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AEI spreads the word that Shia is not Iran

AEI spreads the word that Shia is not Iran

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 — “Mideast Shi’ites defy Iranian Domination?” was the title of a conference held by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) on June 19 in Washington. It seems like the West is finally hearing what the Shia community has been trying to say. Shia Muslims across the globe have consistently […]

Zakery: Houthis are not representative of all Shia in Yemen

Zakery: Houthis are not representative of all Shia in Yemen

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 — Yemenis, like people of other Islamic countries, have struggled for social justice and freedom. During this process, some groups have gained power while others have been excluded for political reasons. Usually minorities are the most vulnerable to political exclusion, and once again, Yemeni Shia are paying the price of underrepresentation. READ ALSO: What‘s behind […]

ZAKERY: UN permanent members are among the most important arms dealers

ZAKERY: UN permanent members are among the most important arms dealers

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 — SIPRI, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, published a troubling report on the increased spending on arms by countries responsible for human rights violations. According to the report, China, Russia and Saudi Arabia are among 23 countries that have more than doubled their military expenditure since 2004. While developing countries are spending […]

What‘s behind curtains of “Anti-Shia Alliance” in Indonesia?

What‘s behind curtains of “Anti-Shia Alliance” in Indonesia?

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 – The “Anti-Shia Alliance” in Indonesia has attracted attention and escalated concerns among human rights groups about the rights of Shia’s since Sunday. According to reporters, many Indonesians attended an anti-Shia declaration on Sunday at the Al Fajr mosque in the West Java capital of Bandung. However, media is not reporting on […]