Human Rights Watch: Muslim Sufi shrines at risk of attacks in Libya

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Human Rights Watch has revealed that “Muslim Sufi” places of worship face increasing attacks in Libya.

Thursday’s Human Rights Watch statement indicated that two historic Sufi mosques were attacked in November and October in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, which is under control of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

Human Rights Watch (HRW) cited also a September report on the abduction of 21 Sufis in eastern Libya a month earlier.

“Successive authorities have failed to protect Sufis from militias since 2011 uprising.” The HRW’s statement reads.

Sufis are considered by some Muslims “heretics” because of their less literal interpretations of the faith of Islam.

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