shiite muslim :
- n a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
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- Iran, Shiites' protector - sometimes
The savage beating to death this week of four Shiite Muslims by a Sunni mob in Egypt set off a predictable chain reaction in Iran, which has long cast itself as the protector of Shiites around the world.
June 28, 2013 - Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News
- Hezbollah Soldiers On
Hezbollah is a Shiite Muslim political group in Lebanon with a militant wing the United States defines as a terrorist organization.
June 27, 2013 - Foreign Relations
- Iran Joins Rights Groups to Condemn Shiite Killings
Iran blamed unidentified foreign enemies for the killing of an Egyptian Shiite Muslim leader, amid rising domestic and international criticism of President Mohamed Mursi ahead of rallies seeking his resignation.
June 25, 2013 - Bloomberg