An online protest against the on-going Shia Genocide was organised by a few Shia activists. The event was advertised on social media last Friday. The event page on Facebook is available here while the resource page for the event can be accessed here.
The objective of the event was to raise voice on Shia Genocice, create awareness in general public on the issue, bring more people in loop for activism and provide an alternative to the false discourse of ‘sectarian violence’. The event lasted for 3 hours starting 7 PM PST and concluding at 10 PST on Sunday, 2nd December 2012. Participants included Shia activists, people pf Pakistan including Sunni friends and individuals concerned about Shia Genocide across the globe. Several thousands tweets and Facebook posts were shared by several hundred people who participated.
According to HashTracking, a tool to monitor hash-tags on Twitter:
The #ShiaGenocide hash tag generated 3,079,309 impressions, reaching an audience of 554,399 followers within the past 24 hours.
According to Statweestics, another Twitter stats service:
Statweestics @statweestics - 4 minutes agoRetweeted by Marcy Waller
Topsy Analytics shows the following growth chart for the #ShiaGenocide hash-tag trend:
All tweets on #ShiaGenocide twitter hash tag can be read here.
I would like to thank everyone who participated in the event to raise voice against the indiscriminate killing of the Shia in Pakistan. According to estimates nearly 20,000 Shia have been killed in Pakistan by Takfiri Deobandi terrorists for the only crime of being Shia. Only in the last month of November 2012, between 80 and 101 Shia have been killed. In the first 10 days of Muharram this year, Shia were targeted in 51 incidents of violence in which 55 were killed and 324 injured.
Pakistan is home to 40 million Shia and 150 million moderate Sunnis. A few thousand Takfiri Deobandis have hijacked the country and Sunni identity. The silent majority should break the ice and speak on the issue. Further details of events in the future will be published later. Everyone is requested to keep raising their voice on the issue using the hash-tag #ShiaGenocide and #TakfiriDeobandi.
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