We salute the resisting Syrian people and their president and the resisting Syrian soldiers who are bravely defending their country and offering the greatest of sacrifices in these Holy days of Sacrifice that are also days of Pilgrimage . The Holy Imam al Sadeq -when asked about his pilgrim upon his return from Mekka – answered that the only creatures who performed Hajj this year were himself , his camel and Ibn Abi Yakteen who never made it to Mekka because he had spent all the money he had on a widow and her hungry children.. As for the other pilgrims- added the Imam- they made more noise than they performed pilgrimage . We consider that what the Holy Imam said applies fully to the Syrian people who were not allowed to travel to Mekka this year by decree of the Saudi king . We consider the Syrian people -who are fighting the greatest evil in form of armed thugs sent by the Western predators and their Arab stooges – to be the only ones who performed Hajj this year and offered the right sacrifice in the right place and at the right moment . They are the real pilgrims and their offering is already in the hands of the Almighty. Blessed are those who resist evil in all its forms , blessed is Syria and blessed are the Syrians who are not surrendering to the oppressor in any way performing thus the highest duty ordained by God and religion .