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Jewish News One TV’s Report on #ShiaGenocide in Pakistan

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Pakistan’s minority Shiite Muslims have started using the word “genocide” to describe a violent spike in attacks against them by a militant Sunni Deobandi group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ, politically operating as Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat ASWJ) with suspected links to the country’s security agencies and a mainstream political party (PML-N) that governs the largest province Punjab.

In total more than 21,000 Shia Muslims have been killed at the hands of Deobandi militants of ASWJ-LeJ have also killed a large number of Sunnis, Ahmadis, Christians and other communities.

While Pakistan’s mainstream media, both rightwing dominated Urdu press and pro-ISI fake liberals dominated English press, continue to obfuscate or ignore Shia genocide, we thank our Jewish brothers and sisters who have paid attention to an urgent human rights issue facing Pakistan’s Shia Muslims.