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Summary of Shia Rights Violations in 2018 as Reported by USCIRF

USCIRF 2019 Report This is the selected summary of the violations toward Shia Muslims as it is reported  by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Afghanistan The ongoing operation of terrorist groups, such as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP), threaten the country’s overall security but …

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Untold Stories, The Suffering of Shia Muslims

Annual report of Anti-Shiism around the Globe This report reflects investigative work Shia Rights Watch staff undertook in 2018   Shia Rights Watch 2018 Annual Report_2 Size: 1.37 mb Format : PDF Preview Introduction Parallel to the rise of coverage of the Shia identity came to an increased need for …

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A six years old child was beheaded in Saudi Arabia

In an unprecedented incident, a six year old boy, now recognized as Zakaria al-Jaber was beheaded in front of his mother after he was confirmed to be Shia. The mother and son took a cab to visit the shrine of Prophet Muhammad in Medina. While on the Sultan Abdel Aziz …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in January, 2019

The year 2019 began with more Anti-Shiism activities in different countries. Anti-Shiism in the form of direct violence, discrimination, and marginalization, was reported in the nations of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iraq. It is important to note that cases of violence noted in this report are in fact only …

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Incidents of Anti-Shiism in September, 2018

In the month of September, that coincide with Muharram, Shia Muslims commemorated the death anniversary of Hussain ibn Ali, an international revered defender of human rights. On the occasion, Shia Muslims gather to renew their religious commitment in standing against human rights violations. Because Shia processions are public in ritual, …

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Muharram Advisory 2018

Muharram Advisory Dear Fellow Shia Muslims, As a human rights NGO dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of Shia Muslims globally, we are writing to bring to your attention the veneration and importance of practicing safety in your community in the month of Muharram. Muharram, the first month of …

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On the Front-lines of Political Unrest

Today, Shia Muslims make up over 20% of the world population. The Pew Forum reports an approximation of one-fifth of the Muslims population lives in a non-Muslim country.  However, given that at this point in history there are only nations with self-proclaimed Shia governances, Iran and Iraq, a large percentage …

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