Terrorism against Shia Muslims in Pakistan

"...if anyone saved a life it would be as if he saved the life of the whole humanity." (Al-Qur'an 5:32)

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Martin Luther King Jr.

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." Desmund Tutu

This is not a Pakistani Shia-specific issue as the very same terrorists target all other minorities, faiths, sects and peace loving communities and individuals in Pakistan and across the globe.

In 2012, total 1450 Shia Muslims killed. If the systematic murder of around 20,000 of a particular faith group in a country is not a slow motion genocide, what else is it? This also makes their number at least 6,000 children.

(BBC)(Guardian archive goes 10+ years)

  • Ban Ki-moon - Secretary General UN

    The Secretary-General expresses his outrage over such deliberate attacks on people due to their religious beliefs in Pakistan. He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan.

  • Polly Truscott - Amnesty International's Deputy Asia-Pacific Director

    These attacks demonstrate the Taleban's utter disregard for human rights and basic principles of humanity. Unfortunately the Taleban are just one of the groups implicated in attacks on Shi'a Muslims resulting in hundreds killed or injured in Pakistan this year.

  • Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, Scientist and activist

    Describing the killings as sectarian is outrageous because a conflict assumes two warring sides. But in fact here there is just one side the Shias which is being massacred.

  • Rob Crilly, Daily Telegraph

    PAKISTAN'S government must do more to protect its minority Shia population, according to human rights campaigners, in a year which has already seen more than 320 killed in a wave of targeted attacks.

  • Guardian

    Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for bomb attack on Shia procession: At least five Shias killed and more than 90 wounded after explosion during Ashura procession in Dera Ismail Khan.

  • Brad Adams, Asia director, Human Rights Watch

    Deadly attacks on Shia communities across Pakistan are escalating. The government's persistent failure to apprehend attackers or prosecute the extremist groups organizing the attacks suggests that it is indifferent to this carnage.

  • UN rights experts (Rita Izsak)

    UN rights experts (Rita Izsak) urge Pakistan to end sectarian violence, protect minorities after a second incident of targeted killings in two weeks.

  • Amnesty International

    For too long the Pakistan government and its security forces have abdicated their responsibility to defend everyone in the society from this deadly form of discrimination.

  • Al Jazeera

    Pakistan's Shia genocide: Several hundred Pakistani Shias have been killed this year alone in increasingly high-profile attacks by extremist militants, including one incident caught on video in August in which passengers were forced off a bus in the Gilgit region and executed.

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