Connect with us

Islamic Jihad News

Pakistan: State patronage propels Sunni jihadis to target Shias, Ahmadis



Then in the West, Shia and Ahmadi leaders work with those who would persecute and victimize them in Pakistan.

“Pakistan: State patronage propels Sunni groups to target Shias, Ahmadis,” ANI, September 18, 2022:

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 18 (ANI): Sectarian violence in Pakistan is on the rise as Sunni groups are threatening Shias, Ahmadis and non-Muslim minorities under the state patronage.

The Sunni groups enjoy support from the military and political leadership, reported International Forum for Right and Security (IFFRAS).

Although the phenomenon has been known to many, especially the military, there has been a clampdown on the media in reporting such a trend.

In 2020, well-known defence analyst, Dr Ayesha Siddiqa wrote about the revival of sectarian tension between Sunnis and Shias in Karachi and other urban centres in Sindh and Punjab. She pointed out that Pakistan has reportedly witnessed the killing of approximately 4,847 Shias in incidents of sectarian violence between 2001 and 2018, reported IFFRAS.

Two years later, a well-known international policy think tank, the International Crisis Group (ICG) in its latest report on sectarian violence in Pakistan, warned of “the rise of a local Islamic State franchise and the growing influence of a hard-line and violent protest movement known as ‘Labaik’ that draws support mostly from Pakistan’s Barelvi majority.”

The “Labaik” is the hardline Barelvi group, Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), which has been on the rise for the past few years, especially during the Imran Khan regime, reported IFFRAS.

The ICG report, published in early September this year, pointed out that these new groups, though different in many ways, were responsible for some of the country’s worst inter-communal bloodshed in recent years.

The report warned that “Muslim minorities, particularly Shias, are deeply vulnerable. Vigilantism is dangerous as hardliners mobilise around allegations of blasphemy to gain political clout.”…


News2 days ago

Mixed reactions as woman sneaks up on policeman and carries his gun (Watch video)

Islamic Jihad News3 days ago

Australia: Islamic group demands Twitter institute procedure to remove ‘Islamophobic’ content automatically

News2 days ago

Moment Wizkid warned dancer at concert that if he touches her she’ll birth a boy (Video)

News15 hours ago

“I am not scared of EFCC, I am in lagos” – Young millionaire replies those advising him to learn from Hushpuppi’s case

News2 days ago

Moment Speed Darlington traded words with his mum after she cautioned him for using foul language around kids (Video)

News2 days ago

Young lady jumps and hugs her brother as he surprises her with iPhone XR

News2 days ago

Excitement as 18-year-old girl welcomes triplet boys

News2 days ago

Man returns to primary school after wife left him because he’s not educated

News2 days ago

Shehu Sani reacts to story of Gardner impregnating three biological sisters

News2 days ago

APC Chairman demands withdrawal of Tinubu presidential campaign list over ‘breach of agreement’

Albums24 hours ago

ALBUM: YG – I Got Issues

News2 days ago

”Now I dey London” – Man calls out relative who refused to hire him as poultry worker

News2 days ago

Carter Efe marks 21st birthday with snapshots of Rolls Royce, Nigerians react

News1 day ago

You’ll wear the crown – Obi Cubana pens message as he shares video of BBNaija’s Bryann paying homage to him

Albums1 day ago

ALBUM: Tory Lanez – Sorry 4 What