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July, 2013

  • 3 July

    New Egypt; Welcome

    Morsi ‘s administration one year report is full of violations, crimes and hatreds. Now people can reconsider someone with multicultural understanding and respect. Now, more than ever, Egypt has the opportunity to build a government diverse enough to meet the need of all its citizens, regardless of their religion, ethnicity, …

  • 2 July

    Islamic State vs Sunni State

    Once it was believed that countries claiming to follow Islamic Law (Sharia) are Islamic states. Recent anti- Shia movements proved those countries are not Islamic states, they are Sunni states. Throughout the history Shia been known Islamic sect. They believe in same God as all Muslims do, follow the same …

June, 2013

  • 25 June

    Morsi’s Report Card

    On June 30th 2012 Mohammad Morsi, a representative of Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and Muslim Brotherhood(MB) took over the office as president of Egypt. When people of Egypt protested two years ago they demanded freedom from oppressors such as Mubarak. They dreamed for an Egypt that runs based on …

  • 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 …