Jewish Journal

Remembering the Prophet’s grandsons in Karachi - Muharram and Shia rites and rituals

By Mahim Maher

December 16, 2010 | 3:38 am

The main procession for Muharram 8 Wednesday on a central artery in Karachi took place safely because of the extraordinary security measures. In front of the procession you will see a line of scouts in green uniforms. Some of them are as young as 8 years old, but they bravely do their duty knowing that Sunni militants could attack them as they did last year. PHOTO: GETTY

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