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Could ISIS be a victim of their own success?

As they have swept eastward out of Syria, where they have a foothold which they have carved out for themselves during the turmoil of the Syrian Civil War, they have gained strength in numbers and assets. Their benefactors see that they are making progress, with each new city they take they gain both recruits and fighting experience. They are picking up armored vehicles, helicopters, and whatever equipment the Iraqi army left behind or abandoned when they surrendered.

ISIS, emboldened by U.S. aid in Syria, bites off more than it can chew

By taking so many key and strategic points in Iraq in such a short amount of time they created a panic. Instead of seeking to consolidate their positions in Mosul, they were greedy and ambitious and moved on Takrit. Sensing a growing weakness in their enemy, they moved on Tal Afar. Thousands of people are fleeing the path of ISIS, scrambling to get out of the way, screaming at the top of their lungs for help, and the World has heard them.

Shia axed to death in Karachi

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 — The Pakistani government has proven yet again that they lack the capacity to protect their own citizens. Militants from the group Sipah-e-Sahaba, also known as Ahl-e-Sunnat-Wal-Jamaat, attacked and killed a member of the Shia community on May 31, 2014. Ali Raza, described as a prominent Shia Muslim in Karachi, was ...

Stand with Shia peaceful protesters in Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 — The Saudi Arabian government, in full view of the international community, has again abused their power and oil wealth to ensure the world would not cover what is happening in their country. Saudi Arabia brings criminal charges against those who disagree with the government. It has always treated the 15 percent Shia Muslim ...

Malaysian “Confronting the Shia Virus” Seminar was precursor to Anti Shia Alliance meeting

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 — The past fall, the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) held a seminar entitled “Confronting the Syiah Virus” (“Syiah” is the Malaysian word for Shia). At the event was Malaysia’s Home Ministry Security and Public Order assistant secretary Zamihan Md Zain Al-Ghari, who according to the Sun Daily said “there [is] an immediate need ...

Malaysia accused of shocking human rights violations, abuses against Shiite minority

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 – Malaysia has a serious human rights problem, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW), which released a 100+ page report entitled “No Answers, No Apologies” detailing abuses by Malaysian authorities. The report comes on the heels of accounts that Malaysia arrested infants from the country’s minority Shiite Muslim sect, based upon the ...

Malaysia arresting Shiite families, infants, instead of finding plane

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 – As the search for the missing Malaysian aircraft intensifies, the country’s government has shifted focus to arresting nearly 100 Shiite Muslims, including infants, in an overnight raid. The arrests took place after police believed a Shiite religious celebration took place. Shocking photos emerged on Reddit, showing several infants behind bars, ...

Iraqi Sunnis fleeing violence travel to Shia city of Karbala

WASHINGTON, January 24, 2014 — Sunni refugees fleeing Al Qaeda linked violence are flocking to the Shia holy city of Karbala, where they are being met with open arms. Last month, Al Qaeda announced that it had taken over two key cities in the Sunni majority province of Anbar, sparking fears of escalating terrorism in ...