Shia Muslims from Pakistan seeking Asylum in the US

A headline in the news Colum of Al Jazeera runs-On the evening of January 10, a suicide bomber targeted a snooker club frequented by Hazaras in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. The initial blast killed several people, but, ten minutes later, as people rushed to the aid of those wounded in the attack, a car bomb exploded just outside the club, killing dozens more. When the dust settled, 96 people, mostly Hazara Shias, were dead. The attack on the Hazaras an ethnic group, is a perhaps a small part of the ongoing religious persecution of Shia Muslims based in Pakistan. Till date there have been recurring incidents including deaths of people belonging to this community leading to panic amongst [...]