RNA – In his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala’s Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn, Hujjat al-Islam Abdul-Mahdi al-Karbala’i strongly criticized the spread of narcotics in Iraq, saying, “In recent years, we have witnessed the spread of narcotics in Iraq but there hasn’t been a serious fight against it.”
The representative of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani in Karbala called for the launch of a campaign to fight corruption in Iraq and added, “Social and economic problems, such as poverty and unemployment, are the main causes of drug addiction in Iraq.”
He said, “Combating such social problems is everyone’s concern, but first and foremost, families must be accountable in regard to their children and preventing them from having unsuitable friends and pursuing their affairs, especially in schools and then, establish the necessary rules to fight narcotics.”
Hujjat al-Islam al-Karbala’i condemned Daesh’s murder of fifty Yazidi girls in Syria and said, “In contemporary history, we haven’t seen such brutal crimes very often. We, while expressing solidarity with the Yazidi citizens, we call on the Iraqi government and international organizations to investigate this crime perpetrated by Daesh and deal with its agents.”
His Eminence also referred to the raid carried out by Daesh on the town of al-Nukhayb in the western al-Anbar Governorate and said, “The Iraqi government must prevent Daesh from carrying out further crimes in al-Nukhayb and confront the factors that threaten the security and stability in the country.”
It’s worth noting that the remaining elements of the Daesh terrorist movement have recently committed crimes in different areas, such as the desert of al-Anbar Governorate. One example of this is their execution of five fishermen.
Rasa News Agency