A senior Ontario Shiite activist posted the following on his Facebook page:
You think ISIS terrorism is recent, it’s because you are unaware about Hussain. Almost 1400 years ago Hussan was fighting ISIS ideology against Yazeed’s terrorism.
Yazīd ibn Mu‘āwiya was the second caliph of the Umayyad caliphate who ruled for three years from 680 CE until his death in 683 CE. He is accused by the Shia of giving the order to kill Imam al-Husayn and his companions were martyred in Karbala.