Shiite Muslim


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Noun1.Shiite Muslim - a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
Shia, Shiah, Shiah Islam - one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam; mainly in Iran
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
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After the second terrorist attack on a Shiite mosque in the past week, the Amnesty International said that the Saudi authorities must take immediate steps to protect the country's Shiite Muslim minority from sectarian violence and put an end to decades of systematic discrimination.
In the February incident, gunmen disguised in military fatigues hauled 18 Shiite Muslim men off buses and shot them dead in cold blood in the northern district of Kohistan, which neighbours the Swat valley, a former Taliban stronghold.
The incident comes just two days after triple blasts during a Shiite Muslim procession in Lahore left 34 dead.
Shiite Muslim Iran has arrested a Sunni cleric in the city of Zahedan, scene of two deadly attacks this year blamed on a militant Sunni group, a website said on Saturday.
A BOMB exploded at a Shiite Muslim mosque packed with worship pers in Karachi,Pakistan, yesterday,killing at least 14 people and wounding scores of others in a suspected suicide attack.
The police recruits - all members of Pakistan's Shiite Muslim minority - were riding in a pickup truck on Sunday when two assailants on motorbikes opened fire on them.
Conservative candidates won at least 70 of the 86 seats in the Assembly, which appoints and supervises Iran's supreme leader, the senior Shiite Muslim ayatollah who has significantly more power than the nation's elected president.
servicemen died in an explosion set off by a Shiite Muslim suicide truck bomber on Oct.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Saudi authorities must take immediate steps to protect the country's Shiite Muslim minority from sectarian violence and put an end to decades of systematic discrimination, Amnesty International said after the second terrorist attack on a Shiite mosque in the past week.
BAy[currency]DAT (CyHAN)- Twin suicide bombings killed 31 people after midday prayers at a Shiite Muslim religious centre in Baghdad on Tuesday, the latest in violence sparking fears of a revival of full-blown sectarian bloodshed.
Saudi Arabia has imposed a naval blockade on northern Yemen's Red Sea coast to stop weapons from reaching the Shiite Muslim rebels it is fighting in the area, a Saudi government adviser said on Wednesday.
Summary: At least 30 people were killed and more than 60 wounded on Friday in a suicide attack at a funeral procession for an assassinated local Shiite Muslim leader in northwest Pakistan, police said.