RNA – During his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large crowd of believers at the Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn in the Iraqi city of Karbala, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Ahmad al-Safi warned of the negative culture and impact of social networking sites and said, “Such sites have the most dangerous impact on Iraqi society, especially the youth..”
The representative of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani in Karbala stated, “The influential tools and mechanisms of the West, which didn’t previously exist, have infiltrated into our culture of knowledge due to the growth of modern technology and the means of social communication.”
Hujjat al-Islam al-Safi added that due to cyberspace, which has both useful and harmful aspects, most of the affairs left the moderate path and formed an immoral battle and created an atmosphere of confusion in regard to a particular issue concerning the sanctities and morality of the people.
“We find that a such culture doesn’t have the basic elements of understanding and morality and leads to the abandonment of culture and the decline of respect for one another,” His Eminence added.
He called for all Iraqi people to pay attention and warned that there must be a strong and sustained culture saying, “This necessitates guidance and teachers and parents to protect the generations because we may see the destruction of the intellectual and cultural system in the coming years due to the misuse of the tools of cyberspace and the lack of proper management in this regard. After this, we will not find anything left of our cultural heritage.”
Rasa News Agency