Home / On the Press / Editorial

Editorial

image_pdfimage_print

May, 2018

  • 17 May

    Cultural to Direct Violence: Opportunities for Prevention Ignored

    For decades, Shia Muslims have lived under fear of identification by their religion. Ethnically distinct groups such as the Hazara, who are physically distinguishable and recognized as Shia Muslims have seen a 58% reduction in their population since the 18th century. Other groups such that of the Shia living in …

  • 10 May

    Bahrain: 7 Years Later

    Over seven years have passed from the first Bahraini cries for reform. Like any other attempt at a revolution, reflection becomes easier as time passes. Bahraini advocates and active members of the revolution are now beginning to evaluate the crisis at hand. Blossoming of the Arab Spring in Bahrain began …

February, 2018

  • 20 February

    What is in it for Pakistan to support Anti-Shiism?

    Pakistan has played a mysterious role in anti-Shia coalitions, killings, violation and more at an international level. Historically Saudi Arabia is known for its Anti-Shia activities. This country not only violates the rights of its Shia population, but it also fuels and funds anti-Shiism in other countries. Saudi-backed educational institutions exist all …

January, 2018

  • 27 January

    The Case of Amri che Mat

    On the 26 of November 2016, Amri Che Mat’s car was found near the Perlis Timah Tosah Dam in Perlis, Malaysia with its windows shattered. From then on, the whereabout of Mat remain unknown. Mat was a foreign exchange trader, a husband and father to four minor children. He was …

  • 9 January

    Shia of Nigeria

    The case of Shia Muslim in Nigeria has been a measure of the nation states morality. In December 2015, a Shia Muslim religious center in Kunduna was attacked amidst religious processions. The Nigerian army killed over 400 Shia men, women, and children on that day alone. Two days later, a …

July, 2017

  • 5 July

    Parachinar: Post-Conflict Remunerations

    For Shia Muslims, the Holy month of Ramadan is a month of fear and anxiety as attacks on Shia congregations are prevalent. Terror Organizations feed on already existing anti-Shia sentiment to encourage suicide bombings. On June 23rd, twin blasts went off in northwestern Pakistan. The city of Parachinar became the …

June, 2017

  • 28 June

    Unraveling Centuries of Power

    In the month of June, five Shia Muslims were reported killed on the basis of their religion every day. Note, this statistic is based on incidents reported to Shia Rights Watch, and that from only six countries.  In the past decade, cases of anti-Shiism have become more and more evident …

August, 2015

  • 4 August

    Who is Responsible?

    Mapping Responsible Parties of Anti-Shia Violence from January – July 2015 Since the beginning of 2015, Shia Rights Watch has collected data on incidences of anti-shi’ism around the world. By our records and reports there have been a total of 2,959 Shia killed and 3,662 wounded in various bombings, attacks, …

June, 2015

  • 19 June

    Children in Bahrain: From Playground to Prison

    Shia Rights Watch paper in #HRC29 Side Event; “Children in Bahrain From Playground to Prison” 06/19/2015 Childhood moments are meant to produce memories of carefree enjoyment. At the same time childhood experience cultivates the foundations of our education of society, and builds our understanding of the socio-structures of how to …

November, 2014

  • 14 November

    Moharrams Message for Anti Shia Leaders

    In the midst of ISIS intimidation in the area, Shia Muslims unite under the flag of Hussain, the third Shia Imam. Shia populations of Baghdad come together in Moharram to commemorate the death of Imam Hussain, honoring the martyrdom of a man who fought for freedom and justice for all. …