RNA – In his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf’s al-Fatimiyah al-Kubra Husayniyah, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Sadruddin al-Qubanchi referred to the trip by the Prime Minister of Iraq, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, to Saudi Arabia and said, “This trip was conducted with three security, economic and political goals in mind and we believe that all these goals, especially its political aspect, are important because it will return Iraq to its original place to the Arab world.”
The Iraqi Shi’ah scholar added that security issues, especially on the borders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia, are another important issue because the terrorists were deployed to Iraq from these borders, and now an agreement has been signed wherein we will no longer see such events.
Hujjat al-Islam al-Qubanchi described the action of the Iraqi parliament in favour of the ban on online video games, including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite, saying, “The imperialistic powers have launched a soft war against Muslims and therefore, governments have a duty to take responsibility and fight against the soft war that has targeted the Iraqi people and the region.”
His Eminence said that the soft war being waged by the enemies has focused on violence, drugs, sexuality and jokes and added, “Religious institutions and centres, families, educational and training centres and universities have a duty to fight in this dangerous war.”
He also commemorated the anniversary of the issuance of obligatory jihad fatwa of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani to fight against the terror of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group and stated, “The Iraqi people, with a positive response to this fatwa, witnessed its result – the liberation of the country due to the pure blood of the martyrs.”
In June 2014, Ayatollah al-Sistani called on all Iraqi citizens to defend “the country, its people, the honour of its citizens, and its sacred sites against the threats posed by Daesh.” This led to the formation of the Popular Mobilization Forces.
Hujjat al-Islam al-Qubanchi acknowledged the role of the Iraqi people on the anniversary of the Sha’baniyyah Intifadhah [1991 uprisings] and said, “This intifadhah changed the international strategy in regard to overthrowing Saddam.”
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