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Allama Shaheedi: Had killers of Shiites been executed, Hamid Mir would not have been attacked

23-04-2014 Hits:66 Pakistan  - avatar

Allama Shaheedi: Had killers of Shiites been executed, Hamid Mir would not have been attacked

Allama Amin Shaheedi, deputy secretary general of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen, has said that renowned journalist Hamid Mir would have not been attacked had the government punished the killers of innocent Shia Muslims in Karachi. “At least 10 Shia Muslims have been murdered by Yazidi takfiri terrorists of banned outfit and

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Iran military ready to protect country: Defense chief

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Iran military ready to protect country: Defense chief

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s defense minister says the nation’s Armed Forces are fully prepared to protect the country. The Iranian military, which enjoys “unique features,” has secured a special place among all armies across the world, said .

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Ammar Al Hakim: Citizen’s Coalition has an Integrated Vision for Defeating Terrorism

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Ammar Al Hakim: Citizen’s Coalition has an Integrated Vision for Defeating Terrorism

The head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, described the platform of the citizen’s coalition as integrated adding that it defines solutions for the country’s crises and problems. He explained that the coalition has made intensive efforts to formulate it in a scientific and well-

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Senior Lebanese cleric stresses the importance of Muslims and Christians unity

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Senior Lebanese cleric stresses the importance of Muslims and Christians unity

Head of Sharia Council put accentuation on the importance of Muslims and Christians’ unity. Head of Sharia Council, Sheikh Mohammad Yazbik put accentuation on the importance of Muslims’ and Christians’ unity and rapprochement, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).

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Saudi, French spy agencies plan to disrupt Syria presidential vote

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Saudi, French spy agencies plan to disrupt Syria presidential vote

Saudi and French intelligence authorities are working on a plan to disrupt the future presidential election in Syria, which may award President Bashar al-Assad a new term in office, a report says. Informed sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, stated that the plan is being devised

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Obama asked Riyadh royals to remove ‘Bandar Bush’

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Obama asked Riyadh royals to remove ‘Bandar Bush’

Removal of Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, a key figure in kingdom’s foreign relations, especially ties with the United States and the crisis in Syria, from his post raised questions as why it happened at such a critical time. The official statement announcing the dismissal of the Saudi head of intelligence...

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What Iran really wants

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What Iran really wants

Foreign policy is a critical component in the lives, conduct, and governance of all nation-states. But it has become even more significant in recent years as interstate relations have grown ever more complex. The inexorable rise in the number of international players -- including multilateral

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Bahrain sentences 12 protesters to life in prison

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Bahrain sentences 12 protesters to life in prison

A Bahraini court sentences 12 anti-regime protesters to life in prison as pressure on dissidents mounts in the Persian Gulf country. According to reports on Tuesday, the Bahraini court sentenced others to 15 years in prison with a fine of 1000 Bahraini dinars.The court convicted the men of taking part in...

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Intl communities should back Myanmar Muslims

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Intl communities should back Myanmar Muslims

“International communities and foundations should back Myanmar Muslims,” said the grand Shiekh of AlAzhar. Grand Shiekh of AlAzhar, Ahmad Tayyeb called on International communities and foundations to take urgent measures so as to protect the fundamental rights of the Muslim people in

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Indonesian Shiites Muslims Forced To Migrate

indonesian-shiite-muslimsIndonesian government has forced Shiite Muslims for relocation after burned down their property in last week attacks of Wahabi terrorists, where they (Wahabi terrorists) looted the Shia property in Sampang, East Java, after an attack on a nearby Shia Muslim boarding school, The Shiite News  reported.

Hundreds of Shiite Musilms are living in  Sampang sports stadium, where they are also unsafe.  An adviser to the Shiite community, Iklil al Milal, said on Friday that more than 300 Shiites were evacuated to the Sampang sports center, about 20 kilometers from their compound.

As an Indonesian citizen who happens to be a Shiite Muslim, Ahmad Jamali says he does not know why the police are stopping him from returning home after a group of purported Sunni Muslims burned down his community’s compound.

“Why should I move to another place when all my belongings and the future of my sons are there, in my village?” Ahmad Jamali said at the temporary shelter hosting 300 Shiites who fled from Sampang in Madura, East Java, after the attack last week.

East Java Deputy Governor Saifullah Yusuf said the government wanted to relocate the minority group to other places, possibly off the island, under a transmigration program to keep the Shiite community safe.

After five days in a refugee camp, however, Ahmad said everyone wanted to go home, pleading with the government to protect them.

“I am afraid that all the cattle and all the chickens are dead because I just left them. I can’t support my family because that’s the way I earn a living,” he said. A group led by cleric Rois Alhukama reportedly attacked and burned down Shiite schools and homes in Karang Genyam village in Sampang. 

The group claimed to represent Sunni Muslims, the majority Muslim group in Indonesia. Some 300 hundred Shiite residents, including 150 children, fled the village.

“We want to go home to look after our animals, which are our main income sources. If my cows are dead, I will lose my income,” a Shiite, Ahmad Jamali, told. Andy Irfan, the coordinator of human rights group Kontras Surabaya, said the government’s plan to relocate the Shiites showed that it was failing to protect its own citizens and failing to guarantee the religious freedom of the minority group.

“Why don’t they just enforce the law and punish the perpetrators instead?” Andy said.

Apparently afraid of a political backlash or cravenly seeking support from the majority, the government has neglected the pleas of many minority groups attacked by “thugs” claiming to represent “mainstream” Indonesia, Hendardi said.

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