Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Lebanon: Lebanese Shi’ites Say Ashura March Act of ‘Defiance’

Lebanese Shi'ite Muslims observed the Ashura holiday on Tuesday with mass rallies Tuesday, mourning the beheading of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad 13 centuries ago. At a march in Beirut’s southern suburbs, mourners said this year they came out in huge numbers in defiance of militant groups they fear seek to slaughter them. Heather Murdock has more for VOA from Beirut.