Remain patent; our oppression is nothing new.
When a group from those who claim to love Islam betray you, remember that they betrayed your Prophet (saw) on his deathbed, as well.
When they take what is rightfully yours, remember that they took everything from Amir al Mu’mineen, Imam Ali (as).
When they attack the women from amongst you, remember that they broke the ribs of Lady Fatima (as), daughter of RasoolAllah (saw).
When your eyes are fixed on the enemy in front of you, and your own people stab you from behind, remember the axe in the thigh of Imam al Hassan (as).
When they slaughter you and all your family and companions, remember Imam al Hussain (as) and his stand in Karbala.
When they verbally abuse you in a fruitless attempt to provoke ill words from your tongue, remember the manners of Imam Ali Zain al ‘Abideen (as) in the court of Yazid.
When they aim to discredit you in front of the masses, remember the failed attempts to embarrass Imam Mohammad al Baqir (as).
When they call you “Rafidha” (“Rejecter”), remember that Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (as) and his followers were the first to be called “Rafidhoon,” and he said, “This is a blessed name. It is Allah who names you Rafidha for you have rejected falsehood and accepted the truth.”
When they fabricate that you are plotting to overthrow the government and sentence you to death [May Allah protect Sheikh Nimr], remember that the same was done to Imam Musa al Kadhim (as).
When they massacre you with poisonous gas, remember the poison flowing through the blood of Imam Ali ar-Ridha (as).
When they attempt to bribe you with the luxuries of this world, remember the unwavering principles of Imam Mohammad al Jawad (as).
When they imprison you for standing with the truth, remember that Imam Ali al Hadi (as), too, was wrongfully imprisoned.
When you must hide your every move because they are constantly watching you, remember the secret life of Imam Hassan al Askiry (as).
And when you are waiting for justice, remember Imam Mohammad al Mahdi (ajf) is waiting to bring you that justice. How long that takes depends on our character, actions, and faith.