48 Iranian pilgrims were kidnapped on August 4th, three of which were murdered during an air attack yesterday, Monday the 6th. Rebel spokesman, Moutassam al-Ahmad, threatened to kill the rest, if the Syrian Army does not stop its resistance.
A bus load of Iranians pilgrims were abducted by gunmen. The pilgrims were returning from the Seyedeh Zeinab’s Shrine in Zeinabia outside of Damascus. They were kidnapped on suspicions of being military personnel.
Sources reveal that many of the so called rebels are in fact Al Qaeda forces who are fighting in the name of the Free Syrian army.
This anti-Shi’ism extremist group intentionally targets Shia and Alawite populated areas and pilgrims. Many Shia have been kidnapped or murdered in the last several months in Syria.
Shia Rights Watch condemns the act of anti-Shi’ism and asks all parties to stop violence against any minority including Shia in Syria. SRW advocated non-violence since violence cannot be the answer to the disagreements. If revolution is for everyone, why are Shia being targeted?