Hizbullah held the 3rd annual graduation ceremony of the sons and daughters of the Islamic Resistance martyrs on Wednesday the 25th of July 2012. Hizbullah has dubbed the 2012 ceremony the “Martyr Ali Ahmad Oneissi Generation” graduation ceremony. Hizbullah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah appeared via video -link to deliver a speech on this occasion.
Martyr Ali Oneissi and his father Ahmad, had fought together and were martyred together during the 2006 July war aggression on Lebanon which ended with a divine victory owing to the blood and sacrifices of the martyrs and their families. Hence, the two were set as an example to the youth graduating today, to stand as a symbol of perseverance, patience, strong faith, spirituality and love of God.
Starting the speech, Sayyed Nasrallah emphasized the importance of the title of the graduation ceremony, highlighting that the Oneissi family [Surname of the son and father martyred together in 2006] is evidence to the successive generations have adopted the same path; resistance. His Eminence emphasized that many of the families have more than one member who have joined the fleet of martyrs, noting that such is the result of persistence on the path of resistance.
Elaborating on the strong creed of the martyrs and their families, Sayyed Nasrallah explained that family bonds in the culture and environment of the Orient [the East whether Muslims, Christians, other] are very tight, yet when related to the resistance and defense of land and people, the fathers and mothers support and back their children on this path, even though they are well aware their children might be martyred.
Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that the strong belief of these generations, parents, siblings, and children has been the major motive behind their adherence to the resistance and path of righteousness, as they await the Divine Promises in life and the hereafter.
For the past 30 years, hundreds have been martyred for the sake of the cause, and have had adopted the same concrete concepts that have been transferred from generation to generation.
Sayyed Nasrallah underscored that the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon has proved through the past 30 years that it has remained steadfast on the correct path despite all hardships.
Noting the strength and unwavering of the Resistance, Sayyed Nasrallah reminded of the 2006 July war, when the BRIX countries, the UN Security Council, the international organizations and even Arab regimes stood in face of the Resistance asking it to surrender in face of the “Israeli” entity, yet it remained in its best shape and strived until victory.
“Our belief in God is what gave us this steadfastness and strength, this belief is what gave us patience and hope in victory during the past 30 years” His Eminence reiterated.
Sayyed Nasrallah also stressed that the Islamic Resistance Martyrs have a spirit that fears no enemy, war, weapons, psychological war, and else… until achieving victory.
He pointed out that today, the Resistance faces a new war dubbed the “Soft War”, administered by the US administration and conducted by the enemies of Islam, with the “Israeli” entity topping the list. This war has been activated since the Victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, he reminded.
The persistence, insistence, steadfastness, and determination of the resistance fighters and the Islamic Resistance remains to be a question to the West, as they wonder where does this strength come from, a strength that they were unable to infiltrate. And so, according to His Eminence, the West has resorted to adopting soft war, targeting all our creeds, thoughts, convictions, and the sacred faith that makes us strong.
Sayyed Nasrallah noted that unfortunately, there are more than a billion Muslims watching silently at the time “Israel” desecrates our sanctities, confiscates our land, kills our people, detains thousands of innocent people, and while al-Quds and the Holy al-Aqsa remain under occupation.
The thousands of tv stations, internet websites, and propaganda machines put a lot of effort to distort the image of the resistance, Islam, and try to deviate the original religious and cultural convictions, as part of the soft war, Sayyed Nasrallah iterated.
Also, there has been a Western cultural and intellectual invasion that aims at propagating drugs, lewd and unethical movies, etc…in order to stray the youth from the path of true faith and resistance; hence allow corrupt generations to grow up.
Sayyed Nasrallah then addressed the sons and daughters of the martyrs, who belong to the honorable path of resistance, and called on them to give a pledge and oath to their fathers who had given up their precious souls for the sake of the cause, the land and the people. Addressing the wives of the martyrs, Sayyed Nasrallah thanked them and praised their role as they had spent a lot of time as single mothers [following the martyrdom of their husbands] raising up well-mannered and well-educated generations.
Concluding the speech, Sayyed Nasrallah thanked the establisher of the “Martyrs Foundation”, Founder of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Ruhollah Khomeini, and the Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Sayyed Ali Khamenei for all what they have presented on this path, stressing that the children of the martyrs will prove loyalty to their fathers, as the time of victories has arrived.