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6th Aug 2013

Pakistan: Gunmen kill 13 passengers in Pakistan’s Balochistan

ISLAMABAD, (Xinhua): Unidentified terrorists shot dead 13 passengers in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province in an apparent ethnic-motivated attack early Tuesday, police said. The passengers were heading to eastern Punjab province from Balochistan for “Eid” festival when gunmen stopped two buses … Continued

3rd Aug 2013

Pakistan: Shi’a Muslim leader, son, killed in Rahim Yar Khan

By Kashif Zafar BAHAWALPUR, (The Express Tribune): The Shia Council’s Divisional President Sheikh Manzoor Hussain and his younger son Haider Ali were killed as a result of  firing in Rahim Yar Khan on Friday. Hussain was leaving his house in Umar … Continued

3rd Aug 2013

Malaysia: Two enactments adopted to curb Shi’a Muslim teachings

KUALA LUMPUR: Those spreading the Shia ideology in the country can be prosecuted under the Control and Restriction of the Propagation of Non-Islamic Religions Enactment and the Syariah Criminal Offences Enactment on Contravening Fatwa. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department … Continued

30th Jul 2013

Indonesia: Parties’ pandering hurts Shi’a Muslims, Ahmadiyah

By Margareth S Aritonang Jakarta, (The Jakarta Post): Political pragmatism by major political parties, that have long pandered to majority Sunni voters, has prevented the parties from protecting the rights of minority Muslim groups such as the Ahmadiyah and Shia. … Continued

29th Jul 2013

Saudi Arabia: Grand Mufti: I’tikaf need not be confined to Grand Mosque

                     [Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh] JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Monday 29 July 2013 Last Update 29 July 2013 3:39 am Jeddah, Arab(News): Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh said the worshipping act of “i’tikaf” (meditative seclusion) can be observed at any mosque and … Continued

25th Jul 2013

Saudi Arabia will send imams to Pakistan

[President of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais.] By Syed Rashid Hussain RIYADH, (Dawn): Saudi Arabia would send imams, one each from Masjidul Haram in Makkah and Masjid-i-Nabawi in Madina, to Pakistan every year. Talking to … Continued

16th Jul 2013

Pakistan: Strike observed in Quetta on killings of Shi’as

QUETTA, (Dawn): A shutter-down strike was being observed in Quetta on Tuesday as a sign of protest against yesterday’s killings of four Hazara men on the call of the Hazara Democratic Party, DawnNews reported. Four men of the Hazara Shia … Continued

Pakistan: Quetta shuts down to mourn attack of 30 Shi’a Muslims
1st Jul 2013

Pakistan: Quetta shuts down to mourn attack of 30 Shi’a Muslims

By Syed Ali Shah   QUETTA, (Dawn): The death toll in the Quetta suicide bombing reached 30 on Monday morning as two of the injured persons succumbed to their injuries in the Combined Military Hospital. Earlier on Sunday night, at … Continued

Myanmar: UN agency alarmed by deaths of displaced persons in Myanmar’s Rakhine state
29th Jun 2013

Myanmar: UN agency alarmed by deaths of displaced persons in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

[A displaced mother and her two children in Rakhine state. They originally came from the Pauktaw area. Photo: UNHCR/P. Behan]   The United Nations refugee agency Friday voiced concern about a violent incident in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state that killed two … Continued

27th Jun 2013

Shi’a Muslims under attack across the globe

  By Murtaza Haider   Dawn: From Cairo to Peshawar, Shias are under attack by Sunni militants. The sectarian warfare targeting Shias has left thousands dead. The rest of the world watches silently as Muslims self-destruct in sectarian wars. Earlier … Continued

26th Jun 2013

Egypt: Eight arrested over brutal Shi’a Muslim killings

Security forces have arrested eight people in connection with the brutal killing of four Egyptian Shias in a village south of Cairo, officials said on Tuesday, as criticism of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi groups surged. “Security efforts have … Continued

25th Jun 2013

Egypt: Egyptian grand mufti condemns mob Shi’a Muslim killings

(Photo: Ahram)   Ahram Online: Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam strongly condemned the mob killing of four Shia Muslims in a Giza village on Sunday, an incident which has heighted fears of worsening sectarian frictions in Egypt. Four Egyptian Shias were … Continued

23rd Jun 2013

Egypt: Angry mob kills at least 4 Shias in Giza village including leader

[Angry Mob Beating A Shiite in Zawya Abu Muslam village "Source:Hazem Barakat"] By Zeinab El Gundy,   Eyewitnesses say that Salafist sheikhs in Giza village led a mob attack on Shia families, accusing them of being infidels and spreading debauchery, … Continued

21st Jun 2013

Pakistan: Suicide attack at Shi’a Musilm madrasa kills 15 in Peshawar

By Riaz Ahmad PESHAWAR, (Express Tribune): A suicide bomber blew himself up in Gulshan Colony, Peshawar, killing 15 and leaving 22 injured, Express News reported on Friday. The Hussaini Madrassa in the area was the target of the blast. The interior of … Continued

19th Jun 2013

Iraq: 32 killed in twin suicide bombings in Baghdad Shi’a Muslim mosque

BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): Up to 32 people were killed and 57 wounded in a twin suicide bomb attacks at a Shiite mosque in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry source said. “The toll rose to 32 killed … Continued

17th Jun 2013

Egypt’s court sentences Muslim preacher to jail over blasphemy

CAIRO, (Xinhua): An Egyptian misdemeanor court sentenced on Sunday a Muslim preacher and his son to jail over charges of insulting religion and tearing up the Bible, state-run MENA news agency reported. The ultra-conservative Salafist cleric Ahmed Abdullah, known as … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Pilgrims told postpone Hajj if you can
16th Jun 2013

Saudi Arabia: Pilgrims told postpone Hajj if you can

  [Photo: With expansion work going on at the mataf in Makkah, the number of pilgrims in this year's Haj season has to be reduced.] By P K Abdul Ghafour     Jeddah, (Arab News): In an unprecedented move aimed … Continued

13th Jun 2013

Syria: Sunni insurgents kill 60 Shi’a Muslims in eastern Syria

DAMASCUS, (Xinhua): After their abject defeat on the hands of the Syrian army and the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah in the central strategic city of al-Qussair near the Lebanese border, the radical Sunni rebels on Wednesday stormed a Shiite village in … Continued

8th Jun 2013

Egypt: Egypt turns away German Imam

  The Local: Egypt turned back a hardline German Islamist on Friday after he arrived at Cairo airport, according to an airport official and media reports. The official said Sven Lau was turned back at the airport after arriving onboard … Continued

8th Jun 2013

Iraq: Car bomb kills 10, injured 30 Iranian Muslim pilgrims

A car bomb in a restive town north of Iraq’s capital killed 10 Iranian Muslim pilgrims Friday, officials said, the latest in a spike in violence that has sparked fears of all-out war. Another 30 pilgrims were wounded in the … Continued

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