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  1. Salaam, The following is an interesting study of Chechen Takfiri/Jihadi groups operating (perhaps marauding is a better adjective) in Syria, courtesy of the German Institute for International & Security Affairs: http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C31_sbg.pdf Even though I'm a Twelver Shia by religion, I can't help but feel ashamed & disgusted that so many of my ethnic kin are fighting under the banner of various takfiri groups in Syria and Iraq. I keep saying this (including here at Shiachat previously) but I would like to apologise profusely (for what it's worth) to the people of Syria and Iraq for the murder and mayhem that my countrymen are spreading throughout your countries. Wallahi I am so very sorry and ashamed to be Chechen at this point in history. I never imagined that so many of my people would rally to the cause of Nasb. 1,500 to 2,000 fighters is a ridiculous amount for a nation of barely 1 million in total. I can't really articulate the loathing that I feel for my tribe. May Allah curse the enemies of the Ahlulbayt (Alayhimus Salaam) & hasten the re-appearance of His Hujjah (May Allah Protect & Bless Him). Ya Ali.
  2. (salam) Hezbullah and Iran has suffered huge loss particularly after intervention of Russia in Syria. Some people believe that Russia can not be trusted. Russia is protecting Israeli interest in Syria and the series of senior Iranian and Hezbullah Officials is due to Russia. What you have to say about this? Can Russia be trusted?
  3. In the name of Allah. I just read an amazing article, which by the way mentions a conversation between Imam Ali and his companions. After the battle of Nahravan, they tell Imam Ali that after that war there shall be no more harijites. And Imam replies; "They shall keep emerging until a huge group among them shall emerge between two rivers (the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers). Then a man among my progeny will (lead the) fight against them. And there will be no more harijites." It seems that this narration clearly foresees the ISIS (today's harijites) and their end in the hands of the Hizbullahi armies. And my question is that, could you find me the Arabic text and source of this narration? Thanks a lot.
  4. Madkhali salafi takfiris are mad at pro-islamic unity sunni thinkers for those thinkers differentiate truth from falsehood in the past and today. And they make the ordinary sunnis realize it too. Prominent sunni scholars and thinkers of the last century, such as Hasan al-Banna, Syed Qutb, Maududi and Said Nursi makes the sectarian salafists mad. I witnessed it more while checking the website of the salafistas: http://www.themadkhalis.com/md/articles/oyama-hasan-al-banna-sayyid-qutb-abu-ala-mawdudi-the-rafidah-and-the-iranian-revolution.cfm I hope followers of such sunni thinkers and scholars grow more, and that sunnism gives birth to more prominent figures like them. It would totally kill this sectarian bigot wahhabi-salafis.
  5. After the government and the terrorist Islah party backed by the Takfiri tribes attacked protesters, the Houthis are striking them back and are very close to advance across the country and take over Sanaa! ------------------------------------------ Yemeni state TV goes off air after attack Yemeni state television’s three channels stopped transmitting for about an hour after its studios came under fierce fire during an overnight rebel advance on the capital, an official with the broadcaster said, according to Agence France-Press. "Transmissions have ceased because of incessant fire from Huthis (Shiite rebels) since Thursday evening,” the official said. Houthis help a fellow protester, injured during clashes with law enforcement officers, near the cabinet building in Sanaa September 9, 2014. (Reuters) The attack on the TV headquarters prompted Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to hold emergency talks with top cabinet aides. Flights suspendedMeanwhile, international airlines have suspended flights to the Yemeni capital of Sanaa for the coming 24 hours, amid the worsening security situation, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Friday. “Arab and foreign airlines have decided to suspend their flights to Sanaa for 24 hours because of developments in the capital,” the CAA said in a statement issued overnight. A file picture taken on December 23, 2013 shows airplanes of Yemen's national carrier Yemenia on the tarmac at Sanaa International Airport. (File photo: AFP) The statement added that the measure could be extended or reconsidered depending on the security situation. Armed Shiite rebels, known as the Houthis, have been carrying out a series of attacks in an attempt to push into Sanaa. On Thursday, nearly 40 people were killed on the capital’s outskirts, during fighting between Houthis and Sunni Islamists backed by Yemeni troops. This took place as the U.N. envoy huddled with leaders in the rebel stronghold to try and end Yemen’s political crisis. Alarabiya
  6. Yemen's Houthis Reject Government Move to Quell Protests Reuters--September 02, 2014 4:19 PM--SANA'A Yemen's president dismissed his government on Tuesday, proposed a national unity administration and suggested reinstating fuel subsidies, government sources said, in moves to quell weeks of unrest by a rebel movement. But the Houthis, a Shi'ite Muslim group that had massed tens of thousands of supporters in the capital Sana'a with camps set up near the Interior Ministry, rejected the compromise proposals by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The impasse raises fears of worsening instability in Yemen, an impoverished Arabian Peninsula state bordering oil exporting power Saudi Arabia, and which is also struggling with a stubborn al-Qaida insurgency and southern secessionists. The Houthis, who are demanding that the government resign and subsidies be fully restored, have been fighting for years for more power for their Zaydi sect in north Yemen. Government sources told Reuters that Hadi had dismissed his government, suggested a national unity administration and planned to reduce petrol and diesel prices by 30 percent to offset unpopular cuts to fuel subsidies, which had drained Yemeni coffers but buoyed impoverished citizens. A government source said implementation of the initiative depended on the Houthis' acceptance. Mohammed Abdulsalam, a spokesman for Houthi leader Abdulmalek al-Houthi, said in a statement on his Facebook page, “We do not agree to it. Our position is still that we [stand] by the Yemeni people who have gone out in a blessed popular revolution to demand their legitimate and just rights.” A member of the Houthis' political bureau, Abdel Malik al-Hijri, told Reuters “What was demanded was a cancelation of the fuel price rise, and the lowering which was announced today represents nothing.” With the Houthis' rejection, it is unclear what the government's next move will be. However, Hadi, in a speech before the meeting where the proposal was signed, suggested his patience was running out. “I affirm that I will deal decisively with all attempts to shake security and carry out division,” he said in remarks on the state Saba news agency. Insecurity and political turmoil have mounted in Yemen since Arab spring protests ousted veteran autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2011 and Hadi took his place in a complex deal mediated by the United Nations, Gulf neighbors and the United States. The United States and Saudi Arabia were alarmed by the rapid growth of al-Qaida in Yemen in the disorder created by the anti-Saleh uprising and are keen to avoid a spread into the majority Sunni Muslim state of sectarian bloodshed plaguing other regions of the Middle East. In a copy of Hadi's initiative seen by Reuters, the president plans a minimum wage rise and the allotment of ministerial posts to the Houthis and other constituencies while retaining the right to the weightiest portfolios of finance, foreign affairs, defense and the interior.
  7. Iraqi forces launched an operation on Tuesday to drive fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) out of Tikrit. They [iraqi army + Shia armed groups] were advancing rapidly from the southBut were slowed-by landmines, roadside bombs and snipers in the westHeavy clashes with the armed group were taking place 10km from the the cityClashes were confined to the suburbs of the city as Iraqi forces halted their advance in the face of heavy fightingInfographic: Iraqi forces advance in Tikrit Alarabiya
  8. Remember Quetta Pakistan back in 2010? Shias were rallying for Sunni Palestinians freedom and against the Zionists, and the Sunnis sent their Takfiri son to blow up and kill Shias where close to 100 killed! Well, history repeated itself. Now, in Nigeria! Now see if Iran who always press for this day do anything to seek justice for Shias of Nigeria, for Shia leader of Nigeria who lost almost his entire family... I wish they were martyred for a cause in Damascus, Karbala and Najaf... not for pure political stupity that benefits nothing to Shias except harms. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Press Tv Reports: -Twenty-five demonstrators, including the sons of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, have been gunned down during an anti-Israeli rally held to mark International Quds Day in an ancient city of the African country, Press TV has learned. -The deaths occurred on Friday during anti-Israel rally, as Nigerians took to the streets to denounce Tel Aviv’s deadly military assault on Gaza. -soldiers opened fire on protesters, killing 25 demonstrators and arresting 12 others. -Among those killed was 18-year-old Syed Mahmud Ibrahim Zakzaky, a son of Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, which had called for the rally. He is a critic of political corruption and Boko Haram. -Reports say another son of the Muslim leader was injured and two others were arrested. Later, military forces reportedly killed all detainees, including the two sons of Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, -al-Zakzaky lost three of his sons while another one was among those injured by government forces. -Meanwhile, government forces attacked a mosque in Nigeria on Saturday, killing three people. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Islamic Movement in Nigeria reports: - Death Toll reaches 30, injured: 40 Shaheed Sani Sufi , one of the killed brothers during an attack by Nigerian soldiers at Husainiyyah Baqiuyatullah Zaria today. He is one of the Staff of the Husainiyyah.
  9. Anybody else is losing hope in so called clerics.... and great-great-grand-grand Ayatollahs and religious circles in Najaf-Qom? Does anyone else miss the kind of Imam Khomeini (r.) and only if we had someone like him in today's world in Iraq or Iran or elsewhere? Now, they are entering in Shias houses, massacring the entire families... killing their women and children, bombing their houses..... AND GET AWAY WITH IT? In South of Baghdad? This news just ruined my day...and I just can't handle reading such brutal incidents taking place around the world. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Gunmen attack Shia families, kill 16 south of Baghdad Unidentified gunmen have attacked two Shia Muslim families, killed 16 people and wounded nine others in south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say. On Wednesday, a police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said gunmen late on Tuesday first opened fire on and then planted bombs around the two houses in the town of Latifiyah, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad. The officer added that six children, five women and five men lost their lives in the incident. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Last Wednesday, a Shia family was shot dead at home in the same town. Police said that four children, aged between eight and 16, were killed along with their parents and an uncle. On Tuesday, officials said that a string of car bombings have struck 11 different neighborhoods in the capital Baghdad, killing more than 50 people and injuring scores of others in a span of less than two hours. Other incidents of violence across Iraq killed about 20 other people and injured dozens more on the same day. According to the United Nations, a total of 1,057 Iraqis, including 928 civilians, were killed and another 2,326 were wounded in terrorist attacks throughout the country in July -- the deadliest month since 2008. In August, about 800 Iraqis lost their lives in the deadly attacks, a third of which took place in Baghdad. The Iraqi Ministry of Interior said that militants have launched an open war in Iraq and that they want to push the Middle Eastern country into chaos. "The country is currently facing an open war from bloodthirsty sectarian forces that aim to plunge the country into chaos," the Interior Ministry said in a statement issued on July 30. PressTv
  10. This is the tale of a Pakistani mother and a wife who is neither a mother nor a wife anymore due to the Takfiris terrorist attack on a mosque in a systematic genocide committed by the blessing of the Pakistani state. This is a story of ONE Shia pakistani woman out of 50,000, whose husbands, fathers, and sons have been ripped into lifeless human body remains as suicide bombings have become the favorite mode of keeping Shia population of Pakistan in check and under subjugation. http://en.shiapost.com/2013/08/18/my-sacrifice-to-god-by-midhat-zaidi/ P.S. This article did deserve a separate space in SC but so far, I'll have to put it in ''General Politics and Current Issues".... Topic like this deserves a new topic called "Shia Genocide in Pakistan".
  11. DAMn it! Mursi wants to go to war with Israel over lost Arab lands, over 65 years of Egyptians/Arabs humiliation, decades of torture of Egyptians inside Egyptian prisons by foreign intelligence agencies, and to seek justice..... ( ;) :lol: :lol: :lol: ) Ohh wait, NO, Mursi wants to go to war over a dam with Ethiopia, and ignores Ethiopia's all rights over the damn dam!!!!!!!! Egypt’s ‘dam stupid’ threats to Ethiopia Ethiopia’s parliament this week voted to push ahead with the country’s controversial Blue Nile hydroelectric dam project. The move is bound to raise the political stakes even higher following threats earlier this week by Egypt that it would go to war over Ethiopia’s plan to build a $4.7-billion dam on the great river. Egypt claims that construction of the dam in Ethiopia will cause grave detriment to its supply of fresh water and spell ruin to its economy. Most of Egypt’s 85 million people live on the banks of the Nile and the country relies on the river for over 95 per cent of its fresh water supply. For millennia, Egyptian civilization has depended on the bountiful Nile - the world’s longest river, stretching more than 6,500 kilometers from its source in Central Africa to its outlet in the Mediterranean Sea, just north of Egypt’s capital, Cairo. The Nile comprises two tributaries: the longer White Nile originates in Burundi or Rwanda (still a matter of dispute among geographers) and it meets with the Blue Nile coming out of Ethiopia. The meeting point is near Khartoum, the capital of North Sudan, and thence the Nile flows on to Egypt. However, it is Ethiopia’s Blue Nile that provides more than 85 per cent of the downstream water of the Lower Nile. That is why the construction of the mega dam in Ethiopia has apparently provoked so much alarm in Egypt. Ethiopia’s Blue Nile hydroelectric project - the biggest in Africa - has been on the drawing board for several years, initiated by the country’s late prime minister, Meles Zenawi, who died last year. At the end of last month, Ethiopia began diverting the water of the Blue Nile to enable construction of the dam. Egypt has responded now with dire calls of national emergency, led by its president, Mohammed Morsi. This week Morsi said that his country reserved the right to militarily defend its vital national interests. “All options are on the table,” he said, adding that any drop of water lost would be replaced by Egyptian blood. Morsi has since toned down the war rhetoric towards Ethiopia. But, nevertheless, the relations between Africa’s second and third most populous countries remain extremely fraught, especially in light of the latest move by Ethiopia’s lawmakers to push ahead with the dam. Some Salafist members of Egypt’s parliament have even called for covert sabotage of the dam, which at this stage is about 20 per cent complete. Those calls prompted the Ethiopians this week to summon the Egyptian ambassador in Addis Ababa to explain his country’s declared baleful intentions. Ethiopia’s concerns will have only been underscored by talking points released also this week by the Pentagon-aligned think-tank, Stratfor, which weighed up Egypt’s options of military sabotage, including air strikes and demolition by Special Forces. So, what is going on here? Nobody is denying that the Nile is a vital national interest for Egypt. But it seems a reckless and outrageous leap of hysteria by Egypt to launch threats of war against Ethiopia over the issue. Ethiopia’s prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has vowed that the Blue Nile hydroelectric scheme is not intended to adversely affect the flow of water to Egypt or Sudan. His view is supported by a recent study conducted by technical people from Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, which concluded that there would be no significant long-term reduction in downstream water supply as a result the dam. However, without presenting contrary expert evidence, Egypt’s Morsi asserts that his country’s water supply will be curtailed by 20 per cent - a reduction that would indeed be catastrophic for the already drought-prone North African country. But this is the big question: is Egypt’s supply of fresh water really threatened? The scientific study so far would say not. That raises the further question: why is president Morsi making such a big deal about Ethiopia’s Blue Nile project? The answer may be less to do with Ethiopia diverting water and more to do with Morsi diverting political problems within his own country. Later this month, on 30 June, there is a mass opposition rally planned in Cairo to mark the first anniversary of Morsi taking office. The Muslim Brotherhood president has seen a very rocky first year in power, with many Egyptians not happy with his policies since he took over from the ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak. Top of the popular grievances against Morsi is his support for Salafist extremists in NATO’s covert regime-change war in Syria; his continuing collusion with Israel in its oppression of Palestinians; and, domestically, Morsi has been accused of doing little to improve the living standards of Egypt’s majority of impoverished workers and families. Morsi’s belligerent rhetoric over Ethiopia’s Blue Nile project has sought to divert internal opposition to his government into an international dispute with a neighbouring African country. In his fiery speeches recently, Morsi has been working the crowds with jingoism and nationalism, stressing that Egyptians are “at one” over their claimed rights to the Nile water. The obvious theme here by Morsi is to convince Egyptians to put aside their objections to his dubious governance and to focus instead on an ostensible external enemy - Ethiopia. Let’s look at the issue from Ethiopia’s point of view. The Blue Nile is geographically a national resource of Ethiopia. It originates from the country’s northern highlands, which drain into Lake Tana, one of Africa’s largest lakes. From there, the Blue Nile meanders northwards on its long journey to the Mediterranean. The river might be more accurately called the Brown Nile because of its muddy colour owing to the fertile minerals and organic matter that it leaches from the Ethiopian land. This is partly why the Nile has sustained Egypt’s agriculture for millennia - it is a river of natural goodness courtesy of Ethiopia’s rich soil. But the way Ethiopians see it - and they have just cause - is why should their country not be the first beneficiary of the powerful and fertile water of the Nile? After all, ask Ethiopians, does Egypt give away its natural oil and gas wealth to other countries for free? No, so why should Ethiopia permit its primary water resource to be freely accessed by others at the cost of its own pressing development needs? Egypt claims that it has historic and legal right to the Nile. This refers to a treaty signed in 1929 between the 11 countries that share the Nile water. They include the downstream countries of Egypt and Sudan (North and South) and the upstream lands of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. That historic treaty gave Egypt and Sudan veto power over any of the upstream countries tapping water from the Blue and White Niles. The treaty also gave Egypt the lion’s share of the headwaters - some 70 per cent. Who instigated that 1929 Nile treaty? Well, wouldn’t you know? - It was the jolly-good-old British Empire. It was the British who insisted that their former colonial territories of Egypt and Sudan should receive the abundance of the Nile from the sub-Saharan African countries - for free and forevermore. The legal rights that modern-day Egypt refers to are, therefore, the legacy of British colonialism that was designed to disadvantage poor black African nations for the benefit of British capital in Egypt and Sudan. In other words, from a modern-day democratic and ethical point of view, the Nile treaty that Egypt lionizes is not worth the British blood-spattered colonial-era paper it is written. Seen from this vantage, the Blue Nile is a vast natural resource that Ethiopia has not been allowed to avail of simply because of historic British-imposed laws. While Egypt has for decades gained free water, soil fertility and has constructed its own hydroelectric dams on the river, Ethiopia and the other African source countries are barred from such benefits. And yet the needs of Ethiopia’s population are heartrendingly dire. The country of 85 million - on parity with Egypt - is one of the poorest in the world with some 70 per cent of the population subsisting on less than $2 a day. A major factor in Ethiopia’s underdevelopment is the lack of electricity. Every day the country is subject to blackouts, a crippling impediment to humanitarian development. If the Blue Nile project goes ahead, it is projected to supply 6,000 megawatts of electricity - six times the output, for example, from Iran’s Bushehr power station working at full capacity. But here is perhaps the winning argument. It is not just Ethiopia’s sovereign right to use its Blue Nile resource for the betterment of its people; and it’s not just the rejection of arbitrary unjust colonial-era laws. There is an all-important long-term ecological reason for why Ethiopia should go ahead with its hydroelectric plans. Ironically, this reason is also in Egypt’s long-term interest. Meteorological data is backed up by anecdotal observations of Ethiopian elders that the country’s rainfall has been seriously declining over many years. The vital rainy season is becoming shorter and more erratic. This ominous climate change is directly connected with the fact that Ethiopia has lost some 90 per cent of its forests over recent decades. This lack of tree cover has resulted in the land becoming more arid and barren posing a dangerous threat to not only food security in a famine-risk country, but also to the replenishment of Lake Tana and the Blue Nile. A primary reason for the deforestation in Ethiopia is the need for charcoal upon which most Ethiopians rely for cooking and daily sustenance. That need for charcoal and resultant destruction of forests and decline in rainfall arises because of the chronic lack of electricity. If Ethiopia is to reverse its deforestation and dwindling rainfall that will require giving its people access to electricity in order to obviate the unsustainable use of charcoal as the primary domestic fuel. The Blue Nile hydro-project gives Ethiopia a way out of that dilemma. By allowing the country to develop electrical power and to repair its ecology and water management, the future of the Blue Nile will also be conserved. The present prevailing situation of deforestation and declining water supply to the Blue Nile is in nobody’s interest, including that of Egypt. Instead of declaring war and threatening to send in commandos to blow up Ethiopia’s nascent dam project, Egypt’s president Morsi should step back and view the bigger picture, not just for the sake of Ethiopians, but also for the sake of his country’s long-term dependence on the continued viability of the Blue Nile. Then Morsi might realize that all his reckless bellicose rhetoric towards Ethiopia is ‘dam stupid’. By: Finian Cunningham/PressTv
  12. Muslim Brotherhood in Bangladesh faces justice! The "murderers and rapists of millions" from Jamaate Islami will be hanged! Hopefully Bangladesh will punish Muslim-Brotherhood affiliated groups with an iron fist. There are close to six million Shias in Bangladesh who will be in great danger if these anti-Shia Takfiri groups take power in the country. Just like Egypt and Syria they will ban Shias from practicing their own religion in their own mosques and houses and will declare Shias as enemies and will bow down to the ZioSalafis. _______________________________ Bangladesh deaths rise as Jamaat protest strike begins At least 16 people have died in clashes in Bangladesh at the start of a strike called over a death sentence given to an Islamist party leader. Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, of Jamaat-e-Islami, was sentenced on charges including murder, rape and torture during the war of independence in 1971. Thursday's sentence sparked riots that have left about 60 people dead. The Islamists say the tribunal is politically motivated, something the Bangladesh government denies. Jamaat-e-Islami called a two-day strike across the country, beginning on Sunday, in protest at the court ruling. Troops were called in in the northern district of Bogra, where police said thousands of Jamaat activists armed with sticks and home-made bombs attacked police outposts early on Sunday. The BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan in the southern city of Chittagong says there has been no let up in the violence since the death sentence was issued. Police have fought pitched battles with supporters of the Islamist party in many parts of the country. The Bangladeshi government rejected the criticism, saying violence against civilians and police officers would not be tolerated. One of the city's residents, Jahangir Alam, told the BBC he had seen a bus burning on the street. "The police were trying to control the situation, but they were having stones and other objects throw at them," he said. "People in the street are very, very afraid of Jamaat-e-Islam. I am scared. Evening time is the worst; from 7pm to 9pm it is very dangerous in the street." Our correspondent says the intensity of the backlash against the sentences has surprised many in Bangladesh, and security forces are struggling to bring the situation under control as it is difficult to predict which districts the violence will spread to. The streets of the capital remain largely calm as the strike takes effect, although roads are empty and businesses closed in many parts of the country, with people are staying indoors for fear of more violence, he says. The special war crimes tribunal is trying those accused of collaborating with Pakistani forces and committing atrocities during the country's independence war in 1971. Earlier this month, another Jamaat leader, Abdul Kader Mullah, was sentenced to life for crimes against humanity. In January, former party leader Abul Kalam Azad was found guilty in absentia of eight charges of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death. BBC Bangladesh verdict sparks deadly protests http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyRGxsju9Ks Bangladesh considers banning Jamaat-e-Islami after growing violence
  13. Egyptian President Morsi leaves presidential palace as protests turn violent CAIRO – Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi left the presidential palace Tuesday as violence erupted between police and at least 100,000 protesters gathered in Cairo. In a brief outburst, police fired tear gas to stop protesters approaching the palace in the capital's Heliopolis district. Morsi was in the palace conducting business as usual while the protesters gathered outside. But he left for home through a back door when the crowds "grew bigger," according to a presidential official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Fox News
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