Tag Archives: anti_shiism

How Methods of Prevention Matter

Amidst developments of the Coronavirus or COVID-19, increased scrutability has been placed on measures taken at the national and local levels. The most recent and troublesome prevention measures was that of the mismanaged closure of major Shia Shrines in Qum and Mashhad. A topic of great importance to the Shia …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism, February 2020

Anti-Shiism Monthly February February stood witness to 151 incidents of anti-Shiism. Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Pakistan, Nigeria, Egypt, and Afghanistan were all nations in which violence against Shia Muslims occurred. Bahrain The treatment of Shia Muslims in Bahrain is worrisome. Shia Muslims in the country, while they make up the …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism, January 2020

Incidents of Anti-Shiism January 2020 Shia Rights Watch continues its commitment to studying trends of anti-Shiism in the year 2020.  The first month of the new year targeted violence against Shia Muslims remained prevalent and in need of international attention.  In January 2020, a total of 121 incidents of anti-Shiism …

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Pushing for Protection: Advocating for the Shia

Shia Rights Watch_Pushing for protection 2019

Annual Report 2019 In this report, Shia Rights Watch quantifies violence against Shia Muslims and presents the dynamics of anti-Shiism in various nations of the world. This report reflects year-round investigations arranged by native activists and international researchers on actions taken to endanger populations based on their Shia identity.  Pushing …

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Profiling Religious Identity at US Customs and Border Protection

In a leaked one-page memo, discriminatory measures within the US Customs and Border Protection after US-Iran tensions. Shia Rights Watch expresses concern about profiling by religion and nationality. The organization notes that such targeting calls into question background checks done by immigration services previous to the issuing of visas and …

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Setting Grounds for Violence: Saudi Influence in Malaysia

Shia Rights Watch condemns violence-inciting speech at the Pertubuhan Ilmuan Malaysia Convention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in early January of 2020.  Communication with both Malaysian and Saudi Arabian authorities have been initiated to address the abhorrent marginalization of Shia Muslims by Saudi presence in the nation of Malaysia.  Sheikh Abdurrahman …

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Response to Pertubuhan Ilmuan Malaysia Convention, January 2020

In response to the hate-inciting speech by Sheikh Abdurrahman Ibrahim Al-Rubai’in, a Saudi religious attache in Malaysia at a convention organized by Pertubuhan Ilmuan Malaysia (Ilmu), Shia Rights Watch communicated the following letter to Ambassador Dato Azmil Mohd Zabidi.    Honorable Ambassador Dato Azmil Mohd Zabidi; As the director of …

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Orange the World: Elimination of Violence Against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25 The United Nations General Assembly in 1993, defined violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such …

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Anti-Shiism in Muharram 2019

Shia Muslims spend the first ten days of the holy month of Muharram in ritual mourning commemorating the death of Hussain, son of Ali, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad.   Muharram rituals are central to the Shia faith. The nature of these rituals make this population highly visible, and thus, Shia …

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