Islam’s Female Avenger

The jihad against America and the West has a new, more feminine face after the assassination of Qasem Soleimani

By Edy Cohen | | Topics: Iran, Hassan Nasrallah
Zeinab Soleimani at a memorial for her father.
Photo: Commons

Meet Zeinab Soleimani, daughter of Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Al-Quds Forces killed about a month ago by the Americans. His death sent shockwaves through Iran’s leadership and proxies in the region, especially in Iraq and Lebanon. His daughter Zeinab is now rallying the terrorists to avenge her father’s death.

Immediately after the assassination, Lebanon-based Hezbollah commander Hassan Nasrallah instructed his minions to murder any American officer or soldier to expedite the departure of US forces from the region in retaliation for the killing of Soleimani. For more on this see Kill Every American Soldier.

Despite their public outrage and attempts to kill Americans, Soleimani’s avengers have accomplished nothing. We all saw how Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei wept when he learned that Soleimani was dead, saying that he was like a son to him. There is no doubt that the Iranian regime will seek to avenge the death of Soleimani, though they certainly do not want to be dragged into an all-out war.


Meet the daughter avenger

Zeinab Soleimani was named after the daughter of the first Shi’ite imam Ali and his wife Fatma (626-681 AD). Being the only granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed, Ali’s daughter Zeinab is regarded with great respect until this day by both Sunni and Shia Muslims. She is also known for her steadfast stance against oppression and injustice, and her courageous actions in battle, including protecting her nephew, the Imam Ali Ben Hussein, with her own body.

There is evidence that she even held lessons for women to study the Koran, still a radical concept in Islam. In Damascus and Cairo, mosques have been erected in Zeinab’s name, and her burial site in Damascus is visited by Muslims from around the world.

The Iranian regime is now using Soleimani’s daughter Zeinab to persuade terrorist organizations, both Sunni and Shi’ite, to carry out attacks against the United States. Their method is to play on the emotions of terrorist leaders because of her namesake Zeinab.  The Iranians are making propaganda videos with Soleimani’s daughter to stir terrorist groups in the region to take action against the US and Israel.

In a one-minute video clip, Zeinab Soleimani stands dressed in black with a weapon at her side declaring in a combative speech in fluent Arabic (not her mother tongue of Persian) for the entire Arab world:

“In the name of Almighty Allah, I address you my father’s faithful not only in Iran, but in the Islamic world. I confess in my name and my family to all those on the frontlines of the resistance that will not be silent until the death of my father is avenged. My father who defended you, and all those who have been wronged, with his own blood.”

She then turns to the United States and Israel and says:

“As for the Great Satan of the United States and Israel, you will know that my father left behind a thousand Qasem Soleimanis because you have made him victorious and his blood will lead us to the road to pray in Jerusalem.”

Zainab finishes her speech with three words: “Time will tell.”


No rest for the wicked

Zeinab is not resting for a moment in calling for revenge for her father’s death. She visited Akram Al-Kaabi, leader of the Al-Najaba militia to take her father’s revenge to Iraq.  Al-Najaba is an Iraqi Shi’ite terrorist organization funded by Iran and carrying the banner of Iranian ideology. In the video, Zeinab is seen crying and calling for revenge for her father. With tears in her eyes she says, “I am waiting for the response of Iraq.” Al-Kaabi in response says to Allah, “You will soon hear about our revenge.”

Zainab has already been sent to Lebanon, where she met Hezbollah leader Nasrallah and asked him, because of his long-time friendship with her father, to avenge Soleimani’s death. In a short video chronicling this meeting, it was only possible to hear a few words from Nasrallah: “Allah will arise, and the Almighty will give the jihad (holy war) and shahid (martyrdom), which is the most beautiful thing.”

Islam must have revenge

Blood vengeance is a fierce and popular necessity in Islam, and there are those who believe that the soul of the murdered man does not find rest until the family has avenged his blood. Zeinab Soleimani is now leading this cause and being funded and used by the Iranian regime to promote her father’s bloody agenda.

The Iranians would like to hurt the United States without getting into a direct confrontation, and for this they have trained and armed their militias in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. It’s still not clear when they will strike and who will be hurt, including Israel. It is likely, however, to be the Americans at a US Embassy or an American personality either in Lebanon or Europe or North America. Israel and the threat of IDF retaliation may be too close to home for the Iranians to risk attacking.

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