence the terrorist robe can’t be thrown at us. The hunting dogs being sent to bark will in no way derail us or detract us from standing to demand for our rights,” he said.

He however, expressed delight that the movement has within the last two years recorded some success.
“In the last two years, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has recorded remarkable successes. We stuck to the path of peaceful seeking of redress through the legal system. Last year Justice Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja ruled that the detention of our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife is unconstitutional. This remarkable achievement has shown that it is the government that is violating the law and failure to obey the court judgement has meant that the government of Buhari has been committing illegalities.

“Secondly, only a few weeks ago we recorded yet another legal success in the Kaduna state High Court, which discharged and acquitted all those who stood trial before it in relation to the Zaria massacre protest. This further vindicates us.

There are several other successes but one worthy of mention is that our resolve remains stout. We shall not relent. The struggle to free Sheikh Zakzaky is our every move, every turn, every blink, every act, every thought, everywhere, every time and everything. Free Zakzaky is our way of life.”

IMN appreciated all those who have come out to identify with them in their struggles.
“We appreciate those who for the past two years have stood by us in rain and in sunshine. May Allah reward them abundantly,” he concluded.

Mubi Mosque Bombing

#MubiMosqueBombing

Nigerians should imagine the mindset of those who sent suicide bombers to a Mosque to kill as many innocent worshippers as possible.
This is the mindset of the savage Saudi regime. This is the mindset of President @MBuhari, @elrufai, Buratai and gang.

Prominent Nigerian activist, @adeyanjudeji, was shocked when the head of President @MBuhari’s bodyguards, commander Brigade of Guards, vomited anti-Shia venom in his presence when he organized #FreeZakzaky protests in Abuja. These murderous criminals are full of hate.

It was this kind of #ISIS & #BokoHaram mindset that made Buhari, Elrufai, Buratai and murderous gang to bury Shia children and pregnant women alive in Mando mass grave. Bloodthirsty Wahhabi mindset of extreme savagery & wickedness.

Heartfelt condolences to the families of victims of Mubi bomb attack & speeding recovery of all the injured!
God destroy murderous terrorists, their masters, their supporters and murderous criminals @MBuhari, @elrufai, Buratai and gang! #ZariaGenocide

#FreeZakzaky

#ElbinawiTweets

By eradicating US-backed ISIS you helped not only Muslims but also the mankind

*By eradicating US-backed ISIS you helped not only Muslims but also the mankind*

_The Leader of the Revolution’s penned a message in response to Major General Qasem Soleimani‘s letter on the termination of ISIS_

In the name of God, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful:

I thank the Almighty God, from the depths of my heart, for having blessed you and your colleagues’ selfless endeavors against the vicious entity of ISIS, which was established by a tyrannical power of the world, and it was eradicated in Syria and Iraq by your hands: the pious servants of God.

This was not only a blow to that cruel and notorious group, ISIS. It was a blow to the unscrupulous politicians that pursued igniting civil wars in the region, destroying anti-zionist resistance, and weakening independent states through ill-fated leaders of this deceitful group. It was a blow to the current and former United States government and their dependent regimes in the region, who created this group, and sought, in every way, to expand their abominable hegemony in the Western Asian region to strengthen the occupying Zionist regime’s grip on it.

By destroying this cancerous tumor, you rendered a great favor, not just to the countries in the region and the world of Islam, but to all nations and all of humanity.

This was a divine reward, a true example of the ayat “You didn’t shoot the arrow, but Allah did” (Qur’an), given to you and your soldiers for your continuous efforts for God.
I sincerely congratulate you, nevertheless, I insist on not neglecting the enemy’s mischief.

Those who plotted and funded this sinister conspiracy will not sit still; and, they will try to revive it in another part of the region or in some other way.

Maintaining motivation, staying alert, preserving unity, removing any dangerous elements, and maintaining cultural insightful work, in sum, all-encompassing preparations must not be forgotten. I pray to God that He protect you and all the mujahid brothers from Iraq, Syria, and other countries: I express my utmost gratitude and best regards to all of you.

Peace and God’s blessing be upon you,

Sayyed Ali Khamenei

November 21, 2017

Full text of Major-General Soleimani’s message to Ayatollah Khamenei:

The following is the full text of Major-General Soleimani’s message to Ayatollah Khamenei:

In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

“Indeed, we have opened for you (Prophet Muhammad) a clear opening.” Quran [1: 48]

To the dear and brave Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei:

Salamun Alaikum (peace and greetings upon you),

Six years ago, a dangerous plot like the ones at the time of Amir al-Mu’minin (as), which prevented Muslims from truly understanding the pure Islam of Muhammad (pbuh), this time, mixed with the poison of Zionism and arrogance, covered the Islamic world like a devastating storm.

This devastating and poisonous sedition was created by the enemies of Islam with an aim of initiating widespread war within the Islamic world and a fight among Muslims. The evil movement, under the name of the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” managed, in the early months, to deceive tens of thousands of Muslim youth from both countries, causing a very dangerous crisis for the influential and crucial countries of the Islamic world: Iraq and Syria.

They occupied hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of land from these countries along with thousands of villages, towns, and provincial centers; they destroyed thousands of factories, manufactures, and major infrastructure of these countries–including roads, bridges, refineries, wells, gas and oil lines, and power plants; they destroyed or burned important cities with valuable historical monuments and national civilizations by bombing them.

Although it is not possible to calculate all the damage caused yet, the preliminary investigation estimates damages to be around $500 billion.
In this event, there were extremely horrendous crimes that could not be shown, which included the following: decapitation of children, skinning men alive before their families, taking young girls and women hostage and raping them, burning people alive and group massacres of hundreds of young people.

The people of these countries, astounded by this poisonous storm, either became victims of the takfiri criminals or left their homes, displaced throughout other cities and countries.
In this dark sedition, thousands of mosques and sacred centers of Muslims were destroyed or ruined, and sometimes a mosque along with the Imam and all the people in it were blown up.

More than 6,000 young people, deceived in the name of defending Islam, blew themselves up by way of suicide bombings, using explosive vehicles at city squares, mosques, schools, even hospitals and public places of Muslims; as a result of these criminal acts, tens of thousands of innocent men, women, and children were martyred.

All these crimes have been designed and implemented by US leaders and organizations, according to the acknowledgement of the highest-ranking US official who is currently president of the United States; moreover, this scheme is still being modified and implemented by current American leaders.

What, in addition to the favour of God and the special grace of the great Prophet Muhammad and his honorable household (pbut), led to the defeat of this dark and dangerous conspiracy was the wise leadership and guidance of his Excellency, Ayatollah Sistani, who mobilized all facilities to deal with this toxic storm.

Certainly, the resistance of the Iraqi and Syrian governments and the perseverance of the armies and youths of these two countries, especially the holy Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), Al-Hashd Al-Sha’abi, and other Muslim youth from other countries with the prominent presence of Hezbollah led by its great leader, Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah, played an important role in overturning this dangerous event.

Definitely the valuable role of the nation and the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran–the respected president in particular–the parliament, the Defense Ministry, as well as police, military and security organizations of our country, in supporting the above mentioned states and nations, is admirable.

This humble person, as a soldier called upon by your eminence to serve on this battlefield, announces the termination of the rule of this vicious cursed entity, following the completion of the liberation operation of Abu Kamal as ISIS’ last fort, bringing down the flag of this US-Zionist made terrorist group, raising the flag of Syria.

On behalf of all the commanders and anonymous fighters on the battlefield, the thousands of Iranian, Iraqi, Syrian, Lebanese, Afghan and Pakistani martyred and disabled defenders of the holy shrine–who gave their lives to defend the lives and honor of Muslims and their sanctities–I congratulate and felicitate you and the noble nation of Islamic Iran, as well as the nations of Iraq, Syria, and other Muslims of the world. I prostrate before the Almighty God in gratitude for this great victory.

“And victory comes only from God, the All-mighty, the All-wise.” Quran [3:126]

Your son and soldier

Qasem Soleimani

WELCOME RABI-UL-AWWAL 1439AH (2017AD)

WELCOME RABI-UL-AWWAL 1439AH (2017AD)

Prophet Muhammad (sa) was born in the 3rd month of the Islamic calendar, Rabi-ul-Awwal. Shia Muslims the world over & non-Wahhabi Sunnis use the entire month of Rabi-ul-Awwal to celebrate the Birth Anniversary of the best of Creation.

Western-backed bloodthirsty Saudi-sponsored Wahhabi savages condemned celebrations of Birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (sa) & they usually send their murderous terrorists #ISIS, #BokoHaram, #AlQaeda, Buhari’s terrorists etc to attack Muslim faithfuls celebrating Moulud Naby.

Every year the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky organize Moulud Naby celebration that start with the Flag changing ceremony at the destroyed Zaria Husseiniyya. The Black Flag of mourning dropped & Flag of Moulud Naby raised.

On 12th Dec 2015 the Flag changing ceremony was about to take place when wicked mass murderer tyrant Buhari sent his murderous terrorists @HQNigerianArmy and they brutally slaughtered 1000+ innocent Nigerians & dumped bodies in mass graves at night to bury the evidences.

We should remember that two weeks before the inhuman #ZariaGenocide by Buhari, the leader of #BokoHaram terrorists, Abubakar Shekau, threatened Sheikh Zakzaky and Nigerian Shia community with genocide. Buhari executed that threat by the brutal massacre of 1000+ Shia civilians.

Public lectures, conferences, workshops and colorful children processions are some of the activities of Moulud Naby celebration by #IMN. Christians are always invited to these Moulud Naby celebrations. God sent Prophet Muhammad (sa) as a #Mercy to humanity.

Happy Moulud Naby!

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How much is Saudi Arabia paying Governor Tambuwal of Sokoto state to kill Shia Muslims?

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Governor @AWTambuwal of Sokoto state is hell bent on #ShiaGenocide in Sokoto State. He is one of the state governors recruited by the Savage Saudi regime to massacre Shia civilians in Nigeria.

@IntlCrimCourt @zinadabo @ProfOsinbajo @Osman_Marwa1 @khamenei_ir @Tutsy22

Governor @AWTambuwal woefully failed to provide good governance to the oppressed people of Sokoto state. He want to use the #Shia_persecution card to win re-election in 2019. Tambuwal is a wicked bloodthirsty Wahhabi vampire who love the blood of Shia children. @adeyanjudeji

Governor @AWTambuwal that can not provide sitting equipment for public school pupils in Sokoto State went and bought N700 million house for the Sultan of Sokoto. A conduit pipe of looting public treasury. This treasury thief is thirsty for Shia blood to please his Saudi masters.

The international community should hold Governor @AWTambuwal responsible for any loss of lives of the peaceful Shia community in Sokoto State & the destruction of their properties. We ask how much is the Saudi regime paying Tambuwal for #ShiaGenocide?
@OfficialPDPNig @APCNigeria

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