Shiites

A Regime Known for It's Recklessness Just Made a Very Reckless Move

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

Nation states act out of pure self-interest. That isn't an inherently negative trait, but when a country is led by a sadistic megalomaniac, 'self-inte...

Can Abadi's Reforms Save Iraq?

Struan Stevenson | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

A massive protest rally organised by Muqtada al-Sadr, the firebrand Shi'ia cleric, took place again last Friday around the Green Zone in central Baghd...

Highlighting the Religious Hypocrisy of ISIS

David Winston | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
David Winston

Despite constant coverage of ISIS, known by their Arabic name as Daesh, Western media has overlooked the fact that a large proportion of their victims are ordinary Sunni Muslims - the very people they claims to represent. By doing this they are unwittingly aiding the narrative that Daesh is representing all Muslims against the West.

A 1,400-Year-Old-Disagreement Is The Root Cause Of The Current Middle East Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK

Rising tensions following Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shia cleric have brought into focus the 1,400 year divide between two main branche...

To Combat Islamic Extremism, Iran Ayatollahs Should Be Kept in Check

Ryszard Czarnecki | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ryszard Czarnecki

Tehran must be made to feel the heat that comes from its policy; this can happen only by the West making the cost too exorbitant - and not through concessions.

44 Pictures Of Shiite Muslims Commemorating Ashura In Mass Flagellation Ceremonies

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

WARNING: Graphic images, viewer discretion is advised Devout Shiite Muslims have commemorated the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson w...

Ayatollah al-Nimr - Saudi Arabia's Imprisoned Revolutionary

Abbas Farshori | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Abbas Farshori

Ayatollah Nimr represents the Shiite stand against Wahabbism, and the Islamic bow he uses to launch tirade after tirade against the regime only makes this conflict more cogent. His words, and fate empower the path for Shiite communities in the region and beyond. However this may not be the only role he assumes.

ISIS: From Egyptian Goddess to Iraqi Devil

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Andy Langenkamp

What's in a name? Isis used to be an Egyptian goddess. The ideal mother and wife; patroness of nature and magic. Now ISIS refers to brutal violence, extremism, and war. Will the Islamist movement cause oil prices to explode?

Please Don't Go To Iraq To Fight, Top Cleric Tells British Muslims

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

British Muslims are expected to heed claims from the UK's top Shia cleric not to join the fight against ISIS in Iraq, after thousands of Iraqis rallie...

Iraq's Revolution

Struan Stevenson | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

For the mullahs in Tehran, the fall of Maliki and his replacement with a non-sectarian, fully democratic government in Baghdad would be anathema and the Iranian President Rouhani has already stated that he will intervene in Iraq to stop the terrorists.

Widespread Fraud in Iraqi Elections

Struan Stevenson | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

The conclusion must be that this election - the first to take place in Iraq since the withdrawal of American troops - has been significantly corrupted to the point where the result, when it finally emerges, will almost certainly be fraudulent.

Maliki Manipulating Iraqi Elections

Struan Stevenson | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

The events of recent weeks have once again proved that through grasping all the levers of State power, the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is trying to influence and change the outcome of the election in his own favour.

Iraq - Genocide in Fallujah

Struan Stevenson | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

The unfolding tragedy in the Iraqi city of Fallujah seems to have slipped off the international radar screen, as the focus of the global community drifts from Syria to Kiev and back again. The humanitarian situation in Fallujah is dire.

Muslims Around The World Commemorate Ashura

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

Muslims throughout the world have been commemorating the 7th-century martrydom of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein at the Battle of Karbala on ...