Shias: The Arab Spring’s Latest Victims

shia[Photo insert:  Toddler in Syria reportedly chained to a fence and made to watch jihadis kill her Shia parents.]

The U.S.-sponsored “Arab Spring” continues to expose itself as a Sunni supremacist takeover.  While the indicators are many—from the al-Qaeda Benghazi consulate attack to the ongoing persecution of Christian minorities—attacks on Shia Muslims are also on the rise.

In Syria, where foreign Sunni jihadis, supported and armed by the United States, are attacking all non-Muslims—Christians are prime and obvious targets, and reports of church attacks, abductions of Christians, and their slaughter are many—Shias, who are seen as “false Muslims,” are naturally also under attack. For example, Salafi Sheikh Yasir al-‘Ajlawni recently issued a fatwa saying that those Muslims fighting to topple secular president Bashar Assad and install Sharia law are free to “capture and have sex with” all non-Sunni women, specifically naming President Assad’s sect, the Alawites, as well as the Druze and other Shia branches.

Days ago, popular news outlet, Syrian Truth, posted a photo of a toddler living in the Deir ez-Zor Governate in eastern Syria, along the Iraq border, who was reportedly tied with chains to a fence from where she witnessed the killing of her Shia mother and father at the hands of the Sunni jihadis making the ranks of the “Free Syrian Army.”  Syrian Truth correctly describes them as takfiris, that is, Muslims who, like al-Qaeda, accuse—and slaughter—other Muslims, in this case, Shias, for not being “true” Muslims.

And now in Egypt, where Shias make roughly one percent of the nation, a Sunni mob reportedly numbering in the thousands—also described by Arabic reports as takfiris—attacked the home of the spiritual father of Egypt’s Shia, Sheikh Hassan Shehata, killing him and four of his followers, and wounding dozens of other Shias that had congregated at his home. The mob descended on his residence last Sunday, savagely beating him and his followers with sticks, before setting his house on fire.

Watch the graphic video (also embedded below) as the mob beats the men and drags Shehata’s bloodied body all over the street. According to the general manager of Hawamdia Hospital in Giza, where the Shia leader was taken after his beating, “when Sheikh Hassan Shehata arrived to the hospital, he appeared to be slaughtered from his neck, in addition to several injuries around his body … the rest of the bodies had several injuries as well as skull fractures.” Another report mentions “numerous puncture wounds and severe bruising.”

Eyewitnesses told Ahram newspaper that police stood by and did nothing to stop the attack—just as they invariably do when Egypt’s Christian Copts and their churches are attacked.

Much of these recent attacks on Shias come in response to Salafi clerics—Salafis are ultra “purest” Sunnis—whipping their followers into frenzies against the Shias, especially in the context of the Syrian war.   Countless clerics are calling on Sunni Muslims to go to Syria to join the battle against President Assad, not to mention Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president himself, Muhammad Morsi, who recently condemned Assad, cutting all ties with Syria.


Egypt: Shia cleric Hassan Shehata, before and after.

Thus the “Arab Spring” is proving to be an Islamic takeover by the largest and strongest Islamic faction—Sunni supremacists—who are cleansing the lands of all “non-believers,” from indigenous Christians like Egypt’s Copts to all Shia branches.  While apathetic Americans living a world away may think this has little to do with them, it is well to connect the dots and realize that all this is prelude to the resurrection of the caliphate—the chief goal of Sunni Islam, whether for the “moderate” Muslim Brotherhood or al-Qaeda.  And the caliphate exists for one ultimate purpose: to expand, until, in the words of Koran 8:39, “all religion is for Allah,” interpreted to mean, until Islamic Sharia law governs the entire world.

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  • Anamah

    What kind of perverted Mohamed would pray to a fake Allah?
    This is the prove this is a false religion…

  • American1969

    The Religion of Peace.

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      ‘More like Religion of beasts.

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  • defcon 4

    Who cares? The shias are just the other side of the same islamofascist coin. It’s like trying to pick the SA over the SS. The best outcome would be if they obliterated each other. Shias have been persecuting Bahais and Jews in Iran for decades now. Shias slaughtered thousands of Bahais at some point in their bloody, intolerant past as well.

  • jakespoon

    Maybe the last two will slit each others throat,we can only hope.

  • davarino

    This is pure evil. Where are the “moderate” muslims who will speak out against these atrocities. Hearing none, I will assume there are none.

    • Gee

      Your assumption is correct. The Qur’an forbids any sort of moderation

    • Arf

      Thank you! “Moderate, peace-loving Muslims” is an expression invented by the Western media and politicians. There is no basis in fact for it. There are no moderate Muslims — in Muslim countries or in the West.

      • Ellman48

        What is a ‘moderate’ Muslim? Is that the equivalent of an ‘Independent’ in American politics?

  • DebRollin

    Barbarians…they will pay for what they did to this child and her parents.

  • Ray Burke

    Oh happy day !!! Muslims killing Muslims !!! What can we do to help it along?

    • Pinky Parle

      This is not the first time.. Read Islamic history.. it is full of Muslims killing Muslims. Even Prophet Mohammad’s grandson, Imam Husain (AS), was killed by Muslims.

  • ann

    They are the beast and the middle east is hell…

  • LindaRivera

    God help the tormented little angel in the pic. May her parents rest in peace.

    • defcon 4

      HOw do you know she’s an “angel”? How do you know she doesn’t spew Jew hatred along w/the rest of the muslime world every chance she gets?

      • joannemary

        Oh, for crying out loud, you should be ashamed of yourself.

        • defcon 4

          Suck it up buttercup.

          • Ellman48

            Either the drugs you take or the ideology you’ve taken into your nervous system will eventually take you down. You are one sick moron!

      • LindaRivera

        She’s just a little kid.

        • defcon 4

          Yeah? I’ve seen little kids on MEMRI (incl. little girls) spouting the Jew hatred that is part and parcel of islamonazism.

          • LindaRivera

            Horrible, EVIL, and very satanic.

    • Ellman48

      Can we do anything to stop a repetition of another “little angel” being “tormented” or do we turn such things over to God and go about our business? How can her parents ‘rest in peace’ when before their deaths they were forced to witness the excruciating agony of their angel’s torment? Should we not express, at a minimum, our disgust and outrage at such barbarism instead of casually turning the evil over to God? Is it possible that we are becoming so conditioned and indifferent to the savagery of terrorism and heinous crimes against innocents that we can witness them and pass them by as if ‘there’s nothing to see here, move on’? Have we heard or read about so many rapes committed by Muslim men that we feel no outrage anymore, as if such acts are no different than those we view in movie theaters and TV’s in our homes? How would we react to the agony of the child in this picture if instead of viewing her in a photograph we saw her suffering in person? Would we consign her fate to God and move on? Or would be try to save her life even at the cost of our own? If the answer to this question doesn’t matter then we don’t matter, life doesn’t matter, and God doesn’t matter.

  • Ellman48

    Anyone not moved by the photos in this article has a heart as cold as an iceberg. Yet, there are liberals and progressives who probably think the pictures are fabricated and the Raymond Ibrahim is simply a fanatical Islamophobe like Pamella Geller and Robert Spenser, among others. And these are the same people who think 20-ounce coke drinks are harmful and should be outlawed. Those who fail to see the absurdity in such posturing are intoxicated with drugs or insane themselves. They want to save the rest of us, when what we REALLY NEED is to be SAVED FROM THEM!!

  • Jeffrey Orr

    That sweet little babie, I know Jesus is with her.

  • Ray Burke

    The only good Muslims I know of are those six feet under.


    I am just going to say this, then whether or not I respond to any replies is dependent. I was a soldier who fought on the front line in Iraq 2003. I was medically discharged with a Purple Heart in 2004 for wounds received in action during that tour. I was overseas for 7 months total, the invasion lasted 1.5 months, then the remainder was “peace keeping.” Which means the rules change, but we still chased and fought them.

    Since then, I have fathered 4 daughters, aged 8 through 3, and my ex wife left me with them, so I raise them. I play mother and father for them and I wouldnt change a thing.

    After reading these comments below, I must say a good portion of you should be ASHAMED of yourselves. You think the fighting that we put in over there and the soldiers I personally put in the ground, stood at attention while they played taps, spoke with the families when we got home, was all so we could see how segregated and inhuman you guys really are!?? One gentleman here says all good muslims are six feet under. Others suggest that this toddler in the picture is probably just as bad as their muslim parents. You guys dont know shit.

    I have met some evil Muslims. They shot at me and I shot back. I have met some incredible Muslims that left lasting impressions on me. I have kicked soccerballs with their children, who really wanted nothing more than to play with us.

    To group ALL Muslims in a category that classifies them as “beasts of the middle east” is the same as Extremist Muslims classifying all Americans as “Infidels.”

    When I picked up my rifle, just know, I did not fight for people like you. I fought for what I believe is the basis of America. “Send me your poor and your weak.”