Terrorists targeting Shia lawyers

PK-09KARACHI, Pakistan– In  a target killing incident, three innocent Shia lawyers were killed by the armed terrorists of Sipah Sahaba and Lashkar Jhangvi at Pakistan Chowk in Karachi.

According to our sources, the lawyers were on their way in a car when unidentified gunmen riding in motorbikes targeted them at Pakistan Chowk near City Court. The  gunmen opened fire from the two side of the car and the 3 shia lawyers were killed on the spot.

The terrorists managed to flee from the scene afterwards. The Shia lawyers were identified as Shakeel Jafferi, Kafeel Jafferi and Badar Munir.

“It was a target killing incident, they all were lawyers. Two of them are father and son,” a police official told, adding that the dead bodies and injured have been shifted to civil hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.




The Continual Killing of Shia Physicians in Pakistan

Karachi-Shia-Feb20102About 80 doctors were killed in a crescendo of target killing in 2000, and the majority were Shias. Many worked in the underserved and overpopulated areas of Karachi.

Ahmedi is, of course, almost an expletive in Pakistan. In the recent past, in Punjab, Ahmedi physicians have been killed in broad daylight. And, for all the legal recourse that the return of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry allegedly brought, no suo motus occurred, no one was apprehended and no trials were set.

Thirty-year-old Dr Babar Mannan was working in Hussaini Health Home in the Irani Camp locality of Orangi Town when two young men barged in and emptied their guns on him. In another recent episode, motorbike gunmen intercepted Dr Haider Abbas near Metroville III, killing him on the spot. In the same wave of madness, Dr Junaid Shakir and Dr Hasan Haider were killed gin New Karachi and Railway Colony respectively.

Sad, and seemingly powerless, physicians on the Dow Medical College alumni list mourn the victims. Dr Tariq Chundrigar writes poignantly: “A childhood friend of mine used to run a dental clinic in Nazimabad. He shared the clinic with a GP. This tireless, never out of temper gentleman had a following of patients that warmed one’s heart. One day, in 1989, someone walked into the GP’s clinic, pretending to be a doctor, put a gun to his head and shot him twice. And calmly walked out, to a waiting motorcycle, and rode off.This was late 2000.”

The US constitution guarantees the right to bear arms; Pakistan’s does not. De-weaponisation must be immediate, without ifs, ands, or buts. Perhaps the Supreme Court needs to step in for a government that is as usual ineffective, unwilling and incapable of protecting its citizens.




19 Shia killed and 35 wounded in bus explosion

shiarightswatch.org-pk.explosionAt least 19 Shia were killed and over 35 others were injured when a blast hit a passenger bus in Balochistan on Monday morning, a private TV reported, adding that a large number of casualties are feared as most of the injured are in critical condition.

The incident happened at about 9:20 a.m. (local time) when a bomb targeted a passenger bus carrying over 50 people at the main highway in Mastung, a district in the country’s southwest province of Balochistan.

Officials confirmed the death of two people. State-run television reported that nearly 50 people, including women and children, were injured, and 6 people were killed. The condition of seven of the injured was critical, doctors at a local hospital said. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital and those in a critical condition were later shifted to Quetta.

Police said that the intended target of the bombing have been a bus with Shia pilgrims that passed the area minutes before the explosion.




3 killed and 6 wounded in Charkhel village ,Pakistan

Anti-Shia Wahhabi gunmen armed with grenades killed at least three Shia  and wounded six others Monday May,28,2012  after ambushing a bus in a Pakistani tribal region, officials say.

The incident took place in Charkhel village of Parachinar, Pakistan‘s tribal area on the Afghan border.

“Gunmen attacked a passenger bus carrying Shia Muslims including women and children with hand grenades and firearms, killing three Shias and wounding six others,” a local administration official told on condition of anonymity.




Anti-Shia killed Scholar and poet Dr Shabihul Hassan Rizvi

Dr.Rizvi-shiarightswatch.orgSRW( Shia Rights Watch) – Scholar and poet Dr Shabihul Hassan Rizvi was killed due to firing of Anti-Shia terrorists in Lahore. Dr Rizvi was a known educationist.

The terrorists riding motorcycles targeted Mr. Rizvi who was standing outside his college. He was seriously injured due to firing on Friday night. He was rushed to services hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries in the wee hours of Saturday.

Police has sent Dr Shabih’s body for post mortem and registered case on request of his brother Sharif ul Hassan.

His murder has evoked condemnation from many eminent figures and parties. Shia scholars and parties also condemned the killing. They said that target killings of Shia Muslim continued in all over Pakistan. They demanded of the government to play an effective role to stop the genocide of Shia Muslims.

Source:ABNA.com




New attack in Pakistan Killed Two Shia

At least two Shia Muslims have been killed in an attack on Tuesday (5-5-2012) by Anti-Shia gunmen in Pakistan‘s troubled southwestern Balochistan province.

They were on their way from Mand area of Balochistan to Karachi on a bus when unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles intercepted the coach and gunned them down after taking them out of the bus.

The attackers managed to escape from the scene. Assistant Commissioner Mand Badal Dashti has confirmed the incident.

Pakistani security forces cordoned off the area and launched an investigation, which as usual stopped in less than a couple days, because authorities don’t want to protect the Shia.

Sipah e Sahaba Militants have killed a large group of Shia Muslims in different parts of Pakistan over the past three years.

Pakistani Shia leaders have called on the government to form a judicial commission to investigate the crimes.

The recent surge in attacks against Pakistani Shia civilians has caused international outrage, with many rights groups and regional countries, including Iran and some American and Europe countries condemning the attacks and expressing deep concern over attempts to target unarmed Shia civilians.




Four Shia Muslims were killed in Karachi due to firing of Anti-Shia terrorists

PK-234Four Shia Muslims were killed in Karachi due to firing of Anti-Shia terrorists in three incidents on Monday and Tuesday.

1. Nasir Ali alias Kallu was targeted in Nayabad Lyari.

2. Ahsan Abbas Naqvi and Syed Zia Mehdi were on their motorcycle when they were fired upon near Karimabad.

Ahsan Abbas was killed and Zia Mehdi was rushed to hospital for treatment. He succumbed to fatal wounds. They were residents of Federal B Area Block 19 and 20.

Another Shia Muslim was killed in Karachi due to firing of Anti-Shia terrorists on Tuesday. The incident occurred in North Karachi.

The killed Shia was identified as Hassan Akhtar Naqvi. He was an active member of Al-Haider Scouts. By profession, he was a security guard.

The body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for post-mortem. He was fourth Shia killed in Karachi since Monday night.

Shia organisations have condemned the murder of four Shia Muslims. They demanded of the government and relevant higher authorities to adopt measures for a stoppage to genocide of Shia Muslims and arrest of the terrorists and severe punishment to them.




شيعة رايتس ووتش

شيعة رايتس ووتش

الدفاع عن العدالة

 منظمة شيعة رايتس ووتش هي اول منظمة شيعية عالمية ، مستقلة، غير حكومية،  وغير ربحية تعنى برعاية وحماية حقوق المسلمين الشيعة في مختلف دول العالم واروقت الامم المتحدة. تأسست عام 2011 و مقرها واشنطن.

تهدف المنظمة الى لفت انتباه المجتمع الدولي ورفع الوعي الدولي لما يجري من انتهاكات ضد الشيعة في العالم. وتسعى الى ان تكون الصرخة التي تجلب الجاني الى العدالة.

تعتمد المنظمة منهجية واستراتيجية الاستقصاء الصحفي  وتوثيق الحوادث عبر ممثليها في مختلف الدول و عرض التقارير الدورية والتبليغ عن الانتهاكات بهدف حماية حقوق الشيعة.

رؤية المنظمة

الحرية الدينية حق للجميع

تتطلع منظمة شيعة رايتس ووتش الى عالم يعمّه الأمن و السّلام للجميع بغض النظر عن دينهم، جنسهم، عرقهم، او اصلهم.

تعمل المنظمة على تبيين حقوق المسلمين الشيعة  و انهم كغيرهم من الأمم يجب ان يتمتعوا بكامل حقوقهم المدنية. مؤكدة عدم السماح للتمييز باي شكل من أشكاله، بل والابلاغ عن وجود الانتهاكات في حقهم اينما كانت. وتعتقد ان الله جلا وعلا قد اعطى الناس الحرية و الاختيار للعيش بسلام.

المهمة

لا شيعي فوق القانون او دونه

تعمل منظمة شيعة رايتس ووتش على حماية حقوق المسلمين الشيعة في العالم، مساندة ضحايا التمييز والفوقية ودعم النشاط الذي يحول دون حصول هذا التمييز، وكذلك ضمان الحرية السياسية و الدينية.

تقوم المنظمة بمساعي حقوقية و اعلامية في المجتمعات المحلية والدولية لدعم حق الحرية للجميع.

عمليا، تقوم منظمة شيعة رايتس ووتش بالتحقيق في كافة الانتهاكات التي تمارس ضد الشيعة وذلك بهدف رفع الظلم.

تدعو المنظمة الى تغيير المفاهيم  الخاطئة في حق الشيعة من خلال التقارير والاصدارات وكتابة المقالات الفكرية وارسالها الى الحكومات العربية والاسلامية من جهة والمنظمات الحقوقية في مختلف دول العالم من جهة اخرى.

ترصد منظمة شيعة رايتس ووتش وسائل الاعلام باستمرار لمراقبة التغطية الاعلامية للانتهاكات ضد الشيعة حول العالم.

 الهدف السامي

يواجه الشيعة في العالم اضطهادا مستمرا من قبل المتطرفين والتكفيريين لا لسبب سوى انتمائهم العقائدي لمدرسة أهل البيت عليهم السلام.  و لطالما كانوا عرضة للاضطهاد والتعذيب وحتى الاعدام لقرون عديدة.

تؤمن منظمة شيعة رايتس ووتش بضرورة وجود المنظمات الحقوقية في مختلف دول العالم لحماية حقوق الشيعة وايصال صوتهم و المطالبة بحقوقهم حتى تنتهي الانتهاكات ضدهم.

 فريق عمل منظمة شيعة رايتس ووتش

 انطلقت منظمة شيعة رايتس ووتش بجهود متضامنة وموحدة لفريق نشطاء متطوعين من خلفيات اثنية ودينية مختلفة بهدف استحضار الدعم الدولي لحقوق الشيعة. و هذا النشاط كان بفضل تزايد عدد المتطوعين حيث تضم المنظمة حاليا ما يزيد عن 100 متطوع منتشرين حول العالم.

تتراوح مسؤولية الفريق بين جمع المعلومات وكتابة التقارير والمقالات لاحداث التغيير الفكري الداعم لحقوق الشيعة في العالم.

 منهجية منظمة شيعة رايتس وتش

 تعتقد منظمة شيعة رايتس ووتش ان الحصول على المعلومات والابلاغ ضد الانتهاكات التي تمارس بحق الشيعة هي من اهم المصادر في عملية الاستقصاء لذا فان المنظمة اعتمدت وسائل متعددة، منها:

الحضور الميداني و مقابلة الشهود، الضحايا وذويهم، الحصول على المعلومات من مكان الحدث، تحليل التقارير الصادرة عن المنظمات المحلية والدولية، عقد اللقاءات مع الجمعيات المدنية غير الحكومية والقادة والصحفيين  من خلال ايجاد شبكة علاقات واسعة تربط شرائح المجتمع. وبناء على الجمع الوفير من المعلومات، تتمكن المنظمة من تحديد حجم الانتهاكات ضد الشيعة. وهذه الانتهاكات تضم على سبيل المثال لا الحصر على ما يلي:

  • انتهاك حق الحياة
  • الاعتقال التعسفي
  • المحاكمات غير العادلة والسجن غير القانوني
  • الاساءة الجسدية والنفسية من اغتصاب اوتعذيب اواعتداء جنسي
  • الاستيلاء غير القانوني على الاملاك الخاصة
  • تدمير مراكز دينية
  • التمييز في مجال العمل
  • التمييز في مجال التعليم

 منظمة شيعة رايتس كمصدر

 الصحافيون المهتمون بتغطية شؤون الشرق الاوسط يجدون في تقارير منظمة شيعة ووتش مصدرا هاما لكونها تعنى بالتركيز على شريحة مهمة في الشرق الاوسط. فعلى سبيل المثال، من اجل دراسة  الانتهاكات ضد المتظاهرين في احداث الربيع العربي بشكل كامل، يتوجب التعرف على الصراع الذي يخوضه الشيعة من اجل نيل حقوقهم خاصة وان هذه الانتهاكات متواصلة ويتم التعتيم عليها اعلاميا.  و رد السلطات على احداث الربيع العربي كان فرصة سانحة للجناة لارتكاب المزيد من الانتهاكات والتعذيب.

وبعيدا عن العالم العربي، هناك بلاغات عن حالات ترهيب في جزء اخر من العالم مثل جنوب آسيا تهدف الى اثارة الكراهية الطائفية ضد المواطنين الشيعة يغذيها الخطاب السياسي عبر اثارة قضايا مفتعلة او اخبار كاذبة او مفبركة وتحت عناوين براقة  كالارهاب مثلا.

تهدف منظمة شيعة رايتس ووتش الى الابلاغ عن كل جريمة ترتكب بحق الشيعة في كل جزء من العالم. فالمحققين التابعين للمنظمة يقابلون الضحايا بشكل مباشر ويرصدون التغطيات لوسائل الاعلام الناطقة بلغات مختلفة.

تعمل منظمة شيعة رايتس ووتش ضمن شبكة تربطها بالمجتمعات المحلية، منظمات حقوق الانسان الدولية، والاكادميين من المجتمعات الشيعية  .

فريق منظمة شيعة رايتس ووتش يشكلون خليطا بشريا من مختلف الاديان والاعراق وهدفهم الدفاع عن حقوق الانسان.

هذه الشبكة توفر المعلومات القيمة للاعلاميين الذين يغطون تبعات الاحداث والانتهاكات في حق الشيعة .

يمكن الاطلاع على التقارير على الموقع الخاص بالمنظمة: www.shiarightswatch.org .




Anti-Chiisme

Anti- Chiisme : une nouvelle terminologie dans le domaine des Droits de l’Homme

Le terme «anti- Chiisme» désigne des préjugés ou de la haine contre les Musulmans Chiites.

Le terme a été introduit par «Shia Rights Watch» en 2011. Cependant, le mouvement anti- Chiisme, a une longue histoire.

L’Histoire des Chiites

Les Chiites affrontent depuis longtemps, dans l’histoire, l’injustice. Depuis le martyre du Prophète de l’Islam, le Prophète Mohammad, les Chiites ont été victimes de discrimination parce qu’ils ont critiqué les califes de leurs injustes et violents actes. Les Chiites voudraient plaider la non-violence et les droits égaux pour tous; en revanche les califes veulent continuer leur négligence dans les fondamentaux droits humains.

L’accroissement de ces différences idéologiques conduit à la formation de groupes extrémistes anti-Chiites tels que le wahhabisme, le salafisme et les sectes naçibis. De nombreux Chiites ont perdu leur liberté, leur dignité et leur vie, tout au long de l’histoire, entre les mains de ces groupes. Onze des douze Imams Chiites et leurs compagnons ont été assassinés soit par des groupes anti- chiites ou par des dictateurs. Dès lors, on peut conclure que l’anti-Chiisme a été une menace pour les chiites depuis la mort du Prophète Mohammad.

La situation actuelle

Au cours des dernières années, et avec le soutien financier de l’Arabie Saoudite, l’anti- Chiisme a augmenté de façon spectaculaire dans le monde entier: Démolition des Sanctuaires Chiites en Arabie Saoudite, attaques sur les maisons des Chiites à Bahreïn, massacres de Chiites au Pakistan, bombes sur la route dans les zones chiites de la Syrie et de l’Irak, effusion de sang des populations Chiites et Alawites à Damas, incendie des maison résidentielles Chiites en Indonésie et pression sur les Chiites en Malaisie sont parmi les exemples les plus récents de l’anti-Chiisme.

Toutefois, les assassinats et les homicides ne sont pas les seules manifestations d’anti-Chiisme.

L’anti-Chiisme se retrouve sous d’autres formes non limitatives dans:

La Foi (certaines sectes considèrent les Chiites comme des non- croyants (kouffar),

L’économie (les Chiites sont incapables de monter à un niveau élevé dans les emplois gouvernementaux, et ne peuvent détenir des positions essentielles à Bahreïn et en Arabie Saoudite).

Le social (les Chiites sont exclus des règles de la société en Malaisie).

L’assujettissement (dans certaines parties du monde, les Chiites sont traités comme des citoyens de seconde classe).

L’anti-Chiisme : Un phénomène grandissant

L’anti-Chiisme gagne de l’emprise dans la société, augmente sans cesse et se diffuse dans de nombreux domaines y compris dans les Médias et les Organisations des Droits de l’Homme.

L’anti-Chiisme et les Médias

L’exemple le plus moderne de l’anti-Chiisme peut être observé dans les médias. Depuis le Printemps Arabe, les Chiites ont été menacés par des extrémistes, des milliers ont été assassinés et blessés, de nombreuses femmes et des enfants Chiites ont été arrêtés et torturés, et des sites historiques ont été démolis et diminués en nombre.

Or,

Nombreux sont les Médias qui restent silencieux envers de tels actes inhumains contre les Chiites.

Les Anti-Chiites et les Organisations des Droits de l’Homme

Depuis le début de la révolte en 2011, l’anti-Chiisme a éclaté au Moyen-Orient et « SRW» a contacté les nombreuses Organisations des Droits de l’Homme afin de prendre des mesures et mettre fin à la violence contre les Chiites, mais aucune mesure sérieuse n’a été prise. Par conséquent, le nombre de meurtres se multiplie chaque jour dans des pays comme l’Arabie Saoudite, le Bahreïn, la Syrie, le Pakistan, l’Indonésie et la Malaisie. Les blessés en Syrie et à Bahreïn n’ont pas accès aux installations médicales. Les femmes et les enfants n’ont pas de sécurité en Syrie. En Arabie saoudite, les Chiites ne peut pas pratiquer leurs Droits Humains fondamentaux, ils sont considérés comme des citoyens de seconde classe, et n’ont absolument aucune liberté. En Malaisie, les Chiites n’ont pas le droit de pratiquer ou d’enseigner leur foi en public. En Indonésie, les Chiites n’ont pas de foyers.

Or,

de nombreuses Organisations des Droits de l’Homme préfèrent le silence et ne s’impliquent pas.

« L’Anti-Chiisme » dans les dictionnaires

«Shia Rights Watch» est fier d’être le premier à introduire le mot «anti-Chiisme» comme un nouveau vocabulaire dans les dictionnaires.

«Shia Right Watch» a contacté un certain nombre de dictionnaires en 2012 et leur a demandé d’ajouter anti- chiisme à leurs listes de vocabulaire. Récemment les violations des Droits des Chiites ont augmenté dans le monde entier et il est très important que les dictionnaires offrent les meilleurs mots pour définir les crimes motivés par la haine et la discrimination envers les Musulmans Chiites. Les dictionnaires urbains de Merriam Webster, ont félicité la nouvelle terminologie.

Des informations complètes concernant la nouvelle terminologie peut se trouver dans les liens suivants:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Anti-Shi%E2%80%99ism

http://nws.merriam-webster.com/opendictionary/newword_display_alpha.php?letter=An&last=60

«SRW» apprécie les dictionnaires urbains de Merriam Webster pour avoir répondu rapidement et invite toutes les Organisations des Droits de l’Homme et les Médias à utiliser le mot “anti-Chiisme” lors de la déclaration de la violation des Droits de l’Homme à l’égard des Musulmans Chiites.

 

«SRW» et l’Anti-Chiisme

«SRW» insiste pour que le terme «anti-chiisme» soit utilisé en ce qui concerne les crimes contre les Chiites. Le monde est témoin de ces actes odieux qui sont menées dans une approche préjudiciable et systématique envers chiites à travers le monde. Le terme «anti-Chiisme» et sa dérivation offre une représentation réaliste des événements et de leur impact, et reconnaît la persécution qui cible les Chiites en tant que groupe, uniquement en ce qui concerne leurs croyances. Ces crimes sont des actes injustes, graves, qui menacent la vie et les moyens de subsistance des Chiites et doivent être reconnues et doivent cesser immédiatement.




Anti-Shi’ism

A New Term in the Human Rights Field

 

The term “Anti-Shi’ism” means prejudice against or hatred of Shia Muslims.

The term was first introduced by Shia Rights Watch in 2011. The act of Anti-Shi’ism, however, has a long history.

Shia in History

Shia have a long history of facing injustice. Ever since the death of the Prophet of Islam, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Shia have faced discrimination because they criticized the Caliphs for unjust and violent acts. Shia advocated non-violence and equal human rights for all; the Caliphs, on the other hand, neglected people’s basic human rights.

The growth of these ideological differences led to the formation of anti-Shia extremist groups, such as the Wahabbi, Salafi and Nasebi sects. Many Shia have lost their freedom, dignity,and lives throughout history at the hands of such groups. Eleven out of the twelve Shia Imams and their companions were murdered by either anti-Shia groups or dictators. It can therefore be concluded that anti-Shi’ism has been a threat to Shia since the death of the Prophet Muhammad.

Current Situation

In recent years, with the financial support of Saudi Arabia, Anti-Shi’ism has increased dramatically throughout the world and includes: the demolition of Shia Shrines in Saudi Arabia; attacks on Shia homes in Bahrain; the mass killing of Shia in Pakistan; road bombs in Shia-populated areas of Syria and Iraq; targeted attacks on Shia and Alawies in Damascus; and the destruction of Shia homes in Indonesia and pressure on Shia in Malaysia[JS2] to convert.

Murder and forced displacement however, are not the only manifestation of anti-Shi’ism.

Anti-Shi’ism is found in other forms including, but not limited to:

Faith (some sects consider the Shia to be nonbelievers (Kuffar),

Economic (Shia are unable to climb to high level government jobs, nor can they hold critical economic positions in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia)

Social (Shia are excluded from participation in mainstream society in Malaysia)

Subjugation (In some parts of the world, Shia are treated as second-class citizens)

Anti-Shi’ism: A Growing Phenomenon

Anti-Shi’ism is gaining support in many places which is a serious cause for concern. As the odious ideology continues to spread, it has infiltrated media outlets and human rights organizations which continue to ignore the plight of Shia Muslims.

Anti-Shi’ism and the Media

The most modern and disappointing example of Anti-Shi’ism can be witnessed in the Media coverage, or lack thereof, of Shia suffering. Since the Arab Spring, Shia have been threatened by extremists, thousands have been murdered and injured, many Shia women and children have been arrested and tortured, and historical sites have been demolished and desecrated.

Yet, many media outlets remain silent in the face of such inhumane acts against Shia Muslims.

Anti-Shi’ism and Human Rights Organizations

Since the beginning of the 2011 uprisingin Middle East, as anti-Shi’ism flared in the Middle East, SRW contacted many human rights organizations to take action to stop the violence against Shia, however no serious action has been taken. As a result the number of murders is increasing every day in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Syria, Pakistan, Indonesia and Malaysia. Those injured in Syria and Bahrain have no access to medical facilities. Women and children have no security in Syria. In Saudi Arabia, Shia cannot practice their basic human rightssuch as freedoms of religion since they are considered second-class citizens with absolutely no freedom. In Malaysia Shia do not have the right to practice or teach their faith in public. In Indonesia, Shia have no homes to live in after their homes were burned down by extremists.

Yet, many human rights organizations remain silent and do not get involved.

“Anti-Shi’ism” in Dictionaries

Shia Rights Watch, is proud to be the first to introduce “Anti-Shi’ism” as a new entry to dictionaries.

Shia Rights Watch contacted a number of dictionaries in 2012 and asked them to add Anti-Shi’ism to their vocabulary lists. Recently Shia rights violations increased around the globe and it is very important that dictionaries offer the best word to define hate crimes and discrimination toward Shia Muslims. Urban, Merriam Webster and Collins dictionaries welcomed the new terminology.

Complete information regarding the new terminology can be found on the following links.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Anti-Shi%E2%80%99ism

http://www.collinsdictionary.com/submission/8318/anti-Shi%27ism

http://nws.merriam-webster.com/opendictionary/newword_display_alpha.php?letter=An&last=70

S.R.W appreciates Urban and Merriam Webster Dictionaries for their fast response and invites all human rights organizations and media outlets to use “Anti-Shi’ism” when reporting human rights violations toward Shia Muslims.

SRW and Anti-Shi’ism

SRW insists that the term “Anti-Shi’ism” must be used in regards to crimes against Shia. The world is witnessing these heinous acts that are carried out in a prejudicial and systematic approach toward Shia through the world. The term “anti-Shi’ism” and its derivations offer a realistic depiction of events and their impact, and recognize the persecution that targets Shia as a group, solely on the basis of their beliefs. These crimes are serious, unjust acts that threaten the lives and livelihood of Shia. These threats must be recognized and must be stopped immediately.