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Millions of Muslims March Against ISIS During Pilgrimage and Mainstream Media Completely Ignores It

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In one of the largest organized marches in the history of the world, tens of millions of Shia Muslims made an incredibly heartening statement, by risking their lives to travel through war-stricken areas to openly defy ISIS. This massive event that would have undoubtedly helped to ease tensions in the West was almost entirely ignored by corporate media.

Women, men, elderly, and children made their way to the city of Karbala on Sunday and Monday last week for the holy day of Arbaeen. Arbaeen is the event which marks the end of the 40-day mourning period following Ashura, the religious ritual that commemorates the death of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson Imam Hussein in 680 AD.

As the Independent reports, massive crowds paid homage to the shrines of Imam Hussein and his half-brother Abbas in Karbala, where they were killed in a revolt against the Umayyad ruler Yazeed in the 7th century AD when they refused to pledge allegiance to Yazeed’s Umayyad caliphate.

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Registering only as a blip on the Independent, this most amazing feat was conducted in spite of ISIS, as well as the sacred annual pilgrimage.

As the UK paper notes, the march comes as nearly 80 people, many of them pilgrims returning from commemorating Arbaeen in Karbala, were killed in the latest Isis attack in the area.

Isis has declared Shia Muslims apostates and targeted them in its bloody campaign to establish a hardline caliphate across Iraq and Syria, according to the Independent.

The brave men, women, and children marched on, knowing that an ISIS suicide bomber had just struck near Karbala the week prior.

In recent years, this march has taken on a dual purpose. Where it was once a march for Arbaeen, it now also encompasses the Shia resistance and protest against ISIS terrorists.

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“I came walking from Basra with my wife and three sons … This is the third time. We started walking 13 days ago and reached Karbala on Sunday night,” said Pilgrim Jaber Kadhem Khalif.

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According to the Independent, the 40-year-old said his prayers would go to the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary group that has tens of thousands of men deployed on the front lines to fight ISIS.

Umm Ali, who came without her husband, as he is currently fighting ISIS on the front lines, said, “I came with my son and two daughters. I came from Samawa to Najaf by car, then from Najaf to Karbala on foot, to make a plea for my husband’s safety.

“We ask God to support us against Daesh [ISIS] members, to help us liberate Mosul and urge our politicians to remember the people who have sacrificed so much.”

In spite of this pilgrimage being one of the most massive marches in the world, the West conveniently ignored it. Arbaeen is magnitudes larger than the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca — yet Mecca is the only event that ever receives headlines in the West. Given the recent revelation that the Shia Muslims are also marching against Daesh, one can’t help but wonder why this isn’t all over American news.

According to the Independent, organizers of the annual Arbaeen procession in U.K. have previously spoken of their frustration over the lack of mainstream media coverage of the event.

“Unfortunately [some] media outlets have gone for stories that to some extent can be divisive. If a group of Muslims does something good, it’s not mentioned or the religion is not mentioned. But if someone does something [negative], it is on the front page and their religion is mentioned,” Mohammed Al-Sharifi, a volunteer at last year’s event told the Independent.

And he is right.

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Many of the stories on Muslims in the U.S. that make it on to the mainstream are those that stoke divide. When a Muslim hero saves hundreds of lives by jumping on a bomb — which actually happened in July — the mainstream and the Islamophobic alternative media is mum.

Those who would judge 1.6 billion people by the actions of just a few are creating a narrative in which innocent lives are put in danger.

Throughout history, most mainstream religions have perpetuated extreme violence upon the world. To attempt to paint Islam as the problem is no better than labeling all Catholics murders for the inquisition.

But peace and empathy are enemies to the establishment who need you to hate others. When the establishment can paint things as black and white, it is easier for you to be controlled. Consequently, this is the exact mission of ISIS.

As the Free Thought Project’s Jay Syrmopolous points out, if there is one thing that Islamic fundamentalists and Islamophobic fascists agree on, it’s that there should be no “gray zone;” only black and white.

The gray zone is the zone of peaceful coexistence. Eliminating the gray zone – and rendering a world as black & white as the flag of the Islamic state is the ultimate goal of fundamentalists on all sides.

In fact, a recent ISIS publication, titled Extinction of the Grayzone made clear that the strategy has been at play for the past 14 years.

“The grayzone is critically endangered, rather on the brink of extinction. It’s endangerment began with the blessed operation of September 11th, as these operations manifested two camps before the world for mankind to choose between, a camp of Islam… and a camp of kufr – the crusader coalition.”

The way to truly defeat ISIS is by rendering their fear and divisive tactics impotent. We need to show ISIS, and those being manipulated by their tactics, that tolerance and freedom are far more powerful than bigotry and hate — which is why, coincidentally, not a single American mainstream outlet reported on the tens of millions of Muslims marching against ISIS.

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Please share this story with your friends and family who may find themselves subject to the fear mongering in the media of Muslim violence. You can bow down to the will of ISIS by allowing their hate-filled rhetoric and divisive tactics to cloud your mind with fear and hatred. Or, you can rise up and stand against those who would drive a wedge through the heart of humankind. The choice is yours.

UPDATE: We’ve received plenty of backlash from folks who are denying the anti-ISIS sentiment in this march and we’d like to clarify our point. No one is denying that this is an annual pilgrimage that is centuries old. In fact, if you read the article, that is clearly explained.

That being said, we understand how the original title: 20 Million Muslims March Against ISIS and The Mainstream Media Completely Ignores It, can be misconstrued as implying the entire march was planned in opposition to ISIS, which is not the case. We have updated the title to better reflect the sentiment of this article — which, coincidentally, is exactly the same.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. and now on Steemit
  • Bruno Bizier

    I find this article VERY encouraging, but why are there no pictures of the marchers? I would love to see some. Thank you. Or maybe links to some of the Iraki media that have reported on this momentus event?

    • Matt Agorist

      sorry, I will add them now. Was an oversight.

      • Bruno Bizier

        Thanks, Matt! I think in this articular time of History, it is very important to provve one’s claims as much as possible. Thanks again!

    • Breitbart InOhio

      The Shia and Sunni’s have been fighting each other since the 7th century. It’s about control over the Prophet Mohammed’s message. This is a power struggle (muslim vs muslim) within the power struggle( east vs west Muslim against every one else. ) Sunni just happen to be in control right now.

    • Arrowof Light

      the quran instructs moslems to practice “TAQIYYA” which is deliberate deception of anyone who isn’t a follower of islam.
      This seems to a a convenient use of a an ancient pilgrimage to decieve the naive.

      • Paschn

        Ever had the opportunity to read the Talmud? Ever hear the term “marrano”? “Crypto-Jew”? Come on guys, if you’re gonna throw mud, throw it w/o prejudice in an attempt to pander to “the chosen”.
        The term above is used to avoid persecution/ violence by a 2nd or 3rd party. How many “Christians” you know who openly admit to aiding in the slaughter of fellow Christians? or do they get an automatic “bye” like the chosen?

    • Luci Fortunato

      Hi. I was also interested in actually seeing the pilgrimmage. Found this onYouTube. It’s a little long and subtitled but good. Participants from all over the world. The last 5 minutes or so are especially interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a5L6-IFluo

  • Alom Fox

    Great Article 😉

  • Walter

    Ashura pilgrimage has been going on for 1400 years both during times of aggressive jihad and lulls in the action. Equating the Ashuar pilgrimage to support for freedom is more than a stretch, it’s pure wishful thinking.
    Not everyone that opposes evil can be trusted.

    • Ryan Schneider.

      I would be more heartened if it were 20 million Sufi marching against ISIS. A major shift to the mystical is needed in Islam to stop these Carnalists who think heaven is a brothel.

      • seamus mcdermott

        People need to wake up and stop believing bronze age fairy tales, that’s what people need.

        • Walter

          What’s it going to take to make them wake up, all at the same time and permanently?

      • Walter

        Me too Ryan. One wonders how much of a shock it would take to make them abandon their world view?
        It took 35 kilotons to convince the Japanese that the emperor wasn’t god. Grand total of american lives lost during split second political realignment lessons, zero. That’s the only calculation we need to be worried about.

        If we have to fix your problem because it’s spilling out onto our world, you don’t get to bitch about how we do the job.

    • Arrowof Light

      the quran instructs moslems to practice “TAQIYYA” which is deliberate deception of anyone who isn’t a follower of islam.
      This seems to a a convenient use of a an ancient pilgrimage to decieve weak minded infidels

  • Leeroy Jenkins

    This website has become so narrative driven it’s pitiful. Muslims against terrorism didn’t drive them to participate, their religion did. Props for not being scared of the people who you vaguely share a belief system with yet still believe slaughtering you is the holiest thing they can do. Quit disgracing alternative media with your bullshit narratives.

  • Nightshade09

    I respect you Free Thought Project its
    a fantastic news source. But come on this isn’t a protest. Its a
    Religious Pilgrimage. Big difference there.

    In your logic. 2.3 million Catholics
    making a pilgrimage to the Vatican Christmas celebrations would
    constitute a protest? No it wouldn’t Its just a religious
    pilgrimage.

    • warthogspec

      I was about to write something similar and saw your comment had already covered it. Well said.

    • Matt Agorist

      In recent years, this march has taken on a dual purpose. Where it was once a march for Arbaeen, it now also encompasses the Shia resistance and protest against ISIS terrorists.

    • Matt Agorist

      I totally understand your point, However, this particular event is dual purpose and in spite of Daesh. Not the same thing as Catholics going to the vatican. If the Vatican just had a massive bomb kill 80+ people and catholics still went, then it would be more along the lines of a protest. Also, these Shia Muslims are outspoken about this even having dual meanings now.

      • Игор

        But Shias are rivals of Sunnis, nothing weird there. On other hand it’s weird that media ignore it completely.

        • lindsncal

          Add it to the thousand other stories the media ignored in the last year. All we got was trump 24/7.

          • KCP

            And still do. UGH!!!!!

        • Andy White

          but Sunnis are the 99% population in Saudi Arabia and THAT is what matters…..THAT is why…..sad and terrible in a creepy way….yet the Sunnis have a different version of Islam if i remember correctly and it is not the nice version….death,death,death+ a large portion of hate for good measure….I THINK i’m right…please correct me if anyone knows better please,for the sake of Shias i hope i am correct….when people change religious teachings they loose their religious status and become a political movement under false pretences….

          • Игор

            Well Shias are also pro-sharia, but a more liberal one toward other religions. You have Christians(Armenians) in Iran and they have religious rights. To simplify is a dictatorship, Islamic one, if you insult Islam you’re screwed, but for example if a Muslim insults Christianity he will be jailed immediately.
            Now Sunnis have different schools, but they in general suck, not all of them but mostly they do.
            Saudi Arabia has an Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam, worse of them all, if you’re Christian or a Jew you’re subhuman to them, and if you’re from non-Abrahamic religion then you’re not even human.
            Now some Islamic schools are actually peaceful, but it’s rare. For Islam pacifists are like some taliban look a likes in Christianity.

          • James Adams

            No offense, but, your post has so many inaccuracies historically, or, from a religious jurisprudence perspective. It would be better to say very little if anything about the religion or their religious and legal practices until you have a more full understanding of it and evidence other than anecdotal to support your arguments. Thank you. I’m saying this from the perspective of a nearly life long practicing Muslim.

          • Игор

            I live in Bosnia, so i know a thing or two about Islam.

          • JimmySwagger

            It’s still 20 Million people…gathering peacefully…despite actions taken against their lives…not shown on any MSM outlet…because some people would have the entirety of the West believe that all Muslims are terrorists…

            That, in itself, deserves attention.

          • Sarah de Kroon

            But this is their yearly, regular haj. There is nothing new nor uncommon about it all.

          • JimmySwagger

            Exactly the point…

          • Anass Eljondy

            that version you speak of, isn’t what sunnies stands for. that’s what the Wahhabi movement stands for.

            the main difference between Sunnis and wahhabis is , that Sunnis bases the religious law in the Quran and Sunnah (prophet’s practice and hadith), while Shia Values Ali ibn talib more

          • capers2

            …which means absolutely no sense to the average reader.

          • Anass Eljondy

            Yes, the problem of most of the average readers is they aren’t fact checkers

          • psykodisqus

            Sunni’s are a different branch of Islam and constitute 87-90% of muslims around the world. However it is inaccurate that they are the “not nice version”. A majority of them are peace loving. It’s just that ISIS has bastardized the religion for their own personal agenda.
            The two branches are separate due to some ancient political disagreement.
            Sources: I know both types of Muslims (lovely people and families on both sides). Also Wikipedia for the statistics:
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunni_Islam

          • Sarah de Kroon

            This is not correct information but propaganda by liberal media.

          • 101st Airborne Veteran

            Ah! You reveal yourself!

        • Eric

          Why? It is something that 10’s of millions of Muslims have been doing for a thousand years, every year, like clockwork. That’s not news.

          • Sarah de Kroon

            Exaaaactly!

          • Игор

            Well they always report Eid, and if there was that “against ISIS” part then it’s weird. If not then, this article is weird.

        • Sarah de Kroon

          The media ignore it completely because there is nothing new, it is the usual “haj”. I think this article is terribly misleading.

          • Игор

            Could be, i’m just saying if there really was that anti-ISIS part then it’s weird.

      • lolumad

        The problem is your headline. “20 Million Muslims March **Against** ISIS”. The word “against” implies it was an active form of antagonism. The reality is, they marched in spite of ISIS. That’s a material difference. If you are at all concerned with accuracy in your story, you should revise the headline appropriately.

        • AdrienneHB

          Taking part risks their lives. Isis targets them. Isis does all it can to stop the pilgrimage sites in their quest for control.

        • BL_LAB

          You know who is against ISIS? The millions of refugees! If they were supportive, they would have stayed and let ISIS recruit them, their children and relatives. But no, they opposed ISIS because ISIS HURT THEM FIRST! Muslims are the first victims of terrorists in these stories. These dangerous people terrorize their streets, their safety, their families, they basically rape/pillage and destroy their communities. So if you don’t get that by now, and you need to draw the line between all protesters, then it’s not the article title is it?

          They went in spite of ISIS threats, that was the point. Their threats are very real. Bombs are placed in communal areas, but these people KNEW about the threat, and went anyway. The protest is mainly verbalized amongst family members and it starts at home, when they leave their houses. They just don’t hold signs up to get attention from locals. EVERYBODY gets warned in their communities. And they all went ANYWAY. That’s threat of death from Point A, B, C and so on. You don’t think ISIS ‘fighters’ noticed them on their way out of their homes? It’s not like America where you have gated towns, urban, or suburban privacy and layouts. If they hold signs of actual protest, they WILL get retaliation!

      • Monica Modelska

        Still the title is misleading.

        • Matt Agorist

          I have issued an update regarding the title.

          • Sarah de Kroon

            Still the title is not an honest title, and i think the article is deceptive.

          • avocadess

            What do you mean by issued an update? The title continues to be misleading.

      • David147

        Matt this is ridiculous – it has the same significance as the Macy’s thanksgiving parade being done in protest against ISIS (who encouraged people to attack it). To even suggest the macy’s parade was a protest against ISIS is ridiculous – as is the comparison to the pilgrimage here. You’ll find the reason it wasn’t in the mainstream news was that the pilgrimage was done *inspite* of the threat of ISIS and not in protest against ISIS. There’s a massive difference, even if the people in Macy’s parade are against ISIS.

        • Jeff Munnecke

          Would you go walk around where they Did? To show your faith and courage and strength of belief while expecting at any time to be ambushed or walk over an IED, looking at every truck like is a bomb that could kill your entire family (or at least everyone near you)

          Yup just like Macy parade but with drones not baloons

          • Sarah de Kroon

            They don’t upset the yearly haj in that manner and the people know they are safe while doing the yearly trip.

          • David147

            That’s life in a war zone – it doesn’t make this pilgrimage a protest against ISIS anymore than the macy’s day parade. Even as far back as the 2013 pilgrimage there was massive security for it. Here’s a mainstream news article on it and a quote:
            “I came from Baghdad walking to attend Arbaeen in Kerbala and I don’t care about terrorists. I’m not afraid of suicide bombers, and I tell them, ‘Come and blow us up, we are willing to die for the sake of our rituals’,” Ali Minati, wrapping up a flag portraying Imam Hussein, told the local Forat channel from Kerbala.
            Threat of violence doesn’t make this pilgrimage a “massive protest about ISIS that the mainstream news isn’t covering”.
            http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-shiite-festival-idUSBRE9BN0G020131224

        • Sarah de Kroon

          Exaaaactly. I think the whole article should be deleted.

    • lindsncal

      ‘In recent years, this march has taken on a dual purpose. Where it was once a march for Arbaeen, it now also encompasses the Shia resistance and protest against ISIS terrorists.’

    • Kashif Naseer

      Going out in public with family when there is an open enemy who is ready to kill is not a protest then tell me what it is?

      • グッチ 都玲

        Living as a radical act of defiance. 🙁

      • Sarah de Kroon

        That is so not a good and reasonable statement. Doing the yearly haj is a sacrifice all the time, they stampede one another when they throw rocks at the devil and many people are trampled to death. It is all usual people, all usual.

        • Kashif Naseer

          Dying in a stampede is a sheer negligence of the organizer and nothing else. Going out in a public when the enemy is lethal and unknown is hard especially when accompanied with kids,women and senior citizens. Nobody wants to leave home if trouble is out there unless the cause is bigger then the trouble.

    • AdrienneHB

      Yea, those 80 people killed by Isis on their return homecoming would appreciate you describing their efforts as “only” a pilgrimage. Are you so totally unaware that Isis does NOT want these pilgrimages? That they’re trying to destroy the very fabric of Shia Muslims because they’re afraid of them coming togetherness to defeat Isis. Participating in these pilgrimages is literally risking theirs and their families lives? Trying RESEARCHING issues before commenting. It might prevent you looking so stupid.

      • David147

        I think you’re missing the point that this article is condemning the media for not covering a massive march against ISIS… it wasn’t. That wasn’t the purpose of the march – it was a pilgrimage done inspite of the threat of attacks. Like the macy’s day parade – but perhaps the media should have covered that as a protest march against ISIS too…

      • Sarah de Kroon

        The are bombing and killing one another all over the place. Whether on this road or that road it is all a risk. A friend of mine in Pakistan just missed being blown up at a childrens park recently, only he and his wife decided not to take their daughter to the park on the last minute. Living is risky in countries where the caliphate is trying to establish itself.

    • Thanks for not letting Free Thought Project sell this lie.

      Just because the commies are labeling this a fake news site, doesn’t give them licence to spread fake news.

    • Arrowof Light

      If even 3% of this pilgrimage would arm themselves and go after ISIS, they could eradicate ISIS permanently.

    • Ashkan Ghanbarzadeh

      I was about the say the same thing.

    • Bob Lewis

      2.3 million Catholics making a pilgrimage to the Vatican Christmas celebrations!!?? …

      1. They do NOT have to make their way, on foot, with women and children through an active war zone lying in their path!
      2. They are NOT the specific “enemy” target of a highly vicious, extremist group, whilst doing so!
      3. They are NOT being targeted by an extremist, same religion, CATHOLIC group!

      THESE people WERE!

      In your logic there is no logic as there is NO equivalent parallel to be drawn. I just wonder how many of those same Catholics would continue their pilgrimage every year if they knew there were 10’s of 1000’s of other Catholics on their route who were hell bent on exterminating them as apostates? If they KNEW that there were other Catholics hell bent on exploding themselves with bombs strapped to their chests amongst their brethren JUST to exterminate them? VERY few I suspect.

      Have SOME respect for what those people are doing and it quite CLEARLY is as much a protest against ISIS as it is a pilgrimage march. They are doing EXACTLY (in their own way) what Americans and others did in the US after September 11th. EXACTLY as the British did after the July 7th bombing in London and after the 1996 bombing of Canary Wharf by the IRA and after the Enniskillen massacre in 1987 by the IRA and during WWII in the bombing of London, Birmingham, Coventry and countless other UK cities … they are sticking their proverbial two fingers up at ISIS and doing what they think is right and ignoring the obvious dangers and perils they face along the way. We SHOULD be proud of their determination not to be cowed by cowardly terrorists and NOT discrediting their actions as something non-special and completely ordinary.

      Grow up you numpty and understand the deeper underlying facts before you dismiss things like this as diatribe.

      • Sarah de Kroon

        But these people live in a war zone, to make the usual yearly haj is like walking around in their home town.

      • 101st Airborne Veteran

        Thanks for seeing what any human being should see.
        a march in the face of danger is extraordinarily courageous. Until you have lived in a war zone do not underestimate going to the market for food; or teaching school, or visiting a sick family member. Life is dangerous and there is a difference in sitting at home complaining about someone showing courage while you stand behind a wall of dominate Privilege. Sarah you are sooo, sooo neo-con. The audacity of you to judge another w/o walking in their shoes. Some of which have lost their parents, brothers, husbands, wives and children et al. You say “… is like walking around in their home town.” That is the point. This is like being under a terrorist occupation 24/7; but having the grace and courage to be free; not w/o fear, not w/o a god given desire to be free mentally. The enemy can only have the flesh not the soul. If you have religion you should understand this. The majority of religions good or twisted believe in moving on to something better. Something that a hypocrite or non-believer cannot understand. Stop pretending to.

    • on2u2

      I was thinking the same thing as I read it…some people hardly read entire articles any more and must check the sources.

  • Matt

    hmmmm.. if it had been Sunni Muslims demonstrating, it would have been more impressive.. Shiites demonstrating against Sunnis who want them dead (ISIS) is more like Palestinians protesting the Israel government

    • palvadore

      Except the “Palestinian” are vagrants that have been shipped into an artificially created environment for decades. Before the reforming of Israel…there was no Palistine. Funny how that works.

      • kugelmum

        Palestine !!!! You never did British History. !!! Maybe try a bible!! Illegal occupation doesn’t make it Israeli land….unless we are giving the American Indians their land back…enlighten me!!

        • palvadore

          Jews not Palistinians come from Judaea.

          But like it or not, other than a few goat herders, until “Israel” came to town, no one wanted that land. The rabble currently on the border is pretending to be the ancient Philistines! They have no special claim to that land.

          Before the Lausanne agreement 1500-1917, Turkey controlled all that land. And Turkey got it by first slaughtering the inhabitants. So how far back you want to go?

          FYI…my paternal Grandmother came right off a Caddo reservation. So yes…please DO give back the land to the Indians. But which tribes get what? Do you have any clue how frequently “possession” shifted to one tribe after another? Didn’t think so.

      • John Trefry

        And before there was an Israel, wasn’t the “wandering tribe” also vagrant for 40 years?
        Expand your argument, and it becomes illogical.

    • Ekaterina Kaverina

      Except it is the “Palestinians” who want the Israelis dead.

    • Teflon KC

      Sunni Muslims are not just demonstrating against ISIS, (which is an army of mercs created, armed and trained by America btw) they are also fighting them day in and day out, you might know them as the Syrian Army and their allies.

  • Billy

    Great article, really enjoyed it. I disagree with some comments here. If you read the independent article on this event they also clame that this march has dual meaning in recent history: religious and a protest against ISIS. It should of course be on mainstream media, but as we all know to well, sharing positive things is never on their agenda

    • David147

      The pilgrimage was done *inspite* of the threat of attack from ISIS – it was no more a protest against ISIS than the Macy’s thanksgiving parade in the USA which was also done *inspite* of the threat of attack by ISIS. This is why it wasn’t in mainstream news.

      • Paulo Martel

        It was MUCH MORE than the Macy´s. This people are openly defying ISIS, at the heart of the conflict and taking a great risks to their lifes – nothing like Macy’s.

        • David147

          No it’s not, the only difference is the higher risk of attack. Their purpose is not to defy ISIS, the purpose is to go on the pilgrimage that they’ve been doing for countless years. The act of still going on the pilgrimage despite the risk is exactly like the act of going on the thanksgiving parade despite the risk of an attack.
          I mean come on, acting like the media is covering up some massive protest against ISIS is ridiculous – this gathering happened every year before ISIS even existed. What is so hard to understand about this?

  • Nicholas Aquilina

    Any videos of the protest?
    Don’t see any banners tho and i really love to see what the speaker said !

  • This headline and story are highly misleading. Two points:

    1) Yes, there have been millions (estimates vary between 17 and 20 million) in an annual pilgrimage that commemorates the death of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson Imam Hussein in 680 AD. Thus, this is not a “March Against ISIS” as the headline maintains. It is the case that the pilgrimage route is close to ISIS controlled areas and there have been attacks on pilgrims by ISIS. Nonetheless the event is a religious pilgrimage and not a political protest.

    2) This annual pilgrimage has not been “ignored by the mainstream media” as the headline alleges. There have been articles in the International Business Times, the Independent, the BBC, Daily News & Analysis, AFP, and many media in the Middle East. Indeed this article itself by someone called “Matt Agorist” is almost completely plagiarized (with a few word substitutions) from an article in The Independent by Alexandra Simms (see URL below).
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/20-million-muslims-march-against-isis-arbaeen-pilgrimage-iraq-karbala-a7436561.html

  • steveliddleSK

    Fancy that, you have managed to get a photo that has the same flags and the same crowd as the one in the article in the daily mail from 2014 🙂

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2874285/Millions-Shi-ite-Muslims-defy-ISIS-attacks-visit-shrine-Prophet-Mohammad-s-grandson-Karbala.html and another one from 2015 with the flags in the same postition, almost like no-one was ever there 🙂

  • Yogi

    Fake news!

    • Bob Lewis

      What? Fake … like you’re a bear … telling bear-arsed (sic) lies?

  • Steve McLaughlin

    Where is the time stamp on the pictures? This is not a protest, it is the pilgrimage. Not the same thing as a protest.

  • Freya

    I have a feeling that the mainstream media is ignoring this because they want to perpetuate the myth all Muslims are violent.

  • palvadore

    So now Islam is our friend? The media is once again twisting the truth.

    Karbala has recieved pilgrims two times a year since 680 and it ALWAYS sees millions of people. To find a handful among these great numbers does not define the gathering as a “protest”. It is a religious celebration.

  • In the first place you miss the point totally. DAESH/ISIS is the creature of US/ Zionist/ Saudi and are 100% Sunni plus Western personnel. The Sunnis which made up of 90% of world Muslims considers Syiah as heretics ( and if you observe their practises they are alien to mainstream Islam, e.g beating their body bloody, praying on a piece of stone from Karbala, museoleum for graves and offering prayers at the gravesite is prohibited in the Quran). The Americans has unleashed this Syiah scourge in the Middle East when it destroyed Iraq and Iraq and Iran as one big Syiah expansion is dangerous development. Even during the Iraq/Iran war Saddam still permitted the Syiah to make their pilgrimage to Karbala,Iraq. Now any Sunni found wandering in Baghdad will be kidanapped by their “Popular MobilisationFront” ( Syiah) tortured and killed. DAESH/ ISIL has a valid objective to reverse the scourge of Syiah ( Iraq,Syria)but their mission was piggybacked by US/ Western interest for their greed for oil. I belief the US objective is not to recreate a situation similar to Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan , they were deemed heroes by Muslims after they kicked out the Russian( of which the Amrican code name Al-Qaeda was a few warlords payroll and finance record). Bin Laden never named his group anything just ” Mujahideen” which means a “religious fighter” it was the Americans who referred to this group as Al-Qaeda ( mostly Sunni) the warlords were mostly scumbags supported by Iran (Syiah). The war in Syria is seen as much by Sunni Muslims as a war against Syiah and ( Alawite is a branch of Syiah) Assad has to go for his barbarity on his mostly Sunni population in Aleppo and not for the twisted intentions of US/West/ Israel. It seems ISIS never got that message and with the Zionist Simon Elliot acting his part as Abu Bakar Al- Baghdadi you can see unIslamic practises carried out by his foot soldiers. The innocent ISIS foot soldiers are led to slaughter.

  • DP

    It would be way more significant if it were Sunnis. Nevertheless, there’s just as many Shiites that want the same thing ISIS does, they just want it to be their brand of Islam that succeeds. What they’re doing here has nothing to do with helping the Western world; it’s to promote Shiite Islam instead of Sunni Islam as dominant.

  • Kyrie

    ISIS is a salafist terrorist group that is Saudi in origin so it isn’t newsworthy that their ideological and regional Shia rivals are against them.

  • hammerhead13

    Fake News……….No Thanks!

  • Paschn

    Come on guys! The kosher media is no more “main stream” than “ISIS”
    is Muslim;
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4acd3d487cc5eb3429a42544ac69b8ed8cc1c4bfbec0a535528d1a9034e13f35.jpg

    • David C. Tiedeman

      THIS IS MORE ISLAMIC DECEPTION: This is not a protest it is their annual pilgrimage march they have every year. As far as the good cop bad cop game goes, it is a deception. The conflict between the Shia Muslims (Iran) & the Sunni Muslims (Saudi Arabia) that is ISIS is all about which sect is going to assume the leadership of the Islamic world after Islam annihilates the Kifr (non-Muslims). In the end Shia Muslims (Iran) & Sunni Muslim (Saudi Arabia) both have the same objective.
      ISLAM’S WORLD DOMINATION.

      • Paschn

        Let’s
        step back and analyze the evidence;

        Global
        Banking – Jews, (In U.S. Central Bank, aka FED RES)

        Global
        government – Jews or Jew sycophants, successful in implanting laws
        in virtually ALL western “free” nations which violate basic human
        rights as well as free speech (protected by the city of London -owned
        U.N.? – NOT), putting academics in prison for years, ruining their
        health/finances through fines etc. all for the heinous act of
        revealing evidence the Jew holocaust is a multi-billion dollar lie.

        Global
        pharmaceutical companies such as Monsanto, corrupting (even further,
        if that’s possible), D.C. To ruin state’s rights via the DARK act –
        cajoling same Judas Class in D.C. To strong arm OTHER nations who
        DARE “buck” same Jew corporations’ corrupting their ability to
        produce food via “terminator seeds”, poisonous Glyphosates etc.
        Buying governments left and right to increase profits/poison whole
        cultures, wait, not all… oddly enough GMO’s have been “dubbed”
        as non-kosher – Lucky for the Jews?

        I
        haven’t been able to find a single verse in the Torah stating “thou
        shalt NOT eat of the genetically modified organisms nor partake of
        the poisonous Glyphosates therein”. Yet.. it’s NON-kosher –
        “selective” poisoning?

        Boasting
        the rather “ominous” charter – “No food will be grown we don’t
        own”

        (Possible
        repeat of the Bolshevik Jew HOLODOMOR which murdered 8 to 10 million
        Ukrainian Christians/Muslims in the early ’30’s but this time on a
        GLOBAL scale?)

        Supplanted
        by the only verifiable Demon in skin, H. Kissinger’s boast, (wanted
        war criminal protected by AIPAC’s Judas Class in D.C.)

        “Control
        Oil, you control nations – Control Food, you control People”

        Through
        the dual citizen controlled SCOTUS, the U.S. granted PRIVATE kosher
        pharma

        immunity
        from civil liability for their poisonous mercury/aluminum laced
        “vaccines”, passing off settlements for damages to PRIVATE
        citizen’s to the ongoing amount in excess of 3 billion dollars in
        just a few years IN ADDITION to paying the cost of setting up and
        maintaining the Judas Class’ FED agency to arbitrate these cases of
        death/suffering to families who also are fast losing their right to
        decide what they put in their and their babies bodies because of
        pharma “friendly” LAWS making vaccines mandatory, (similar to
        OTHER “friendly” laws making auto insurance mandatory etc.)

        The
        snake G.H.W. Bush’s little oval office meeting with Rabbis in which
        he literally set us up for “Noahide Law”, (seven laws from the
        TALMUD, not the Torah), in addition to warping/twisting “separation
        of church and state to BAN Muslim/Christian religious symbols, yet
        annually erecting a 50 foot menorah with a “lighting ceremony”
        attended by high ranking members of the Judas Class, yards from the
        white house…

        Covertly
        (literally for DECADES), charging Christians/Muslims a TAX on their
        food, (kosher tax), the COST of which is, (yet again), passed on to
        a sleeping Christian/Muslim populace.

        Through
        the use of their kosher media, literally “dumbing down” the
        Christian/Muslim population into believing the 66,000,000
        Christians/Muslim slaughtered in Russia spontaneously died, not from
        “Uncle Joe”, (Roosevelt’s pet name for that monster), Stalin’s
        Bolshevik Jew slaughter after Jacob Schiff/Kuhn/Loeb financed their
        “regime change” RIGHT UNDER THE NOSES of the Judas Class, (so
        deeply concerned for the welfare of fellow Christians/Muslims they
        are – as evidenced by the slaughter of Christians/Muslims in the
        middle east for their “Greater Israel Project”).

        So,
        yeah… I guess if one were living in “Bizarro World”, one would
        have to embrace the belief that the evil MUSLIMS have taken over the
        world. Which, when one were to consider the SUPREME intellect of the
        U.S./Israel et al backed “radical Muslim” groups’ inability to
        FIND and attack Israel which is the “poster child” of
        Muslim/Christian slaughter and theft of land/resources while they
        somehow manage to arm/feed/train/supply medical aid enough to
        themselves to attack/slaughter their own but can’t afford someone to
        make certain they remove all that “strange” jewelry before they
        invade/slaughter Christians and fellow Muslims. Would that be an
        “oops” moment or shall we give it a “bye” like we do while
        paying a tax on our food that benefits only +/- 3% of the population?
        Sorry, but like all those academics being thrown in prison for “bucking” the global narrative on the Jew holocaust, I have to go where objective facts take me.

        Yeah, watch out for those POWERFUL Muslims’ “take over”.

        • David C. Tiedeman

          Everyone knows who controls the UN and it’s policies. The block vote of the 57 nations of the Arab League that are all Islamic Nations that have been forcing along with the EU Islamic immigration on the member countries and drafting anti-Israel policies at the UN for to many years now. Don’t worry it will be coming to an end as soon as your chief Muslim Obama is gone. That why Trump was elected people are fed up.

          • Paschn

            Oddly enough, I see more, much more immunity from the Anti Christ U.N. when “pandering” to the synagogue than with the Arab States oppressed by the Marrano controllers therein. One obvious point is the (nearing 70?), toothless “resolutions” passed which are then swiftly (and obediently) vetoed by Sewer Nation while massive genocide/oppression by the nuclear rogue “state” of occupied Palestine.
            Beginning in the years before “Israel” was gifted with land NOT THEIRS by a third-party, owned and operated by the Synagogue’s “City of London” Foolish people populating same and Sewer Nation have been victimized/killed by the synagogue with total impunity…. always backed up by their “attack-dog-nations”, i.e. the dual world power of Britain – (City of London) and Sewer Nation – (Wall Street), obediently backed up by other “honorable” western nations of (lol) Christians/Muslims.
            One glaring example of what can be done to a (rather) idiot culture by entities in control of kosher media would be (lol) the “Nuclear-rogue state of Iran” as opposed to the, (rofl), warm, peaceful and honorable state of occupied Palestine;
            Fairytale;
            “Iran has WMD’s they plan on destroying Israel with”
            Fact;
            The IAEA has REPEATEDLY, (ignored by the kosher media and idiot culture) stated Iran has no “nukyulur”, (I’ve always wondered why Sewer Nation was “lead” by an idiot unable to pronounce that word), weapons proven by their (Iran’s) COMPLETE compliance with MORE inspections than necessary weapons inspections WHEREAS the “peaceful victim nation of Israel tells the U.N. IAEA to “f**k off!”, not only refusing them access to verify compliance but their REFUSING to even join that “toothless” organization.
            Fairytale;
            Iran is a evil, war mongering nation supporting terrorist and (LOL) oppressing their people”
            Facts;
            Iran has NOT attacked a neighbor in +/- 200 years, Unlike Sewer Nation, Iran educates/provides free healthcare to and assistance buying the first home of it’s people and like MOST real Muslim nation’s refuses to enslave their people with a private Central Bank as Sewer Nation and Israel have done. They ban usury under their rule whereas Sewer Nation/Israel practice it willingly.
            Iran uses revenue from it’s oil exports to pay for same – Sewer Nation awards multi-national oil companies multi BILLION dollar “tax-breaks”.
            Fairytale;
            Iran has threatened nearly ALL nations with their WMD’s
            Facts;
            Iran threatens Israel and it’s “attack dog” western nations with RETALIATION should they INVADE, (compare with Sewer Nation’s/Israel’s/Turkey’s INVASION of Yemen/Syria/Lebanon and creation/support of mercenary groups of MOSSAD/CIA run, trained, armed “faux” radical “Muslim” groups. The millions of refugees, (infiltrated by merc “terrorists”, again, trained/armed/supported by MOSSAD/CIA), and the ensuing massive human suffering is CREATED by Israel and it’s attack dog western nations’ invasions/”regime changes”.
            Obviously Idiot Culture can’t make the connection between these “radical Muslim” groups’ inability to locate and attack Israel, literally the “poster child” of Muslim/Christian slaughter and oppression and their own people, the obvious VICTIMS of same.
            When one (of lucid mind), considers the TRUE nuclear-rogue state of Israel’s “Samson Option”, threats to MAJOR European cities “targeted” for destruction if Israel “feels” threatened, only idiot cultures found in nearly ALL western nations would believe Iran, not Israel is populated with evil/vicious people hell bent on Christian/Muslim nations being destroyed.
            Who lied about WMD’s then ON VIDEO laughs along with their black-tie base about “where those pesky WMDs went”?. Who is ringing in Russia for not going along with the Godless NWO? Who has over 800 combat-ready military bases in +/- 140 nations and IS AT THIS MOMENT illegally invading nations w/o those nations’ permission?
            AIPAC/Israel/City of London is one very lucky bunch to be “blessed” with so many spineless/mindless cultures so laughably EASY to fool and manipulate while they are bled dry by same bunch.
            When they gather plan their next moves, they must laugh themselves sick over their good fortune!

          • Paschn

            Oddly enough, I see more, much more immunity from the Anti Christ U.N. when “pandering” to the synagogue than with the Arab States oppressed by the Marrano controllers therein. One obvious point is the (nearing 70?), toothless “resolutions” passed which are then swiftly (and obediently) vetoed by Sewer Nation while massive genocide/oppression by the nuclear rogue “state” of occupied Palestine.
            Beginning in the years before “Israel” was gifted with land NOT THEIRS by a third-party, owned and operated by the Synagogue’s “City of London” Foolish people populating same and Sewer Nation have been victimized/killed by the synagogue with total impunity…. always backed up by their “attack-dog-nations”, i.e. the dual world power of Britain – (City of London) and Sewer Nation – (Wall Street), obediently backed up by other “honorable” western nations of (lol) Christians/Muslims.
            One glaring example of what can be done to a (rather) idiot culture by entities in control of kosher media would be (lol) the “Nuclear-rogue state of Iran” as opposed to the, (rofl), warm, peaceful and honorable state of occupied Palestine;
            Fairytale;
            “Iran has WMD’s they plan on destroying Israel with”
            Fact;
            The IAEA has REPEATEDLY, (ignored by the kosher media and idiot culture) stated Iran has no “nukyulur”, (I’ve always wondered why Sewer Nation was “lead” by an idiot unable to pronounce that word), weapons proven by their (Iran’s) COMPLETE compliance with MORE inspections than necessary weapons inspections WHEREAS the “peaceful victim nation of Israel tells the U.N. IAEA to “f**k off!”, not only refusing them access to verify compliance but their REFUSING to even join that “toothless” organization.
            Fairytale;
            Iran is a evil, war mongering nation supporting terrorist and (LOL) oppressing their people”
            Facts;
            Iran has NOT attacked a neighbor in +/- 200 years, Unlike Sewer Nation, Iran educates/provides free healthcare to and assistance buying the first home of it’s people and like MOST real Muslim nation’s refuses to enslave their people with a private Central Bank as Sewer Nation and Israel have done. They ban usury under their rule whereas Sewer Nation/Israel practice it willingly.
            Iran uses revenue from it’s oil exports to pay for same – Sewer Nation awards multi-national oil companies multi BILLION dollar “tax-breaks”.
            Fairytale;
            Iran has threatened nearly ALL nations with their WMD’s
            Facts;
            Iran threatens Israel and it’s “attack dog” western nations with RETALIATION should they INVADE, (compare with Sewer Nation’s/Israel’s/Turkey’s INVASION of Yemen/Syria/Lebanon and creation/support of mercenary groups of MOSSAD/CIA run, trained, armed “faux” radical “Muslim” groups. The millions of refugees, (infiltrated by merc “terrorists”, again, trained/armed/supported by MOSSAD/CIA), and the ensuing massive human suffering is CREATED by Israel and it’s attack dog western nations’ invasions/”regime changes”.
            Obviously Idiot Culture can’t make the connection between these “radical Muslim” groups’ inability to locate and attack Israel, literally the “poster child” of Muslim/Christian slaughter and oppression and their own people, the obvious VICTIMS of same.
            When one (of lucid mind), considers the TRUE nuclear-rogue state of Israel’s “Samson Option”, threats to MAJOR European cities “targeted” for destruction if Israel “feels” threatened, only idiot cultures found in nearly ALL western nations would believe Iran, not Israel is populated with evil/vicious people hell bent on Christian/Muslim nations being destroyed.
            Who lied about WMD’s then ON VIDEO laughs along with their black-tie base about “where those pesky WMDs went”?. Who is ringing in Russia for not going along with the Godless NWO? Who has over 800 combat-ready military bases in +/- 140 nations and IS AT THIS MOMENT illegally invading nations w/o those nations’ permission?
            AIPAC/Israel/City of London is one very lucky bunch to be “blessed” with so many spineless/mindless cultures so laughably EASY to fool and manipulate while they are bled dry by same bunch.
            When they gather plan their next moves, they must laugh themselves sick over their good fortune!

          • David C. Tiedeman

            Your problem is you know nothing about history. Israel has been Jewish land for thousands of years and Islam’s fight against the Jews and everyone else started as early as 6th. century. It has never been about land from what history and the Quran says.

          • Paschn

            Any “exclusivity” “Jews” may have had via the covenant was forfeit when you first denied, then framed/tortured/murdered The Lord’s Son.

            If idiot culture spent more time learning the truth and less time listening to your
            evangelical “shills” mixing spiritual Israel with literal Israel
            they’d know that. Now the only thing “special” about “jews”
            is the name placed on them;

            “Synagogue of Satan”

            Revelation
            2:9

            9 ‘I know your tribulation and poverty—but you are rich—and the blasphemy by those who call themselves Jews and really are not, but they are a synagogue of Satan.

            Revelation
            3:9

            9 Look! I will make those from the synagogue of Satan who say they are Jews yet are not, but are lying—look! I will make them come and bow before your feet and make them know that I have loved you.

          • Paschn

            At the risk of (again) being censored, let me assist YOU in curing YOUR lack of knowledge of OBJECTIVE history regarding the Ashkenazi/Rothschild/Israel connection;

            https://youtu.be/jhEtCL_zkwk

            Isn’t it strange, a people so “oppressed” they are able to crush ANY narrative IN THE WORLD critical of Israel and the ongoing genocide/theft of land from, not only Muslims but fellow Christians?
            It’s a helluva “black eye” for the “free” United States, eh?

          • David C. Tiedeman

            Everybody knows that stuff… it is irrelevant… and you don’t get it but the so called elite are a none factor. The war changed and left you behind.

          • Paschn

            “Everybody knows that stuff”. Really? So everyone knows the vast majority of “Jews” are of non-Semitic lineage? “Created” via a mass
            -”turtle necking” to TALMUDIC Judaism +/- 740 A.D. And have NO
            biblical right to Palestine? And we should all take this to the
            (Central) bank based upon YOUR word and YOUR stating it as
            “irrelevant”?

            Forgive me if I waive that and ask for further proof. Fact be known, the
            Semitic Jews/Christians/Muslims were getting along just “peachy”
            until your Turkic/Mongol neo-jews began tearing up what was a
            peaceful nation to create your Rothschild-based Khazar Mafia,
            nuclear-rogue state of Israel.

            Since the several books used to expose this travesty were authored by
            Jewish academics, it’s going to be rather “dicey” for you to
            introduce any rebuttal of same. But, be my guest to try. As I’ve been
            attacked repeatedly for pointing out;

            The Khazarian Mafia is very fortunate they are dealing with a very, very
            “dupable” culture frightened to death of being accused of being
            “politically incorrect”. In fact, surveys of Israelis, published
            in the Jerusalem Post, has shown the majority of Israels, rather than
            having a warm, deep love of this idiot culture’s willingness to
            sacrifice their money/blood/fellow Christians/human decency, think
            they are “dupable” and look upon them with “disdain”.

            http://forward.com/news/israel/216074/what-do-israelis-think-about-americans-start-with/

            Therefor, at the risk of being censored, I must again state I doubt if “everybody knows that stuff” nor do I believe it “irrelevant”.

      • Paschn

        Let’s
        step back and analyze the evidence;

        Global
        Banking – Jews, (In U.S. Central Bank, aka FED RES)

        Global
        government – Jews or Jew sycophants, successful in implanting laws
        in virtually ALL western “free” nations which violate basic human
        rights as well as free speech (protected by the city of London -owned
        U.N.? – NOT), putting academics in prison for years, ruining their
        health/finances through fines etc. all for the heinous act of
        revealing evidence the Jew holocaust is a multi-billion dollar lie.

        Global
        pharmaceutical companies such as Monsanto, corrupting (even further,
        if that’s possible), D.C. To ruin state’s rights via the DARK act –
        cajoling same Judas Class in D.C. To strong arm OTHER nations who
        DARE “buck” same Jew corporations’ corrupting their ability to
        produce food via “terminator seeds”, poisonous Glyphosates etc.
        Buying governments left and right to increase profits/poison whole
        cultures, wait, not all… oddly enough GMO’s have been “dubbed”
        as non-kosher – Lucky for the Jews?

        I
        haven’t been able to find a single verse in the Torah stating “thou
        shalt NOT eat of the genetically modified organisms nor partake of
        the poisonous Glyphosates therein”. Yet.. it’s NON-kosher –
        “selective” poisoning?

        Boasting
        the rather “ominous” charter – “No food will be grown we don’t
        own”

        (Possible
        repeat of the Bolshevik Jew HOLODOMOR which murdered 8 to 10 million
        Ukrainian Christians/Muslims in the early ’30’s but this time on a
        GLOBAL scale?)

        Supplanted
        by the only verifiable Demon in skin, H. Kissinger’s boast, (wanted
        war criminal protected by AIPAC’s Judas Class in D.C.)

        “Control
        Oil, you control nations – Control Food, you control People”

        Through
        the dual citizen controlled SCOTUS, the U.S. granted PRIVATE kosher
        pharma

        immunity
        from civil liability for their poisonous mercury/aluminum laced
        “vaccines”, passing off settlements for damages to PRIVATE
        citizen’s to the ongoing amount in excess of 3 billion dollars in
        just a few years IN ADDITION to paying the cost of setting up and
        maintaining the Judas Class’ FED agency to arbitrate these cases of
        death/suffering to families who also are fast losing their right to
        decide what they put in their and their babies bodies because of
        pharma “friendly” LAWS making vaccines mandatory, (similar to
        OTHER “friendly” laws making auto insurance mandatory etc.)

        The
        snake G.H.W. Bush’s little oval office meeting with Rabbis in which
        he literally set us up for “Noahide Law”, (seven laws from the
        TALMUD, not the Torah), in addition to warping/twisting “separation
        of church and state to BAN Muslim/Christian religious symbols, yet
        annually erecting a 50 foot menorah with a “lighting ceremony”
        attended by high ranking members of the Judas Class, yards from the
        white house…

        Covertly
        (literally for DECADES), charging Christians/Muslims a TAX on their
        food, (kosher tax), the COST of which is, (yet again), passed on to
        a sleeping Christian/Muslim populace.

        Through
        the use of their kosher media, literally “dumbing down” the
        Christian/Muslim population into believing the 66,000,000
        Christians/Muslim slaughtered in Russia spontaneously died, not from
        “Uncle Joe”, (Roosevelt’s pet name for that monster), Stalin’s
        Bolshevik Jew slaughter after Jacob Schiff/Kuhn/Loeb financed their
        “regime change” RIGHT UNDER THE NOSES of the Judas Class, (so
        deeply concerned for the welfare of fellow Christians/Muslims they
        are – as evidenced by the slaughter of Christians/Muslims in the
        middle east for their “Greater Israel Project”).

        So,
        yeah… I guess if one were living in “Bizarro World”, one would
        have to embrace the belief that the evil MUSLIMS have taken over the
        world. Which, when one were to consider the SUPREME intellect of the
        U.S./Israel et al backed “radical Muslim” groups’ inability to
        FIND and attack Israel which is the “poster child” of
        Muslim/Christian slaughter and theft of land/resources while they
        somehow manage to arm/feed/train/supply medical aid enough to
        themselves to attack/slaughter their own but can’t afford someone to
        make certain they remove all that “strange” jewelry before they
        invade/slaughter Christians and fellow Muslims. Would that be an
        “oops” moment or shall we give it a “bye” like we do while
        paying a tax on our food that benefits only +/- 3% of the population?

        Yeah,watch out for those POWERFUL Muslims “take over”.

      • Paschn

        Let’s
        take a look at the facts;

        Who
        runs (literally) the world’s banking – Not Muslims

        Who
        (through the Judas Class in D.C.), runs the government via AIPAC –
        Not Muslims

        Who
        runs SCOTUS, (4, soon to be 5 “dual citizens”) – Not Muslims

        Who
        did SCOTUS grant immunity from civil liability to

        Jewish-run
        big pharma. Not Muslim

        Who
        runs/owns Monsanto, (with enough power over the Judas Class to make
        them violate our constitution and piss on state’s rights via the
        “DARK” act which literally said f**k the states, they cannot
        legislate laws restricting Kosher Monsanto! Basically saying screw
        the Christian/Muslim citizens’ demand for GMO labeling. – Not
        Christians/Muslims.

        Who
        is fortunate enough to not have to worry about GMO/Glyphosate in
        their food because it’s been dubbed “non-kosher”. Not Muslims or
        Christians.

        Who
        looked and looked for a verse in the Torah stating “thou shalt NOT
        eat of the Genetically Modified Organisms nor the evil Glyphosates”.
        This Christian.

        Who
        has taxed Christian/Muslim foods in the “free” U.S. literally for
        decades via a “kosher tax” which benefits +/- 3% of the
        population. Not Christians/Muslims.

        Who
        did G.H.W. Bush meet in the white house making us subject to Talmudic
        Noahide Law. Rabbis, Not Christians/Muslims.

        Who
        used the Judas Class to mangle our constitution banning
        Christian/Muslim religious symbols on public land but allows a 50′
        high menorah yards from the whitehouse-even holding a ceremony with a
        groveling member of government there to light it up….. every year
        Not Christians/Muslims.

        Who
        had the dual citizen-run SCOTUS force depraved sex down the throats,
        (no pun intended), of all Christians/Muslims and sue any who can’t,
        in clear conscience violate their Christian/Muslim dogma, into
        bankruptcy/spiritual oblivion. ACLU/SPLC/ADL/

        B’nai B’rith,
        all powerful Jewish organizations – Not
        Christian/Muslim.

        Finally, who has so much power over a Christian/Muslim
        world they literally demanded western government toadies pass laws
        which violate basic human rights by imprisoning them for the heinous
        “crime” of speaking out with evidence showing the holocaust as a
        lie, for years, ruining their health/finances. Not
        Christians/Muslims.

        So, perhaps in “Bizarro World” one could accept the
        fairy tale of Muslim conquest of the world, but as one who prefers
        truth over fiction, I must disagree with you.

      • Paschn

        Let’s
        take a look at the facts;

        Who runs (literally) the world’s banking – Not Muslims

        Who, (through the Judas Class in D.C.), runs the government via AIPAC –
        Not Muslims

        Who runs SCOTUS, (4, soon to be 5 “dual citizens”) – Not Muslims

        Who did SCOTUS grant immunity from civil liability to,
        Jewish-run big pharma. Not Muslim

        Who runs/owns Monsanto, (with enough power over the Judas Class to make them violate our constitution and piss on state’s rights via the
        “DARK” act which literally said f**k the states, they cannot
        legislate laws restricting Kosher Monsanto! Basically saying screw
        the Christian/Muslim citizens’ demand for GMO labeling. – Not
        Christians/Muslims.

        Who is fortunate enough to not have to worry about GMO/Glyphosate in
        their food because it’s been dubbed “non-kosher”. Not Muslims or
        Christians.

        Who looked and looked for a verse in the Torah stating “thou shalt NOT
        eat of the Genetically Modified Organisms nor the evil Glyphosates”.
        This Christian.

        Who has taxed Christian/Muslim foods in the “free” U.S. literally for
        decades via a “kosher tax” which benefits +/- 3% of the
        population. Not Christians/Muslims.

        Who did G.H.W. Bush meet in the white house making us subject to Talmudic Noahide Law. Rabbis, Not Christians/Muslims.

        Who used the Judas Class to mangle our constitution banning
        Christian/Muslim religious symbols on public land but allows a 50′
        high menorah yards from the whitehouse-even holding a ceremony with a
        groveling member of government there to light it up….. every year
        Not Christians/Muslims.

        Who had the dual citizen-run SCOTUS force depraved sex down the throats, (no pun intended), of all Christians/Muslims and sue any who can’t,
        in clear conscience violate their Christian/Muslim dogma, into
        bankruptcy/spiritual oblivion. ACLU/SPLC/ADL/ B’nai B’rith,
        all powerful Jewish organizations – Not Christian/Muslim.

        Finally, who has so much power over a Christian/Muslim
        world they literally demanded western government toadies pass laws
        which violate basic human rights by imprisoning them for the heinous
        “crime” of speaking out with evidence showing the holocaust as a
        lie, for years, ruining their health/finances. Not Christians/Muslims.

        So, perhaps in “Bizarro World” one could accept the
        fairy tale of Muslim conquest of the world, but as one who prefers
        truth over fiction, I must disagree with you.

      • Paschn

        Let’s take a look at the facts;

        Who
        runs (literally) the world’s banking – Not Muslims

        Who
        (through the Judas Class in D.C.), runs the government via AIPAC –
        Not Muslims

        Who
        runs SCOTUS, (4, soon to be 5 “dual citizens”) – Not Muslims

        Who
        did SCOTUS grant immunity from civil liability to
        Jewish-run big pharma. Not Muslim

        Who runs/owns Monsanto, (with enough power over the Judas Class to make them violate our constitution and piss on state’s rights via the
        “DARK” act which literally said f**k the states, they cannot
        legislate laws restricting Kosher Monsanto! Basically saying screw
        the Christian/Muslim citizens’ demand for GMO labeling. – Not
        Christians/Muslims.

        Who is fortunate enough to not have to worry about GMO/Glyphosate in
        their food because it’s been dubbed “non-kosher”. Not Muslims or
        Christians.

        Who looked and looked for a verse in the Torah stating “thou shalt NOT
        eat of the Genetically Modified Organisms nor the evil Glyphosates”.
        This Christian.

        Who has taxed Christian/Muslim foods in the “free” U.S. literally for
        decades via a “kosher tax” which benefits +/- 3% of the
        population. Not Christians/Muslims.

        Who did G.H.W. Bush meet in the white house making us subject to Talmudic Noahide Law. Rabbis, Not Christians/Muslims.

        Who used the Judas Class to mangle our constitution banning
        Christian/Muslim religious symbols on public land but allows a 50′
        high menorah yards from the whitehouse-even holding a ceremony with a
        groveling member of government there to light it up….. every year
        Not Christians/Muslims.

        Who had the dual citizen-run SCOTUS force depraved sex down the throats, (no pun intended), of all Christians/Muslims and sue any who can’t,
        in clear conscience violate their Christian/Muslim dogma, into
        bankruptcy/spiritual oblivion. ACLU/SPLC/ADL/B’nai B’rith,
        all powerful Jewish organizations – Not
        Christian/Muslim.

        Finally, who has so much power over a Christian/Muslim
        world they literally demanded western government toadies pass laws
        which violate basic human rights by imprisoning them for the heinous
        “crime” of speaking out with evidence showing the holocaust as a
        lie, for years, ruining their health/finances. Not Christians/Muslims.

        So, perhaps in “Bizarro World” one could accept the
        fairy tale of Muslim conquest of the world, but as one who prefers
        truth over fiction, I must disagree with you.

      • Paschn

        I had a fact-based rebuttal of your “objective” statement but because it goes against the politically correct narrative it keeps getting censored. In any case, even members of idiot culture need only shake the kosher bullshit from their minds, look around at FACTS and even they will see it’s nothing more than lies – similar to the lies keeping their bewildered asses from seeing whom is responsible for the false-flag of 9/11. Your joy at the ease of which they are fooled must bring you and yours near orgasmic joy.
        Go imprison an academic for denying your holocaust, that’ll make your day, I’m sure.

  • IceTrey

    Isreali
    Secret
    Intelligence
    Service

  • Martin Krollig

    give all the men a gun each and there you have it problem solved let see if the snivelling coward moosies can combat that

  • John Albano

    It was disenchanting to see this kind of headline here. It’s akin to saying the 10 million Christians that visit Our Lady of Guadalupe each year are doing it to protest Westboro.

  • roberts707

    Why can’t we all learn about each other and respect our differences, instead of hating and disagreeing with what we don’t understand. Love is all thar matters in the end.

  • Capt.

    That is slightly more than the entire population of NY state. “RECALCULATING!!!”

  • Mileaway

    I call bullsh*t! I wouldn’t believe this story if it were written in Gold! These people were NOT standing against anything. They were on a Pilgrimage. The only reason they weren’t attacked is because Isis was outnumbered by the masses if not decimated by earlier warfare. There is only one Islam and it has NO place in America! “You knew I was a snake when you let me in!”

    • Teflon KC

      Who did 9/11? Israel and America
      Who made up a lie of WMDs and Bin Laden to invade Iraq and Afghanistan and committed genocide? America
      Why did America invade Afghanistan? For the opium trade, which has grown into a multi-billion dollar business under US supervision.
      Why did America invade Iraq? Because Saddam was going to sop selling his oil under the petro-dollar.
      Who created, funded and armed this ISIS group? America.

      There is only one America, and it has no place in the world.

      • Picachu1

        You open up your post with unverifiable and a most likely false statement. So nobody read past that. You got pegged a tin foil Hattie immediately!

        • Teflon KC

          “We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq. [The events] swung American public opinion in our favor” – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…….(16.04.2008, Haaretz)

          • Picachu1

            Even if this is a actual quote it isn’t proof. This is what you bring me as proof. Comeback when you have a brain.

          • Picachu1

            That’s not proof. Like I said, it’s unverifiable and definitely not true.

        • Teflon KC

          “We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq. The events]swung American public opinion in our favor” – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…….(Haaretz Service, Reuters
          16.04.2008)

      • stever777

        Ask Isa who is The Way, The Truth and The Life and He will open your blind eyes and cleanse your heart. Only then will you know the Truth and the Truth, Messiah Jesus< will you free. Until then, you remain in bondage.

        • Bob Lewis

          That’s ALL we need … another religious extremist! 🙁

          • stever777

            Free thought or just ones you agree with?

  • The Kali Whrite Boi

    “The marchers made their way to the city of Karbala, 62 miles south west of Baghdad, on Sunday and Monday for the holy day of Arbaeen, which marks the end of a 40-day mourning period following Ashura, the religious ritual that commemorates the death of the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson Imam Hussein in 680 AD.”

    This is an annual event that draws 10-20 million per year.

    Report accurately.

  • Invictus Jo

    This isnt what it is being made out to be, a pilgramage on a holy day by shias in spite of fear of death from isis attack, Had it been a sunni protest you might have made a point.

  • David C. Tiedeman

    THIS IS MORE ISLAMIC DECEPTION: This is not a protest it is their annual pilgrimage march they have every year. As far as the good cop bad cop game goes, it is a deception. The conflict between the Shia Muslims (Iran) & the Sunni Muslims (Saudi Arabia) that is ISIS is all about which sect is going to assume the leadership of the Islamic world after Islam annihilates the Kifr (non-Muslims). In the end Shia Muslims (Iran) & Sunni Muslim (Saudi Arabia) both have the same objective.
    ISLAM’S WORLD DOMINATION.

  • Warchylde

    So the entire country decided to March against Isis? Such blatant lying.

  • David C. Tiedeman

    I’ll just add one more fact . Islam only considers Muslims as being innocent.

  • AdrienneHB

    Thanks so much for covering this story! Our media is following Obama’s need to continue the strikes against Syria under cover of NATO. His narcissism and determination for globalization are determining our wars on five fronts – all of which are about OIL. NOT our freedoms. But keeping people scared of Muslims is necessary for this to continue – no matter how destructive to our country or other countries around the world. Our youth take to the streets over Trumps WORDS. -Yes, he’s a despicable racist. But the stupid protestors DON’t GET IT – that Obama is CAUSING TERRIBLE DESTRUCTION, costing tens of thousand of lives and driving people from their own countries. I’ve been amazed at the complete lack of knowledge by these protestors. And they all have computers and smart phones to research the facts. But they’re quite busy whining and accomplishing NOTHING. It’s a shame they aren’t seeing stories like this. Sac a country, We all need to. Desperately.

  • It’s clickbait title and false attribution. It’s Arbaaen has nothing to do with ISIS at all. It’s about the martyr of Mohammad’s grandson and happens every single year.

  • Arline

    I believe this is the Ashura pilgrimage, not a protest. The protest of manifestation needs to be held in the west by muslim leaders.

  • stefanistan

    What a misleading article ! And a shame for journalism, how to give fact and other significance. This is Arbaeen, the Shia pilgrim which takes place every year, it was there way before Isis and will be there after Isis with the same number of people and the same passion. I’m a photographer specialist of Shiite rites and living in the Arab World, so I guess I know a bit what I’m talking about… Selective information exist in the western media, but there is really no need to add things which are not true. We don’t need a demagogic and divisive vision of the world.

  • Brien

    ” March Against ISIS” — I do not see that! where is that apparent, or stated? Why are you lying? What is your purpose for mis-guiding us?

  • Luminosity Deville

    Google image search reveals that two of the three photos in this article are from 2015, and the other has no date. This sort of carelessness is why your site and its articles are viewed with suspicion.

    • Arrowof Light

      Execllent Point!
      the quran instructs moslems to practice “TAQIYYA” which is deliberate deception of anyone who isn’t a follower of islam.
      This seems to a a convenient use of a an ancient pilgrimage to decieve weak minded infidels

      • Picachu1

        It hurts your point when you repeat yourself throughout the thread, it tells us you have no confidence in the words you speak, or that you’re a troll.

        • Luminosity Deville

          Not only that. It’s a c&p with a typo in it. Oy.

        • Bob Lewis

          Or that he’s practising “deliberate deception” to fool us “weak-minded infidels” about the real truth. LOL

    • Bob Lewis

      What bit of “It wasn’t covered by the mainstream media” do you NOT understand. If it wasn’t covered by the mainstream media then resorting to stock images is a perfectly acceptable and normal practice … or don’t you pay attention during the TV news or to the same photos in multiple papers – they were taken by one photographer and syndicated – STANDARD practice!

  • Teflon KC

    Fun fact: Israel and America did 9/11 and ISIS is an army of mercenaries created by America and funded and armed and trained by…you guessed it..America. They are essentially an extension of the US military but instead of shouting “Woohoo, fuck yeah, we’re number 1, alright” like US soldiers do after invading countries and raping kids in the name of “freedom”, ISIS shout “Allahu-Akbar”. 2 sides of the same coin.

    • Picachu1

      If they are 2 sides of the same coin than they are exactly opposite.

      • Teflon KC

        “be two sides of the same coin
        also be different/opposite sides of the same coin”
        ​: If two things are two sides of the same coin, they are very closely related although they seem different:

        dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/be-two-sides-of-the-same-coin

        :S

        • Picachu1

          Think for yourself. It may be a saying, but it’s a stupid saying. In reality the opposite sides of a coin are in opposition to each other. Fool!

  • Nobodi’ Bilderberger

    Man, all these leftist little FB groups turned out to be the fake media.
    This article is stupid, the media spent all year hiding ALL CRIMES by MUSLIMS, our media talked on and on and on about islamophobia (no innocent muslims were killed this year in the western world), our governments are passing laws making it illegal to say anything negative about anyone and the free thought project tries to shyster us with this shit.
    From my arse straight into your mouths, lying scum fake media, fuck off.

  • European≠Nationality/Ethnicity

    LMAO! Why do the 1st and 3rd pic first appeared in 2014 and 2010, respectively? The 3rd one was once titled “big_457359_iraq_terrorism_explosions.jpg” by newsland(dot)ru
    You really think your readers have never heard of a reverse picture search? C’mon, man! Cut this kind of crap.
    And then yall guys have the nerve to complain about being branded a “fake news” site.

  • maias

    The media follows the political bias towards Sunni Muslims, mainly because Saudi Arabia buys our weapons, and our Houses of Parliament are full of Friends of Israel clubs which wants Alawite Assad of Syria out of power so the pro-Saudi militia can move in and remove Christianity and minor Islamic sects from the Middle East.

    • Urmas Alas

      You can’t bite the feeding hand…

  • Arrowof Light

    If they can assemble a group that LARGE and alleged POWERFUL, perhaps they should find a way to get control of their brother muzzies that want to kill infidels……………

    The Shoe Bomber was a muslim
    The Beltway Snipers were muslims
    The Fort Hood Shooter was a muslim
    The underwear Bomber was a muslim
    The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were muslims
    The USS Stark was attacked by a muslim
    The Madrid Train Bombers were muslims
    The Bafi Nightclub Bombers were muslims
    The TWA flight 847 Hi-jackers were muslims
    The London Subway Bombers were muslims
    The Boston Marathon Bombers were muslims
    The Moscow Theatre Attackers were muslims
    The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were muslims
    The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were muslims
    The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by muslims
    The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were muslims
    The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by musiims
    The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were muslims
    The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were muslims
    The Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were muslims
    The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were muslims
    The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were muslims
    The Besian Russian School Attackers were muslims
    The first World Trade Center Bombers were muslims
    The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were muslims
    The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were muslims
    The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were muslims’
    The Charlie Hebdo Murderers were muslims
    The San Bernardino murderers were muslims
    The Somali airline bomber was a sunni muslim
    The Orlando Pulse Night club murderer claimed to be a muslim
    The London Aug 3rd knifing murders were done by a muslim

  • Fernando Pardos

    ¡20 Millones de Musulmanes Marchan Contra el terrorismo de ISIS y los Medios de Comunicación lo Ignoran Completamente!

    Pues los Medios de Manipulación Masiva y Corrupta se encuentran en poder y al servicio de la Banca internacional encabezada por Rothschild, cuyo mayor negocio del mundo es el #ARMAmentismo CRIMINAL y por eso manipula y financia el terrorismo de estado y de falsa bandera, conflictos, guerras… y el ENALTECIMIENTO de la violencia de Hollywood, series televisivas de matanzas y crímenes… INSISTO en INVESTIGAR el AUDIO-LIBRO: https://plus.google.com/+FernandoPardosX/posts/CcixMP4h7fa

    Todo está explicado aquí (Álbum de tres cortos VÍDEOS): http://www.facebook.com/fernando.pardos.1/posts/1401409593210331

  • Draco

    Except this story is not true. They march as they have every year for over a 1000 years and it has nothing to do with ISIS.

    • Stu Johnson

      The most targeted group by ISIS (and Sunni Muslims in general) are the Shia. Large groups of them defying ISIS by traveling through areas occupied by the, in the middle of a war, is a “Protest” regardless of your very narrow opinion. Do you know what group all of the Islamist Terrorist have killed the most of? Shia Muslims, by a very large margin is the answer.

      • Draco

        You are not telling me anything new. ..The fact is these Shia-rats have always had this yearly get together and they have always fought with Sunni-rats…and that includes ISIS. Both types of Moslems are as barbaric as the other. Deal with it Muzz lover!

  • EnochWas

    Certainly this should have been covered by MSM. And the peaceful and anti ISIS Shias should have a place in honest news coverage, of course. But it’s hard not to be suspicious of any religion that has actively used text regarding jihad, infidels and dhimmi. And the fact that their holy text says it’s ok to lie to their enemies. And there are large groups, and even nations, that follow sharia law. It’s kind of a catch-22. However, history seems to indicate that landing on the side of safety is really the only choice.

  • Paul Monahan

    Headlines are not written by the Writer of the article, they/and the photos are chosen by the editor — They shouldn’t be considered a good representation of the article – Anyway, It is a protest – – They were in defiance, standing together marching against the oppression and threats and violence from isis – they could have been killed for doing it — fucking picking bones just to find a reason to have your racist and ignorant opinions… Depressing!

  • Zz

    when the reader has to look up what country this is in, the author has failed to provide a very basic and important detail. this makes the story appear less credible and believable. facts and basic information like who, what, where, when, and why matter. this story is lacking in some very basic, important details. this is why no one believes sites like this, bc the editors can’t get their writers to write something that would hold up in journalism 101.

  • NA

    Sounds like they were going to go there anyway, to an event that happens on a regular basis, that has nothing to do with Daesh in principle.

  • Nov 20, 2015 The One Thing You Need to Know About ISIS

    ‘Americans please wake up!’

    https://youtu.be/vkxFT_hJCdQ

  • Glen Smith

    What you WON’T read in this article is that ISIS was born out of the Syrian Rebels that are also the Syrian Refugees that Obama and Hillary are bringing here to our country. ISIS is their brothers, fathers, uncles, cousins, and neighbors. Do you really think that the Syrian refugees would turn against ISIS who is their family?

  • Wojciech Kowalski

    Where from do you now that they protest against ISIS?

  • Kevin Dondrea

    Does it really matter people what the main purpose of this was? This is more proof that not all Muslims are terrorists just like not all us white people are Skinheads or racists.

    The cure for terrorism is everyone working together.

  • Colleen

    There is a problem with ISIS. There is also a problem with the caliphate. Non terrorist Muslims who’s goals are to Islamiz all western countries. Whether by terror or infiltration and coercion; the west will not allow their cultures to be eradicated at the say so of the unelected EU or UN under pretense of tolerance. The most intolerant group on the planet is Islam as evidenced by their Quran. It is not intolerance to protect yourself and your culture and values.

  • Greg Price

    Even if they’re against ISIS that doesn’t mean they’re any less of a threat. They still believe in the Koran. They still believe that all non-believers should either convert, be enslaved, or be killed. They’re still an existential threat to a peaceful and just world.

  • Fernando Pardos

    ¡20 Millones de Musulmanes Marchan Contra el terrorismo de ISIS los Medios de Comunicación lo Ignoran Completamente!

    Pues los Medios de Manipulación Masiva y Corrupta se encuentran en poder y al servicio de la Banca internacional encabezada por Rothschild, cuyo mayor negocio del mundo es el #ARMAmentismo CRIMINAL y por eso manipula y financia el terrorismo de estado y de falsa bandera, conflictos, guerras… y el ENALTECIMIENTO de la violencia de Hollywood, series televisivas de matanzas y crímenes… INSISTO en INVESTIGAR el AUDIO-LIBRO: https://plus.google.com/+FernandoPardosX/posts/CcixMP4h7fa

    Todo está explicado aquí (Álbum de tres cortos VÍDEOS): http://www.facebook.com/fernando.pardos.1/posts/1401409593210331

    • Fernando Pardos

      Millones de musulmanes marchan contra ISIS durante la peregrinación y los medios dominantes lo ignoran por completo

      Lea más en http://thefreethoughtproject.com/20-million-muslims-march-against-isis/#gwtEZ4D8YEdgxmyH.99

      En una de las marchas organizadas más grandes de la historia del mundo, decenas de millones de musulmanes chiítas hicieron una declaración increíblemente alentadora, arriesgando sus vidas para viajar a través de las zonas afectadas por la guerra para desafiar abiertamente ISIS. Este evento masivo que sin duda habría ayudado a aliviar las tensiones en Occidente fue casi totalmente ignorado por los medios corporativos.

      Mujeres, hombres, ancianos y niños se dirigieron a la ciudad de Karbala el domingo y el lunes de la semana pasada para el día santo de Arbaeen. Arbaeen es el evento que marca el final del período de luto de 40 días después de Ashura, el ritual religioso que conmemora la muerte del nieto del Profeta Mohammad Imam Hussein en 680 DC.

      Como informa el Independent, las masivas multitudes rindieron homenaje a los santuarios del Imam Hussein y su medio hermano Abbas en Karbala, donde fueron asesinados en una revuelta contra el gobernante omeya Yazeed en el siglo 7 dC cuando se negaron a prometer lealtad al Califato Omeya de Yazeed.

      Inscribiéndose sólo como una mancha en el Independiente, esta hazaña más asombrosa fue conducida a pesar de ISIS, así como la peregrinación anual sagrada.

      Como lo señala el diario británico, la marcha llega a cerca de 80 personas, muchos de ellos peregrinos que regresan de la conmemoración de Arbaeen en Karbala, fueron asesinados en el último ataque de Isis en la zona.

      Isis ha declarado apóstatas a los musulmanes chiítas y los ha apuntado en su sangrienta campaña para establecer un califato de línea dura en Irak y Siria, según el Independent.

      Los valientes hombres, mujeres y niños marcharon, sabiendo que un atacante suicida de ISIS acababa de golpear cerca de Karbala la semana anterior.

      En los últimos años, esta marcha ha tomado un doble propósito. Donde fue una vez una marcha para Arbaeen, ahora también abarca la resistencia chiíta y la protesta contra los terroristas ISIS.

      “Vine caminando de Basora con mi esposa y mis tres hijos … Esta es la tercera vez. Comenzamos a caminar 13 días atrás y llegamos a Karbala el domingo por la noche “, dijo el peregrino Jaber Kadhem Khalif.

      Según el Independent, el joven de 40 años dijo que sus oraciones irían al grupo paramilitar Hashed al-Shaabi que tiene decenas de miles de hombres desplegados en las líneas de frente para combatir a ISIS.

      Umm Ali, que llegó sin su marido, ya que actualmente está luchando ISIS en las líneas de frente, dijo: “Vine con mi hijo y dos hijas. Vine de Samawa a Najaf en coche, luego de Najaf a Karbala a pie, para hacer una súplica para la seguridad de mi marido.

      “Pedimos a Dios que nos apoye contra los miembros de Daesh [ISIS], para ayudarnos a liberar Mosul e instar a nuestros políticos a recordar a las personas que han sacrificado tanto”.

      A pesar de que esta peregrinación era una de las marchas más masivas del mundo, Occidente la ignoró convenientemente. Arbaeen es magnitudes más grandes que el peregrinaje de Hajj a la Meca – con todo la Meca es el único acontecimiento que recibe siempre títulos en el oeste. Dada la reciente revelación de que los musulmanes chiítas también están marchando contra Daesh, uno no puede dejar de preguntarse por qué esto no es todo sobre las noticias estadounidenses.

      Según el Independent, los organizadores de la procesión anual Arbaeen en U.K. han hablado anteriormente de su frustración por la falta de cobertura de los medios de comunicación principal del evento.

      “Desafortunadamente [algunos] medios de comunicación han recurrido a historias que en cierta medida pueden ser divisivas. Si un grupo de musulmanes hace algo bueno, no se menciona o la religión no se menciona. Pero si alguien hace algo [negativo], está en la portada y se menciona su religión “, dijo Mohammed Al-Sharifi, un voluntario en el evento del año pasado.

      Y tiene razón.

      Muchas de las historias sobre los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos que lo convierten en la corriente principal son las que alimentan la división. Cuando un héroe musulmán salva cientos de vidas al saltar sobre una bomba que en realidad ocurrió en julio, la corriente dominante y los medios alternativos islamófobos es la momia.

      Los que juzgarían 1.600 millones de personas por las acciones de unos pocos están creando una narrativa en la que las vidas inocentes se ponen en peligro.

      A lo largo de la historia, la mayoría de las religiones tradicionales han perpetuado la violencia extrema en el mundo. Intentar pintar el Islam como el problema no es mejor que etiquetar todos los asesinatos católicos para la inquisición.

      Pero la paz y la empatía son enemigos del establishment que necesitan que ustedes odien a otros. Cuando el establecimiento puede pintar cosas en blanco y negro, es más fácil para usted ser controlado. En consecuencia, esta es la misión exacta de ISIS.

      Como señala Jay Syrmopolous, del Proyecto del Pensamiento Libre, si hay algo en lo que los fundamentalistas islámicos y los fascistas islamofóbicos están de acuerdo, es que no debe haber “zona gris”, solo blanco y negro.

      La zona gris es la zona de coexistencia pacífica. Eliminar la zona gris – y hacer un mundo tan negro y blanco como la bandera del estado islámico es el objetivo final de los fundamentalistas de todos los lados.

      De hecho, una publicación reciente de ISIS, titulada Extinction of the Grayzone, dejó en claro que la estrategia ha estado en juego durante los últimos 14 años.

      “La zona gris está en peligro crítico, más bien al borde de la extinción. Su peligro comenzó con la bendita operación del 11 de septiembre, ya que estas operaciones manifestaron dos campos ante el mundo para que la humanidad elija entre un campo de Islam … y un campamento de kufr – la coalición de cruzados “.

      La manera de derrotar verdad ISIS está haciendo su táctica del miedo y de división impotente. Tenemos que mostrar al ISIS ya los que están siendo manipulados por sus tácticas que la tolerancia y la libertad son mucho más poderosas que la intolerancia y el odio, razón por la cual, por coincidencia, no hay una única corriente estadounidense que haya informado sobre las decenas de millones de musulmanes marchando contra ISIS .

      Por favor, comparta esta historia con sus amigos y familiares que pueden estar sujetos al temor de los medios de comunicación en la violencia musulmana. Puedes inclinarte a la voluntad de ISIS permitiendo que su retórica llena de odio y tácticas divisivas nublen tu mente con miedo y odio. O bien, puede levantarse y enfrentarse a aquellos que podrían atravesar el corazón de la humanidad. La decisión es tuya.

      __________________________

      ACTUALIZACIÓN: Hemos recibido un montón de reacción de la gente que está negando el sentimiento anti-ISIS en esta marcha y nos gustaría aclarar nuestro punto. Nadie niega que se trata de una peregrinación anual que tiene siglos de antigüedad. De hecho, si usted lee el artículo, que se explica claramente.

      Dicho esto, entendemos cómo el título original: 20 Millones de Musulmanes Marchan Contra ISIS y Los Medios Mainstream lo Ignora Completamente, puede ser mal interpretado como implicando que toda la marcha fue planeada en oposición a ISIS, lo que no es el caso. Hemos actualizado el título para reflejar mejor el sentimiento de este artículo – que, coincidentemente, es exactamente el mismo.

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      EL AUTOR: Matt Agorist es un veterano de honor del veterano USMC y ex operador de inteligencia encargado directamente por la NSA. Esta experiencia previa le da una visión única sobre el mundo de la corrupción del gobierno y el estado policial estadounidense. Agorist ha sido un periodista independiente durante más de una década y ha aparecido en las principales redes de todo el mundo. Sigue a @MattAgorist en Twitter y ahora en Steemit

      Lea más en http://thefreethoughtproject.com/20-million-muslims-march-against-isis/#gwtEZ4D8YEdgxmyH.99

      (Perdón por los errores, pero está traducido informáticamente por traductor y Google).

  • Buster Nutt

    Ever wonder what BS looks like? It’s right here & boy does it stink!

  • capers2

    20 million…And they can’t muster up enough of a force among themselves to CRUSH ISIS?

  • Georgia Girl

    The problem Matt Agorist is your thought process. The Koran in numerous places calls for the death of unbelievers. Its not Islamophobia….it’s what they believe that’s the problem. The ones who don’t believe their book are apostates, all religions have them. So what if they are marching against Isis? They still believe this ideology which commands them to kill unbelievers or charge them a jizya tax to live because they don’t believe others are as human as themselves. Before Isis was, there were other terrorists. All the same satanic ideology.

  • TheCatholicGirl .

    FakeNews

  • Deborah Lipsitz

    I am fed up with fake news sites, which includes those who twist a story to support an unrelated agenda. Done with you.

  • Dale Nichols

    These pictures are of different events some time ago. Their misuse here is, frankly, a bald faced lie.
    Look here, for instance: http://www.jafariyanews.com/2k15_news/dec/3arbaeen_1437_karbala_worlds_largest_gathering.htm.
    Or here: http://www.onlineindus.com/millions-throng-hazrat-imam-hussains-as-shrine-for-arbaeen/.

  • Sarah Faroon

    Matt, you’re an ignorant asshole. They didn’t protest ISIS. It’s a pilmirage…like Haj or Umrah…but Shias do it. I know this because I’m a Muslim. FB needs to block you because all you can do is share fake news. You’re just like Alex Jones

  • Michael J. Johnson

    Except that the inquisition ended hundreds of years ago while jihad is ongoing and ever threatening

  • James Adams

    Another misconception is that this Shia celebration is larger than Al-Hajj. Hajj is required by all Muslims once per lifetime if possible and able to be afforded.

    Muslims of ALL swaths make Hajj. In just sheer numbers the Suni Muslims make up 70-75% of the 1.5 billion Muslims world wide. Considering the fact that the Shia only makeup 15 to 20% of Muslims world wide, and, that Muslims of All stripes participate in Al-Hajj you might want to re-check your numbers. Also, there is both video and pubication of the vast majority of major scholars condemning unequivocally the evil of terrorism including, but, not limited to ISIS/DESH. This has not been covered by Western media either. I like Freethought Press, but, I’m just saying.

  • Eddied

    this is poor journalism…complaining that a regular yearly religious ceremony does not make the news in the west?…why should it?…does it affect many people living in america?…if not then it is not news for them…you are mixing religio/political events with hard news…there is a difference…

  • Bill M

    People wonder why no one trusts the media. The title is so misleading it is pathetic.

  • wakewzd

    If they were marching against ISIS, they would take up arms and defeat them, kill them, and rid the Middle East of those barbarians for good.

  • Nilla Westerholm

    I don’t believe this. Isis is islam so why would they protest against a group that is doing exactly as it says in the quran.

  • Clark Wright

    Shia Muslims fight against Sunni Muslims all the time. ISIS is Sunni, a Shia march against ISIS is not news. News would be Sunni Muslims marching against ISIS. Sunnis have killed many Shias during this holiday marches. The only news is they were too busy blowing up other shit to bother with the Shia March.

  • ManhattanMetsFan

    People do same pilgrimage they have for well over a thousand years, why won’t the mainstream media assign different significance this year? What a joke.

  • Dale Stuart

    Wondering why your pilgrimage didn’t get much positive press. No one outside of your country cares about your religion. And you wonder why you get so much press when you do something negative. Quit doing the negative shit and you won’t get negative press. Seems to me your religion glorifies those who murder, rape, and pillage.

  • OneLove

    So many difference agrued here from the headine being misleading to Macy’s Parades and on and on…..BUT not one aguement point discredit the fact that the Pilgrimage in and of itself wasnt even mentioned as the Good News it was at the least if not entirely specific in tititle. The event Not Being Aired was And Is VERY Loud and Questionable!!! That is unarguable and weird no mater if its standing of the event wasnt or isnt veiwed as it is for those In the Walk or Standing Place expresses it was or Is for them. It in and of its general known purpose which is nothing negative and if in fact it wasnt merely mentioned is a loud shame on US media. And i google first to see if i could find a report at all and i didnt. Thats the Truth in fact not to be excused by US of Goodness Grace of LOVE SaKe. We are the Souls of Good here there and all over the World thats to call out good things thats good so that the Hate thats SEEMINGLY more Prevalent which IIsThe Lie, that is to Divide LOVE and MANIFEST Prevalent Evil HATE as present Truth or Eventual Truth. Which it will never be no matter how it trys to Puff Up its presence wherever or However it may try. Evil Hate Has, Is And Ever Will Be Defeated by LOVE. Now our differencs in view points is to be granted in LOVE as is here its refreshingly good to see that is all the is in exchange here as so far that ive read no one has been just nasty ugly or cruel or hateful which is good to be recognized and reflected despite the fact that ugly and evil that is present does not want that good to be even noticed or mentioned.

  • グッチ 都玲

    A few US outlets covered this… Even Breitbart had a write up, but I would not suggest anyone waste their time on it. In a time where we are bombarded with sensationalist and fake news, one would hope journalists stick to as much truth as possible. The truth is, these pilgrams were marching for something and a few were marching against something, making the headline dubious at best as it possibly redifines the agency of a majority of the participants. It is like saying being black in America is a protest against white supremacy. Of course one would hope every fiber of one’s body opposes white supremacy, but to claim one’s body is a protest would be dubious at best… When one protests and marches against white supremacy, perhaps then such a claim could be made… But the claim could not be made for myself and all other participants if I am at a Fight for $15 rally, despite the case that many who oppose a $15 minimum wage include white supremacists. Now if there were an ANTIFA or anti white supremacy element during the rally, I would certainly be a part of it and would welcome the claim and coverage, though it may not be completely factual… Where does journalism end and propaganda begin?

    • グッチ 都玲

      I must revise, after more critical thought. I am in complete agreement with this article and title. Sheer existence can and is resistance, opposition.

  • Ken

    The headline is still misleading. “Shia Muslims Pilgrimage Despite ISIS ,” might be more accurate. Those taking the pilgrimage do so for religious purpose and face marginal risk from other Muslims in ISIS. It is a false attribution to suggest that anti-ISIS protest was a purpose. It was about religion not protest. The well written and informative article was severely damaged by that headline…which I suggest the author did not write but was penned by an editor with sensationalism as intent.

  • Arianit Krasniqi

    till now there are no known shia targets, not specific shias. but whatever. the shia criminals have to be clean in the eyes of the world and hide their crimes they do against other muslims. assad is shiah too, shia supporter. just ask the syrian people how they were suffering from shias

  • JoniB

    http://www.snopes.com/millions-of-muslims-marched-against-the-islamic-state/
    Snopes says this is mostly false. It was a pilgrimage only.

  • Tibi Zohar

    What a bunch of bull. You need to be ignorant or special interest to try and report this as a protest that would make a difference to anyone in the west. The rivalry between the Islam factions has been hurting the west and we are not interested in cheering or endorsing either. In fact the Shia may threats the safety of the western world even more than ISIS.

  • Paul H

    It’s disingenuous. Each year in the UK we have the “marching season”, where thousands of Protestants undertake traditonal marches in commemoration of various events in history. If I labelled that “Christans marching against IRA violence” I’d be deliberately misleading the reader. Of course the people who undertake the march are opposed to terrorism since they are one of its targets.And notionally they share the same religion as the terrorists – though they wouldn’t thank you for lumping them together with Catholics as all-the-same Christians. But if I reported it as such I would either be greatly lacking in cultural sensitivity, or deliberately setting out to mislead. Either way, my argument would be undermined.

  • Robert Strong

    Maybe when they stop killing Christians and others in the name of religion. I might give a damn. Muslims are barbaric and continue to live in the 7th century. Every place where ilsam is dominate, is a shit hole. They allow for the maiming of women and the marriage of children. Nearly every terrorist act has been by muslims.

  • Paschn

    So much for “fee thought”.

  • Ken Culver

    SORRY, MARK, TO ME,IT IS A VERY CONVOLUTED STORY. THESE 20 MILLION MUSLIMS APPARENTLY MAKE THE PILGRIMAGE EVERY YEAR AND IF THEY WERE SERIOUS ABOUT STOPPING ISIS THEY COULD KEEP ON MARCHING, SURROUNDING ISIS AND START CHOPPING HEADS AND FINISH ISIS OFF QUICKLY. I FEEL THE AUTHOR IS PAINTING A BEAUTIFUL BUT FALSE PICTURE, THERE ARE NO INTERVIEWS, VERIFIABLE QUOTES OR ANY REFERENCES TO THE COMMANDS OF THE KORAN OR MOHAMMED TO DESTROY THE INFIDEL, JEWS AND CHRISTIANS

  • グッチ 都玲

    After much thought, I agree with the title of this article.
    Resistance comes in many forms and sheer existence can and often is resistance.

  • Chris Russell

    You lost me with your slimy lie .

  • Brien

    This article is a complete lie!
    This is a normal Shia festival and has absolutely nothing to do with ISIS.

  • These are Shia Muslims…The Shia and Sunni are at war with each other. ISIS, a Sunni Wahhabi sect is going around slaughtering anyone not a Sunni adherent.
    The Shia here, are not marching against ISIS, its a pilgrimage…….BOTH the Sunni and Shiites are murdering and slaughtering non-muslims and especially Christians…
    Very misleading article at best……….

  • More of The Real Truth

    Jaysus by’s, pick up some rifles and march north towards them, ye have them outnumbered. Don’t turn-tale an run like the coward Syrians did. This march is about effective as #saveourgirls / #BringBackOurGirls was, zip, natta, nothing, not 1 girl saved by #.

  • Kat121

    I would love this to be true – but reading everywhere it is false.

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