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SHIA WOMAN BEATEN TO DEATH IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

A 32 year old Shia Iraqi-American female, Shaima Al Awadi, was severely beaten in her rented home in El Cajon, California, on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. She was taken off of life support three days later. At the crime scene, a threatening note was found which, according to the victim’s eldest daughter, Fatima, read, “Go back to your country, you terrorist”  Prior to the murder, a similar threatening note had been left at the residence, but was dismissed by the family as a prank. The assailant has yet to be caught.

The attack happened in the morning after the victim’s husband, Kassim al Hamidi, left the house to drop their children off at school. Their 17 year old daughter found Shaima lying unconscious after being struck in the head multiple times. The sliding glass door to the home was broken, but there was no burglary, which further leads the family to suspect that the incident was a hate crime.

The El Cajon police are still investigating and are not ready to confirm the incident as a hate crime. They have not released the contents of the note, but did say that it was threatening in nature. Chief of El Cajon police, James Redman, said that they are not restricting the extent of the investigation to that of a hate crime and are considering other possible motives. At the moment the police are calling the murder an isolated incident and reassuring the community that there is no cause for alarm. The FBI has stepped in to aid the local El Cajon police with the investigation.

Al Awadi had just recently moved into El Cajon, near the San Diego area, where there is a large population of Iraqi immigrants. She fled Iraq with her family in the 1990’s during a period of Shia persecution under Saddam’s regime. Al Awadi and her husband lived in a refugee camp in Saudi Arabia before moving to America. They have five children aging 8 to 17.

A memorial for Al Awadi was held at the Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib Center in Lakeside, California on Tuesday. The husband made a statement which was translated by son, Mohammed, at the service saying, “We want to let everyone know how innocent our mother, this woman, was”. He also asked the killer, “What are you getting out of this, and why would you do this? A representative from Shia Rights Watch respectfully attended the service.

Al Awadi’s body will be transported to Najaf, Iraq for burial.

Shia Musim Judge shot dead in Baluchistan

shootingAttacks against Shia Muslims are continuing in Pakistan and authorities refuse to setup any plan to end the massacre in cities such as Quetta, Baluchistan, Parachenar and Hazara.

On August 30, 2012, Anti Shia  armed men killed Shia Muslim judge, Zulfiqar Naqvi, in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Baluchistan.

The gunmen, riding a motorbike, opened fire on Zulfiqar Naqvi, his driver and a bodyguard in the provincial capital, Quetta while they were heading to the office.

This came after the killing of three Shia Muslim from Hazara in Baluchistan on Monday, August 26,2012.

Hundreds of Shia Muslims have been killed in various parts of Pakistan over the past few months.

The country’s Shia leaders have called on the government to form a judicial commission to investigate the bloodshed.
Humanitarian groups expressed their concern over the violence against Shia Muslim, yet none of the government officials have issued any statement to stop the violence.

Anti Shia killed 25 in attack in Pakistan

shiarightswatch.org-pk.explosion12 people, wearing army uniform stopped a bus of 25 Shia and forced them off the bus. The killers checked the passengers’ identifications and opened fire on them.

The crime took place 100 miles north of the capital Islamabad, as the bus was traveling toward the city of Gilgit. Gilgit is a Shia populated area and a popular tourist destination for wealthy expatiates.

Sectarian violence has killed more than hundreds of Pakistani Shia in the past months and the number is increasing everyday.

Those responsible for killing Shia have not been caught or punished, SRW says.

SRW demands immediate action from Pakistani authorities to follow-up the murder cases and clear investigations in order to catch and punish those who are behind these violence against Shia in this country.

Anti Shia killed 25 in attack in Pakistan

shiarightswatch.org-pk.explosion12 people, wearing army uniform stopped a bus of 25 Shia and forced them off the bus. The killers checked the passengers’ identifications and opened fire on them.

The crime took place 100 miles north of the capital Islamabad, as the bus was traveling toward the city of Gilgit. Gilgit is a Shia populated area and a popular tourist destination for wealthy expatiates.

Sectarian violence has killed more than hundreds of Pakistani Shia in the past months and the number is increasing everyday.

Those responsible for killing Shia have not been caught or punished, SRW says.

SRW demands immediate action from Pakistani authorities to follow-up the murder cases and clear investigations in order to catch and punish those who are behind these violence against Shia in this country.

Wahhabi Terrorists Injured Three Shia People in Gilgit

PK-09According to reports, Wahabis brutally opened fire on innocent Shias in the area of Napoora Narot in Gilgit, injuring three people.

In the area of Napoora Narot in Gilgit, anti-Islam Wahhabis opened fire over innocent and sinless Shia people at evening, due to which three men named Sabit Ali, Fida Muhammad and Rizwan Ali Got seriously injured. These injured people were taken to the D.H.Q Hospital.

It should be noticed that the Shia community has always been the main target of terrorists, but the violence has significantly increased in recent days. The silence of the Government and the disability of security organizations have angered the Shia community.

Source: ANBA.co

55 years old Shia Syed Qamar Raza killed by Anti-Shia terrorist

Anti-Shia terrorist killed 55 years old Shia Syed Qamar Raza. Raza was ambushed by two unidentified assailants when he was returning from a walk to his apartment in Sharifabad.

Reza was critically injured in the attack and was sent to Karachi’s main hospital, where he later died.

Raza was the director of Pakistan’s IB Security Agency as well as the Secretary to Haidery Scouts.

Pakistani authorities are not doing their job in protecting Shia citizens, discrimination occurs on a daily bases and no one is taking the responsibility for this inhumane treatment.

Shia targeted violences question the Pakistan’s Security Agency’s responsibilty in their handling of the Shia Genocide. Perhaps if they had taken a more serious action, Qamar Raza would be alive right now.

11 Shia Killed as Rocket Hits Bus in Quetta

PK-busAccording to sources, a bus carrying pilgrims from Iran’s city of Tuftan to Quetta was attacked when it reached the western bypass near Hazar Ganji. Miscreants fired a rocket on the bus, overturning it.

The bus caught fire and eleven people died on the spot while many others sustained injuries.

The people from the area begun rescue services of their own while corpses and injured were shifted to hospital.

Before this, a number of such atrocities occurred due to a lack of security measures in the area. This time, the caravan was accompanied by a policeman who also fell victim to the terrorists’ barbarism.

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.

UN Complaint