Charles Faddis interviews Mustafa Akwand, Director Shia Rights Watch. In this, his second appearance, Mr. Akwand discusses the murder of Shaykh Hassan Shehata, a Shia cleric by a Sunni mob in Egypt.
The incident occurred on June 23, 2013 when several hundred Takfiris attacked and surrounded the house in the village of Abu Mussalam near Cairo in Giza
Province. Their bodies were then dragged into the streets by the extremist assailants.
Takfiri extremists claim that only their interpretation of Islam is correct and believe that all other Muslims are infidels.
The Iranian foreign minister said certain groups in Egypt seek to weaken and destabilize the country by creating conflict discord among the Muslims in Egypt one day and sowing rifts within the Egyptian Christian community another day.
The Egyptian foreign minister, for his part, denounced the recent deadly incident in Abu Mussalam and said the Cairo administration would not allow extremists to fuel religious and sectarian conflicts in Egypt.
Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil has also denounced the killing of the Shias, saying that he is closely following an investigation into the incident. He has also promised that the culprits would be punished.
Recently, Salafi clerics in Egypt have been insulting Shia Muslims.
The Shia community in Egypt is being targeted by Salafis, with the support of a number of countries, especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
About Shia Rights Watch
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Shia Rights Watch, S.R.W, was founded in 2011 by long hours of research and endless amount of effort by Mustafa Akhwand. Naturalized in 2008, he is one of few half Iraqi half Iranians who has stayed in touch with his roots in the Middle East and expands his network every chance he gets and that's how his friends define his reasons for success!
Mustafa's interest in Humanitarian Rights grew as he traveled and lived in the countries that have faced constant political, and economical changes and by the time he reached 28, he had worked at Roots, and English online based magazine, Al-Salaam Arabic magazine and Dorood, a Persian bi-weekly magazine.
His move to the United States of America lead to his full time contribution to The Rowzaneh, a weekly show broadcasted on the Persian Satellite Network. Mustafa has an Associate degree in Information Technology from Northern Virginia Community College, and is pursuing a Bachelor degree from George Mason University in Web Development.
After directing Freemuslim Associations Inc., a pioneer in Islamic Nonviolence research Institute, Mustafa founded Shia Rights Watch to research and collect not bias news and to Mustafa this is only possible through an organization well-staffed and caring volunteer base-line in different countries to shed light on Human Rights issues and focus on violations in these regards.