Thousands of protesters have denounced the terrorist attack on the holy shrine of Hazrat Zaynab (AS).
On Friday, several mortar shells hit the holy shrine of Hazrat Zaynab (AS) (Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque / Arabic: مسجد السيدة زينب),which is located in the Syrian village of Sayyidah Zaynab in the southern suburbs of Damascus.
The mortar shells were fired at the holy shrine of Hazrat Zaynab (AS) by a group of foreign-backed terrorists and have sadly caused serious damages to the Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque in Sayyidah Zaynab, near the Syrian capital, Damascus.
The mosque is considered by Shia Muslims to contain the grave of the granddaughter of the prophet Muhammad, Zaynab (daughter of ‘Alī and Fātimah),while Sunni Muslims consider the tomb of Zaynam within a mosque with the same name in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
This difference was never a problem in the secular state of Syria in recent years. Such attacks against religious figures, mosques and buildings are taking place since the beginning of the proxy war in the Arab nation and the implementation of e.g. the Salvador option by foreign powers.
The Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque / holy shrine of Hazrat Zainab (AS) has already suffered damage by a terrorist attack in June last year and a car bomb exploded on the intersection that leads up to the Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque in September, 2008.
Already in last month, a group of foreign-backed terrorists have fought with soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the shrine of Hazrat Zaynab (AS) (also Hazrat Zainab (AS) sometimes). Iranian officials have already condemned this new attack by foreign-supported terrorists against the holy shrine of Hazrat Zaynab (AS) with mortar shells on the weekend.
Now, thousands of people have protested in the city of Quetty, which is located in the southwest of Pakistan, in order to denounce the recent terrorist attack against the holy shrine of Hazrat Zaynab (AS) near the Syrian capital, Damascus.
According to the reports by e.g. Press TV, the Pakistani protesters chanted slogans such as “down with the USA, down with Israel and down with Al Saud” in their protests to denounce the attack by this terrorist groups against the holy shrine of Hazrat Zaynab (AS) in Syria.
As stated, the shrine of Hazrat Zaynab (AS) near the Syrian capital is considered as the holy shrine of the granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad by Shia Muslims and thus, the protests of the Pakistanis in the southwestern city of Quetty in Pakistan are very understandable. The attack on religious buildings is also part of the so-called Salvador option, initially implemented in El Salvador by the US administration and two US ambassadors some years ago.
The protesters in the city of Quetty in Pakistan blamed foreign-powers for the terrorism and bloodshed in Syria. The protesters especially blamed Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United States for boosting the violence and bloodshed in Syria and for the dangerous attempts to divide the Muslim community and to sow hate and violence between Muslims.
Similar rallies and protests have taken place in other areas and cities in Pakistan. Some protests to denounce the attack on the holy shrine of Hazrat Zaynab (AS) have taken place in Karachi, Peshawar, Islamabad, Tando Allahyar, Jhelum, Multan, and Mandi Bahauddin.
Many of the participating protesters in these demonstrations in Pakistan have demanded that the Arab leaders of the Muslim countries as well as the United Nations (UN) take notice of this attack by foreign-backed terrorists against the Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque near the Syrian capital Damascus and that they condemn this attack as an clear act of terrorism by the foreign-supported terrorist groups.