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Topic: Ashura

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Rakyat being consumed by ‘extremist’ politics, says Salleh
PETALING JAYA: Former Sabah chief minister and federal minister Salleh Said Keruak said the current “extremist” politics was worrying, as it was leading to the waning of unity among races.
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Freedom of religion, but anti-Shia blitz under state jurisdiction, says Mujahid
KUALA LUMPUR: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa today said citizens are free to practise their religious beliefs as enshrined in the Federal Constitution, adding however...
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Disagreeing with Shia Islam not enough to justify raids, says rights group
PETALING JAYA: Rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) today criticised the recent crackdown on followers of Shia Islam in Selangor and Johor, calling it a coordinated campaign of harassment by state r...
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No Shia or Sunni in Article 3, says Suhakam
KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya’s human rights commission Suhakam has urged authorities to take into account an international document pledging to end sectarianism among Muslims in coming to an agreement on...
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Cops probing claims of mistreatment of Shia Muslims in Johor raid
PETALING JAYA: Johor police are investigating allegations of rough treatment of Shia Muslims when their private religious event was raided by state Islamic authorities this week.
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Gun-toting cops in masks treated us like criminals, say Shia Muslims
PETALING JAYA: Details have emerged of rough treatment allegedly given to Shia Muslims detained in a raid by Johor Islamic authorities during a private religious event on Monday, including a claim tha...
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On Ashura, sectarianism bares its ugly head in Malaysia
Today marks the 10th of Muharram, or Ashura, a day Shia Muslims mourn the martyrdom of Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.
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Let Shia Muslims practise faith in private, says Penang mufti
PETALING JAYA: The mufti of Penang appears to have broken ranks with Islamic authorities in the wake of a recent series of crackdowns on Shia Muslims, saying followers should be allowed the freedom to...
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Suhakam concerned by arrests of Syiahs, cite freedom of religion
The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has expressed concern over the arrest of Syiah Muslims in the country.
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MB renews support for Selangor’s crackdown against Shias
KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari has renewed his support for an ongoing crackdown against Shias in the state, which saw the arrest of foreign Muslims practising the second largest b...
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More arrested in raids on private Syiah functions
Authorities are continuing the clampdown on followers of Syiah Islam, with more foreign nationals arrested last night in raids on private functions held in Johor and Selangor.
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More foreigners arrested in fresh raids on private Shia functions in Johor, Selangor
PETALING JAYA: Police in Johor and Selangor raided private functions by Shia Muslims last night, arresting foreigners in a continuing crackdown against followers of the second largest Islamic branch d...
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Persecution of Shias an assault on human rights — Ahmad Farouk Musa
SEPTEMBER 9 — The first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)reads: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
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Shia-bashing, impotent leaders and our mockery of human rights
The first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) reads: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
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Anti-Shia raid may cast a pall over Dr M’s planned visit to Iran
KUALA LUMPUR: One of several raids in recent days by Selangor Islamic authorities on private Shia Muslim events in the state appears to have ruffled diplomatic feathers, with pressure growing on Tehra...
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Muslim group backs crackdown on Shia Muslims
PETALING JAYA: A Muslim NGO has voiced support for the crackdown on Shia Muslims in the wake of a Friday sermon which urged people to report those who follow its practices.
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