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Member of the Shia Community Kidnapped in Madagascar

Yanish Ismail, a member of the Shia community in Madagascar was reportedly kidnapped by 14 armed assailants. Sources say Ismail was taken from the Shia cemetery amidst a funeral on the 14th of May, 2017.

Yanish is the son of Daniel Ismail, a prominent Shia businessman centered in Madagascar.

The kidnapping of Ismail some claim are a sign of the spread of anti-shiism in Madagascar.

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