Condemnation of Hazara Shia Executions in Balochistan

Dated: January 7, 2021

World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League (WABIL) utterly condemns the violent, criminal and horrific targeted executions of 11 Hazara coal miners in Balochistan, Pakistan, on Sunday 3rd January. Daesh have claimed responsibility for the kidnapping and merciless execution. WABIL condemns this lawlessness. We offer our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and those who were left injured through shootings.

This despicable inhuman act by cowardly ungodly people, who blow up, maim and kill innocent people is an example of the rampant terrorism that is raging through Pakistan.

While the Prime Minister Imran Khan and various politicians have condemned the attack, the Pakistani government has been wholly ineffective in dealing with terrorist attacks against Shias, Barelwi Sunnis, Christians, Hindus and other minorities.  Shias have been systematically targeted for decades. The terrorists roam the streets freely under the protection of the law enforcement agencies. Rather than blaming neighbouring countries like India for this terrorism, the government must realise that these terrorists are home grown and a result of the Saudi Wahabi vile ideology that is sweeping through Pakistan.

The UN and other agencies have also condemned the attack. It is now high time that Pakistan takes forceful and decisive action. The media has played an appalling role in presenting these killings as ethnic rather than sectarian. These are targeted killings of Shias.

WABIL calls upon the Shia leadership of Pakistan to stand by its oppressed citizens, and to prepare for the defence of its Shias. The government failures mean it is now time for the community to defend itself, an action which is full, an action which is fully legitimate even under international law.

WABIL urges the Pakistani people to purge their country of all terrorist elements, whether unlawful groups or so-called legal madrasahs and to seek cooperation of the international community to do this. We stand with the victims and their families. We urge the Shia leaders of Pakistan to protest until the right to life of Shias is protected, the families compensated, the criminals arrested, and full security implemented in Balochistan.

Sayed Mohammad Al-Musawi
World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League (WABIL)
London, UK

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