16 December 2019 - 18:56
News ID: 448040
Iranian Expert In West Asian Affairs:‎
Mr. Jabar Saidawi said, “The United Kingdom, the United States, Wahhabis and Zionists ‎have inflicted fatal blows on the Shi’ah religious authorities (the sources of emulation) ‎and the fatwas of these authorities.”‎

RNA – In an exclusive interview with Rasa News Agency in Ahvaz, Jabar Saidawi, an ‎expert in West Asian affairs, referred to the fatal blows inflicted by the United ‎Kingdom, the United States, Wahhabis and Zionists on the Shi’ah religious authorities ‎‎(the sources of emulation) and the fatwas of these religious authorities, he stated, ‎‎“These four sinister governments are always trying to create distance and division ‎between the Shi’ah laypeople and the religious authorities because they are well-aware ‎that the people and the authorities are two complementary powers and that they can’t ‎continue their political and religious life without the other.”‎

Referring to the disorganization, insufficiency and economic and cultural problems in ‎Iraq, said, “By exploiting such problems, the enemies were able to shout slogans ‎against the religious authorities in the language of the Shi’ah laypeople, in other words, ‎the Western-Gulf Arab media were able to put the people’s beliefs under pressure.”‎
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Mr. Saidawi added, “The enemies were able to undermine the strong beliefs in defence ‎of wilayah (guardianship) and the religious authorities and propel slogans against the ‎religious authorities. This is a dangerous and rare phenomenon because we haven’t yet ‎seen the Shi’ahs take a stand against the religious authorities and chant slogans but ‎rather, the religious authorities have been honoured throughout all stages of history.”‎

He said that by shaking off popular beliefs, the Zionist-Western-Arab media seeks to ‎change popular beliefs about the religious authorities and stated, “If we continue with ‎such a trend and lack of proper culture-building and proper and necessary actions, we ‎will certainly see more difficult problems. Our media is becoming more active and is ‎informing the Iraqi people of the enemies’ great sedition because if they didn’t do this, ‎this great sedition wouldn’t be known by the oppressed Shi’ahs of Iraq.”‎

He said, “While occupying Iraq at the present time, the United States tells the Iraqis ‎that their country is occupied by Iran and for this reason, some Iraqis have chanted the ‎slogan ‘Out, out Iran! Free, free Baghdad!’ and believe that they are an Iranian colony. ‎Currently, the electricity, oil and security files are in the hands of the Americans and the ‎British and the Iraqis can’t do anything without American approval.”‎
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Mr. Saidawi referred to the grumbling and uneasiness of the Americans in regard to the ‎Popular Mobilization Forces (PMU) and said, “The acceptable performance and ‎satisfaction of the Iraqis with the expansion of security, success in politics, resistance ‎against the United States, and the formation of the grumbling after the fatwa issued by ‎Ayatollah al-Sistani are among the major reasons for the American and Western ‎opposition to Popular Mobilization Forces.” ‎

He said, “With its clever political presence, the United States tried to contain or slow ‎down the religious authorities and was successful in this regard. The United States is ‎striving to prevent the issuance of fatwas about protecting security or promoting ‎economic and political issues. In this regard, Western media outlets have diminished ‎the power of the religious authorities in various fields by producing very strong media ‎content and having good communication with the audience.”‎

Rasa News Agency



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