Numerous media outlets have reported on and discussed the presence of Hezbollah, Iranian and Iraqi Shiite terrorists in Syria. Yet, on the ground the most ferocious pro-Assad regime militants are Shiites originating from Pakistan and even India.
But, the fact that many Pakistani Shiites are willing to travel more than 4,000 kilometers from their country to Syria just to participate in the fighting and slaughtering of the mainly-Sunni Syrian rebels invalidates the claim of those of who insist that the Pakistani Shiites are victims of genocide. One cannot have a cake and eat it too: Pakistan's Khomeinist Shiites cannot allege to be victims while at the same time going out of their way to oppress and kill Syrians in a far-away land.
It must be noted that the dangerous driving force behind the reported fanaticism of Pakistan's Khomeinist Shiites is shameful deep bitterness towards the Sunnis. This is the result of hundreds of years of incitement by misguided mullahs who portray the people of Syria as the Umayyad murderers of Imam Husayn.
The Pakistani Shiites warring against the Syrians are not only aggressors, but also supporters of a world-recognized genocidal regime that does not hesitate to use air strikes and chemical weapons against unarmed civilians and helpless children. In truth, the alleged Shiite genocide in Pakistan gets dwarfed when compared with the reality of the ongoing Sunni genocide in Syria.
Strategically, the involvement of the Iranian regime of Shiites from every corner of the world in the fight against the free Syrians is short-sighted. While the Khamenei regime of Iran can now claim that it has successfully built up world-wide sectarian Shiite solidarity in support of the Assad regime, Pakistan's Sunnis are now fully-aware of the type of hypocritical Islamic unity their country's Khomeinist Shiites have on their mind for them. Indeed, the Sunnis of Pakistan now know the deadly fate that awaits them at the hands of Pakistan’s Khomeinist Shiites should the balance of power there shift in favor of the latter.
Needless to mention, the decision of the Khamenei regime to mobilize and ship militant Khomeinists from every close and remote corner of the Shiite world to Syria is a reflection of that regime's dire and weak position, for such a desperate move fuels sectarianism and inflicts long term, if not permanent, damage to the reputation and designs of Khamenei and his mullahs.
The Sunnis of Pakistan should do much more to support the free Syrians because they are fighting and dying to stop the Khomeinist common enemy—one that stops at nothing to push forward its toxic sectarian project in the Middle East and beyond.