News: 21-Oct-12

  1. Saudi Shia Muslim Victims of Sectarian Isolationism: Shia Rights Watch
    Incidents of oppression and discrimination in Saudi Arabia have directed the Shia Rights Watch’s attention to this country. The mission of Organization is to protect the rights of Shia worldwide through research and activism.
  2. Muslims in Russia face possible headscarf ban
    If the dispute over headscarves escalates in Russia, it could fuel tensions between the federal government and Chechnya and other Muslim-dominated provinces.
  3. US students don hijab, support muslims
    American students in Central Michigan University have donned Muslim headscarf over a week in an event to show solidarity with Muslim students in their campus and stress the value of hijab as a Muslim choice.
  4. Syrian Rebels’ Link with Al Qaeda Disclosed
    The link between the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Al Qaeda terrorist group was unveiled after the FSA officially confirmed establishment of a group whose emblem is the flag of the Al Qaeda.
  5. Two Bahraini martyred as UK criticized for pro Khalifa stands
    Two more Bahraini civilians were martyred during the week as attempts for suffocating the dissenting voices intensify.
  6. Lahore bars: Lawyers strike over Shia advocate’s murder
    The Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) and the Lahore Bar Association (LBA) continued their strike in protest against the murder of senior lawyer Shakir Ali Rizvi on Saturday.
  7. Iran rejects guilty plea in Saudi ambassador plot
    TEHRAN, Iran — Iran says a guilty plea by a Texas man allegedly hired by Iran to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States was the result of “psychological and moral pressure.”
  8. Blast on passenger bus leaves 3 Shiites dead, numerous injured
    (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – According to reports, a bomb explosion on a passenger bus in Orakgai Agency’s Kalaya left 3 people dead and several injured. It is believed to be the work of the known terrorist organization Tehreek-e-Taliban.
  9. Kazmi set free on Rs 2 lakh bail bond
    Journalist Syed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi, arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell in March for his alleged involvement in the attack on the car of an Israeli diplomat in February, was set free on bail on Saturday.
  10. Iraqis killed in suspected sectarian attacks
    Back-to-back bomb blasts in a crowded Baghdad market near a revered Shia Muslim shrine and several shootings targeting government officials have killed at least 17 people.

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