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Shia control over the Pakistani media

The Shia community has shown it has tremendous control over the Pakistani media. Any occasion which pertains to Shias is given tremendous coverage. It is as if Sunnis and other Muslim sects do not exist or matter at all. In countries where Shias do not exist,,  the first of Muharram is celebrated because it is the beginning of the Islamic new year and it is celebrated.
But in places where Shias are living celebrating the Islamic new year  is something which they cannot tolerate. Shias resort to self flagellation - a practice carried out Christian Catholics. The Christian Catholics did it to symbolise the way Christ suffered before being led to the cross.
The Shias have copied this  ritual but added another element, on the whips they have attached blades to the  so that they bleed even more. They even stab their heads making them bleed too
They are so extreme that during Muharram if any of their loved ones dies - mourning is reserved only for Hussain and Hasan and no one else.