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Organised intimidation camaign against Shia as Muharram approaches – by Ale Natiq

40 million Shia of Pakistan have had a troubled history in Pakistan. Despite making up more than 15% of the population, they have been victims of the worst kind of persecution and violence which is nothing short of a Genocide. The last few years have been tragic on the whole but Muharram has always remained the time of the year when the target killing of the Shia is widespread across the country.

Takfiri Deobandis (aka Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba) have who bully the Shia all round the year have launched an organised intimidation campaign against the Shia as Muharram approaches this year. Pamphlets, flyers and social media has been used extensively for this purpose. I have been monitoring a few blogs, websites, twitter accounts and Facebook pages and have seen an organised campaign being built up for a few months where a particular message was repeatedly conveyed in a very organised manner.

The Takfiri message through this intimidation camapign against Shia is:

  • Reiterate that Shia are kaafir and spread this among the masses.
  • Call for a ban against Shia rituals and demand to restrict them to Imam Bargahs.
  • Demand an end to the protection and security offered by state to the Shia during Muharram rituals.
  • Hate speech and incitement to violence with the usual excuse of abusing Sahaba.
  • Making use of a ‘Sahaba Abuse HOTLINE’ and respond with intomidation through violence or blasphemy cases.
  • Make the days associated with Sahaba more popular and commemorate them on the same lines as Shia commemorates Muharaam; however, conveniently calling Shia kaafir doing so.
  • Demand public holidays for days associated with Sahaba, but actually asking to remove the holidays associated with Ashura.

Threats and intimidation by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi during Muharram 2012

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Takfiri Fatwa calling for open violence against Shia in Muharram 2012

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Takfiri fatwa calling for open violence against Shia in Muharram 2012

Organised Intimidation Campaign against Shia in Pakistan by Takfiri Deobandis (Sipah Sahaba/ Lashkar-e-Jhangvi etc) as Muharram 2012 approaches

Intimidation Campaign by Takfiri Deobandis against Shia as Muharram approaches

Intimidation Campaign by Takfiri Deobandis against Shia as Muharram approaches

The poster above has been circulated widely in the cyberworld through social networks, blogs and websites. It has been in cirulation for a few months now and it was spread on purpose as Muharram was approaching. It asks the general public to call at the given numbers and inform if there is any abusive/critical content on the Sahaba on TV channels, newspapers or live telecasts.

Whose telephone numbers are those? And in which capacity will they collect this information and act on it?  Sahaba kay naukar, as one would guess. This is nothing but another excuse to burn public property, disrupt the Muharram jaloos and majalis and possibly go violent killing a few Shia, as overtime they have become quite good at it.

It didn’t take much to set alight a church and a school, burning holy scriptures and looting all in the building back in September. It wouldn’t take that phone call call to kill a few Shia, bomb a jaloos or set alight an Imam Bargah.

Mardan (Sep 2012): A church and a school burnt alongwith holy scriptures and all property looted from the building.

Mardan (Sep 2012): A church and a school burnt alongwith holy scriptures and all property looted from the building.

Calling for ban on Jaloos/Majalis and Restricting Shia to Imam Bargahs

The second demand of the same campaign is to put a ban on all Shia rituals of Muharram including Jaloos,Majalis and restricting Shia to Imam Bargahs.

Restrict Shia to Imam Bargahs and putting a ban on Shia rituals of Muharram

Restrict Shia to Imam Bargahs and putting a ban on Shia rituals of Muharram

Ban Shia Matam on Roads in Muharram

Ban Shia Matam on Roads in Muharram

Restrict Shia Matami to Imam Bargahs in Muharram in Pakistan

The usual Takfir against Shia, open calls to violence with the usual excuses and demand to put ban on Shia rituals.

Takfiri fatwas in circulation again as part of the organised intimidation campaign before Muharram 2012

Takfiri Fatwas against Shia in circulation again before Muharram 2012

Takfiri Fatwas against Shia in circulation again before Muharram 2012

Takfiri Fatwa Against Shia in circulation on social media and bulk email campaigns

Open call to violence against Shia in Pakistan

Inciting Violence against Shia based on their rituals of Muharram. This is another examplw which shows how the blasphemy episode and laws associated with it are absurd. They do not stop anywhere and keep on extending it. Here, they are making the use of same laws against Shia for depicting Imam Ali in pictures. Symbolism and imagery has a long history in Shi'ism.

Fatwa against Shia rituals of Muharram

Calling for national holiday for Sahaba and commemorating the days associated with Sahaba

The campaign is not limited to its anti-Shia propaganda but on the other hand it demands nationalholidays on days associated with the Sahaba. Further, they have been trying to make an event out of the these days by commenorating these days in the fashion Shia normally do, while they continue to malign Shia and issue fatwas on them for doing this. Competition?

Several similar images were spread online as part of an organised campaign to commemorate days associated with Sahaba on the same level and with same fervour as the Ashura. However, they continue to malign the Shia for commeorating those special days issues fatwas of Kufar on them.

Several similar images were spread online as part of an organised campaign to commemorate days associated with Sahaba on the same level and with same fervour as the Ashura. However, they continue to malign the Shia for commeorating those special days issues fatwas of Kufar on them.

Several similar images were spread online as part of an organised campaign to commemorate days associated with Sahaba on the same level and with same fervour as the Ashura. However, they continue to malign the Shia for commeorating those special days issues fatwas of Kufar on them.

Calls for national holidays for days associated with Sahaba (don't understand why this is not biddat, if days associated with Muharram are) and also some shocking demographics of Pakistan telling 97% of Pakistanis are Sunnis. They have refused to accept the existence of 40 million Shia in Pakistan completely.

It is apprently okay to have rallies on day associated with Hazrat Usman but jaloos rallies in Muharram are not okay!

It is apprently okay to have rallies on day associated with Hazrat Usman but jaloos rallies in Muharram are not okay!

Another Takfiri fatwa issues by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi openly inciting Shia bloodshed (old)

Old Takfiri Fatwa by Lashkar Jhangvi on Shia

Old Takfiri fatwa by Lashkar Jhanvi on Shia

Note: I have only taken snapshots from a couple of pages but the same images can be seen on almost all pages, groups, blogs and online presence of Takfiri Deobandis specially Sipah Sahaba and Lashkar groups.

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  • Meri dili khawahish hai k shiyon k juloos ko imam bargahon tak mehdood kiya jaye, kyunke jab 100 meter ka rasta ap bari mushkil aur mukhtalif rukawaton se ho k kayee kilometer tay kar k kaat te hain to inke liye sirf galiyan hi nikalti hain moon se . . Sunni wazeh aksariyyat main hain magar kabhi unki wajah se na itne raste band kiye jate hain na awam ko itni takleef di jati hai, juloos bahir nahin ayenge to na koi unhen nishana banaya jaega na itni security ki zarurat hogi aur na hi awam ko mushkil hogi .

  • matmi jaloos nikalna na sirf shariat k khilaf hy balky is ki shariat my mumaniat hy. Is par pabandi lagni chahiy na k ulta hamary rasty band kr k takleef dijay. Ambulances, emergencies ny to yahi Road hi istamal krna hota hy. Dosron ko atakleef dyny waly khud ko aala insan smajty hain.

  • SSP JITNA UCHAL SKTI HY UCHAL AB WAQT DOOR NHE K TUJAY TERAY BAPP DAADA UN SAHABI K SATH KHUDA TERAY KARNAMO KA AJAR DY GA JO RASOOL S.A.W.W K JANAZAY MAI TAK SHAREEK NA THAY BALKAY APNI SIYASAAT CHAMKANAY MI LAGAY HOWAY THAY K RASOOL S.A.W.W K BAAD KUN UN K MEMBER PI BAYTHAY GA,
    SHIYA SUNI BHAI BHAI…..SSP TERE HOGI PITAI.

    AYY SSP K KUTU AGAR APNAY BAAP KI JAEZ AULAD HO TU JAO AUR JAA K APNI HE HISTORY KI BOOKS JA K DEKHO AGAR GAIRAT HO TM MI TU K KYA YAY SAHABA JIN KI TM BAAT KARTAY HO US WAQT KAHAN THAY AUR KYA KAR RAHAY THAY JB RASOOL PAK S.A.W.W KI TADFEEN O RUKHSAT K LAMHAAT THAY,
    REAL SAHABA KARAM KO TU TM LOG BHOOL HE GAY,
    1:SALMAN I FARSI
    2:MIQDAAD
    3:ABUZAR
    YAY HAIN SAHABI..SHANN I REAL SAHABA ZINDABAD.

  • my apni burai to bardasht karlun ga par sahaba RA ki ni. Had my reh to behtar hy. LUBP walon maira naam oor lamba karo.\
    Shia kafiron k sath sunni moemnon k kuch ni lagta

  • shia kafiron ki kitaabon main ye aya hy k Nabi SAWW ki rehlat k wakt sirf 3 sahabi bachy thy.
    Yaani baki sary sahabi ni rahy na hi Hazrat Ali RA , Hassan Ra , Hussain Ra ko b sahabi k darjy sy nikaal bahir kia. Tum shion main ghirat ni na hi sharm. Buhat Bary Murtad ho tum.
    Shane ahle bait Ra zindabad.. shaane Sahaba Ra zindabad

  • jo dosro ko kafir kehtey hain asal main khod kafir hain.aap kon ho sahaba ke hemayat karne wala.apne liye socho.hamari jan fida ho oun sahaba karam par jenho ney apni awaz Rasool (s.A.W.W) par boland nehin ki Jenhon ne Batool k ghar jala ke shahid nEhin kia.tarikh me saaf lkha hain k Abubaar OUR Omar na kia kia hain.

  • Omar ney Bibi Fatima ko shahid kia.Rasool par solhe Hodaybia K moqe par shak kia our awaz boland kia warna soore Monafeqoon nazil na hotey sahaba par. kisi ne Rasool k sath gostakhi ki k soore Monafeqoon nazil howa Our wo manfiq aap ke omar k siwa koyi our nehi hain.

  • aap jahil log ho khoda ki qasam.app yazid se bhi past tar ho.janewar ho k dosro ko martey ho?ham ney to kisi ko nehin mara hain app ki tarah janewar ban ke?

  • xyz jasay tu bina naam ka hai wasay he shia quam baghir iman ki hai jinoon nay dhoka dia hussain (a.s) ko bula kar koofa khud dabak kar baith giay tum kia khaak karo gay dramay hain soor jasi nahonast tapakti hai tum logon kay cheron say muharrum mein ..bay shuk Allah pak nay kufar ki muhar laga dia hai or jin ki tum toheen kartay ho unkay saht tu khud Ali (a.s) sath daytay rahay Umar e farooq (R.A) and Abu bakar( R.a) dun ki hakomat mein sath thay kia tumharay na nahad ulman Ali (a.S) say zida alim rukhtay thay jab unhoon nay inka sath dia tu tum kanjar kahan say aa giay yahood ki sazish ho tum lo puri tareeq mein eik bata do tum logo nay jihad kia hoa christian yah jews say sirf fitna ho or inshallah jlad tum logon ka KUFAR khatum ho giay ga Ameen

  • on thing is true in these ssp people the ignorance really links to abu jahal,,,,,,, shia in Pakistan is about 20-27 % of total population excluding GB and Kashmir , in GB more than 87 % people belongs to shia sect both shia jaffri and ismaili are there in this 87 ratio

  • ali hamza son of YAZID E MALOON,HAZRAT ALI(A.S) helped them bcoz they were helpless,they did not have any knowledge. they were ignorent like u.n we dont belong to kuffa.becoz of u ignorent people islam has got name of terrorist.u r terrorist son of Yazid e maloon.we r proud of being SHIA.tell me Feroun could finish Bani Israeel?of course not today u R under feet of Yahood n Bani Israeel.whatever u eat n use comes from America n Europe.it is right yeah? u r nothig just animal.

  • ali hamza son of YAZID E MALOON,HAZRAT ALI(A.S) helped them bcoz they were helpless,they did not have any knowledge. they were ignorent like u.n we dont belong to kuffa.becoz of u ignorent people islam has got name of terrorist.u r terrorist son of Yazid e maloon.we r proud of being SHIA.tell me Feroun could finish Bani Israeel?of course not today u R under feet of Yahood n Bani Israeel.whatever u eat n use comes from America n Europe.it is right yeah? u r nothig just animal.

  • u r Feron n ALLAH wil finish u soon.just wait n see i believe ALLAH that he will finish u Feron of today.

  • ye jo tum logun nain oopeer kuch bakwasat likhi hain yazeedion Allah say daro aur kaun c Karbala baqi hay????????????????thora aur sabar karo Hujjat ka zahur hony do phir tum yazeedion ko pata chaly ga k Hussain a.s ka waris kaisy tumhary gharoor ko matti main milata hay INN SHAA ALLAH AZOJAL

  • tm log Umer k naam k saath syed e na to likh skty ho par Hussain k saath nhe likh skty Hussain A.S baray hn ya umer tm logon k leyy mai aik he kafi hun ao muj sy bat kro es website k malkoon mai daikhuun to sahi k Hazrat Ali A.S k shiyoon k paas zyada elm ha ya us k manany valoon k paas jo najaiz baap ke olaad sy tha(umer) Hazrat Ali A.S or Hazrat Mali ke jhuuti rawayaat gharnay valoon tm py Allah ke lanat ho byshak Ali k siwa ksi Sahabi ka Quran mai zikr bta k dikhao to mai tmai manuuu jao jao Abu Jahil ke olaad valoon tm py lanat ho Rasool ke Allah ke Hasan O Hussain A.S ke Byshumaar lanat byshumaar

  • Or han Karbala sy aj tak jis jis ny mission e Hussain ko roka ha us ke hadiyaan tk nhe milien yy vo zikr ha jo Qayamat tk rhy ga or rooz barooz barhta he jy ga tm log thoray parh jao es leyy kah rha hun abhi sy mai mri warning ha tm sab Harami logon ko toba kr lo or bughz e Ali ko dill sy nikaal do varna vo halat ho ge k laash ko kandha daina vala bhe koe nhe milay ga ham road block krain gy jagah jagah jaloos nikalain gy gali gali nikalain gy pahly sy or ziada takat or power sy tm rook sako to rook lo.

  • Dear Hassan,Rubab,and all mo’meneen,salam,this is Asad Shah panjaytan ka ghulam,bhi agar ap loogon ki ejazat hoo tou main is saray mamlay may kood jaoon aur in khabees rouhoon ko sambhaal loon? ap log chahain tou mayri posts isi fourm paar daikh lain mayra naam likh kar,ab mujh ko ap sub mo’meneen ki ejazat darkar hai,ap mayray comments shia kafir walay hisay may daik saktay hain,ap sub ki ejazat ka intazar rahay ga.Asad

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