Salman Rushdie Stabbed on NY Stage, Currently on Ventilator and Unable to Speak

August 13, 2022

By Staff, Agencies

Salman Rushdie, the author of a blasphemous anti-Islam book, has been attacked and stabbed at least twice on stage Friday before a lecture he was scheduled to give at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York, State Police said.

Rushdie, 75, was on a ventilator Friday evening and could not speak, his agent, Andrew Wylie, told the New York Times.

“Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged,” Wylie told the Times. “The news is not good.”

The suspect was identified as Hadi Matar, 24, from Fairview, New Jersey, State Police Troop Commander Major Eugene J. Staniszewski said in a Friday evening news conference. Police are working with the FBI and local authorities to determine the motive.

Authorities are also working to obtain search warrants for several items found at the scene, including a backpack and electronic devices, Staniszewski said. Authorities believe the suspect was alone but are investigating “to make sure that was the case,” Staniszewski added.

The suspect jumped onto the stage and stabbed Rushdie at least once in the neck and at least once in the abdomen, state police said. Staff and audience members rushed the suspect and put him on the ground before a state trooper took the attacker into custody, police said.

Rushdie was airlifted from a field adjacent to the venue – in a rural lake resort about 70 miles south of Buffalo – to a hospital. Rushdie was undergoing surgery at a hospital in northwestern Pennsylvania, Erie Police Department Deputy Chief William Marucci told CNN Friday evening.

Authorities are working with the district attorney’s office to determine what the charges for the suspect will be “once we get a little further in the investigation and determine the condition of Mr. Rushdie,” Staniszewski said.

Meanwhile, police in Fairview blocked off the street of a home believed to be connected to the suspect and were not allowing anyone, including residents of the street, in or out of the area. Residents were later allowed to enter and exit, but local police remained stationed outside the home.

At least two plainclothes law enforcement officers and two Fairview officers were seen leaving the driveway of the home.

Rushdie is the author of “The Satanic Verses”, a blasphemous novel about Islam published in 1988 which sparked Muslims’ outrage across the globe.

Following the publication of the book, Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, issued a fatwa [religious decree] calling for Rushdie’s death.

Imam Khamenei: Imam Khomeini Helps Young Generation Find Its Way

June 4, 2022

By Staff, Agencies

Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei delivered a speech on the occasion of 33rd demise anniversary of founder of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini [RA].

Every year, a commemoration ceremony is held in Imam Khomeini’s Mausoleum in southern Tehran province with the participation of Imam Khamenei, senior state and military officials as well as thousands of people from different walks of life.

This year’s ceremony is held at the Mausoleum after a two-year break due to the restrictions caused by coronavirus.

At the beginning of his speech, Imam Khamenei greeted all brothers and sisters taking part in the commemoration held in Tehran and some 900 other Iranian cities.

“Imam Khomeini is the soul of the Islamic Republic,” Imam Khamenei stressed, noting that the young generation has to know Imam Khomeini well as he can show them the best way how to rule the country in the future.

“Imam Khomeini led the greatest revolution in the history of revolutions,” Imam Khamenei said.

His Eminence also touched upon the most famous revolutions in the world such as the French and Russian revolutions and noted that after those two big revolutions, the most brutal tyrannical regimes ruled France and USSR which killed too many of their people.

However, Imam Khamenei said, Imam Khomeini led a revolution that turned the tyrannical regime of Shah to an Islamic Republic which is based on people’s votes.

The Leader went on to point out that Imam Khomeini introduced spirituality and morality to governance and said that the Imam separated the Islamic Republic from the capitalist-based liberal democracy and dictatorial-centered communism, and proposed a new model with the Islamic Republic.

Imam Khamenei said in the Islamic Republic that Imam Khomeini founded, both religion and people’s votes, both economic justice and people’s free economic activities are taken into account.

“We will strengthen the country’s knowledge and economy, as well as the defense and security of the country. Both national unity and integration must be observed, while the diversity of different views and tendencies are respected,” His Eminence underlined.

“We neither oppress nor we accept oppression,” Imam Khamenei underscored.

As Imam Khamenei emphasized that Imam Khomeini derived his thoughts from the Islamic teachings and proposed a modern and noble model of the Islamic Republic, he told people and officials that whenever they rely on their will they are going to achieve victory, and whenever they become lazy then they will fail.

“Imam Khomeini combined interest and knowledge together; he was knowledgeable and a brave man, and he was honest with his God and the people alike,” Imam Khamenei said.

Imam Khomeini used to pay attention to time, was confident in Allah and a believer in the divine promise; the infrastructure in all of the late Imam’s activities was worshipping Allah, and the aim behind worshipping Allah is spreading righteousness and justice, Imam Khamenei noted, underlining that Imam Khomeini was observing such characteristics.

“Imam Khomeini’s movement was significant on the level of being frank, outspoken, and permanently addressing the people; one of the Imam’s prominent features was trusting the people since day one,” His Eminence stressed.

Imam Khomeini led the people to the fields, took them out of despair, and in certain phases taught the people what the arenas of struggle are, Sayyed Ali Khamenei added.

He also hailed the people who didn’t abandon the Islamic Revolution, which was achieved in the Islamic Republic, in which they supported it in a general referendum.

The late Imam Khomeini -Founder of the Islamic Republic and Father of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran- passed away 33 years ago at the age of 86.

Imam Khomeini, who steered the popular uprising in Iran culminating in the fall of former regime of Shah, passed away on June 3, 1989.

He is known as one of the most influential leaders who inspired many other revolutions all across the world.

According to state-run IRNA News Agency, the occasion is marked on the 14th day of Khordad, the third month of the Iranian calendar year, and was set to be commemorated in 900 Iranian cities.

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Khomeini for All Campaign Organized In India to Commemorate Imam Khomeini’s Demise

 June 2, 2022

By Saim Hussain* | Kashmir

Imam Khomeini is the late leader of the Islamic Revolutionary movement which took place at the turn of the decade of 1970s. The revolution was marked by the mobilization of common people against the tyrant puppet regime of the Shah. The revolution sought to reinstall the Islamic values which were being targeted in the reign of the Shah. It was an era of brutal suppression of voices, attacks on religious institutions, the rigorous introduction of obscenity in the discourse, and a frantic rampant rise of capitalism in the country, which made life for the common people physically, spiritually, and economically painful.

Imam Khomeini rose against this oppression and became the voice of people against the Shah. He managed to hold on to his identity as an Imam, an Ayatollah, and a religious leader while leading the charge against the product and system installed in his country through international, especially American conspiracy. He spent a long time in Paris and engaged himself in writing and theorizing about the nature of the state and the rights of people in the political system of the country.

Imam Khomeini’s writings were circulated with great effort through religious institutions which remained constantly under scrutinizing gaze of the Shah. The ideas caused a tremor and a tumult in the conscience of the masses. As the situation in the country became charged, Imam Khomeini returned to the land with the promise of revolution. On 14th February 1979, through a referendum that got passed with a massive majority of above 90% votes in favor, the spirit of Islam was reinstated in Iran.

This revolution was celebrated not only the by Iranian people but also globally by Muslims and other leading intellectuals like Michel Foucault who called the revolution a ‘Spiritual Revolution.’ The revolution is a landmark in the history of mankind worth celebrating and worthy of consideration as a serious subject from which plans might take birth and insights on ongoing crises might be collected. The model of the Iranian revolution is organic and simple. It is similar to the French and Russian Revolution in the sense that it includes the last man in the crowd but also different as it doesn’t lose its cultural identity in the process. It is a double victory; cultural as well as political.

This global nature of the revolution was recalled and remembered by many throughout the world including India. People in India, under the banner head of the Hussaini movement took part in various activities like nationwide poster campaigns, social media trends, webinar, and global Twitter trends.

The idea of Imam Khomeini as a global leader was forwarded to the general audience. His values as a man of morals, virtue, dignity, and steadfastness of purpose were discussed and popularized. The trends and the webinar reached a large number of audiences and made many people acknowledge the work of Imam Khomeini in the field of revolutionary politics and ideology of resistance.

* Hussain Saim is a literature student in Aligarh Muslim University, India

Khomeini For All: Kashmir Marks Imam Khomeini’s 33rd Demise Anniversary [Photos]

Khomeini For All: Kashmir Marks Imam Khomeini’s 33rd Demise Anniversary [Photos]

Khomeini For All: Kashmir Marks Imam Khomeini’s 33rd Demise Anniversary [Photos]
Khomeini For All: Kashmir Marks Imam Khomeini’s 33rd Demise Anniversary [Photos]
Khomeini For All: Kashmir Marks Imam Khomeini’s 33rd Demise Anniversary [Photos]
Khomeini For All: Kashmir Marks Imam Khomeini’s 33rd Demise Anniversary [Photos]
Khomeini For All: Kashmir Marks Imam Khomeini’s 33rd Demise Anniversary [Photos]
Khomeini For All: Kashmir Marks Imam Khomeini’s 33rd Demise Anniversary [Photos]
Khomeini For All: Kashmir Marks Imam Khomeini’s 33rd Demise Anniversary [Photos]

Photo Credit: Ovain Ali | Kashmir

The global nature of the Islamic Revolution, with its late founder Imam Ruhollah Khomeini, is being recalled and remembered by many throughout the world including Kashmir.

People in Kashmir under the banner head of the Hussaini movement took part in various activities like nationwide poster campaigns, social media trends, webinar, and global Twitter trends.

The idea of Imam Khomeini as a global leader was forwarded to the general audience. His values as a man of morals, virtue, dignity, and steadfastness of purpose were discussed and popularized.

The trends and the webinars reached a large number of audiences and made many people acknowledge the work of Imam Khomeini in the field of revolutionary politics and ideology of resistance.

The Structural Scaffolding to Potential Mid-East War

May 23, 2022

By Alastair Crooke

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Today, Iran is demonised as an intolerable threat to western global Order. But it was not always thus, Alastair Crooke writes.

The Structural scaffolding was first put into place in the early 1990s. But that structure was erected on false premises and lazy misconceptions. Its flaws, however, were papered over for nearly two decades; but now changes to the overall regional paradigm mean that the scaffolding is reversing itself: it no longer contains latent conflicts, but is funnelling us headlong toward them.

To understand the double helix at the centre of the Middle East, pulling us into its swirling sink-hole, we must first address the structure of Israel’s relationship with Iran and the Palestinians, and see how that has come to lock us into dynamics which, as matters stand, threaten to break the fetters holding containment in place.

Today, Iran is demonised as an intolerable threat to western global Order. But it was not always thus.

“We had very deep relations with Iran, cutting deep into the fabric of the two peoples”, said a high-ranking official at the Israeli foreign ministry just after the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Israeli (and U.S.) officials then saw it as sheer madness to view Iran as anything other than a natural interlocutor.

That sense of close affinity persisted well beyond the Iranian Revolution. It was not just remorse for the late Shah. Sentiments of imagined affinity prompted even hard-headed Israeli politicians of the Right – including prime minister Menachem Begin – to reach out to the new Revolutionary leadership: Ayatollah Khomeini’s pragmatism in foreign policy was being misread by Israelis as evidence that the revolution had been an aberration.

Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, did not see Israel as part of the Middle East, but as part of Europe. From 1952, Ben-Gurion repeated that although Israelis were sitting in the Middle East, this was a geographical accident, for they were a European people. “We have no connection with the Arabs,” he said. “Our regime, our culture, our relations, is not the fruit of this region. There is no political affinity between us, or international solidarity”.

Resulting from this rather orientalist optic, Ben Gurion in the first instance looked to the U.S. as partner – but, rebuffed by Eisenhower, Ben-Gurion evolved the concept of the “Alliance of the Periphery” which together with a subsequent alliance of minorities, aimed to balance the vicinity of hostile Arab states by forming alliances with Iran, Turkey and Ethiopia. It was an attempt to strengthen Israeli deterrence, reduce Israel’s isolation, and add to its appeal as an ‘asset’ to the U.S.

Here is to be found the first misperception to the scaffolding story: Viewed by Israel, (a perspective shared by the U.S.), the Iranian Revolution was no more than a discontinuity in the western narrative of a historical progression from backwardness to western-style secular modernity. It was an aberration, a kick against modernity that would be self-corrected over time. The ideological basis to the revolution, therefore, was seen as hollow. And whenever Iran’s revolutionary leadership showed any signs of pragmatism in its foreign policy, it reinforced the U.S. and Israeli view that this would lead eventually to an alliance with Israel.

It was this latter conviction which underpinned Israeli and U.S. thinking during the 1980s. Yossi Alpher, a former Mossad official, noted that the periphery doctrine was so “thoroughly ingrained” in the Israeli mindset that it had become “instinctive”. It was out of this conviction that Israel inveigled the U.S. to sell weapons to Iran in the mid-1980s – a prelude to the Iran-Contra scandal.

Why did this misconception occur? Probably it owed to a style of secular western rationality, which, ingrained with its materialist bias, perceived no ideology to the Revolution in the contemporary post-modern sense of a blueprint of concrete objectives. Consequently, it overlooked in Iran the thread of an ancient philosophical ‘way of being’ – not ideology – that simply did not exist in the Sunni sphere – where Ibn Taymiyyah had ‘closed the gates’ to philosophy, already in the thirteenth century. Did this then mean that it was a threat?

Whilst it was very much the case that the western culture of consumer society repelled Iranian leaders, they had no problem with modernity, or technology as such. The revolution was at no point conceived with an aggressive regional ambition. It did not threaten Israel, nor the U.S., in conventional military terms. It was about esoteric transformation, which (admittedly) was a focus not easily accessible to many in the West.

In any case, events intervened in the years 1990-92 to turn the paradigm on its head. One was the implosion of the Soviet Union which saw Russia ‘out’ from the region; and the second was the first Gulf War which saw Iraq removed as a threat to Israel.

Paradoxically, Israel – instead of being reassured – was afeared. Iran and Israel now were the pre-eminent rival regional powers. What if the U.S. were to side with Iran, rather than with Israel, in the war’s wake? Well, Yitzhak Rabin’s Labour Party, elected in 1992, dramatically and radically decided to turn everything upside-down, to ensure that did not happen.

The Rabin shift placed Israel and Iran on opposite sides in the new equation, and the change was as intense as it was unexpected: “Iran has to be identified as Enemy No 1,” Yossi Alpher, at the time an adviser to Rabin, told the New York Times. And Shimon Peres, the other most senior Labour figure, warned the international community in an interview in 1993, that Iran would be armed with a nuclear bomb by 1999.

In other words, Iran was made the Manichean enemy of the West out of choice – as a political tactic – rather than because of any objective evidence of enmity. The demonisation of Iran served as a lever with which to divert the U.S. Jewish Lobby: The Lobby would be switched to a new focus on the existential threat from Iran, rather than to turn its’ anger on Israel’s leaders for betraying Jabotinsky, by supping with the enemy – Arafat and the Arabs.

It was Jabotinsky who had argued in his seminal Iron Wall article in 1923 that there could – and should – never be agreement with the Arabs. Yet here was Rabin casting aside the Ben-Gurion’s Alliance of the Periphery, to embrace Yasir Arafat and a Palestinian movement that had emerged crippled by the defeat of Iraq in the Gulf War.

The inversion of the earlier paradigm was completed by the U.S.’ contemptuous, multiple rebuffs to Iran despite the latter’s cooperation with Washington during the war in Afghanistan (2002) and Iraq (2003), and in its audacious attempts in 2003 to mitigate U.S. concerns about its nuclear programme.

All to no avail. The U.S. was ‘high’ on Adrenalin from its Iraq war. William Kristol, a leading U.S. neo-con, was to write in May 2003: The defeat of Iran had become the means to deliver a double blow to the Arab and Muslim psyche, as well as to the Islamist resistance. The Arabs would become docile, and the Middle East would succumb, like so many dominoes.

The structural scaffolding to today’s rising tensions then was bolted together – again on false premises.

Firstly, the Palestinians were to be ‘contained’ within the Oslo Accords. These Accords were erected on three pillars: That demography alone, in lands between the River and the Sea, meant that Israel ultimately must ‘give’ Palestinians their State (i.e. as Palestinians began outnumbering Jews); that to trigger statehood, it was required that Palestinians should firstly reassure Israel that they would attend to its security concerns (i.e. they must build the confidence with Israel that Palestinians would pose no security risk); and thirdly, that it would be Israel alone who would determine when Palestinian security efforts merited ‘gifting’ statehood.

These latter premises were based on erroneous foundations (as the last thirty years bear witness).

The next structure – the Iranian nuclear issue (ultimately addressed through the JCPOA) – was conceived in a similar approach: Iranian national sovereignty was to be limited (if it sought to exercise its rights under the NPT); that Iran would be required to prove a negative (that it was not pursuing a weapons programme) and thirdly, Israel and the U.S. would be the final arbiter on whether Iran would be trusted to have a (peaceful) nuclear power programme.

The final structural component to contemporary tensions was put into place over ten years – by Benjamin Netanyahu. He moved the centre of Israel’s centre of gravity significantly to the Right – both politically and culturally. He deliberately burnt all Israeli bridges to any political solution: either with the Palestinians, or with Iran, arguing that a military powerful Israel, allied to a supportive U.S. President and Congress, was in a position to disdain giving an inch, to either.

So … on to today’s paradigm inversion. Instead of Russia being ‘out’ from the Middle East – we have Russia ‘in’ and the U.S. (incrementally) going ‘out’; instead of an Israel paramount in the region, we have Israel isolated in the region (the only state ‘crossing the Rubicon’ to arm Ukraine to kill Russians); instead of Moscow turning a (reluctant) blind eye to Israeli air incursions into Syria, we have a Moscow that is tense with Israel, and increasingly ready to switch on its air defences’ target radar in Syria – when Israel incurses.

And … above all – instead of Israel having the ‘military edge’, we have Iran’s Red Pill deterrence.

What is the ‘Red Pill’ Deterrence? Put very bluntly, it is the conjoined aggregation of swarm drones and smart cruise-missiles surrounding Israel on all sides. The Red Pill is that if Iran is attacked by America, it will do damage to Iran, for sure, but the aftermath is ‘Israel will be no more’.

Why is it that this circle of expired scaffolds of containment are snapping shut now, with tensions spiking?

It is because a renewed JCPOA seems to be eluding Biden (in part due to a lack of Congressional support). In October 2022, the arms embargo (from the 2015 JCPOA) expires – and other clause restrictions begin to expire in 2025. And in coming months, the claim will ring out across the West that Iran has reached nuclear threshold status.

In the Palestinian sphere, all Palestinian factions have rallied to the cause of protecting al-Aqsa. If the latter is again threatened by an Israeli settler invasion, a four-front war (the Red Pill scenario again!) has been placed ‘on the table’

It is, metaphorically speaking, as Donbas is an encirclement and cauldron for the Ukrainian forces dug-in there, so the Red Pill has been devised as the cauldron for Israel.

For now, a frustrated President Putin continues to hold the ring, as regional actors ready for war. What will the Israeli leadership do? Russia, China and the SCO probably hold the only key that might unlock the situation, and allow a regional security architecture to be attempted. But for Israel going down that path would imply crossing Washington at a moment of highly wrought psyche.

Quds Day Commemorations: A Promising Commitment to the Liberation of Al-Quds, Entire Palestine

May 3 2022

By Mohammad Youssef

The celebration of world Quds days this year was exceptionally distinguished due to many reasons inside and outside Palestine.

As for Palestine itself, the commemoration of the day that was first initiated by late Imam Khomeini, the leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, was very significant this year, the Palestinian resistance has proved its efficiency and the Palestinian people have further demonstrated their commitment to liberate their country from the ‘Israeli’ occupation.

The Palestinians who have held a permanent sit in inside the holy al-Aqsa Mosque have confronted the ‘Israeli’ occupation forces and the Zionist settlers who attempted many times to storm the mosque, tens of thousands of Palestinians have flocked to the place to defend their sacred shrine.

The Palestinian youth also, have proved their sober attention and their awareness and keenness to defend the cause as they carried many courageous operations against the enemies killing many of them.

This has put the Palestinian issue in the front of the events and proved all the ‘Israeli’ efforts to subjugate their will are meaningless.

Moreover, the spread of the celebrations of the International Quds Day all over the world have shown clearly that no matter how hard the enemies and their collaborators have tried to brainwash the Islamic Umma about its first cause, the Muslim people still prioritize Palestine as their first and most important cause.

Muslims this year, and after so many years of conspiracies to busy them with different internal crises all over, have slapped the world arrogance and its proxy governments in the Arab and Islamic world in the face and proved how genuine and real their commitment to Palestine and the Aqsa is.

This is very promising, as it clearly shows the kind of synchronization and deep harmony on three levels:

First, the presence and readiness of the Palestinians in the battlefield to defend their cause, especially among the young generation whether they belong to certain organized groups or not.

Second, the high efficiency and self-confidence among the Palestinian resistance groups, especially Hamas and Islamic jihad to consolidate the defense equation they produced and to intensify their efforts and go into a new confrontation to defend their people and cause.

Third, the crystallization of the forces of the Axis of Resistance and their consensus to consider al-Quds as the center and heart of this axis.

The speeches delivered by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei and Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah on the occasion have shown a fixed commitment to support and defend the cause.

This threefold coordination along with the commemoration of the event all over the world with rising awareness as shown by the mounting numbers of participators prove that the ‘Israelis’ have almost lost the battle of awareness.

Moreover, the kind of reactions the ‘Israeli’ leadership is making clearly proves it has lost control. Through tough measures, military incursions, and continuous aggressions, it is showing the world its ugly face of being an apartheid criminal regime that gives no value or respect to laws and regulations or human rights. This hopefully will deepen its crisis of legitimacy it is suffering from in the eyes of the international community and the world’s public opinion.

All observers agree that a new horizon is on the making now in Palestine. A horizon of hope that will usher in a new era, an era of systematic gradual liberation, independence and victory.

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Sayyed Nasrallah Warns Zionists: Demise of Al-Quds Means Demise of ‘Israel’

 April 29, 2022

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Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah on Friday warned the Zionist entity against targeting Al-Quds, stressing that the demise of the Palestinian capital means the demise of ‘Israel’.

In a lengthy speech on the occasion of International Al-Quds Day, Sayyed Nasrallah delivered several messages to the Israeli enemy, its backers and inferiors in the region.

His eminence stressed that the Resistance is making head against Israeli enemy despite all means of pressures adopted by the occupation and its backers.

Sayyed Nasrallah underlined that the formula that relates between Al-Quds and Gaza is still persistent, warning the Israeli enemy of the status of the Palestinian capital according to powers in the Axis of Resistance.

In this context, he urged countries and armies of the region to deliver a message to the Israeli occupation that says that the demise of Al-Quds means the demise of ‘Israel’, hinting out that any aggression on Al-Quds could lead to a regional war with Axis of Resistance.

Commenting on Israeli threats regarding the upcoming drills, Sayyed Nasrallah revealed that the Lebanese Resistance group has staged a ‘silent’ military drills in the last weeks, warning the Israeli enemy against attacking Hezbollah.

“Any folly by the Israeli enemy will be met by harsh response in a flash. This means that Israeli officials in such attack will not hear the statement: ‘Hezbollah reserves right to respond in the appropriate time and place’… We will retaliate at once.”

Al-Quds in the Conscience of the Muslim Nation

At the beginning of his speech, Sayyed Nasrallah saluted dozens of thousands of Palestinians who performed prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.

He also saluted those who have been barricaded at the holy site in the latest weeks to defend it against Israeli attempts to desecrate it. His eminence, meanwhile, hailed the mass rallies which took place in about 90 countries across the world, especially those held in Iran and Yemen.

Talking more about the occasion, Sayyed Nasrallah said that the founder and the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic Imam Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini wanted through designation the last Friday in Ramadan moth as International Al-Quds Day to “keep Al-Quds in the conscience of this nation.”

Israeli Schemes of Forgetting, Despair and Exhausting

He noted that the Israeli enemy and their backers adopted three paths in dealing with Palestine and the Muslim nation: forcing the Muslims to forget Palestine and Al-Quds, despairing Palestinian people and exhausting Palestinians as well as countries in the region.

In this context, Sayyed Nasrallah said that the first path has been foiled, stressing that “the Israeli occupation failed to take the Palestinian cause off the nation’s top priorities.”

He noted that normalization deals between some Arab countries, which are aimed at despairing Palestinian people has also failed.

“The aim of normalization deals was to tell the Palestinians that there is no hope and that they have to surrender. However, this path has also failed.”

“The heroic operations in occupied territories as well as firing rockets and the confrontations in Jenin… All these indicate that Palestinian people believe in victory.”

“The third path is the exhausting one. And it’s aimed against Palestinians and all people in the Axis of Resistance. This path includes all forms of pressures against our people and the Resistance groups, like sanctions, financial pressures and terror lists.”

His eminence stressed here that despite sufferings, this path has failed and that Palestine and Al-Quds is still one of this nation’s top priorities.

Axis of Resistance Making Head

Sayyed Nasrallah affirmed that Palestine and Al-Quds “are part of our religion, ideology and dignity which we will never abandon.”

He noted that Axis of Resistance has not relied on the political stance, but went for the military confrontation, underlining the importance of such option.

“Military confrontation proved ability to achieve victories and this path should continue. Military confrontation tops acts of resistance against Zionist entity throughout long years of Jihad. Military confrontation has proved that ‘Israel’ could be conquered and that this entity is not a destiny.”

Sayyed Nasrallah then talked about achievements secured by the Axis of Resistance in the latest months, noting that the “Int’l Al-Quds Day comes this year as the resistance against occupation is making head.”

He hailed the individual operations taking place in Palestine in the latest weeks, calling for offering all forms of support to Palestinian people.

“Individual operations carried out by Palestinians against Israeli occupation in the latest weeks are game-changing acts of resistance. They Palestinian individual operations revealed the Israeli occupation’s vulnerability.”

He said that the individual operations toppled the Israeli formula which is based on occupation and security, noting that the Zionist entity “can’t survive without security” and that this is one of the most achievements secured by this kind of operations.

Unwavering Commitment to Al-Quds

The Hezbollah S.G. also pointed to the Al-Quds-Gaza formula established by Palestinian Resistance following Sword of Al-Quds Op. in 2021, stressing that such formula is still persistent.

Then, he highlighted the unwavering commitment by Axis of Resistance powers towards Al-Quds.

‘We reiterate the regional formula which stipulates the solid relation between the Axis of Resistance and Al-Quds.”

In this context, he called on some Arab countries, which have relations with the Zionist entity, to deliver a message to the Israeli occupation that reads: Demise of Al-Quds means demise of ‘Israel’.”

“The future of Axis of Resistance is hope while the fate of the enemy is defeat.”

Attack on Iran and Israeli Drills

Sayyed Nasrallah then cited when the Zionist entity attacked Iran from Erbil last month.

“Iran retaliated by firing 12 missiles on Israeli Mossad facility in Erbil. Tehran at time delivered a message to regional countries which established ties with Zionist entity that any attack on the Islamic Republic through their soils will be met by harsh response.”

His eminence then tackled the upcoming Israeli drills in the Zionist entity next May. He revealed that the Hezbollah holds ‘silent’ drills frequently, stressing that the Lebanese Resistance movement is fully ready to confront any potential Israeli aggression.

“Any Israeli folly will be met by harsh response. In such case you (Israelis) will not hear ‘we reserve right to respond in the appropriate time and place’. We will retaliate at once.”

Source: Al-Manar English Website

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يوم القدس العالميّ ومعادلات نهاية الكيان الصهيونيّ المؤقت

 العميد د. أمين محمد حطيط _

أظهر الإمام الخميني بعد نجاح الثورة الإسلامية في إيران في العام 1979 انّ هذه الثورة ليست لإيران وحدها بل إنها ثورة من اجل حقوق الأمة الإسلامية ومن أجل حقوق المظلومين والمضطهدين في العالم. وبصيغة أخرى هي ثورة من اجل نشر الحرية وتأكيد سيادة الحق في العالم. ومن هذا المنطلق أطلق في مواجهة الكيان الصهيوني جملة من المواقف تلتقي جميعها على هدف واحد هو وجوب إزالة هذا الكيان، لأنه قائم على الظلم والطغيان وسلب حقوق الآخرين.

وفي سياق المواقف الإيرانية في ظلّ الثورة، من هذا الكيان، كانت عملية إغلاق السفارة «الإسرائيلية» في طهران وتسليم مبناها للفلسطينيين ليكون مقراً لسفارة فلسطين التي يجب أن تقوم دولتها على كامل أراضيها المغتصبة من قبل الكيان منذ العام 1948 وكان أيضاً إطلاق يوم القدس العالمي الذي حدّد موعده في يوم الجمعة الأخير من رمضان من كلّ عام وتكون فيه دعوة للمسلمين وللعالم أجمع للتوقف عند مأساة اغتصاب القدس والعمل على إنهائها.

وفي تحليل للإعلان الأخير هذا نجد أنه في جوهره يتعدّى الشأن السياسي الإعلامي الاحتفالي ليصل الى المفهوم الاستراتيجي العميق للمسألة في ما يفرز رزمة من المعاني والرؤى تبدأ بوضع عنوان صارخ جامع للقضية الفلسطينية هو القدس التي تحرّك إثارتها المسلم والمسيحي على حدّ سواء نظراً لما فيها من رمزية دينية وما تحتويه من أماكن مقدسة تخصهم، رمزية ومحتوى تمكن إثارتها من التأكيد علي الظلم الواقع وعلى وجوب فرض نهاية له. فإحياء يوم القدس العالمي الذي دعا إليه الإمام الخميني يعني بكلّ بساطة رفضاً للجريمة وتذكيراً بوقوعها واستمرارها وإنكاراً لأيّ قبول او تسليم بها عملاً وتحشيداً لوضع حدّ لها وإنتاجاً لبيئة عدم استقرار عالمي مع استمرارها وأخيراً ومع موجة التطبيع التي احدثتها اتفاقات ابراهام مع العدو الصهيوني فإنّ ليوم القدس في هذا الوقت بالذات أهمية خاصة من حيث الفرز الذي يحدثه بين معسكرين، معسكر نصرة الحق الذي يحتضن فلسطين ويحمل قضيتها ومعسكر التطبيع الذي يعمل بالباطل الذي تقوم «إسرائيل» عليه.

بيد انّ هذا الإعلان الذي بدأت الاستجابة له خجولة يوم أطلق ومقتصرة على دولتين او ثلاث وبعض الأحزاب الحديثة النشأة بات اليوم يظهر في شكل مختلف وبات بالفعل يوماً عالمياً يحتفل به ويشارك في فعالياته تمهيداً او في يومه بالذات، مكونات متعددة من دول وأحزاب لا تقتصر على محور المقاومة بل وتتعداه الى دول وشعوب أخرى خارج منطقة غربي آسيا والشرق الأوسط، ثم انّ هذا الإعلان وفي هذا العام ومع ما آل اليه العالم من المستجدات والمعادلات يؤكد أهمية اعتماده قبل أربعة عقود ويثبت بأنّ فكرة إنهاء الكيان الصهيوني المؤقت ليست وهماً وطموحاً من غير أساس بل انها مبنية على ما يبرّرها ويؤكد وقوعها بشكل أكيد.

ففي العام المنصرم استطاعت المقاومة الفلسطينية القائمة في غزة ان تفرض معادلة دفاع عن القدس لم تكن تخطر ببال الصهاينة، معادلة فاجأت العدو الصهيوني بمضمونها وبمفاعليها، حيث إنها قامت على فكرة ان «القدس تحمى من داخلها ومن خارجها». وهذا هو المضمون الحقيقي لأهداف عملية سيف القدس التي ترجمت ناراً تنطلق من غزة لتحمي حي الشيخ جراح في القدس وتمنع تهويده وتثبت أهاليه فيه، وقد رضخ العدو الصهيوني للمعادلة تلك والتي أعيد التذكير بها في الأسابيع الأخيرة من شهر رمضان الحالي حيث ان مجرد التلويح بها كان كافيا ليدفع العدو الصهيوني الى وقف الاستفزاز حول الأقصى ويمنع مسيرة الأعلام التلمودية إليه وبعده في كنيسة القيامة يوم سبت النور.

وبعد سيف القدس كان بالغ الأهمية الموقف والدعوة التي وجهها السيد حسن نصرالله في ٢٥ أيار ٢٠٢١ لإرساء معادلة جديدة في مواجهة العدو مضمونها انّ «المسّ بالقدس يعني حرباً إقليمية شاملة»، ونحن نرى أنّ هذه الدعوة ـ الإعلان تشكل ترجمة استراتيجية وميدانية للهدف من إعلان يوم القدس العالمي أساساً، وفيها اعتبار مسؤولية الدفاع عن القدس لا تقع حصراً على المقدسيين او الفلسطينيين او العرب او المسلمين او المسيحيين، بل انها مسؤولية المنطقة بكاملها وان على شعوبها ان تسعى الى أمنها واستقرارها وازدهارها بإخراج العامل المنتهك لحقوقها منها وذلك باقتلاع الغدة السرطانية المسماة «إسرائيل».

انّ ما أحدثته عملية سيف القدس ٢٠٢١ من مفاعيل وما ترمي اليه الدعوة الى إرساء معادلة الحرب الإقليمية الشاملة دفاعاً عن القدس وما ترمز اليه وما تخفيه في ثنايا قضيتها من شأنه أن يجهز على استراتيجية إسرائيلية ثابتة اعتمدتها «إسرائيل» منذ اغتصابها لفلسطين، استراتيجية تقوم على التفتيت والتجزئة والاستفراد وقضم حقوق الأخيرين لقمة لقمة دون السماح لهم بالتوحد او العمل الجماعي لمشترك ضدّها.

وعملاً بهذه القاعدة الصهيونية رفضت «إسرائيل» في العام ١٩٤٨ التفاوض مع وفد عربي مشترك لتوقيع الهدنة وأصرّت على توقيع الهدنة ثنائياً مع كلّ دولة عربية بمفردها وكررت السلوك في مؤتمر مدريد في العام ١٩٩٢. اما في عقيدتها العسكرية فإنها تعتمد مبدأ «العمل على جبهة واحدة وتثبيت الجبهات الأخرى»، كل ذلك لأنها تخشى من وحدة موقف الأعداء ضدها وقد اختبرت عقيدتها اكثر من مرة ونجحت وكانت حرب الـ ١٩٧٣ الاختبار الساطع حيث إن العرب فتحوا جبهتي الشمال والجنوب معاً في الجولان وسيناء فانهزمت «إسرائيل»، ولكن عندما توقفت جبهة الجنوب عوّضت «إسرائيل» هزيمتها في الشمال.

وعملاً بهذا الشأن نجد منطقياً القول بانّ نهاية «إسرائيل» تقترب مع اعتماد اعدائها لاستراتيجية العمل الجماعي المنسق ومنطق واستراتيجية الحرب الشاملة، شمولاً في الجبهات ما يفرض العمل على جبهات متعددة في الداخل الفلسطيني وعلى الحدود مع الجوار وشمولاً في الأطراف المشاركة ما يمنع «إسرائيل» من استفراد أي طرف منها مهما كان حجمه القتالي وشمولاً بأساليب القتال بين حرب من الجيل الثالث أو الرابع أو الخامس.

وبهذا يكون في مضامين يوم القدس العالمي الدعوة للإعداد للحرب الشاملة تلك وتحشيد الطاقات للانخراط بها من اليمن في الجنوب الى لبنان وسورية في الشمال والى العراق وإيران في الشرق ويبقى العامل والمكوّن الفلسطيني هو الجوهر والمحور والأساس في المواجهة في هذه الحرب الشاملة التي اطلق الدعوة لاعتمادها وإرساء معادلتها السيد حسن نصرالله.

وأخيراً لا بد من الإشارة الي انّ إنهاء «إسرائيل» قد لا يستلزم خوض الحرب فعلياً، وقد يكتفى بالإعداد لهذه الحرب والاستعداد لخوضها بشكل جدّي وفاعل ما يحمل العدو على الانهيار الإدراكي والهروب من المواجهة حتى قبل ان تبدأ. والمهمّ أولاً وقبل كلّ شيء اعتناق عقيدة العمل الجماعي المشترك والموحد في مواجهة نظرية التجزئة والاستفراد التي تعتمدها «إسرائيل» وستكون النتائج إيجابية لمصلحة حقّ الأمة في فلسطين من غير شكّ او تردّد.

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Nasrallah: the Liberation of Palestine is Imminent

April 27, 2022

Translation:  Resistance News

Speech of Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on the Al-Quds (Jerusalem) pulpit on the eve of the International Al-Quds Day, April 26, 2022.

Al-Quds International Day is celebrated every last Friday of the Holy Month of Ramadan. This year, it will be held on Friday 29th. Before this occasion, a Virtual Quds Forum is held each year via video conference, as a “Unified Platform” that gathers leaders, officials, and personalities from the regional Axis of Resistance.

The speakers were Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, Hamas politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh, Palestinian Islamic Jihad Secretary-General Ziyad Al-Nakhalah, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Deputy Secretary-General Abu Ahmad Fouad, Iraqi Fatah Alliance chief Hadi Al-Amiri, Grand Mufti of Iraq Sheikh Mahdi al-Sumaida’i, Archbishop of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Al-Quds Atallah Hanna, Yemen’s AnsarAllah leader Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, Preacher of Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, Bahrein’s religious leader Cheikh Issa Qassem, Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine’s General Command Talal Naji.

Nasrallah: the Liberation of Palestine is Imminent

Source: video.moqawama.org

Translation: resistancenews.org

I seek refuge with God from the accursed devil.

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Praise be to God, Lord of the worlds, and prayers and peace be upon our master and Prophet Muhammad, upon his noble and pure family, his good and chosen companions, and all the Prophets and Messengers.

Peace be upon you all and God’s mercy and blessings

Once again, comes upon us this great occasion, the occasion of faith, jihad and devotion, I mean the International Day of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) or the International Al-Quds Day.

Day after day, becomes clear to us the extent of the greatness and wisdom that was manifested in Imam Khomeini’s – may God be pleased with him – Declaration of the last Friday of the blessed month of Ramadan as an International Day for Al-Quds and his call to the peoples of the (Islamic) Nation, of the world and to the whole world to revive this occasion and consider it a central day for Al-Quds, Palestine, the people of Palestine and this great historical battle.

This becomes clear day after day when we see that this issue is buzzing with life again, you find more supporters, helpers & sympathizers for it, thinkers, theorists, as well as Mujahideen (fighters) who are ready to sacrifice for it, while the enemy’s strategy from the beginning – meaning the enemy who established this entity, I mean the World Arrogance (Imperialism), the Zionist movement, and those who cooperated with them behind the scenes, be it governments and regimes in the Arab world –, their strategy was to bet on time, that this issue be forgotten with time, that this issue be consumed by events, and becomes forgotten and forsaken with time, and that the peoples of the Middle East, including the Palestinian people, with all the challenges, trials and difficulties they face, will in one way or another abandon this issue or, at the very least, it will not remain at the top of the priority list.

Their strategy has always been betting on the despair of the Palestinian people, of our peoples and of our (Islamic) Nation, on their despair and frustration, and on the belief that there is no horizon before us, and we only have to surrender and accept the crumbs that are offered to the Palestinians in Palestine, and to the rest of the peoples of the region in the issues that are still pending with the usurping entity, whether with Lebanon or Syria, for example.

So their bet was on forgetfulness, on fatigue, despair, frustration, and ultimately on surrender and acceptance. But what is happening is the exact opposite, thanks to the blessing of faith and jihad, the blessing of sacrifices and insight expressed by countries, forces, movements and peoples of the Axis of Resistance, this faith, this presence, this perseverance, this challenge, this hard work, made the results completely different.

Today, Al-Quds returns to be the target issue, and the main issue and the axis of all the Axis of Resistance. That is why this year the title or slogan “Al-Quds is the axis” was launched. Our axis, the growing Axis of Resistance, should in truth also be called “the Axis of Al-Quds”, because in fact, Al-Quds is the central point that unites these countries, peoples, movements, parties, resistance factions and all elites, whether in the Axis of Resistance or at the level of the peoples of the (Islamic) Nation.

Al-Quds today returns to the thought, awareness, emotion, feelings and conscience, but most importantly it also returns with force to the field, rather to all fields. For the sake of Al-Quds today, real armies, strong and powerful fighters are built, with great strength, their minds, eyes, hearts and souls are fixed to Al-Quds and are tied to it. Al-Quds returns today and it has a sword in Gaza, defending it as it happened last year in the Battle of the Sword of Al-Quds. In the past days and weeks of Ramadan, we witnessed how the Battle of Al-Quds was strongly present in the conscience of the Palestinian people and also in the mind of the enemy, the enemy’s calculations, the enemy’s decisions, and the enemy’s fear.

Al-Quds returns and today has an axis that gathers to create its strong and solid regional equation in order first to protect it, and secondly to liberate it, God willing. I am confirming this equation today, equation on which we are working to complete all its strong, solid and integrated elements, God willing.

Al-Quds and its people in Palestine return today, inside the territories occupied in 1948 and in Gaza, making epics that shake the entity, as happened in the past few days, and prove to this entity and its masters in the world that this proud, oppressed, steadfast, patient and Mujaheed Palestinian people cannot forget, cannot despair, and cannot make concessions or surrender, and he will never leave his land, no matter how crushing the daily pressures imposed on him, how difficult his life is, and how great his sacrifices are. In the end, the one who will have to leave is the (Zionist) occupier and the usurper.

Al-Quds, o brothers and sisters, is the responsibility of the entire (Islamic) Nation, and we in Hezbollah as part of this Nation consider ourselves in the front line, in the front line along with our dear brothers and honorable Mujahideen in the Palestinian resistance factions. We work from this position and bear all the consequences and pressures and we look forward to the day when Al-Quds will return to its people and to the Nation.

We know that the most important reason for what we are exposed to in Lebanon as well as to what countries and resistance movements in our region are subjected to, everyone who belongs to this line, to this axis, to this idea, to this origin, to this goal, the siege, sanctions and restrictions we are subjected to at the international and regional and Interior levels, the main goal of all this pressure is to force us to abandon Al-Quds and Palestine, to abandon the logic of Resistance and the culture of Resistance, its real goal is to push us all to surrender to the will of the United States of America and Israel to establish the existence of the usurping entity, and also to accept normalization in all forms of normalization with this entity by all countries in the region, and also accept the crumbs that are presented to the Palestinian people and the peoples of the region.

We consider that steadfastness here in the face of these restrictions, siege, terrorism and threats, is an essential part of the battle of Resistance from the battle of destiny, the future and the making of the future, and just as killing, assassination and wars have not brought us down, the siege, pressure, terrorism and defamation will not bring us down.

We and all the honorable people in this (Islamic) Nation have a date with Al-Quds, God willing, to pray in it (once it is Liberated). This is our covenant with Al-Quds, this is our covenant with our proud Palestinian people, and this is our covenant with all our dear martyrs who perished on the road to Al-Quds, men and women, young and old in all the Middle East, in Palestine and Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and all the neighboring countries who suffered directly from the Israeli aggression and the existence of this entity. And this is our covenant with our great martyrs, with our leaders and our elders in Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Yemen, foremost among them is the martyr of Al-Quds, the great and inspiring leader, Hajj Qassem Soleimani, may God Almighty be pleased with him, who spent his honorable life in the service of this goal, this path, and this Axis, and witnessed many of his jihad and sacrifices of this axis, and witnessed many of his victories, and was always eager to witness the great and decisive victory to come, God willing.

With the blessing of this pure blood, and with loyalty to it, we will complete our path no matter how great the sacrifices, threats, difficulties and dangers, and as we have passed all the previous harsh stages and moved from victory to victory, we, with the help of God Almighty, are standing on the threshold of the great, huge and final victory that we see very close, God willing.

And, God willing, we will continue together hand in hand and shoulder to shoulder of all the Resistance factions, all the Resistance movements, all the peoples of the Resistance, all the countries of the Resistance. We will break all chains, foil all conspiracies, all the daggers that try to stab us in our backs and in our chests will fall, and our Qibla (aim) and our real battle will be to create complete freedom for the sanctities, and Al-Quds will remain the title, goal and foundation, and it is the Axis.

Peace be upon you all, and the mercy and blessings of God.

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Nasrallah: the Palestinian People is Unbreakable

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on April 11, 2022, about the internal situation in Lebanon.

Source : video.moqawama.org

Translation: resistancenews.org

[…] I must begin with Palestine as an introduction, to say that we must have the utmost deference, respect and pride in the heroism displayed by the Palestinian youth, men and women, in the heroic deeds of its children and old people, in their great faith in God and their cause, in their enormous courage and strength and determination that goes to the point of risking death to shape a dignified life for their people and their country, and hoping to liberate their holy places, the holy places of the entire (Islamic) Nation.

Likewise, we must have the utmost deference and respect for the families of the martyrs, the fathers, mothers and relatives, and their clear, strong, lucid and decisive stances, and for the endurance of this fighting and patient people despite a long history of massacres. These days we commemorate the Deir Yassin massacre, which took place in April 1948. Despite a long history of massacres and wars, the latest being the Battle of the Sword of Al-Quds (in May 2021), despite expulsion, oppression, exile, refugee and displacement camps, abandonment, stabbing in the back even by countries, regimes and organizations that were supposed to stand by the Palestinian people.

What is happening these days has quite grandiose implications and consequences with regard to the struggle against the (Israeli) enemy, the future of Palestine and the future of the temporary entity that is the usurping Israeli entity. Of course, one of the most important consequences and implications of what has happened in the last few days, implications of real strategic importance to me, is what we have been talking about for years, but in the last few days I have been reading statements by Israeli commentators, analysts and journalists who recognize this truth that we have been talking about for many years: it is completely illusory and wrong to bet on the despair of the Palestinian people, on the collapse of their will, on their renunciation and abandonment of Palestine, the Palestinian cause and the holy places. Since 1948, and even before 1948 and until today, this people inherits (its sacred cause) from one generation to the next, and the young men and women whose names we have heard and whose pictures we have seen on television, who belong to this new generation of Palestinians, all inherit the Resistance, the endurance, the cause, the jihad, the yearning for martyrdom and struggle, generation after generation.

If the Israelis imagine that the normalization of their relations with some Arab countries, the visits of some normalizing Arab officials to the temporary Zionist entity, if they imagine that this official abandonment and neglect of the Arab countries (towards the Palestinian cause) can lead the Palestinian people to abandon their cause and accept the crumbs offered to them, as they had hoped with the Deal of the Century, they are deluding themselves.

Today, thank God, Zionist commentators, analysts and writers themselves are beginning to state this truth, that despite all that has happened, Israel faces an invincible people, which it is impossible to subdue, to bring to its knees, to impose solutions on. There is no other way out than to respond to their demands, to their rights, even if it is only the minimum of their rights. This is what (leading) Israelis say. For (they recognize that) more confrontation can only bring (Israel) more humiliation and defeat, and that they will only find (in the Palestinians) more courage, endurance, faith, determination and readiness to persevere on this path until the end.

In any case, what is happening in and around Palestine requires that we dwell on it at length and talk about it in detail, which I do not have time to do (in this speech devoted to the Lebanese domestic situation), but we will have the opportunity to do so on the International Day of Al-Quds on the last Friday of Ramadan (on April 27, during which I will make, as usual, a long speech devoted exclusively to this issue), where we will be able to express our support and the support of the peoples of the (Islamic) Nation for the Palestinian cause. I call on the Muslim world in general and Lebanon in particular to participate massively in this Day. For our part, we will hold a large popular celebration in the southern suburbs of Beirut, and I call on all my brothers and sisters, all those who support the Palestinian cause, to demonstrate on this day to express our support for this people and its cause, and our participation in its struggle and its inevitable victory, with the grace of God the Most High and Exalted. […]


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الخميس 28 نيسان 2022

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ربّما لم يكن أحد، غير الإمام الخميني، يدرك الدور الذي سيلعبه الإعلان عن اعتبار الجمعة الأخيرة من شهر رمضان يوماً عالمياً للقدس، أبعد من مجرد إحياء مكانة القدس في الذاكرة الإسلاميّة، والذين تابعوا عن قرب حجم الاهتمام الذي أولاه الإمام لإنجاح إحياء هذا اليوم، وحجم المتابعة التي حظي بها الإحياء في أولوياته، كانوا يتساءلون عن سبب تشبث الإمام بهذه البصمة الشخصيّة التي وضعها على مسار المواجهة المفتوحة التي التزمتها الثورة الإسلامية في إيران تجاه فلسطين، وكيفية رؤيته لمكانتها الأبعد مدى بكثير من مجرد الإحياء التذكيريّ، أو الذكرى الإحيائيّة.

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بعد سنوات على الإعلان، والمتابعة الحثيثة من الإمام لضمان أوسع مشاركة على مستوى عدد الدول، وأعمق مشاركة على مستوى شرائح المجتمعات، بدا أن الرسالة التي أرادها الإمام وصلت للفلسطينيين، الذين ظهر لهم بوضوح أن قضيّتهم حية في وجدان أكثر من مليار مسلم على مساحة العالم، وأن نهوضهم بأعباء الحفاظ على القدس لن يذهب هدراً، ولم تكن محض صدفة أن تبدأ المواجهات الأشد حماوة مع قوات الاحتلال في التصاعد قبيل موعد يوم القدس، وتتصاعد إلى الذروة يوم الإحياء، كما تقول يوميات انتفاضة الحجارة، ولا كان صدفة أخرى أن يكون التزامن الموازي بين المواجهات الساخنة في انتفاضة الأقصى، والتي كانت القدس محورها، مع إحياءات يوم القدس، بعدما أعادت الانتفاضة الأولى القضية الفلسطينية إلى الساحة الدولية من بوابة المقاومة الشعبية، وشكلت الانتفاضة الثانية نقطة التحول نحو المقاومة المسلحة.

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استند الإمام إلى مشروعه بجعل المقاومة الهادفة لتحرير القدس مشروعاً يتغذّى من مكانة شهر رمضان لدى المسلمين، وما يرتبط بقيمه التي ترتكز على تشاطر الشعور بالحرمان، وعلى الاستعداد للتضحية من أجل مسح دمعة محروم، وعلى الاقتراب من مفهوم التوحيد القائم على رفض ألوهية قوى الدنيا، وعدم محاباتها، ورفض الخضوع لها، والخوف منها، أو السعي لمراضاتها، على قاعدة أن التوحيد يعني أن الله واحد، فهو إما أن يكون الله أو أميركا، وإذا كان الله يدعوك للقدس وتنهاك أميركا عنها فأيّهما ستختار؟ وإذا كانت أميركا تدعوك للتطبيع وينهاك الله عنه فأيّهما ستطيع؟ وسنة بعد سنة، كان اتساع الإحياء وتجذره، يجعل من اليوم العالمي للقدس نهراً شعبياً عالمياً جارفاً تتوسّع روافده وتزداد غزارة وتدفقاً وغضباً، وكان إيقاع هذا التعاظم يلقى صداه في فلسطين. وكان تنامي المقاومتين الشعبية والمسلحة في فلسطين يزيد هذا النهر الجارف إدراكاً لموقعه في مشروع التحرير والمقاومة.

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لا يمكن كتابة تاريخ تحوّل الداخل الفلسطيني نحو خيار المقاومة بعد هزيمة عام 1982 للمقاومة الفلسطينية في لبنان أمام جيش الاحتلال، دون الانتباه لمكانة ثنائيّة تصاعد المقاومة في لبنان بوجه الاحتلال وحضور اليوم العالمي للقدس، ولا يمكن كتابة تاريخ تحوّل الانتفاضة نحو المقاومة المسلحة وصولاً لتحرير قطاع غزة، منذ اندلاع الانتفاضة الثانية عام 2000، دون الانتباه لمكانة ثنائية انتصارات المقاومة في لبنان وتعاظم حجم حضور اليوم العالمي للقدس، وها نحن مع مرور أربعة عقود على إعلان اليوم العالميّ للقدس. وفلسطين في خط المواجهة الأول، تستنهض العالمين العربي والإسلامي لنصرتها وقضيتها، ندرك أن ما كان في معركة سيف القدس، وما سيكون في الأيام المقبلة لهذه السنة وللسنوات المقبلة، ونحن نترقب التحوّل الثالث بتزاوج الانتفاضة الشعبية والمقاومة المسلحة في مشروع التحرير، لن يكون بعيداً عن إيقاع الحضور المتنامي لإيران والجمهورية الإسلاميّة فيها على مستوى المنطقة والعالم، ودرجة إخلاصها لقضية فلسطين ومشروع المقاومة فيها، ولا هو ببعيد عن الموقع المحوري للمقاومة الإسلامية في لبنان ودرجة صدقها في اعتبار قضية فلسطين والمقاومة لأجل تحريرها، قضية وجود ومصير. وبالتأكيد في قلب هاتين المعادلتين سيظهر حجم الأثر الذي تركه الإحياء المتنامي لليوم العالمي للقدس، داخل فلسطين وخارجها.

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عندما قال الإمام الخميني مع وصوله الى مطار طهران، اليوم إيران وغداً فلسطين، لم يكن يطلق مجرد شعار مبدئيّ، بل يعلن بدء تنفيذ خطة كان يملكها، ستتكفل ببصمة حضوره وهو غائب أن تمتلك ديناميكيّة تحقيقها.

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Sayyed Nasrallah: Hezbollah At the Forefront in Defending Palestine, We’ll Witness the Final Victory Soon

April 27, 2022

By Al-Ahed news

Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered a speech during Al-Quds Platform event in commemoration of Al-Quds International Day.

At the beginning of his speech, Sayyed Nasrallah praised the fact that “Day by day we discover the wisdom of Imam Khomeini’s declaration of an international day for al-Quds.”

“The Palestinian cause is being revived and finding more supporters and resistance fighters who are willing to sacrifice for its sake,” he added.

His Eminence further recalled that “The enemy’s strategy was based on betting on time during which peoples might forget the Palestinian cause.”

However, the Resistance assured that “The opposite happened thanks to the faith and insight conveyed by the countries and peoples of the Axis of Resistance.”

“Due to Jihad, faith, work and steadfastness, the Palestinian cause returned to be the central cause for all the Axis of Resistance,” Sayyed Nasrallah confirmed.

In parallel, Sayyed Nasrallah viewed that “The growing Axis of Resistance should be also named the Axis of al-Quds since al-Quds is its central and unifying point.”

“Al-Quds today is back, having a sword in Gaza that defends it as the previous year during Operation ‘Al-Quds Sword’,” he underlined, noting that “Al-Quds today has an axis that is united to make its strong and solid regional equation to defend it first and liberate it in the second place.”

Meanwhile, His Eminence underlined that “Hezbollah considers itself at the forefront in defending our brothers in the Palestinian resistance factions.”

“All those who belong to the path and the Axis of Resistance are subjected to sanctions and blockade that aim to abandon al-Quds, Palestine, and the logic of resistance,” he stated, pointing out that “We consider defying the restrictions, the blockade, and terrorism as an essential part of the battle of resistance.”

Sayyed Nasrallah also vowed that “We will break all the limits and thwart all conspiracies, we will defeat all daggers that attempt to stab us in the backs and from the front.”

In addition, he recalled that “Our pledge is to the prominent martyrs of Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Yemen, atop of them is the martyr of al-Quds Hajj Qassem Soleimani.”

“We and all the honorable people in this nation will perform our prayers in al-Quds, and this is a pledge from all of us. We are looking forward to the day when al-Quds will return to its people and to the nation,” His Eminence pledged.

At the end of his speech, Sayyed Nasrallah asserted: “The usurping Zionist occupier must leave at the end. God’s willing, we are standing on the edge of the great and final victory that we’ll witness very soon. We and all the honorable people in this nation will perform our prayers in Al-Quds, and this is a pledge from all of us.”

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تتزاحم الشجون والمشاعر والذكريات والمحطات في ذهني كما تتزاحم الأقلام اليوم في رثائك يا أنيس، هذا اليوم في ذكراك السنوية، ولا أدري من أين أبدأ وأين أنتهي معك وأنت اليوم صرت كلّ الحكاية… ولا تقل «انتهيت وماتت الرواية»، فنحن لا ننتهي بل ننتقل من هذه الدنيا الفانية الى تلك الآخرة الباقية…

حاولت يا أنيس أن أرثيك بقلمي المكسور وظهري المنحني حزناً وقلبي المفجوع برحيلك الفجائي، كما ينبغي، فما وفقت ولكنني أكتب إليك بضع كلمات لعلها تشفي وجعي…

لقد رحلت عنّا من دون وداع ولا استئذان، إلا من عمّتنا العقيلة زينب عليها السلام والتي زرتها مودّعاً ومستئذناً قبل أيام من إصابتك بهذا الوباء اللعين، كما هي عادتك وولعك الهندسيّ في رسم المثلثات والمكعّبات وتشفير الرسائل والكلمات فبحت للعقيلة الحوراء ما لم تبحه للآخرين ورحلت.

آه يا أنيس كم مرةٍ كنت قد قرّرتَ الرحيل وما أذن الله لك…

دعني أبدأ معك من حيث البداية الهندسية للرواية…

هل تتذكر أول مرة تعرّفتُ فيها عليك في مكتبك لهندسة الديكور في كورنيش المزرعة في سبعينيات القرن الماضي، يوم كنت تخطط مع رهط عظيم من أصحابك مثل هاني فاخوري وعلي يوسف ونزار الزين ومحمد بركات ومحمود هلال رسلان ونذير الأوبري وخالد الشحيمي ومروان الكيالي وعبد الحسن الأمين وعصمت مراد وسمير الشيخ وربيع الجبل ومحمد عرندس وعشرات آخرين من الرموز والقامات الأخرى «للاستيلاء» على لبنان كلّ لبنان وتسليمه كله لفلسطين، هدية من بيروت كليمة البحر والبحّارين العاشقين للسفر الى المحيط الأرحب، بيروت العصية على الدخلاء والغرباء إلا من آمن بالله ورسله وأنبيائه، ونحت في صخورها ورسم على جدرانها وهندس ديكورها بلوحات فلسطين؟

هل تذكر كيف اخترقتَ يومها كلّ حواجز و”سيطرات” القرار الدولي والإقليمي والمحلي المتكلّس بنمطيات «لبنان قوي بضعفه» و”لبنان مرآة عاكسة لتناقضات المحيط” و”العين ما فيها تقاوم المخرز»، لتتمكن من إيصال منشوراتك الى قرى جبل عامل تدعوها للقيام.. وزدت على ذلك طموحاً بتجنيد بعض ضباط الأمم المتحدة على الطرف الآخر من الأسلاك الشائكة ليوصلوا صوتك الجهوريّ وصوت حركتك لبنان الأرض بتتكلم عربي الى أهلنا في فلسطين؟

كيف أرثيك اليوم وأنت أنت، أنت الذي هويت اليوم من علياء جبل قاسيون بقوّة فرط صوتية لم نألفها فيك ولا منك، وفي عينيك اللتين كانتا دوماً مسدّدتين الى جبل الشيخ والجليل الأعلى فإذا بهما تغفوان على سفوح جبل عامل ودماوند فاستحضرت مع رحيلك المدوّي هذا أبا جهاد خليل الوزير ومحمد صالح الحسيني وعماد مغنية وآخرين كثراً من رجال المشروع الأممي المقاوم المبدعين.. وإصراري على ذكر هؤلاء الثلاثة تحديداً لأنهم كانوا المواكبين والملهمين لك في لحظات التحوّل والتغيير الأساسية في عمرك السياسيّ، وإنْ أصبحتَ «ملهماً فاق ملهميه» في بعض فصول عطائه بأشواط.

رثاؤك يا أنيس ليس بالأمر السهل وأنت كنت عنوان التحوّل والإبداع والهندسة الديناميكيّة في ثلاث محطات أساسية:

1 ـ أنيس لبنان العربي

يوم اجتمع الكون كله ليخطفه من عروبته وفلسطينه فكنت سيد المرحلة في الدفاع عن عروبة لبنان الرديفة لفلسطين بكلّ تقاسيم العروبة والإسلام مانعاً المرجفين من سلخ لبنان عن بحره ومحيطه والمتحجّرين الظلاميين عن التفريط بإسلام محمد الأصيل.

2 ـ أنيس إسلام الخميني

يوم اجتمع الكون كله ليمنع ولادة إيران الإسلام معلنين الحرب عليها لأنها نادت بإيران اليوم وغداً فلسطين.

فكانت نخوتك العربية وصفاء روحك ومن عشقت من السهرودي وملا صدرا وعرفان إمام العصر لتتجلى وحدة العقيدة لديك في نظريتك التي أحببت وآمنت بأنّ مهندس هذا الكون واحد ونوره واحد، ما عنى لك أن تترجمه بانتقالك الى المرحلة الأرقى وهي الجمع بين جناحي الأمة الإسلامية عنيت به مرحلة الإسلام المحمدي الأصيل على سنة محمد وفي تشيّع علي والتي تمثلت لديك وتبلورت بالانتماء.. نعم الانتماء لمدرسة ونهج محقق حلم الأنبياء ووارث آدم والحسين عليهما السلام، عنيت به الإمام روح الله الموسوي الخميني.

3 ـ أنيس حضارة المشرق

يوم اجتمع الكون كله لينتقم من كلّ حواضر الأمة العربية والإسلامية ممثلة بشام المسيح ومحمد، وبعثوا جيوشهم الناطقة بعربية زائفة كاذبة والحاملة راية ظلامية سوداء تحمل في جوفها عدة وعديد بقايا عصابات الهاغانا وشتيرن وسواهما من جيوش الشجرة الملعونة في القرآن، فكنت أيضاً سيد المرحلة وعنوانها منذ اليوم الأول، ولم تختلط عليك الأمور ولم تشتبه، فأطلقت نداءك الشهير بأن هيا لننتقل من الاشتباك «المنفرد» الى التشبيك «المتحد» لتصبح الساحات والدماء واحدة متّحدة كما هو هدفنا الواحد الموحّد…

ويوم صرعت الإمبريالية والصهيونية على بوابات الشام وصعد من صعد الى بارئه من القادة والأحباب وأخيرهم وارث كلّ علم الحروب والمقاومات وابن الخميني البار ومالك علي الخامنئي الى السماء، عنيت به أسطورة الشرق الحاج قاسم سليماني، قرّرت أن تذهب أنت بكليتك الى دمشق لتخوض ما كنت تعتقد وأنت محقّ بأنها المعركة الأخيرة ما قبل الصعود إلى الجليل الأعلى، أيّ معركة منع تكرار سيناريو العراق الذي يحضر لسورية الأسد ولبنان، ولكن هيهات لهم ذلك. وقد نجحت في أداء واجبك وقسطك في المعركة، مبدعاً وملهماً.

وبينما جيش سورية الأسد وحلفاؤه الأوفياء يستعدون لتطهير ما تبقى من أرض الأنبياء وأرض المعراج الى السماء، والكلّ يعدّ العدّة ممن تعرفهم وآخرين جدد يأتون الينا من كلّ حدب وصوب ومأرب… فإذا بك تفاجئنا بالترجّل عن صهوة فرسك والرحيل…

لماذا يا أنيس…!؟

سؤال يُمعن في إيلامنا، لكن الله يقول لنا بلسان الوحي:

«ولكلّ أمة أجَل فإذا جاء أجلهم لا يستأخرون ساعة ولا يستقدمون».

آمنا بالله وهو الحق والموت حق…

رثاؤك صعب يا أنيس بعد أن قلّ الأنيس لولا أبي هادي الأمين وبعض رهطه وحوارييه…

وبعد أن صار لنا في السماء أكثر مما لنا في الأرض، وبعد أن اشتعل الشيب فينا لهباً…!؟

ولكن لا يا أنيس، فعهدنا وإياك ألّا نستسلم، لا للجنرال كلل ولا للجنرال ملل، ولا للجنرالات الآخرين إحباط ويأس وقنوط، فرحمة الله واسعة…

وعهدُنا الأول نحن «جمعية المصدقين» هل تذكر.. هكذا كانوا يسمّوننا.. بأننا مصدقون أنّ الأمور بخير وانّ كلّ شيء على ما يُرام وانّ التحرير آتٍ وانّ أمر محمد وآل محمد قائم…

نعم يا أنيس قسماً بمن أحببت وبمن آمنت وبمن التحقت أننا على العهد باقون والى الجليل وجبل الشيخ صاعدون ونحن نردّد … “نحن اللي خلينا الدنيا تحكي بلهجة فلسطين» و”أنا ابن فتح ما هتفت لغيرها» طبعاً فتح التي كانت تعني فلسطين كلّ فلسطين وكلّ من حمل البندقية بعدها وقرّر الاشتباك خيراً دائماً لأجل فلسطين حرة عربية مستقلة تسبح في محيطها العربي والإسلامي، ومدعومة من كلّ أحرار العالم الذين أحببتهم وأحبّوك يا أنيس الإنسان..

نم قرير العين يا أنيس واطمئن، وعندما تستفيق غداً أخبر حواريي عيسى المسيح وجند محمد عندك من ضيوف الرفيق الأعلى بأننا قادمون وكلّ واحد من أهل الاختصاص فينا، قد أخذ موقعه الخاص به في المستوطنة او المستعمرة التي سيحرّر… وسنصلي في القدس…

ولكن مع ذلك يا أنيس…

ثمة وجع وألم وحنين في قلبي لعودتك وعودة مَن معك هناك في الفردوس الأعلى وأنتم حول محمد وعلي وفاطمة والحسن والحسين متحلقون…

ولكن الحزن عليك يا أنيس جاء أضعافاً مضاعفة.

كما أخبرتك أعلاه فأنت برحيلك استحضرت كلّ القامات والهامات التي سبقتك…

ولم يبق في جعبتي إلا هذه الأبيات التي رثا فيها الشريف الرضي صديقه أبا اسحق الصابي:

اعلمت من حملوا على الأعواد

أرأيت كيف خبا ضياء النادي

جبل هوى لو خرّ في البحر اغتدى

من وقعه متزاحم الإزباد

ما كنت أعرف قبل حطك في الثرى

أنّ الثرى يعلو على الأطواد

اقبلها مني أوتاراً في غمد سيفً مليء بالشجن

لا أقول لك وداعاً يا أنيس حتى النفوس المستوحشة من بعدك، فأنت من جنس الشهداء… حيّ بيننا وان كانت كورونا قد فتكت بك على حين غرة بالوكالة عن العدو الأصيل الذي هزمته في أكثر من ميدان…

قادمون يا أنيس من هرمز التي جهّزت راداراتها البحرية بيديك، الى باب المندب التي كنتَ تعمل على تحضير سفينة كارينA  2 لها، حتى مع غياب عماد…

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الثورة في إيران.. أصوات من السطوح وأجهزة التسجيل

الجمعة 11 شباط 2022

المصدر: الميادين نت

محمد عيسى

خرج الإيرانيون، أمس، إلى سطوح منازلهم من أجل التكبير، عملاً بتقليد يعود إلى أيام الكفاح الثوري الشاقّ، لكنّ التكبير لم يكن إلاّ فعلاً واحداً من تشكيلة واسعة من الأدوات المستخدَمة لكسر احتكار الشاه للسلطة.

الثورة في إيران.. كيف تحوّلت السطوح وأجهزة التسجيل إلى أسلحة شعبية؟

إن كانت الثورات القومية، في أوروبا وآسيا والقارتين الأميركيتين، خرجت من قوالب مطابع شبيهة بتلك التي ابتكرها يوهان غوتنبرغ، فإنّ القرن العشرين حمل للسلالات الملكية تهديداً أسوأ من الطباعة، تمثّلَ بالإذاعات وأجهزة البث والتسجيل والاستماع، والتي أعادت إلى المخيال العام قدرته على ابتكار الجماعة ضمن حدود وسيادة بيّنة.

يمكن تحديد استراتيجيات الجماعة الثورية في إيران في أواخر العقد السابع من القرن العشرين ضمن نقاط بسيطة ومبسترة، كالإضرابات العامة والاحتجاجات الشعبية وتعطيل البازار، أو حتى الاشتباك مع قوات الشرطة الرسمية والسرية (السافاك). لكن الثورة، في طرفيها غير المتعادلَي القوى، تأخذ – كما هي العادة – أشكالاً وأساليب أشدّ دقةً وأعمق تجذُّراً في الثقافة السائدة ونمط العلاقات والتراتبيات الاجتماعية القائمة، بما في ذلك تلك الهوامش المهمَلة. وهذا ما يعبّر عنه عالِم الإنسان والسياسة جيمس سكوت، بكياسة، في قوله إنّ أي علاقة بين النخب المسيطرة والمحكومين هي “نضال مادي إلى حد كبير، يواصل فيه الطرفان البحث باستمرار عن نقاط الضعف واستغلال المنافع الصغيرة”.

تُظهر الثورة في إيران تحوّل الحق في الكلام وواجب الاستماع إلى ميدان لنزاعات السلطة. الشاه وحده من يستحق التحدث باسم الشعب، والآخرون مجرّد شهود، عليهم واجب الإصغاء. هكذا، أصبح “السافاك” لا مجرد سلطة قهرية تحاكم نيّات الفعل فقط، وإنما نيّات الكلام أيضاً، مهرقة في ذلك دماء المعارضين، وإن كانوا على تماس مع القداسة الدينية، وهذا ما عبّر عنه اقتحام جنود الشاه للمدرسة الفيضية في قم، بعد أيام من إلقاء السيد روح الله الخميني خطاباً نارياً هناك ضد الشاه، بحيث ارتُكبت مجزرة راح ضحيتها العشرات من الطلبة، قبل أن يصطف الجنود من جديد حاملين شعارهم البائد “الخلود للملك”. 

مارست سلطات الشاه مختلف أنواع القمع، من التعذيب وتلف الأعضاء حتى الاعتقال والنفي، داخلياً وخارجياً، لكن قنوات الثورة لم تغلَق أبداً، وإن تعرّضت لضربات موجعة، كما في حالة نفي زعيمها الخميني إلى النجف العراقية، ثم إلى نوفل لوشاتو الفرنسية، حيث كان على الخميني أن يرضخ لانقطاعه عن الاتصال المباشر بقاعدته الجماهيرة، وانفصاله عن المؤسسة الحوزوية في قم، والتي تحوّلت في الستينيات والسبعينيات إلى جبهة متقدّمة في وجه الشاه. 

لكنّ الخميني وأنصاره، الذين اندمج بعضهم في شبكات سرية، استطاعوا أن يبتكروا حِيَلهم الجديدة، وفق تعبير سكوت، لمقاومة السلطات، بما في ذلك تحويل المراسيم الدينية، كصلاة الجمعة والإحياءات الحسينية، ووسائل الاتصال الجماهيرية العلمانية، إلى أدوات لنشر البيانات المحرّضة والخطابات الدينية، التي تحثّ على مواجهة الشاه ونظامه، والالتحاق بصفوف الثورة. 

يقدّم الفيلسوف الفرنسي ميشيل فوكو، في مقالات ضمن تغطيته الصحافية للثورة الإيرانية، وصفاً للتفاعلات الاجتماعية التي أعادت تشكيلها الثورة ضمن مصهرها الخاص، فيكتب، في مقالٍ بعنوان “في انتظار عودة الإمام”، قائلاً “غُرست أمام المنازل أغصان كبيرة من الأشجار، توقَدُ عليها عند حلول الظلام مصابيح بيضاء وحمراء وخضراء: إنّها أفراح “الفِتْية” الذين قُتلوا لتوِّهم. وفي النهار، كان الملالي (رجال الدين) يتحدثون بعنف في المساجد ضد الشاه والأميركيين، وضد الغرب وماديته. ويَدْعون، باسم القرآن والسنّة، إلى الكفاح ضد هذا النظام بأسره. فإذا ضاقت المساجد بروادها، ولم تتسع للجمهور، وُضِعت مكبرات الصوت في الشارع. فكانت القرية بأسرها، والحي بأسره، يردّدان تلك الأصوات المفزعة… وسُجِّل كثير من تلك الخطب الدينية، وانتشرت أشرطتها في كل إيران. وأسمعني إياها في طهران كاتب أبعد ما يكون عن رجال الدين، ولم يكن ذلك يُشعره بالحياء ولا بالحرج ولا بالتردد أو الخوف”.

توضح ملاحظات فوكو الآنفة أشكالاً متعدّدة للاحتجاج جرى اعتمادها من جانب الثوريين، والتي تبدأ باستذكار ضحايا الثورة وفِتْيتها، لا على مدار اليوم وحده، بل في الليل أيضاً، وتمتد إلى الاستفادة من المكان الديني، الذي كان في السابق مقتصراً على ممارسة الطقوس الروحانية الجماعية، في عملية إنتاج “روحانية سياسية” (وفق تعبير فوكو) تُنتج شكلاً جديداً للحكم، ولا تنتهي بالطبع عند إشارة فوكو إلى توحّد الجماعة الثورية من خلال السماع، ليسمع الأهالي الخطابات بصورة جماعية وعامة، وليصبح الكاتب العلماني جزءاً من الصيرورة الثورية، وإن كان في مقدمتها رجالُ دين.

يمكن رسم خريطة صوتية للثورة الإيرانية، تضم أناشيد محمد كلريز مثلاً، جنباً إلى جنب نداءات المحتجّين الموجَّهة إلى القوات العسكرية كي لا يطلق إخوتهم الرصاص، وهدير الجماهير الهادرة في شوارع طهران وقم وأصفهان وغيرها من المحافظات، والتكبيرات الصادرة في جنح الليل من على سطوح المنازل، بعد حظر السلطات للتجوّل، والأشرطة الموزَّعة سراً لتُسمَع في خلوات المنازل. 

تُعَدُّ الثورة الإيرانية أحد أبرز النماذج عن تحوّل أشرطة الكاسيت إلى أدوات ثورية، بالمعنى الحرفي للكلمة. ففي عام 1978، عندما كان الخميني منفياً في ضواحي باريس، كانت وسائله للاتصال بمواطنيه تقلَّصت، لتصير مقتصرةً على التواصل عبر ممثلين، ومن خلال استخدام أشرطة الكاسيت، بحيث كان يقوم شخص، لديه علاقة ما بشركة الهاتف، بإجراء مكالمة جماعية في إيران، ثم تدار الخطبة عبر خط الهاتف، ليقوم الثوريون بتسجيلها مباشرةً، ثم يتابعون تسجيلها عبر عشرات آلاف المراكز السرية، لتوزَّع لاحقاً بكثافة في مختلف المحافظات. 

هذه الشبكة الواسعة والعفوية، إلى حدّ كبير، نجحت في إحداث اختراق في أنظمة الرقابة الملكية، وسرت من دون رادارات السافاك، وبتوزيع شبكي لا رأس له كي يُطاحَ، وهذا ما منح الثورة زخماً شعبياً يصعب وقفه أو صدّه. 

احتفل الإيرانيون، اليوم، بحلول الذكرى الـ43 للثورة. الشوارع امتلأت بالجماهير والمواكب السيّارة، بعد ليلة من التكبير فوق السطوح، عملاً بتقليد شرّعته الثورة. الثورة انتصرت، لكن الإيرانيين لا يرون أن كل أهدافها تحققت، وخصوصاً مع استمرار عزلتهم المفروضة بفعل العقوبات. وعلى الرغم من ذلك، فإن إيران تحقق عدة اختراقات في كسر جدران العزلة، وهم يعرفون أنّ أدوات فرض الاعتراف يمكن أن تبدأ بتكبيرات السطوح، وعبر أجهزة التسجيل، وتتقدّم صعوداً نحو ترسانة كاملة من أساليب المعارضة الجديدة.  

Martyr Soleimani More Powerful than General Soleimani

January 4, 2022

By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer

Today, the 3rd of January, the Iranian nation is all geared up to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the martyrdom of one of its greatest generals in history who without the least doubt was also one of the astute diplomats that Iran has produced – and so also several nations of the region whom the martyr inspired.

His funeral and that of his equally brilliant colleague of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units [PMU] was attended by millions of mourners as the coffins passed through several cities of Iraq and Iran.

Yesterday, millions of Baghdadis had poured into the streets to pay tributes to the Martyrs Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, with the determination to achieve the goals for which the two had strived, including the driving out of the US occupation forces from the region.

Qassem Soleimani needs no introduction. He was a Hammer of terrorists, whether non-state actors like the takfiris, or state actors like the US and the illegal Zionist entity.

Though assassinated in the most cowardly manner by the Americans on the orders of the scoundrel Donald Trump, he continues to wield a growing influence on the Resistance Forces, to the horror of the US and ‘Israel’, which had thought that killing the judicious general who was on a diplomatic mission to Iraq, would remove the greatest obstacle to their devilish designs.

They have been proved totally wrong as Martyr Soleimani looms larger than life today, inspiring not just the Iranians, but also the Iraqis, Syrians, Lebanese, Yemenis, Bahrainis, and all other freedom loving oppressed nations determined to drive the CENTCOM terrorists from the region.

As a matter of fact, Martyr Soleimani is today more powerful than General Soleimani, who had ably guided the Iraqis and Syrians in routing the macabrely murderous US-supported Daesh terrorists and thus saving their homelands from becoming a large ‘Takfiristan’ stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Gulf.

As a sincere student of the school of that Sage of the Age, Imam Ruhollah Khomeini [RA], he had grown up on the battlefronts of the 8-year war the US had imposed on Iran in the 1980s through its agent Saddam of the repressive Ba’th minority regime of Baghdad.

He soon evolved into a shrewd diplomat during negotiations and a brilliant military strategist on the battlefields – rolled into one – who through his personal courage on the frontlines, molded the Lebanese, Syrians, Iraqis, Palestinians, Yemenis, and resistance units of other countries into formidable forces instilling fears in the hearts of terrorists and their mentors.

This was the reason the dastardly US forces feared him, the takfiri terrorists were terrified of him, the Zionists were frustrated of their plot to dismember Syria, and the filthy rich reactionary Arab regimes hated him for the hundreds of billions of dollars of losses they had incurred in vain in funding and fanning terrorism in Muslim countries.

As commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guard [IRG], his cherished goal was the liberation of holy al-Quds and all of Palestine, which will indeed be achieved, in view of the fact, no less a revolutionary figure that Hamas’ Ismail Haniyeh had hailed him at his funeral ceremony as “Martyr of al-Quds.”

A martyr does not die but is alive and receives sustenance from the Lord Most High in Whose path he gave his life, as is evident by the Ayahs of the holy Quran.

This means the blood of martyrs always triumphs over the swords and other instruments of death that the cowardly use in the vain hope of silencing the brave, as was demonstrated by Imam Husain [AS] in Karbala, and as Martyrs Soleimani, Abu Mahdi, and others have shown, by following the immortal path of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad [SAWA].

No wonder that the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Sayyed Ali Khamenei has hailed Soleimani as a symbol of hope, self-confidence and bravery and a manifestation of resistance and victory.

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Member of Top Iranian Clerical Body to Al-Ahed: We Are Living In an Era of Major Victories

Nov 5, 2021

Member of Top Iranian Clerical Body to Al-Ahed: We Are Living In an Era of Major Victories

By Mokhtar Haddad

Tehran – Iranians are celebrating the 42nd anniversary of the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran by Iranian students and the closure of the American spy den, which acted as a central nervous system for espionage, and interference.

The leader of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini described this event as the second revolution. This day also coincides with the anniversary of Imam Khomeini’s exile from the country in 1964 and the beginning of the Islamic renaissance in Iran. Imam Khomeini led the revolution and returned to the country in 1979. The revolution of the Iranian people triumphed under his leadership.

This day also commemorates the martyrdom of dozens of Iranian school and university students who perished at the hands of the Shah’s regime during a march in front of the University of Tehran.

This year’s anniversary of the closure of the American spy den in Tehran coincides with another blow dealt to the US in international waters when the Islamic Revolutionary Guard prevented American pirates from stealing Iranian oil.

On this occasion, Al-Ahed news website sat down with a member of the Presidency of Iran’s Assembly of Experts, His Eminence Ayatollah Sheikh Abbas Al-Kaabi, who confirmed that the discourse of the Islamic Revolution presented a model for civilized jihad in the face of arrogance. This discourse, which was initiated by the honorable Imam Khomeini and continued by the Grand His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei is based on several elements:

  • 1st element: Transforming weaknesses of the nation into strengths at all levels – cultural, economic, political, social, scientific, technical, defense and military
  • 2nd element: Turning enemy threats into opportunities for development and civilization at all levels
  • 3rd element: The cognitive view of power as a means of creating civilization not creating and producing power in order to dominate other human beings
  • 4th element: Emphasis on the value system that starts from monotheism, justice, and human dignity and continues to consolidate the principles of ethics, development, science, religious governance of the people, and effective political participation in the light of values and morals
  • 5th element: Removing the obstacles by combating tyrants, aggressors, corrupters, and the arrogant
  • 6th element: Interaction with the Islamic awakening movement, restoration of nation-building and rooting the culture of resistance and the creation of civilization
  • 7th element: The establishment of principles and values and the preservation of Islamic belief and knowledge in order to create an Islamic way of living that is compatible with Islamic values within the Islamic nation
  • 8th element: The fight against backwardness and moving towards scientific development among the sons of the Islamic nation
  • 9th element: Combating strife within the nation and emphasizing the strategy of unity among its sons
  • 10th element: Focusing on the scientific and religious reference for the people of the nation in line with the requirements of the age and time
  • 11th element: Knowledge and subordination to the righteous and intellectual leadership to create victory after victory in the face of global arrogance
  • 12th element: Creating a new general structure for the nation and overthrowing structures, organizations, and administrative frameworks of global arrogance in international relations
  • 13th element: Supporting independence, freedom, and movement towards achieving justice and development for Islamic peoples and countries in the face of hegemony, influence, and penetration of global arrogance
  • 14th element: Focusing on interreligious and intercultural dialogue in the framework of monotheism, justice, and human dignity

Ayatollah Al-Kaabi concluded by saying: These 14 elements need the rise and resistance of the sons of the nation against the global arrogance system at all levels.

The discourse of the Islamic Revolution in the light of the ideas of Imam Khomeini and Imam Khamenei today created glory for the nation as well as an uprising and a movement of resistance against global arrogance. Today, we are stronger than ever, and global arrogance and its puppets in the region are weaker than ever. We are living in an era of great victories and the nation’s children pioneering resistance against global arrogance.

IRGC Major General Hossein Salami speaks on the National Day of the Fight against Global Arrogance

November 04, 2021

IRGC Major General Hossein Salami speaks on the National Day of the Fight against Global Arrogance

IRG Chief: US Manufacturer of Dictatorships in the World; Iran Haven of Regional Peace

By Staff, Agencies

Chief Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard [IRG], Major General Hossein Salami, labelled the US as the manufacturer of dictatorships all over the world, while stressing that Iran represents the haven of peace in the region.

In remarks during the commemoration ceremony of the National Day of Fight against Global Arrogance, which was held in front of the former US embassy in Tehran, now referred to as the Den of Espionage, on Thursday, Salami said “The Americans are used to being defeated at the hands of the Iranian nation, but, they have yet to learn the lesson.”

Aban 13, which is reminiscent of November 4, 1979, is the day when Iranian students stood against the United States’ arrogance and hegemonic power, and seized the US Embassy in Tehran.

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“Today is a day of victory for the Iranian nation and overcoming the greatest empire in history,” Salami said.

He stated that on November 4, 1979, when the United States was at the peak of its political, military and economic power and the Iranian nation had not created the great structures of its current power at the beginning of a glorious Islamic Revolution, a glorious Islamic revolution was formed under the leadership of the late Imam Khomeini.

“This courage and endurance in the atmosphere of that day in the world is one of the most amazing historical facts both for humanity and for the Iranian nation,” Salami underscored.

Addressing the revolutionary people of Tehran who participated in the massive rally, Major General Salami said that today is a great day for the Iranian nation.

Referring to the anniversary of the seizure of the former US Embassy in Iran in 1979, Salami added that on this day, the United States, which was the greatest empire in history, was defeated.

“The Americans are used defeats at the hands of the Iranian people, he added that however, they have not yet embraced a lesson,” he added.

Salami also slammed the US hegemonic moves to provoke wars in the world, saying that more than 40 major wars in 40 parts of the world are the outcome of the US politics in the world.

“The US has engaged in a war with many countries in Europe, Africa, South America, the far East, West Asia, and Russia,” Salami said, and “the US waged wars that have left more an 8 million dead in the world.”

He also noted that 750 US military bases in the world have each tried to establish pervasive political domination in the world with a circle of political influence.

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Leader: Revolution of Imam Khomeini is stronger than ever

Imam Khamenei Marks Imam Khomeini’s 32nd Demise Anniversary: Islamic Revolution Stronger Than Ever

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Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran is stronger than ever as the country marks the 32nd anniversary of the passing away of its revolutionary founder Imam Khomeini.  

“I start the discussion from here that among the revolutionary systems and establishments that have been formed in the last one or two centuries, I do not know of any system that has been predicted as much as the Islamic Republic to collapse,” the Leader said Friday in a televised address. 

“From the first day of the revolution, the ill-wishers and those who could not digest and tolerate this great phenomenon, both inside and outside the country, said that the Islamic Republic would not last for another two months, six months or a year,” the Leader said.

“It was one or two years ago when the esteemed Americans said the same thing and a high-ranking American official stated that the Islamic Republic would not see its 40th anniversary. I do not remember so many predictions of decay and collapse to have been made about any other system,” he added.

Ayatollah Khamenei was apparently referring to former US national security advisor John Bolton’s infamous prediction while addressing a terrorist MKO convention in Paris in 2017.

At the conference Bolton said, “The outcome of the president’s policy review should be to determine that the Ayatollah Khomeini’s 1979 revolution will not last until its 40th birthday. And that’s why, before 2019, we here will celebrate in Tehran.”

“But, thank God, the revolution and the system of Imam Khomeini not only did not collapse and did not stop, but became stronger day by day,” Ayatollah Khamenei said Friday.

“It did not surrender, did not give up and rather showed its independence day by day. It achieved great success and overcame obstacles.”

The Leader said despite many successive political, security, economic obstacles created for Iran, “the Islamic Republic today is more developed than 40 years ago and is ahead in all respects by the grace of God.”

“The question arises, what is the secret of this permanence? Why did the Islamic Republic not face the fate of other revolutions in spite of all this hostility? Here I announce that the glorious and proud secret of this system is two words: the Republic and Islam. The existence created from these two words has every right to remain permanent, because it includes both people and Islam.”

Every year on the anniversary of the passing away, a commemoration ceremony is held at Imam Khomeini’s mausoleum in southern Tehran, with large crowds of mourners attending.

Like last year, authorities scrapped the ceremony and other events across the country this year to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Nevertheless, people in different cities attended local events by observing social distancing, to pay tribute to the late Imam.

Iranians pay tribute to late Imam Khomeini on 32nd anniversary of departure

Iranians pay tribute to late Imam Khomeini on 32nd anniversary of departureIranians are commemorating the 32nd anniversary of the passing away of Imam Khomeini, the revered founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Ayatollah Khamenei said Imam Khomeini’s outstanding initiative was that he created and introduced the idea of the Islamic Republic and then realized it.

“The great work of our esteemed Imam was to create this idea and theory of the Islamic Republic and to introduce it into the field of various political theories, in which there were various Eastern and Western political theories,” the Leader said, adding Imam Khomeini then took action and put his theory into practice.

“The Imam had many initiatives but the Islamic Republic is the most important initiative of the Imam,” the Leader said. “This is the same religious democracy that was recognized as the Islamic Republic.”

Addressing the youth, Ayatollah Khamenei said, “You, the youth, who have not experienced the pre-Revolution era, it is hard for you to feel that era.”

He recollected that people played no role at all in their destiny, especially during the dark tyranny of the Pahlavi dynasty.

“The Imam brought the people to the field with a leaping movement. The nation believed in itself and the Imam used the great capacity of the nation’s ability and will, and with his leadership and guidance, he was able to take it to a stage where he could do great things,” he added.

There was a time, the Leader continued, when the Islamic Republic was a sapling, and now it is a robust tree which cannot be uprooted by any storm.

Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini, better known as Imam Khomeini, passed away on June 3, 1989 at the age of 87.

Plot to divide nation, eradicate religious democracy 

Ayatollah Khamenei called Iran’s religious democracy a “divine gift”, but warned of plots by the enemies to undermine it. 

“Thank God, after the departure of the Imam, the Iranian nation preserved this divine gift and this religious democracy,” he said. 

“The enemies of Iran, who made all kinds of efforts to separate the people and make them lose belief in religious democracy, had their plot thwarted and every time they tried a new way they faced the steel barrier of the Iranian people,” the Leader said.

“It is the same today. The enemies are lying in ambush to drive a wedge between the people and the Islamic system, but they are facing the steel barrier of the Iranian people. They plotted both security and intellectual invasion, all of which failed.”

Ayatollah Khamenei said there are some people inside Iran, who either knowingly or unknowingly repeat the claims of the enemies.  

“The idea that democracy does not go hand in hand with religion is also the claim of the enemies. Of course, some may say this out of negligence. They should know that this is the talk of the enemy and the enemy wants to eradicate Islam… It is a great mistake if we alienate democracy from Islamic thought and spirit.”


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Palestine Will Prevail Against Zionism

This political violence cannot last forever, and resistance to supporting Zionism is also growing in the West. Peace and justice are the only acceptable solutions for Palestine, and this must mean the end of the Zionist regime.

It’s not a coincidence that the great Imam Khomeini (blessed be His name) referenced Al-Quds Day in the last Friday of Ramadan. We are used to seeing the Palestinian cause in terms of mourning. So much Palestinian blood was shed by the Zionist occupiers, so much damage was done on Palestinian land, so devastating was Zionist occupation in the Palestinian capital, Al-Quds. These Zionist crimes must of course never be forgotten, the same as we will always remember the Nakba and never accept the existence of the Zionist occupation entity. The mood of Ramadan, its sacred atmosphere, perfectly fosters this absolutely necessary historical reflection.

But we must also think about the Al-Quds Day in terms of hope. Above all hope and future happiness! The great Imam Khomeini with His unparalleled acumen surely saw this as the inevitable event of the future: the return of the liberated Al-Quds to its role as the Palestinian capital, the city of the faithful. To a role that Jerusalem has never lost in our souls. This is what makes each Al-Quds Day event so profound and important, combining the memory of the tragic past, the awareness of the crimes still happening before our eyes, with the certainty of the irreversible victory that will be enjoyed by Palestine and all its friends.

Cut Off The Cancer

Of course, for now we are all in situation of a body attacked by a cancer.A cancer cell is a killer that pretends to belong to the body it kills. This is what the Zionist occupation regime is doing. It has no rights or any grounds for the occupation of Palestine other than its own crimes and the support of the American and British centres serving the Zionists. For centuries, the Jewish population in the Middle East lived in harmony and peace with their Arab neighbours, and thanks to the rule of Islam, they could develop freely, unlike in full-blooded and intolerant Western Europe. And it was from Europe that the invasion of foreigners, attackers of unknown origin, who declared themselves rulers of this land and the World as a whole fell on Palestine! On the basis of a sick, criminal Zionist ideology and invented genealogy children of Eastern European stallholders and Western European doctrinaires, they all turned out to be terrorists attacking a peaceful, friendly Palestine. They came out of the sea like the Jinns, and like the Jinns, they should be thrown back into the sea.

Over the years the Zionists enslaved not only all of Palestine, but also tried to impose their tyranny on their neighbours, especially Lebanon. With the help of their American servants, the Zionists also tried to create “Greater Israel” in Syria and Iraq, and in cooperation with the Saudi traitors of Islam, they tried to impose their power on the entire Middle East. This sect is no different in Europe, where, using especially the myth of the “Holocaust“, it imprints on European nations its ideological and financial dictatorship. Indeed, Zionism is a cancer, not only for Palestine and the Middle East, but for the whole World. And for the sake of all mankind, it must be cut down!

Path Of The Martyrs

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the great Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei, was the only one to present a viable and rational program for settling the Palestinian question via voting by all the true inhabitants of this land and their descendants. No other government, no state, including the European one, has devoted itself to such a profound and sensitive focus on the tragedy of Palestine. And this despite the fact that the crimes of the Zionists are not a secret in Europe. On the contrary, in many European countries, for example in Scotland, where I live, the social support movements for the victims of Zionist terror are more than strong. Governments, however, prefer to turn a blind eye, frightened by the myth of the “Holocaust” as well as under the pressure of the American Zionist chain dog, which, especially under Donald Trump, brutally forced the unconditionally pro-Zionist political line on its dependent states. And as we can see now, there is no big difference as far as Joe Biden’s administration concerned.

However, this political violence cannot last forever, and resistance to supporting Zionism is also growing in the West. Peace and justice are the only acceptable solutions for Palestine, and this must mean the end of the Zionist regime. Eventually, it will be forced to bow to the increased pressure of heroic Palestinian resistance, economic boycott from the rest of the World, and above all the unshakable will of Islam, led by the Islamic Republic of Iran and its Supreme Leader.

The road to a free Palestine is marked by the graves of the martyrs, and we all know that General Soleimani is one of the greatest of them. No one has ever caused so many losses to Zionism in his whole life, while saving so many believers and, in fact, helping the whole World. It is no coincidence that the Great General was targeted by the Zionist criminals and the American murderers acting on their behalf. However, the blood of the martyrs is the seed of faith. Faith in the final victory, in pushing the Zionists into the sea, in a free Palestine and in the Middle East without the imperialist troops and their Saudi henchmen.

At the same time, however, we must also remember that Zionism is not defenceless. On the contrary, the Zionist regime is held hostage by millions of Palestinians, the entire Middle East is hostage as it is threatened by Zionist nuclear weapons. It is of course possible to destroy the Zionist occupation by military means, but the cost would be enormous. Therefore, Zionism is actively fought wherever it is manifestly aggressive, just as General Soleimani did. However, we must overcome the Zionist occupation from within, by strengthening Palestinian potential and by intensifying the external blockade. Zionists are greedy people, thinking only about profits. Let’s deprive these bandits and thieves of the profits from the exploitation of Palestine and they will run away, rob Mars, work up a trillion-dollar debt to Jupiter or whatever the Zionists come up with. And this victory is inevitable, thanks to the example of General Soleimani and everyday heroes.

We Are Not With Palestine… Enough

In whole Europe we can see now thousands of people attending meetings of solidarity with Palestine. It is an important and touching experience. I have helped to organise some of them, but every time I have one, I share a strong message with the attendance:

We should not say and write “We are with Palestine” because we are… not there.

We were not banished from our homes during Nakba. We did not live in Sabra and Shatila. We were not kids shot at during the Intifada. Water was not shut off from our houses in the Autonomy. No one shot us when we were sailing towards the ships in Gaza. We are not where the Zionists are murdering Palestine.

And let’s not lie to ourselves that we can really do something for Palestine, that we change something by putting away on the shelf of a supermarket oranges fertilized with the blood of children from the West Bank. Because there will always be some other news of the day eventually. Because someday we have a whim to go on a trip to Eilat. Because the governments we vote for will talk us down again into making another deal with the Zionists.

Let’s not say we are with Palestine until we are truly consistent. As long as the chain of economic and political blockade around “Israel” is tighter than the barbed wire strangling the Autonomy. Until real sanctions against the Zionists hit Tel Aviv more accurately than their missiles hit Gaza.

The World conducts so many wars on our behalf, but against ourselves. This one, the one for the liberation of Palestine, let’s help lead it in our own well-understood interest. Not only for a moment, when we are once again saddened by another murdered Palestinian children, but for the final victory.

Otherwise – we will never be with Palestine.

Otherwise – we will become it ourselves.

Al-Quds day 2021 | Mideastream

Al Quds day is not a day to celebrate a city in occupied Palestine. It is the last Friday in the holy month of Ramadan launched by the leader of the revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Al Khomeini to reiterate that the issue of Al-Quds Al-Sharif is the core of the Palestinian cause.

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