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Shi’ite Muslims Mark Ashura in Afghanistan

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Shi’ites gathered Saturday in the Afghan capital, Kabul, to mark Ashura — the holiest day on the Shi’ite Muslim calendar. Crowds of men whipped their backs to commemorate the seventh-century death of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson. One of the Ashura mourners said Imam Hussein is being honored for sacrificing his life for all […]

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Pakistani Minister Thanks Taliban for ‘Peace’ on Ashura Day

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday thanked the country’s Taliban militants for not staging attacks during this year’s Shi’ite ritual of Ashura. Speaking to reporters in the capital, Islamabad, Malik said he had appealed to the Taliban for peace during the Shi’ite observance and wanted to thank them for heeding his appeal. But while […]

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