Friday, April 26, 2013

VIDEO POST: Syrian Rebels Capture a Base of the Shi'i Militia Kata'ib Abu'l Fadl al-'Abbas

In the video are various Shi'i items including portraits of Abu'l Fadl al-'Abbas, the half brother of the third Shi'i Imam, Husayn bin 'Ali, and pieces of clay used by Twelver Shi'is during prayer (the Ja'fari legal school holds that the forehead must touch a natural substance, such as clay).  Both were killed by an army of the Umayyad caliph Yazid I in 680 C.E. at Karbala, Iraq. 

In the video, note the sectarian language used (e.g. "shabih al-majusi" or the "Magian/Zoroastrian").

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