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Friday, 29 April 2022 17:21

WE SUPPORT THE OPPRESSED PEOPLE OF PALESTINE AMIDST ATTACKS BY ZIONIST FORCES IN AL-AQSA MOSQUE . Today being the last Friday of the Holy month of Ramadan is the International Quds day in which people of conscience across the world commemorates with the Palestinians and the oppressed globally over the invasion of Palestinian territory and holy land of Al-Quds Al–Sharif by the illegal state of Israel.

Today’s demonstration is taking place amidst attacks by the Zionist forces in Al-Aqsa Mosques and Gaza. Apartheid forces of illegal state of Israel launched incursions into the Al-Aqsa mosque starting on Friday 15 April, 2022. The occupier regime continued its repressive actions against Palestinians, martyring dozens, arresting several hundreds and injuring others in hundreds. Anti-Zionist protests were carried out in US, Canada, Britain, Germany and other places. Silence on the oppression emboldens Zionist forces in their continued violations of human rights against Palestinian people.

It is pertinent to remind us that illegal state of Israel was carved out in 1948 out of 78% of the land of Palestine, dispossessing its inhabitants and replacing them with Jews from Europe and other parts of the world. In 1967, the remaining lands of Palestine - East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza were engulfed and their inhabitants were subjected to an oppressive rule, controlling and humiliating every aspect of their daily lives. Some places like Gaza could be described as open air prisons. Currently there are millions of Palestinian refugees in the shanty camps of Lebanon and Jordan.

We may recall that Ariel Sharon in 1982 butchered around 2,000 in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila. The Zionist entity controls America which uses its veto power of the UN to block any resolution for Justice to Palestine and to condemn gross abuse of human rights and acts of war crimes. Again, the news from the mainstream media is tailored to favor the interest of the Zionist.

In a move to bring about global awareness and consolidate efforts for the emancipation of Palestine, Imam Khomeini, (QS), in 1979, declared every Last Friday of Ramadan as the International Quds day. Since then, wide range of activities, such as peaceful street matches and protests, rallies, lectures and symposia, are being carried out globally to mark the annual event.

The Islamic movement under the leadership of his Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Ya’qoub El-Zakzaky (H) has been observing this event for decades in Nigeria. In fact one of the reasons of the Zaria massacre to kill Sheikh El- Zakzaky was his staunch support for the Palestinian course. The public could recall that on 25 July, 2014 Nigerian soldiers attacked the Quds day procession in support of Palestine in Zaria resulting to the assassination of 34 people including three children of our leader Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky (H).

The public are fully aware of the Zaria massacre executed by the Buhari regime from 12th to 14th December, 2015. It was an attempt by Buhari and his pay masters to eliminate the Sheikh and dislodge his movement. The Nigerian Army, under Buhari invaded the ancient city of Zaria, killed 1000+ followers of Sheikh El-Zakzaky, and set his house ablaze. After the attack the regime illegally detained the Sheikh and his wife despite their health challenges. The Sheikh and his wife are still living with multiple health complications, very much in need of urgent medical attention abroad, but Tyrant Buhari also seized their International passports and placed travel ban on them to block the couple from obtaining medical treatment abroad.

We condemn the continued invasion of Palestinian territory and holy land of Al-Quds Al–Sharif and support the oppressed People of Palestine towards their right course. We also condemn the continued attempt by Buhari to kill Sheikh El-Zakzaky and his wife by placing travel ban on them and seizing their traveling documents.

Sheikh Sidi Munir Mainasara, Sokoto
For the Islamic movement under the leadership of his Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem Ya’qoub El-Zakzaky (H)

28 Ramadan, 1443 = 29 April, 2022