Ahlul Bayt World Assembly issues statement on terrorist incidents in Ashura 2016

Thursday, 13 October 2016
The Ahlul Bayt World Assembly has issued a statement reacting to the traumatic and terrorist incidents that happened during the past days across the world.

The Ahlul Bayt World Assembly has issued a statement reacting to the traumatic and terrorist incidents that happened during the past days across the world.

The complete statement is as follows:

In the name of Allah, the compassionate the merciful.

“They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it.”

It seems that Ashura is yet mixed with blood and martyrdom; and despite the passage of 1400 years since that tragic day, Ashura continues to be repeated and lovers of truth and justice are killed at the hands of Yazidis of this age.

This year, bloodthirsty bats again could not bear the manifestation of Allah's light and attacked on mourners in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Iraq and Syria and killed many of them.

The Ahlul Bayt World Assembly as an international and non-governmental organization with hundreds of elites throughout the world as members, condemns these crimes and draws world's attention to the following points:

1.Killing innocent mourners in Afghanistan’s "Kabul" and "Balkh" represents terrorists’ and their supporters’ never-ending hatred of Ashura’s facts.

2.We sympathize with the people and government of Afghanistan, especially the survivors of the martyrs of the two terrorist attack, ask the government of this brother country to prevent, with extensive measures, extremist groups from bringing Afghanistan into the same fate that Takfiri terrorists have brought to the other countries.

3. Tragic incidents in Nigeria that continue for several years have also reached intolerable levels. In the latest action, attacking the Shiite mosque in the "Fontoy" city in the state of Kaduna, security forces were shot dead and a number of Hussaini mourners were wounded.

4. In regards to this crime, we cannot ask Nigerian government for anything; since the violent and illegal acts of the past few years were done directly by the military forces of this country and the government not only does not take the necessary actions, but also dependents of Wahhabi circles have caused Nigerian police forces to support or to be indifferent to these crimes.

5.We ask the international communities and human rights organizations to put pressure on the Nigerian government and army to stop organized crimes against the country's Shiites and to arrest the perpetrators as soon as possible and bring them to the justice; Also to release "Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky," who is in captivity with his wife for about a year.

6. Ahlul Bayt World Assembly also condemns terrorist incidents in "Damascus" in Syria and "Baquba" and the raids on religious ceremonies of Hussaini Tasu’a and Ashura, and urges all lovers and followers of Ahlul Bayt (as), all over the world, to be aware and to hold their religious ceremonies away from any barriers and keep alive the struggles of Ahlul Bayt (as) on the way of religion.

7. At the end, we reaffirm responsibility of all regional and international players for real and serious encounter with dangerous phenomenon of terrorism. We also recommend leaders of misguided sects and armed extremists to stop division and disagreement among Muslims and to put an end to fratricide, creating corruption, destruction of holy places, preventing from Allah's pass and attacking the Hussaini ceremonies, because Hussain ibn Ali (as) is manifestation of God’s light and God's light cannot be put out.

The Ahlul Bayt World Assembly

10 Muharram 1438

12 October 2016

Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly

The Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly  is an international non-governmental organization (INGO) that was established by a group of Shiite elites under the supervision of the great Islamic authority of the Shiites in 1990 to identify, organize, educate and support the followers of Ahl al-Bayt.

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