Lashkar-e-Jhangvi releases Shia beheading video: Report

Published: August 24, 2012

A screenshot of the video. PHOTO: FILE

Banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) has allegedly released a video online that shows the beheading of two Shia men. The video has been reported on The Long War Journal and watchdog website Shiakilling.com.

According to The Long War Journal, SITE intelligence Group has reported that the video titled ‘Revenge’ was released on the Jamia Hafsa Urdu forum first and then distributed to other forums.

A censored version of the video appears on Shiakilling.com. The video shows a brief clip of the two men talking, though they cannot be heard as there is music playing. The two men have been identified as Haseeb and Manzoor by the watchdog website.

Four masked Lashkar men are then seen with the two victims, two of them are holding a banner and two are with knives.

Most of the conversation is inaudible as there is music playing, but the men can be heard saying “Allah o Akbar”.

The original video is reported to be over a half an hour according to The Long War Journal.

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Reader Comments (50)

  • i like it
    Aug 24, 2012 - 6:10PM

    another proud moment for our country. what is the revenge for?

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  • Syed
    Aug 24, 2012 - 6:19PM

    50% of Pakistani Sunnis consider Shias to be kaafir. Are these 50% of the people really following the religion of Islam that Prophet Mohammad (pbuh&up) brought? For God sake wake up Pakistanis and fear Allah. Don’t follow the religion of these monsters as it will surely lead you to hell.

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  • Farhan
    Aug 24, 2012 - 6:46PM

    Wait till the Shia’s ask for help from Iran. Most of the Shia’s in Pakistan lack the street level muscle to take on groups like the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and other anti-Shia militant outfits. But Iran is in a different league of its own. Patron saint of Amal, Hezbollah and the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad, it is a Rottweiler that knows how to bite and rip the throats of its enemies. These militant outfits beheading and executing poor Shia men and women, and the general Sunni population in Pakistan should be afraid of the day that Iran gets involved and then it will be the turn of their sons to be taken out of the bus and shot execution style. Look at how they responded to Israeli assassinations of their nuclear scientists, by blowing up their tourists up in Bulgaria and attacking Israeli targets in Thailand, India, Armenia and even Kenya. No Iranian scientist has been massacred since these attacks started. Its something to think about before we invite someone else to pour more fuel in the fire that Pakistan is already burning in.

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  • Abdullah Khan
    Aug 24, 2012 - 6:49PM

    Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) are disgrace to all Ummah.

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  • Ali Wali
    Aug 24, 2012 - 6:58PM

    That is how Devil worshippers make God great. Must be a bit greater now after the killing of defenceless abductees. Recommend

  • Jadugar
    Aug 24, 2012 - 7:01PM

    Only in Pakistan such acts are considered Islamic by these Muslims Kafirs. They would not have dared do such heinous crimes if they were not protected by certain institution in Pakistan and encouraged by some countries.

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  • Pessimist
    Aug 24, 2012 - 7:07PM

    Pakistani “Muslims” at their peaceful work.

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  • Usman Lakhani
    Aug 24, 2012 - 7:07PM

    What is the purpose of this article apart from fuelling sectarian violence?

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  • Aug 24, 2012 - 7:15PM

    Don’t watch the video please.. It is extremely terrifying!!

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  • unbeliever
    Aug 24, 2012 - 7:15PM

    that video was gross, really heart-wrenching……now, shout from the top that your religion is a peaceful one, but atleast i am not going to accept it.

    my religion condemned SHUDRA for untouchability, and i amashamed of it, but atleast it never invoked wholesale slaughter…..

    and, i can only think of what our ancestors went through.

    when your zealots can kill for a different interpretition of scriptures, how much would you value life of a pagan, i know very well….

    but, still some will have the gall to say THERE IS NO COMPULSION IN RLIGION.

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  • Zalim Singh
    Aug 24, 2012 - 7:18PM

    what a pathetic country.

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  • hamid
    Aug 24, 2012 - 7:28PM

    people of lashkar e jhangvi live in the
    “age of jahiliya ” and these jahil iblis are a shame on human race.

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  • adeel qadri
    Aug 24, 2012 - 7:28PM

    these ppl are sick and mentally retarded… theres no link of islam with them.. just defaming muslims and islam by such cruel deeds.

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  • Ali Zaid
    Aug 24, 2012 - 7:38PM

    Thank you again ET for this unbiased reporting.

    May these killers of Shiite Muslims rot in the deepest part of hell along with and Fir’ouns Recommend

  • Ali Zaid
    Aug 24, 2012 - 7:41PM

    I am in full support of N.Waziristan operation and drone strikes against these terrorists of LeJ, LeT, JI, DPC, SSP and other kafir organisations

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  • Randomstranger
    Aug 24, 2012 - 7:56PM

    Its going to be Barelvis next

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  • AHTASHAM
    Aug 24, 2012 - 7:56PM

    I am not shia, i watched the video and strongly protest against those murderers, I dont understand how they can kill some1 like that. And our so called president asif ali zardari have time to write a letter to burma but as a shia, he doesn’t care about fellow people.. Allah Rehem karey aur inke jese zalimon ko nesto nabood kareyRecommend

  • Ali
    Aug 24, 2012 - 7:58PM

    Surely,these kafirs(killers)will dig iin lower portion of Helllllll ! They really don’t know about Islam.ALLAH Almighty said in Quran Kareem that:A MAN WHO KILL ANOTHER MAN WITHOUT REASON,HE KILL ALL THE HUMANITY.So have these kafirs any reason they are not muslims by any mean.ALLAH ALMIGHTY definately will fetch azab on them!!!!!Recommend

  • pl
    Aug 24, 2012 - 7:59PM

    @Farhan:
    your sentiment is appreciated. please join LeJ to satiate your murderous desires.

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  • Jeffmahagaonvi
    Aug 24, 2012 - 8:14PM

    Insane, you are beheading Pakistan. Jihadi-terrorist, you are weak & ignorant.
    You don´t know the power, the civilised world has. And the armed forces of
    Pakistan & NATO will finish you soon. Recommend

  • Syed
    Aug 24, 2012 - 8:14PM

    Shias don’t lack the street level muscles. Ask any Shia Maraja and they will not let the population go on a killing spree. Shia Islam does not condone violence. and if some shia outfit commits such acts, they denounce it. Iraq has majority shia and if it was not for the Shia Aalims the country would be in such a big civil war. I wouldn’t say that no shia has committed a violent act but really the biggest scholars strictly wouldn’t allow it

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  • Iqbal Ahsan
    Aug 24, 2012 - 8:26PM

    We as muslims are brain washed to be following sects. As in Surah Al E Imran and Surah Rum ALLAH Subhhana Wa Taala has forbidden Sects. Translation of Sheikh Yusuf Ali.
    “Do not be divided, do not make sects, each sect rejoicing in its own.”
    By the time I got to know I seeked forgiveness from ALLAH and said I am just a muslim following Quran and the teachings of Hazrat Muhammed (PBUH).
    My mother’s side is Al e Muhammed Aulad Ali true Syeds never claimed to be shia or sunni just muslims.

    These sects what I think may be introduced by kafirun wanted to weaken muslims and today muslims are killing each other and they are enjoying the show.
    I asked a person what sect did our beloved Prophet pbuh belonged to and what sect did Hazrat Ali pbuh followed and he was speech less.

    We as muslims should wake up, use our minds and not just follow what our elders followed without giving it a thought.
    May ALLAH protect all muslims of the world Ameen.

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  • Suleman Khan
    Aug 24, 2012 - 8:37PM

    I am a sunni Muslim from Peshawar, I condemn such acts of violence against any human being (without any justification). But i condemn every hatred from any side. Iran supported Militancy in Pakistan after inquilaabe Iran, they sent weapons and fighters to conquer Sunni Islam, I condemn iranian terrorists for this act, I condemn Lashkare Jhangvi and any other terrorist be it a so called muslims or non muslim who is committing terror activities against humanity. i pray for peace and love among all.
    We spent time with man Shia Muslim friends of ours for 5 years, i never heard any abusive or hatred thing from them against Sahab Karaam R.A, it means this hatred is not basically in Shia religion but who ever is abetting people to act in such a heinous way take help of such words of hatred being spoken against Sahaab Karaan or Ummul Momineen Hazrate Ayesha R.A.
    May Allah help us to let all the humanity live in peace and may Allah help us restrain from such acts of violence until and unless justified. Ameen.

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  • Pakistani Pakhtoon
    Aug 24, 2012 - 8:44PM

    credit shud be given to Pak govt for not eliminating them and supported such militants extremists groups. world doesnt accept these things it will go against pakistan so they shud nw look for political solution rather than jihad which has destroyed the pakhtoons of Afghanistan and pakistanRecommend

  • Dr Imran Ahmed
    Aug 24, 2012 - 8:59PM

    Revenge is haraam. Islam does not allow it. May all killers burn in Hell!

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  • Umar
    Aug 24, 2012 - 9:10PM

    Sick

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  • Mirza
    Aug 24, 2012 - 9:20PM

    Where are our rightwing parties now? Did any other country or party ever kill a single innocent Pakistani like this? Yet the west and the US is most hated by our people! If Israelis or Americans would have killed innocent like this the rightwing parties and their leaders would have non stop violent protests. Do the naive Pakistani still not see a link between Rana Sana of PML-N and other rightwing leaders? Where is the outrage or we have accepted this as normal?

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  • Aug 24, 2012 - 9:24PM

    We routinely say that the terrorists have no religion and they only use it as a façade to cover their heinous deeds. They can call themselves the Tahreeq-e-Taliban, Laskhar-e-Jhangvi or Al-Qaeda, but they remain enemies of humanity. They kill without remorse, invoking religious sentiments. It is time we see what they really stand for and condemn them with all our heart. Unless we see and recognize the real ‘them’, we will continue to see innocent people fall prey to their propaganda and to their cowardly and murderous deeds. We have arrived at a junction where we have to choose what to do next: stay put as silent spectators or raise our voices and unite against the killers who are bent on destroying Pakistan.

    Capt. Joseph Kreidel
    DET-United States Central Command
    http://www.centcom.mil/ur

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  • Aug 24, 2012 - 10:03PM

    Where Is Our Pak Army .. Why we are silent on this major issue .. i m sunni bravli but i hate taliban, sipah e sahaba lashkar e jhagvi and other jihadi groups they are anti human. please spread this message to all Pakistan.
    Killing of a human being is killing of whole humanity.

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  • muslim
    Aug 24, 2012 - 10:06PM

    pathetic!!

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  • Syed
    Aug 24, 2012 - 10:27PM

    btw court released Laskhkar-e-Jhangvi’s leader Malik Ishaq few months back. Have the blind people from our country noticed that shia killings have intensified in the last several months? have they noticed how many times they removed innocent shias from buses and killed them on the spot. why is our country the most %$#$%%$ country in the world? They know where Malik Ishaq is and he is spreading his venom openly but nothing will happen to him. Do they want Shias to take laws in their hands and go on revenge attacks?

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  • peace loving
    Aug 24, 2012 - 10:32PM

    @Usman Lakhani: you don’t want even people to know. Shame on you. You do not condemn the gruesome act but are protesting that why it was published. Recommend

  • Aug 24, 2012 - 10:40PM

    Both of the Shias killed in this video are non-Hazara Shias of settler (Muhajir and Sindhi) backgrounds. This shows how radicalized anti-Shia Balochs (a tiny minority in majority of peaceful, secular Balochs) are now a part and parcel of Shia genocide. Instead of denying or understating their presence, Baloch tribal leaders, political parties and activists must boldly condemn them and refuse to provide them safe shelter in their areas. In the latter part, the video also gives strong warning to moderate Sunni traders and scholars including moderate Deobandi scholars Maulana Sherani (JUI) and Hafiz Hamidullah for their reconciliatory and unity stance towards Shias.

    Youtube Video Link:
    http://youtu.be/Tu81Oa_nyuARecommend

  • Aug 24, 2012 - 10:48PM

    CJ is supporting Lashkar e Jhangvi , who releases Malik Ishaq leader of Lashker e Jhangvi , Killer of 700 innocent muslims

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  • Syed
    Aug 24, 2012 - 11:01PM

    @ParaNoia

    I don’t have the courage to watch the video. I can’t image what these innocent people must have been feeling. What about their loved ones? Can they still live?

    Pick up some history books and you will see that these Shias have been persecuted for 1400 years. They used to find out who was a shia, killed them, their pregnant wives and cut her body and kill the unborn child. Shia people starting doing Taqiyyah. to conceal their faith to save their and their loved ones lives. Here we are in the 21st century and the most brutal killing spree continues.

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  • Aug 24, 2012 - 11:54PM

    ‎”CJ Iftikhar has released hundreds of terrorists arrested by Pak army, police. He is main reason for terrorism in Pakistan.
    LeJ-ASWJ militants have killed at least 19000 Shias in Pakistan as a part of slow motion genocide of Shia Muslims. Pakistan army, judiciary and government seem to have given complete freedom to Jihadi-sectarian assets of Pakistan army which are killing Shias, Sunni Barelvis, etc with impunity.

    The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is an anti-Shia terror group that has integrated with al Qaeda and the Taliban in Pakistan’s tribal areas. The Lashkar-i-Jhangvi has an extensive network in Pakistan and serves as al Qaeda’s muscle for terror attacks. The group has conducted numerous suicide and other terror attacks inside Pakistan. In particular, the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is well known for carrying out sectarian terror attacks against minority Shia, Sufis (Sunni Barelvis), and Christians in Pakistan.

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  • Hindu Indian
    Aug 25, 2012 - 12:15AM

    Here is a video of Pakistanis killing Pakistanis and still some of the readers are asking help from Iran, and then things go out of control and then the readers will blame Iran. When will this stop. In the meanwhile i am happy being a Pagan and not be associated with the “religion of peace”

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  • Paki
    Aug 25, 2012 - 12:46AM

    @Syed: Dear brother, no brand of Islam condones such acts. Even if these were non Muslims there is no justification that can be provided for any of this based on any competent Islamic text. This is not the Islam that majority of the Muslims (Sunni or Shia) follow in Pakistan.

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  • Jamshed
    Aug 25, 2012 - 12:49AM

    These animals must be dealt with firmly. I dont know when the corrupt/ self serving regime of bootlickers of PPP will wake up to reality that the country is slipping into the clutches of animals who need to be put down. Ahmadis, Christians, Shias are being targetted while Mr. Zardari and his band of bootlickers still claim that Pakistan is gowing by leaps and bounds and shall soon overtake China’s economy. Crazy!

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  • Kanwal
    Aug 25, 2012 - 3:10AM

    @Farhan
    Shias in Pakistan dont lack the “street muscles” as you call it. They are the biggest street powerr and thats why being targeted most. The only difference between their street power and the power of LeJ and likes is that the later are inhuman militants while the former are peaceful.

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  • Tahir
    Aug 25, 2012 - 6:03AM

    Time for ops against all the terrorists groups and their supporters wherever they are… Enough is enough

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  • M.Aswad Mehtab
    Aug 25, 2012 - 10:50AM

    This is not Islam and no where near the preachings of Islam, these are idiots who are fooling themselves … a man never covers his face only cowards do.. these are anti state elemennts who wants to ignite hatred only.Recommend

  • Habib A.
    Aug 25, 2012 - 8:30PM

    Slaughtering anyone like that is not condoned by Islam or the Shari’ah.

    And what proof do we have that those people are associated with LeJ?

    Also – the entire video contains confessions from these two Shia individuals for blowing up mosques and killing Sunni Imams. In any case, even if these two Shia were terrorist murderers, they should not be slaughtered like goats. They should have been handed over to authorities.

    Our agencies should investigate the Iranian link to all this sectarian violence and propaganda. Iran had deep connections to the Shia community in Pakistan and I’m afraid is using them to further its hidden pro-Zionist agenda.

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  • True Voice of Pakistan
    Aug 25, 2012 - 10:14PM

    Please Drones…..Keep up your job…..Don’t listen to FO complains….if you listen to their complains…..all minorities will be get killed and then they will turn rest of population as ZOMBIES FOR WHOLE WORLD…

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  • Aug 26, 2012 - 11:35PM

    @Habib A.:

    The incredulous bigoted and prejudiced conspiracy theory offered is insanely twisted and another way of deflecting, denying, defending and sympathizing with the actual culprits.

    Such confessions under duress are meaningless. Most terrorism, including sectarianism, is linked to Saudi backed Wahhabi/Salafi/Deoband/Sunni extremism, which L-e-J is part of, and was distributed on an online forum used by such elements as they have a precedent and history of committing such crimes on innocents. Guess if you take issue with L-e-J being named, its not surprising why you don’t focus any investigation there instead of a so called ‘Iranian link’.

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  • syed
    Aug 27, 2012 - 12:45AM

    @Usman Lakhani:
    The purpose is to awaken your conscience(zameer), as if you stay asleep they sure will come after you as well.

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  • a poor shia
    Aug 27, 2012 - 3:50PM

    isupport mr farhan

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  • uz
    Aug 30, 2012 - 12:07AM

    I am a sunni Muslim from , I condemn such acts of violence against any human being (without any justification). But i condemn every hatred from any side. Iran supported Militancy in Afghanistan/Pakistan. after inquilaabe Iran, they sent weapons and fighters to conquer Sunni Islam, I condemn iranian terrorists for this act, I condemn Lashkare Jhangvi and any other terrorist be it a so called muslims or non muslim who is committing terror activities against humanity. i pray for peace and love among all.
    We spent time with man Shia Muslim friends of ours for 5 years, i never heard any abusive or hatred thing from them against Sahab Karaam R.A, it means this hatred is not basically in Shia religion but who ever is abetting people to act in such a heinous way take help of such words of hatred being spoken against Sahaab Karaan or Ummul Momineen Hazrate Ayesha R.A.
    May Allah help us to let all the humanity live in peace and may Allah help us restrain from such acts of violence until and unless justified. Ameen.

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  • waheed
    Aug 31, 2012 - 4:46PM

    LeJ, SSP alike extremists group have their own mosques, madaris and offices in all cities and local residents know very well the members of lashkere jhangwi and sipahe sahaba extremists.
    Most of them have black pagri/cap and its very easy to find them out.

    All the police stations well know about their whereabouts.

    Its very easy to find out them, arrest them. But govt bodies due to political reasons and vested interests not serious to stop killings of innocent citizens of pakistan.

    In other words, govt of pakistan is equally responsible for all acts of terrorism.

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  • Sher Ghazi
    Oct 18, 2012 - 4:07PM

    Totally speechless after this act. Where there is no God and his fear such brutal incidents took place. Saudis funding for such banned out-fits. Just shame and creating hatred from Islam.

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