Bahrain authorities ban opposition societies in support for Palestine

Ahlul Bayt News Agency – The Bahraini Authorities have banned the National Democratic Opposition from holding a peaceful assembly on Friday.

The opposition societies have, as usual, filed a notification at the Ministry of Interior for the demonstration that was to express solidarity with the Palestinian people.

The opposition societies find that this extent of restriction on freedom of opinion and expression is extremely difficult and reflects the absence of freedom in Bahrain.

November 4, 2015
The National Democratic Opposition  


All equipment sent against Syria and Afghanistan was enough to destroying Zionist entity

Ahlul Bayt News Agency – Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah asserted that the Palestinians, backed by the Arabs and the Muslims, can defeat the Zionist scheme, adding that the “Greater Israel” has been eradicated by the Lebanese and the Palestinian Resistance.

Delivering a speech in the context of the International Conference for the Support of Palestine, Sayyed Nasrallah saluted the conferees and highlighted the importance of supporting the renovated Palestinian Intifada.

“What is going on now in Palestine reflects a lofty and sublime Jihad spirit,” his eminence said, “We are witnessing operations carried out almost on a daily basis.”

“Those actions reflect certainty and faith which fascinate the world as all the run over and stabbing operations end with martyrdom.”    

Sayyed Nasrallah also said that the simplicity of the weapons (cars, knives, …) used enables all the Palestinians to possess them and frustrates any attempt to confiscate them.

“Those innovative methods used by the Palestinians to carry out martyrdom operation reflect their awareness, not despair which struck a lot of people who resorted to drugs and many other worlds.”

Sayyed Nasrallah added that the new Palestinian Intifada surprised and frightened the Zionist entity and influenced its economics negatively.

“The Umma’s responsibilities regarding al-Aqsa Mosque have been reiterated by the current Palestinian Intifada.”

Hezbollah leader pointed out that the Palestinians have always been confronting the Zionist entity on the behalf of all the Arabs and that considering the struggle as merely Palestinian-Israeli has always been a wrong approach.

“Despite the fact the ‘Greater Israel’ scheme has been frustrated, the Zionist entity is still powerful and threatens all the region’s peoples,” Sayyed Nasrallah added, “This requires political, media, and educational efforts.”

“The problem is that some people have become convinced that Israel does not pose any peril against the Umma.”

Sayyed Nasrallah noted that we feel hurt when we consider the fact the Umma sent in the past hundreds of thousands of fighters to Afghanistan to fight the Soviet occupation, while it has not sent those mujahidin to confront the Zionist entity, wondering whether Afghanistan is more sacred than Palestine.

Fighting the Russian occupation in Afghanistan was righteous, but “why would not the same countries send all its human and materialistic capabilities to fight the Zionists in Palestine?” Sayyed Nasrallah asked.

If all the suicide bombings which targeted the Lebanese, Syrians, Iraqis, Yemenis, Nigerians, Pakistanis and Afghanis had been employed against the Zionist entity, it would have vanished, according to Sayyed Nasrallah who also stressed that those terrorist attacks aimed at destroying the Umma’s solidarity, armies and peoples.

Sayyed Nasrallah considered that the seditions stirred among the Muslims and the Christians in the region must be confronted, stressing that the Ulama must play a vital role in pervading awareness among the youths so that they stick to the supreme values and goals, including the Palestine and its Islamic and Christian sanctities.

Sayyed Nasrallah also stressed that all the educational, media and religious elites in our Umma must exert all the possible efforts in order to curb the losses caused by the current regional conditions.
Hezbollah Secretary General presented a historical interpretation to clarify the main role of the Zionist entity in the region, stressing that ‘Israel’ represents the frontline of the colonial scheme led by the U.S. that targets the entire Umma with its resources, civilization and culture.

The struggle is between all the Arab-Islamic Umma and the Zionist entity backed by the West, Sayyed Nasrallah added.

According to Sayyed Nasrallah, ‘Israel’ receives all forms of support from its allies (militarily, politically, financially and informatively); whereas, the Arab countries do not provide the Palestinians with even the basic means of confrontation.

Sayyed Nasrallah confirmed that attributing the Islamic and Arab refrain from supporting the Palestinians to the current disturbances in several countries is untrue because the 1.4-billion Umma  did not show an effective support to the Lebanese and the Palestinian resistance factions during the Israeli wars and invasions in 1982, 1996, 2006 and 2008.

Hezbollah Secretary General considered that some Muslims and
Arabs, including a segment of the Lebanese people, have become convinced that ‘Israel’ is not the Umma’s enemy and got involved in internal conflicts, adding that those also do not believe that the Zionist entity poses a peril and a threat against the entire region.

Sayyed Nasrallah further deemed that a number of Arab countries have provided the terrorists in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya with huge funds and abundant weaponry, but they have not supported the Palestinians against the Israelis.

Sayyed Nasrallah added that Instead of provoking hostility against the Zionists, some Arab governments have instigated feud against the Palestinians and that they even gloat over their losses.

Hezbollah SG warned that the sedition scheme attempts to stir the struggles among the Sunnites and the Shiites and push the Christians to ally with ‘Israel’ in face of the takfiri plot.

Sayyed Nasrallah confirmed that the current Palestinian Intifada can at least protect al-Aqsa Mosque and the rest of the Islamic and the Christian sanctities, adding that the Muslims and the Christians must reject the seditions and unite to confront the Zionist dangers and threats.

“We trust Holy God and the mujahidin and we are sure that the  firm divine promise will lead us to the major victory,” Sayyed Nasrallah finally emphasized.


Tens of al-Awamiyah scholars call for release of Sheikh al-Nimr

Ahlul Bayt News Agency – A number of senior scholars in al-Awamiya, a town in the Qatif region of Saudi Arabia, called for the release of Ayatollah Sheikh Nimr Baqer al-Nimr.

In a statement, they called on the Saudi King to pardon the senior cleric and other opponents sentenced to death, the Qatif website reported.

Sheikh Nazir al-Zaher, Sheikh Ali al-Zayed, Sheikh Farid al-Shuyukh, Sayyed Yusuf al-Abbas, and Sheikh Naji al-Ibadi were among those who signed the statement.

Ayatollah Nimr, who has been in detention since July 2012, has been sentenced to death by a Saudi court. Saudi Arabia’s Court of Appeals and Supreme Court have approved the verdict handed to the senior Shia cleric.

According to some media outlets, the verdict has been referred to the interior ministry and then the king’s office for the final go-ahead.
Nimr’s lawyer, Sadeq al-Jubran, says Nimr could be executed as soon as the Saudi monarch approves his sentence.

On Thursday, people in several towns and cities in the Qatif region held rallies in protest to the death sentence for Sheikh Nimr and called for the release of the Shiite cleric and other political prisoners.


New scientific edifice to be build in holy city of Najaf

Ahlul Bayt News Agency – Al-Sebtain Construction Company of the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine is continuing to achieve a bureau project for Kerbala TV Station in Najaf City.

Ahmed Tobal, engineer manager of the company, stated that the perimeter of the project is 1050 square meters and the bureau building is consisted of 4 floors.

He also mentioned that %66 of the whole project was expected to be achieved, but only %34 was achieved due to the financial status that Iraq has been confronting.

The project is being built according to the most modern means of architecture, and will be provided with the highly sophisticated furniture.

Imam Hussein holy shrine invites Sunni Endowment delegation

Ahlul Bayt News Agency – A Muslim Sunni delegation visited the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine stand participating in the Baghdad International Fair.

His Eminence sheikh Qutaiba Ammash, director of the commemoration office in the Sunni Endowment bureau said: “The Imam Hussein Holy Shrine carries the name of Imam Hussein (Peace Be Upon Him) who is a truly brave character. He made a unique impression on Muslims selves, how not and his grandfather is the divinely chosen Prophet (Allah’s Peace Blessings Be Upon Him His Pure Lineage) who said, ‘Imam Hussein is the master of youth of Paradise’ and ‘Hussein is from me and I am from Hussein’!”.

He also said, “We are from the Sunni Endowment bureau, came to pay a friendly visit to the stand of the Shia Endowment Bureau where we found promising signs of hopes, and we wish them more success.”

He hoped that the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine would do more in terms of facing the terrorist ISIS who aim at segregating the Iraqi society.


Yemen Ansarullah Leader: Saudi regime become assistance to Israel and servant of America

The leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, says the main reasons behind the exploitation of some Muslim nations at the hands of the big powers, saying subservient rulers in the past were mainly to blame for the current miserable condition in some Islamic countries.

The leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, says the existence of corrupt governments is the biggest problem facing people in certain Arab countries in the region.

He made the remarks as thousands of Yemeni protesters took to the street across the country on Friday to condemn the Saudi war on Yemen.

 During the speech, the Ansarullah leader elucidated the main reasons behind the exploitation of some Muslim nations at the hands of the big powers, saying subservient rulers in the past were mainly to blame for the current miserable condition in some Islamic countries.

He said the oppressors strengthened their rule over Muslims over the years, adding that the Ummah must make efforts to get rid of the oppression.

The Houthi leader accused Saudi Arabia of allying with tyrant and corrupt regimes, saying the kingdom is repeating historical mistakes in a more obvious manner.

“Saudi Arabia is allying with Israel, like what happened in the early years of Islam…, when rulers… were against the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH); Saudis today are doing the same.”

Al-Houthi said some rulers of the Muslim countries are taking advantage of the resources of the Islamic world.

He said the interpretation of Islam provided by tyrant rulers and like-minded clerics are completely against the true teachings of Islam.

He said thousands of Yemeni people, including women and children, have been killed in the seven-month-long military operation by Saudi Arabia, while some clerics “authorize such crime and oppression in their religious decrees.”

“Today, the biggest suffering for our people is the existence of corrupt governments,” al-Houthi said.
Yemen has been witnessing ceaseless military attacks by Saudi Arabia since March 26. The military strikes are supposedly meant to undermine the Ansarullah movement and bring fugitive former Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi back to power.

The Saudi aggression has reportedly claimed the lives of more than 7,100 people and injured nearly 14,000 others. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.


Over 70 thousand books and cultural items offered to non-Iranian pilgrims of Imam Reza

Ahlul Bayt News Agency – Manager of non-Iranian pilgrims of Astan Quds Razavi said, “Over seventy thousand and six hundred books and cultural items have been supplied, bought, and presented or sent to the non-Iranian pilgrims, in the first six months of the current year.

Seyyed Muhammad Javad Hashemi Nejad stated, “Management of non-Iranian pilgrims is one of the four affiliates of Astan Quds Razavi’s administration of Islamic advertising which is responsible for welcoming and hosting foreign pilgrims at the Razavi Holy Shrine”.

Saying that 70618 copies of books and cultural items have been supplied and bought to be sent and presented to the Holy Shrine’s pilgrims and subscribers in the first six months of the current year, he stressed, “These items which are in eleven languages are mainly focused on Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S.) teachings specially those of Imam Reza (A.S.), promoting the culture of pilgrimage, and Islamic revolution in the viewpoints of the Supreme Leader”.

Hashemi Nejad added, “Ramadan Shadow, Praying in the Supreme Leader’s point of view, Shiite in Islam, Islam and the Western Civilization, the East Sun, Imam Ali ibn al-Musa al-Reza (A.S.), 250-year-old Human, Imam Khomeini (R.A.) and Islamic Awakening, Imamate and Guardianship, Knowing Shiite, and Examining Moral and Mental Problems, are some of these newly bought books”.

Saying that content and translation of the existing books are being examined by a group consisting of experts in foreign languages, he stressed, “Cultural experts of these areas have got a constant relation with different international publications, examine and evaluate the new published books to meet the pilgrims’ needs. If the books are confirmed by the experts, they will be bought”.

Keywords: Book, Cultural Product, Non-Iranian pilgrims, Hashemi Nejad , Astan Quds.


Bahrain court sentenced 22 defendants to three years in prison over protest in Sitra

Ahlul Bayt News Agency – Bahrain’s First High Criminal Court, presided over by judge Mohammad bin Ali Al Khalifa with the membership of judges Dia’ Huraidi and Issam-Eldeen Mohammad Khalil and Naji Abdullah as secretariat, sentenced 22 defendants between the ages of 15 and 26 to three years in prison after convicting them of assaulting policemen, protesting and having Molotov cocktails in their possession.

The court stated that the suspects on September 1, 2015, assaulted along with other unknown suspects a policeman, and acquired and possessed flammable and combustible materials, aiming at endangering people’s lives and properties. They also participated in an assembly made up of five persons for the purpose of committing crimes and threatening public security, using violence to achieve their goal which they gathered to fulfill, according to the court.

The authorities claimed that around 150 protestors took to the streets in the island of Sitra, and while the security forces “were dealing with them,” two policemen were injured. The authorities further state that after investigations, the information was confirmed by an anonymous source that five suspects along with others were involved in the incident, as they prepared Molotov cocktails and other objects in order to use them against security forces.

Human rights organizations challenge the charges raised against the suspects since they doubt the independence of the judiciary, whose members are assigned by royal decrees, and since it issues sentences based on confessions extracted under duress and evidence presented by secret investigations and anonymous witnesses.


Bahrain authorities temporarily released Abduljalil al-Singace to attend mother’s funeral

Ahlul Bayt News Agency – The Bahraini authorities temporarily released Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace, one of the detained Bahraini opposition figures, along with his brother Abdulali Al-Singace, to attend their mother’s funeral, who passed away on October 29, 2015.

The Al-Singace family delayed the funeral ceremony, awaiting the release of the Al-Singace brothers. The burial ceremony took place on Monday (November 2, 2015) in Bahrain’s Al-Sanabes village.