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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in May, 2016

Shia Rights Watch,شیعة رايتس ووتش

The month of May was witness to over 562 tragic deaths, most of which were in Iraq. Anti-Shiism also continued in the form of detainment in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Nigeria. Anti-Shia efforts were furthered in revocation of citizenships of Bahraini pro-democracy advocates and demolition of seminaries in Azerbaijan. …

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Shia News Wire # 68

May 20th to 27th, 2016 Iraq Targeted gunfire and improvised explosive devices (IED’s) in Shia populated areas of Baghdad has left 36 killed. Baghdad is the capital of Iraq, and holds a minority population of Shia Muslims. Historically, Baghdad has been home to chronic violence. To this day, there has …

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Shia News Wire # 67

May 13th to 20th, 2016 Iraq This week Iraq witnessed the loss of 142 lives to atrocious terror attacks. Attacks were centralized mainly in Shia populated areas of Baghdad, as well as the city of Baquba, by IEDs and gunfire. The largest attack was seen on May 17th when an …

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Shia News Wire #66

May 6th to 13th. 2016 Iraq Iraq witnessed a very bloody week as number of explosions and gunfire claimed life of at least 232 Iraqi Shia and wounded approximately 282 others. On May 11th, four different explosions in busy Shia populated areas of North and West Kadhimiya, Anbar and Sadr …

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Shia News Wire #65

April 29th to May 6th/ 2016 Iraq April 30th: On Saturday, ISIS set off a bomb killing 23 Shia pilgrims in Nahrawan. They had been walking to the northern Baghdad shrine of eighth-century Imam Moussa al-Kadhim . Although Interior Ministry put the death toll at 23 the Mayor estimated the …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in April, 2016

Shia Rights Watch,شیعة رايتس ووتش

Month of April had at least 553 deaths; most of which took place in Shia communities of Iraq. Iraq has been on top of the violation chart against Shia Muslims for 2015 and evidence thus far predicts same for the year 2016. After Iraq, Syrian and Pakistani Shia lives were …

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Shia News Wire #64

April 22nd to 29th, 2016 Syria Monday 4/25/16 many people were killed via car bomb near the revered Shia shrine of Sayyida Zeinab in the town of Al-Diyabiyah, which is a common place for Shia to visit on religious pilgrimages. According to the Syrian observatory for human rights the death …

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Malaysian Shia under Systematic Attack

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Malaysian Shia face systematic human rights violations. The government has banned all Shia related publications and has raided Shia commemorations in order to prevent this population from practicing their faith. Recently, Abdullah Din, a well-known Malaysian scholar, suggested forbidding marriage between Shia and non-Shia Malaysians despite the fact that these …

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Shia News Wire #63

April 15th to 22nd, 2016 Azerbaijan In Lankaran, Azerbaijan, many Shia figureheads were arrested. Police raided the homes of clerics and activists, including Karbalayi Qismat, Syed Nazem and Seyed Waqar, taking them into custody, according to reports by the Caucasus cultural center.  Shia Muslims make up 85% of the country, …

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Shia News Wire #62

April 8th to 15th, 2016 Pakistan Three Shia Muslims were shot by terrorists of Ahl-e-Sunnat-Wal-Jamaat (ASWJ) near Shafiq Mor area of Karachi on Friday April 8th, 2016. The three victims whose names were Hashim (40 years old) , Ali Sajjad (27 years old) and Shamim Rizvi (30 years old), were …

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