Iran’s Press TV remains clueless about the plight of Pakistan’s Shia Muslims

Once again Iranian Press TV has proven its incompetence when it comes to coverage of Shia genocide in Pakistan by Deobandi (not Sunni, not Wahhabi) terrorists who are also killing Sunni Sufi/Barelvis, moderate Deobandis, Ahmadis, Christians and Hindus in Pakistan.

It seems that Press TV’s reporters in Pakistan or Pakistan desk researchers have no clue about the plight of Pakistani Shia. In most recent coverage of an incident of Shia genocide in Pakistan, in which a senior Shia cleric Allama Nasir Abbas was killed in Lahore (15 Dec 2013), Press TV describes Tehreek-e-Nifaz Fiqah-e-Jafaria (TNFJ) as a banned organization in Pakistan. TNFJ was never banned as a militant organization. Further, Allama Nasir Abbas was a not famous for his political affiliation with any party including TNFJ or MWM, he was famous due to his oratory skills in Shia majaalis. He was well known for his discourse on Shia Sunni unity. Recently he had given a powerful speech in a Sunni mosque in the UK to bring the Shia and Sunni communities closer.

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The Press TV’s report also describes Deobandi terrorists who killed Allama Nasir Abbas as Sunni. Nothing could be further from truth. It is a fact that Deobandi terrorists of banned terrorist outfits Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Taliban (TTP) have killed thousands of Sunni Barelvis in addition to thousands of Shias. Thus, to describe SSP (so called ASWJ) as a Sunni group is a misrepresenation of facts.

This gross negligence by the State-funded Iranian Press TV sheds light on how little the Iranian public in general and the Iranian government in particular care about the on going Shia Genocide in Pakistan.

LUBP demands that the Government of Iran take serious disciplinary action against the ignoramuses running Press TV. Further the Government of Iran should strongly protest the State backed Genocide of Shia and Sunni Muslims at the hands of the Takfiri Deobandi terrorists. These Deobandi terrorists, in turn, are sponsored by Wahhabi bigots of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE and Qatar.

Allama Nasir Abbas was killed by the Takfiri Deobandi Terrorists of Sipah Sahaba (ASWJ-D or LEJ). This is the only armed group protected by all organs of the Pakistani State, the Government, the Judiciary and the Army. The pro Taliban media also provides protection to the Takfiri Deobandis Taliban. A few days before Allama Nasir’s murder, Maulana Shamsur Rehman Mawiyah, a Deobandi cleric, was killed as a result of internal power struggle withing the ASWJ – LEJ organization. The fact is these are the only people in Pakistan with armed gangs that run around and kill people, no one else has that capacity.

Two days before this murder, on 4 December 2013, Aurangzeb Farooqi, the Karachi Chief of ASWJ-SSP held a secret meeting with Malik Ishaq Group in Lahore’s Deobandi seminary Jamia Manzoor-ul-Islam. In the meeting, the participants discussed their dispute with the Ludhyanvi group led by Ahmed Ludhyanvi and Khadim Dhillon. The cause of the dispute is reported to pertain to the distribution of funds and also the internal power struggle over the leadership of the ASWJ-SSP.

By killing Allama Nasir Abbas, the Deobandi Taliban at ASWJ-LEJ have calculated to kill two birds with one stone. By murdering Allama Nasir Abbas, their agents in the Taliban media are portraying this as a tit for tat Shia Sunni fight or Iran Saudi proxy war. Also a champion for the unity of Sunni and Shia has been taken out.

The incompetence of Iran’s Press TV in of itself is a proof that this cannot be Iran Saudi proxy war, as Iran is least bothered about the butchering of Shia Muslims in Pakistan.

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