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June, 2013

  • 21 June

    More on “Arm the Rebels or not to Arm the Rebels?”

    Last week Shia Rights Watch posted an editorial about the danger of arming rebels in Syria. More and more incidents are emphasizing the importance of making the right decision about making arms accessible to rebles. Recent murder of a minor in Syria increased the fear among innocent citizen of Syria. …

  • 12 June

    SBY AND THE WORLD STATESMAN AWARD

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyonom, President of the Republic of Indonesia, was awarded the World Statesman Award for his role in promoting religious tolerance and freedom of worship in Indonesia. Human rights organizations are up in arms, criticizing SBY for his acceptance of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation award while citing several …

  • 11 June

    Extremists as Representatives of Their Government

    Top Wahabbi cleric supports al-Qaradawi’s call for “Jihad” in Syria. It is important that the reader understands that the term jihad refers to a religious obligation to kill. Arabic Elaph.com news agency reports that Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Sheikh, the top cleric of Saudi Arabia and head …

  • 11 June

    Arming the Rebels, or not Arming the Rebels?

    As human rights violations and war crimes increase in Syria by governments’ forces, foreigner and rebels it is critical to take wise decisions in regard of arming any group. Any assistance that would potentially add to the violations must be studied first. Not long ago The UN Commission of Inquiry …

  • 6 June

    Shia rights violation By Yousef Al-Qaradawi

    Shia Rights Watch would like to thank The Telegraph news agency for their article on June 2nd, 2013 covering the Shia rights violation by the Muslim Brotherhood’s cleric. As the article explains, Yusef al-Qaradawi, one of the well-known Egyptian clerics based in Qatar, called for “Jihad” in Syria in his …

  • 4 June

    A Respond to a Faulty Assumption

    This is a response to an article published on TheNational.ae called “The rise of Shia jihadism in Syria will fuel sectarian fires” by Hassan Hassan on June 4th, 2013. The article represents Hizbollah as a Shia militant group, however readers and writers of the agency should be aware that Hezbollah …

May, 2013

  • 30 May

    What the World Must Know about Shia Muslims

    Recently, 25 well-known Wahbbi figures issued a statement that call upon individuals to attack and create unrest in Shia led countries. The statement came after the regime’s offensive in Qusayr not long ago. Shortly after the statement was issued, series of bomb blasts attacked Shia Muslim communities in Iraq and …

  • 29 May

    Shia Rights Violator Enters Bahrain

    SRW is concerned for possible increase of Shia rights violations as one of the most human rights violators enters Bahrain and as Bahraini Shia Muslims express their fear upon entrance of Sheikh Adnan Al Aroor in their country. Al Aroor is a Syrian “cleric” living in Saud Arabia and he …

  • 22 May

    Media and the Value of Human Lives

    These past couple days have been very unpleasant for many citizens of the world. However if we ask people to highlight the most important headlines of the week everyone would say “Oklahoma tornado”. The damage that tornado caused is in fact heartbreaking, but is this the only and most important …