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Condemnation of Kabul Arbaeen Attack

November 22, 2016

World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League (WABIL) strongly condemns the utterly appalling suicide attack on the Baqir-ul-Uloom Shia mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, while worshippers were commemorating the Arbaeen (40th day) martyrdom anniversary of Imam Husain (as). We condole the families of the 32 killed and 50 of injured victims.
The cowardly criminal bomber mingled with the crowd and entered the mosque, detonating himself on the first floor. Even the United Nations has described this heinous act as ‘an atrocity’.  ISIS has claimed responsibility, proving that these beasts are far removed from humanity and Islam.
ISIS is an anti-Islamic, unholy, blood-thirsty terror organisation, funded, armed and equipped by equally terrorist-minded bodies and states. WABIL condemns all groups who are the backbone and invisible support network of ISIS.
We urge the Afghani government to afford specific protection of Shias who are facing a genocide of huge proportions now. WABIL believes that just condemning the terror is not enough. The danger from terrorism can never be eliminated without tackling the theological root of terrorism ​which is extreme Wahabism. Unfortunately, such a deviant theology is being taught in hundreds of centres, while it actually goes against the basic teachings of the Quran and the Prophet Mohammad (SAWA). We ask the government of Afghanistan to root out both ISIS and the Taliban, as both pose a threat to humanity, and we ask the government to heighten its security.  Shias make up about 15% of Afghanistan’s population of 30 million. That is a significant number.
​WABIL condemns the silence of the international community on condemning this global Shia genocide, from Nigeria, to Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan among other countries. While we also recognise that it is difficult to provide security perhaps to every mosque and Hussainiya, in countries and regions where there are regular barbaric attacks, we expect the national governments to offer more security to protect their citizens.
WABIL offers its prayers for the victims of these terror attacks and its support and advice to the Afghani government in taking measures to protect its Shia citizens.
Sayed Mohammad Al-Musawi
World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League (WABIL)
London, UK       
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