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Ta’ziyeh Performed in Iran’s Northern City of Ziabar during Muharram Mourning

Ta’ziyeh Performed in Iran’s Northern City of Ziabar during Muharram Mourning

Press Shia - Ta’ziyeh is an Iranian dramatic genre which might be compared to the Western Passion Play. The ritual drama has Islamic and Persian heritage, the central theme of which is the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH), in the Battle of...

Bahrainis Commemorating Muharram despite Crackdown

Bahrainis Commemorating Muharram despite Crackdown

Press Shia - Bahraini people staged fresh rallies in Bahrain to protest stepped-up crackdown on Shiite processions commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein...

French president's anti-Islam remarks spark outrage

French president's anti-Islam remarks spark outrage

Press Shia - President Francois Hollande says France has “a problem with Islam” and that there are too many refugees arriving in the European country, sparking outrage among human rights groups. Press Shia - "It's true that there's a problem with Islam. No one doubts it," Hollande is quoted as saying in a new book published this week.   "It's not...

Iranians Mourn Ashoura of Imam Hossein (AS) Across Country

Iranians Mourn Ashoura of Imam Hossein (AS) Across Country

Press Shia - Iranians across the country took part in ceremonies on Wednesday to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein (AS), the grandson of the prophet and the second son of Shiite Islam's first Imam Ali Ibn-e Abitaleb...

Iranians Commemorate Muharram in Tabriz

Iranians Commemorate Muharram in Tabriz

Press Shia Agency - Thousands of Shiite Muslims mourned Imam Hussein's Martyrdom in the main Bazaar of...

Armed '3%' militia fights against proposed mosque in tiny Georgia town

Armed '3%' militia fights against proposed mosque in tiny Georgia town

Press Shia Agency - An existing Muslim congregation seeking a larger building has had to face opposition from a militia group that claims it will be an Isis training ground.Press Shia Agency - A Muslim congregation in central Georgia that wants to build a mosque faces opposition from an armed “3%” militia that has terrorized county officials and smeared the mosque as a training ground...

Young introduces resolution condemning hate, bias against Muslims

Young introduces resolution condemning hate, bias against Muslims

Press Shia Agency - A proposed resolution asserts county officials’ condemnation of recent hateful rhetoric toward Muslim Americans and, if approved by the Dane County Board of Supervisors, will affirm the body’s support for those targeted. Press Shia Agency - A proposed resolution asserts county officials’ condemnation of recent hateful rhetoric toward Muslim Americans and, if...

Council to take action on anti-Muslim hate speech, affordable housing initiative

Council to take action on anti-Muslim hate speech, affordable housing initiative

Press Shia - The Austin City Council Thursday will meet to discuss a packed agenda. Among the items up for a vote, a resolution to protect Central Texas Muslims and a resolution to build affordable housing for city, county and Austin ISD staff. Press Shia - AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin City Council Thursday will meet to discuss a packed agenda. Among the items up for a vote, a...

Arson attack targets Muslim prayer room in Sweden

Arson attack targets Muslim prayer room in Sweden

Police and emergency services were called to a Muslim prayer room in Malmo in southern Sweden after a fire had broken out early Tuesday morning. Press Shia Agency - Police and emergency services were called to a Muslim prayer room in Malmo in southern Sweden after a fire had broken out early Tuesday morning.   Firefighters from three different fire stations in the region instantly put...

France’s ex-president vows to make Islamic headscarves illegal

France’s ex-president vows to make Islamic headscarves illegal

Press Shia - France’s ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy has vowed to completely ban Muslim headscarves if he wins in his bid to retake office next year. Press Shia Agency - Right-winger Sarkozy, a leading Republican Party figure, said he would enforce “strict gender equality” in keeping with French values.   “On French soil, we don’t accept inequalities...