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Ibrahim Musa: Zaria massacre orchestrated in Israel bankrolled by Saudis

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SHAFAQNA - Ibrahim Musa, the President of Media Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, believes that Israel and Saudi Arabia were the main plotters behind Zaria massacre in Nigeria. Ibrahim Musa is the President of Media Forum of the…

Shia Rights Watch: 2,805 incidents of anti-Shiism in the first half of 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch: The first half of 2018 saw 2,805 incidents of anti-Shiism take place in over a dozen countries. Anti-Shiism is extended to June, and compared to May, the number of people killed and wounded has almost tripled.…

10 Muslim World Cup facts you should know

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Tharik Hussain : Russia 2018 is a record-breaking World Cup for the Muslim world, with seven Muslim-majority nations taking part this year, the most since the start of the games in 1930. To celebrate this, here are…

World cup 2018: Nigeria may go to the next round

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SHAFAQNA - Nigeria won Iceland magically. Now in Group D Croatia is safely through to the next round but the second spot is up for grabs; Nigeria or Argentina. Nigeria reinvigorated its World Cup campaign — and gave a boost to Argentina’s…

Shia Rights Watch: 412 cases of violence against Shia Muslims in May 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch : The first five months of 2018 stood witness to 2,573 cases of anti-Shiism. Incidents include death, detention, discrimination, and denial of freedoms systematically or culturally. Anti-Shiism is a conflict at…

Islamic Movement Press Statement: Whereabouts of Sheikh Zakzaky now unknown

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has expressed great concerns about the whereabout of its Leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, claiming that he was last seen or heard from yesterday soon after he was arraigned before a Kaduna state high…

Free Zakzaky processions sweep across northern Nigeria

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SHAFAQNA - From Adamawa to Zamfara, thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and their sympathizers held massive Free Zakzaky processions on Saturday 28/04/18, to further call for the immediate release of Sheikh Zakzaky. This…

IHRC: Nigeria: Charges against Sheikh Zakzaky make a mockery of legal process

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SHAFAQNA - The decision by Nigerian authorities to charge the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, after illegally holding him in detention for two years demonstrates the desperation of the government and is…

Two suicide bombers kill three in north Nigeria mosque

SHAFAQNA - Two suicide bombers killed three Muslim worshippers in a mosque in a northeast Nigerian town still being rebuilt after virtual destruction by Boko Haram in 2014, sources told AFP Sunday. The bombers, a man and a woman, detonated…

Amnesty International strongly condemns Buhari regime, calls to release Sheik El Zakzaky & his wife

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SHAFAQNA - Responding to a violent crackdown by Nigerian police on members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) protesting the detention of their leader in Abuja, Osai Ojigho Director Amnesty International Nigeria said: “This was a needless…

Press Statement: IMN condemns police attack on IMN peaceful procession in Abuja

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SHAFAQNA - The Nigerian police yesterday (4.16.2018) opened fire on peaceful Free Zakzaky protesters, killing at least one and injuring many others. It all started in the afternoon after the police laid siege on the venue of Free Zakzaky sit…

Rallies Held in Solidarity with Sheikh Zakzaky in Different Countries

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SHAFAQNA - Rights activists held rallies in Britain, Pakistan, Turkey and Switzerland in solidarity with jailed Nigerian Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. According to al-Laulau website, the participants condemned the continued detention…

Global "Free Zakzaky" protests planned for 15th April 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Global Protests are being planned next week, on 15 April 2018, to coincide with a hundred days of continuous Free Zakzaky protests in Nigeria demanding the immediate release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh…

OPED - Nigeria: The North Is An Orphan

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SHAFAQNA - Although Nigeria has been divided into six geo-political zones, as the name suggests, to suit the Nigeria’s politics, Northern Nigeria is made up of 19 out of all the 36 states in Nigeria. For religious, cultural and historical…

Nigerian forces kill Shia scholar "Sheikh Qaseem Sokoto" in a peaceful Free Zakzaky protest

SHAFAQNA-Sheikh Qaseem Umar Sokoto was shot by Nigeria Police, while peacefully protesting for the release of Sheikh Zakzaky, after about two weeks he finally attained martyrdom today Monday 5th January 2018. The death has occurred of…

Sheikh Zakzaky’s Unending Suffering

SHAFAQNA - Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, a highly respected alim (scholar) and leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria was shot and badly wounded in December 2015. The Nigerian army murdered at least 100 members [over 350] of the movement including…

Islamic Movement in Nigeria press conference on health situation of Sheikh Zakzaky

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria on Wednesday 10th January, 2018 addressed a Press Conference on the health situation of Sheikh Zakzaky, who is being illegally detained despite a valid court judgement declaring his continued detention…

School children stage Free Zakzaky protest in Abuja

SHAFAQNA - A fresh Free Zakzaky protest was staged in Abuja, the Nigerian Capital today Thursday the 4th of January 2018 by School Children. Source - ABNA

At least 14 killed in mosque attack in Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - A suicide bomber killed 14 worshipers at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, a vigilante leader said, a day after terrorist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a string of attacks in a rare video. The bomber targeted those…

Gunmen storm church in southern Nigeria, killing at least 17

SHAFAQNA - Unknown gunmen killed 17 people following a new year's day church service in southern Nigeria, a local official said, the latest violence to hit the oil-rich region. Local government official Osi Olisa said Tuesday that the attackers…

Shia Muslims visit Nigerian churches to celebrate Christmas with Christians

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SHAFAQNA - A Muslim community group has visited a series of churches in a major Nigerian city to show their solidarity with its Christianpopulation. Members of the Islamic Movement, known as locally the Shia after their religious denomination,…

Sheikh Zakzaky's health condition deteriorating; his left eye lost vision

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SHAFAQNA - Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife are in a deteriorating health condition, a senior member of the movement said. "Sheikh Adam Suhu a member of the IMN said that unfortunately,…

Global Outcry to Free Shaykh Zakzaky

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SHAFAQNA - Tens of thousands of people  have attended worldwide demonstrations staged to protest against the illegal detention of Sheikh Zakzaky. The leader of millions of Shia Muslims in Nigeria has been illegally detained for two years despite…

Fleeing Boko Haram

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SHAFAQNA - The camp was supposed to be a refuge. Falmata’s life had been stolen by war ever since the sixth grade, when she was abducted from her home and raped repeatedly by Boko Haram’s fighters for the next three years. She finally…

Christians, others be prepared to be part of #ArbaeenTrekNigeria 🇳🇬 2017

SHAFAQNA - The Arbaeen trek is a solemn walk undertaken exactly 40 days from the date that Imam Hussein, the grand son of the Prophet was brutally martyred in Karbala (now in Iraq). The Imam had set out for good leadership and justice, in opposition…

Still looking for evidence of Nigerian Army's Heinous Crimes in Zaria?

SHAFAQNA - Next week Monday, the Presidential Investigation Panel looking at human rights abuses committed by the Nigerian Army will resume sitting in Abuja. Among others, the Panel's sheet of terms of reference states that the panel is…

All is set for the commencement of #ArbaeenTrekNigeria

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has completed all necessary arrangements for the commencement of the annual #ArbaeenTrekNigeria 🇳🇬 2017. This year's event will kick off in the next few days in the zones as is the usual…

Saudi jets kill dozen Yemeni civilians

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    SHAFAQNA - A dozen civilians have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when Saudi fighter jets targeted a residential area in Yemen's Southwestern province of Ta'izz as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with…