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Synonyms for Shiite

a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs

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'On April 16, 2018, the police killed a Shiite while trying to prevent the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria from staging a protesting in Abuja to demand for the release of Sheik Elzakzaky from detention.
Bakry accused the imam of Al-Hussein Mosque of reciting the "Shiite call to prayer" on Friday, according to the statement that the MP presented to the minister of endowments.
Shiite militias have a complicated and multi-faceted relationship with the Iraqi state and society.
Al-Mosawi is among dozens of Shiite clerics jailed in recent months.
The attack took place on the first floor of the two-storey building where Shiite worshippers had gathered to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Mohammed's grandson and a Shiite martyr, in Karbala, Iraq, in 680 AD.
Once decorated with headlights and flowers, it has now become a bulletin board for Hezbollah posters and pictures of Iranian and Shiite martyrs killed in the five-year Syria war.
Bahrain accuses Iran of fomenting unrest among its Shiite population and providing financial and material support, a charge Tehran denies.
But this distrust for the Iraqi army is surpassed by distrust for the Shiite militias and the Kurdish Peshmerga.
One of the boycotters, Saleh Ashour, said: "The anger of Kuwaiti Shiites has reached its peak in recent days" with Shiites being accused of acting as "agents for Iran and being members of Hezbollah," the Lebanese Shiite militia
Organizers expect a large number of people to participate in the event, located in the mainly Shiite Qatif district of Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province.
The shooting occurred in Al-Ahsa Governorate in the Eastern Province, one of the main centers of the Shiite Muslims minority in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia.
BAGHDAD -- Prominent Shiite leaders pushed Thursday for the removal of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as parliament prepared to start work next week on putting together a new government, under intense U.S.
Sending the premier non0shiite students in form of scientific groups to American and European countries by the authorities and the share of the Shiite students is little and does not suppress the lower professions while Shiites compose 80 percent of the population [7].
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the State of Law, Adnan al-Shahmani threatened to form popular committees to protect Shiite minority in Sunni areas , "calling on Shiite youth " to prepare to announce the formation of these committees if the government does not take measures to protect them ." He said in a news conference that "the Shiite minority in Sunni areas is subjected to displacement and cold - blooded murder with support of Qatar, Saudi and Turkey.
Iraqi Shiite militias have begun openly acknowledging they are fighting in Syria, in what they see as a worthy battle against rebels seeking to topple President Bashar Assad, especially his hard-line Sunni opponents.