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Millions throng Karbala at climax of Ashura

Millions throng Karbala at climax of Ashura | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

..."We were able to destroy 14 terrorist cells and arrest 73 people, including 37 wanted persons," Karbala provincial council chief Mohammed Al-Mussawi told AFP. "We seized lots of weapons, IEDs (improvised explosive devices), explosives belts and equipment.

"If they had been able to mount their attacks during the pilgrimage, it would have created chaos. Karbala is the main target for terrorists during Ashura." ....

 

[Tragic that the Shia, like Imam Hussein, are still persecuted to death today!  Interesting that the Yazids are no longer the persecutors.  Now, AlQaeda acts with Salafist and Wahabbist zeal...Equally tragic as this is a complete violation of the Quran and the Prophet's teachings of Muslim helping and supporting fellow Muslims!     Mourn NOT for Imam Hussein, but for the tragic status of SOME lost in confusion in Islamic misconceptions...]

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Men arrested after mosque 'threat' - Australia

Men arrested after mosque 'threat' - Australia | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Police say they have arrested two men after a threat was allegedly made against worshippers at a mosque in Arncliffe, in Sydney's south. ....

Jamal Daoud of the Social Justice Network said he was contacted by a member of the Muslim community who said two Wahabi extremists had threatened Shia Muslims gathered to observe the day of Ashura at the Masjid Fatima Al Zahrah mosque.

"We have information that two men were arrested when they attempted attacking masses of Shia Muslims remembering the Ashura in Arncliffe," Mr Daoud said.

He said the action came after calls for violence against Shia were made on Facebook on Saturday.

Mr Daoud said worshippers at the mosque called police when they became suspicious of attempts by the two men to use their mobile phones.

Police said both arrested men had been taken to St George Police Station where they were assisting with inquiries.

They said the men were not aligned with any particular religious group and may have mental health issues.

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Ashura across the Muslim world

Ashura across the Muslim world | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The festival of Ashura commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala, Iraq, in the year A.D. 680.
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