RNA – In an exclusive interview with Rasa News Agency, Shaykh Maher Abdul-Razzaq, the head of Lebanon’s Reform and Unity Movement, referred to the deteriorating situation and health of the Nigerian Shi’ah leader, Hujjat al-Islam Shaykh Ibrahim Zakzaky, said, “Whenever we witness the silence of international assemblies in relation to human rights abuses, we must look at the behind-the-scenes involvement of the United States because the international community and many human rights organizations have become obedient to the United States.”
The Lebanese Sunni cleric stressed, “For this reason, whenever the rights of religious scholars, including Shaykh Zakzaky and other scholars who present true Islam to the Islamic Ummah, are violated and crimes are committed against them, the international community and most human rights organizations sat with their hands closed, without taking any action to support these scholars.”
Shaykh Abdul-Razzaq emphasized Saudi Arabia’s role in the crimes of the Nigerian army against Hujjat al-Islam Zakzaky, and said, “Saudi Arabia is involved in sedition and advancing the plans of the United States and its plots against the Islamic Ummah and targets the brotherhood of Muslims in Nigeria, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Saudi Arabia has become a tool for implementing the Zionist regime’s plans in the region.”
His Eminence added, “Muslims must stand against Saudi interference, which has led to harsh actions against Shaykh Zakzaky because Saudi officials are carrying out the same seditious activities in Nigeria as they are carrying out in other Arab and Islamic countries in order to target the freedom and human dignity of Muslims.”
Shaykh Abdul-Razzaq continued, “The actions of the Nigerian army against Shaykh Zakzaky represent the oppression of the Islamic Resistance Axis and its scholars. Although Shaykh Zakzaky serves the Muslims in Nigeria and assists the Shi’ahs of this country with patience and struggle, he is the victim of the devastating and oppressive Zionist-American policies. In fact, this is a ploy of the United States, the Zionist regime and their followers in the region who target the Muslims of the Islamic Resistance Front by adopting oppressive policies.”
He added, “It is Islamic Iran, which supports them, that is targeted and imposes pressure on them from all sides. They know that the Islamic Resistance Axis, despite all these pressures, continues to defend its beliefs and policies. The reason that the Islamic Resistance Axis is targeted is due to the fact that it defends the dignity of the Islamic Ummah but now the Islamic Resistance Axis is in one trench against the arrogant powers of the world led by the United States and they won’t be able to bring the Islamic Resistance to the knees.”
Shaykh Zakzaky, the head of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), now 66, has been in detention since December 2015 after his residence in the city of Zaria was raided by Nigerian forces, during which he was beaten and lost vision in his left eye.
During the brutal crackdown, three of his sons lost their lives, his wife sustained serious wounds, and more than 300 of his followers were killed.
Rasa News Agency