header image

The term “Shia” means follower and refers to following the way of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), Lady Fatima (AS), the Prophet’s beloved daughter, Ali (AS), the holy Prophet’s cousin, son-in-law, the Shia’s first Imam and his eleven decedents. It is this family or “Ahl-ul-Bayt” towards whom the Shia express their love and affection. The peak…

The Bahraini government has been violently targeting Shia and their peaceful demonstration that call for fair opportunities and democratic reforms since 2011. Brutal Crackdown of Protests The following cases are only few examples of the brutal response of Bahraini government recruiting Pakistani (Mashal, 2011) and Saudi troops (Ismi, 2011) to crackdown on Shia protests. Brutal…

Anti-Shi’ism in Pakistan has led to killing of 21,000 Shia of whom about 9000 were murdered in direct attacks. Mass killings and “targeted assassination of Shia intellectuals”, is referred to as genocide by Lord Eric Avebury, a House of Lords member and chair of a Parliamentary Human Rights Group in British Parliament,  according to Article…

Iraq is home to more than 22 million Shia  Muslim . Although Shia hold the majority in Iraq, they have been victims of violence and discrimination throughout the history of the country. Most recent Anti-Shi’ism is Iraq can be divided to two main periods: Saddam’s dictatorship, and post-Saddam time. Anti-Shi’ism during Saddam’s dictatorship In February…