The Supreme Religious Authority has denounced the terrorist acts occurred recently in the Karrada neighbourhood in the capital Baghdad, and the shrine of Sayed Mohammad son of Imam Al-Hadi (peace be upon both of them), resulting death of hundreds and other hundreds injured. Stressing that such atrocities will only increase the determination of the believers followers of Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them) to stick to their principles and values, and that they will teach them in the battlefields lessons that they will never forget. Indicating that it has demanded repeatedly from the Iraqi government to uncover the terrorist plans, to arrest them and those who support them, bringing them to justice and to take the necessary measures to prevent such tragedies.
These were the important points stated in the second sermon of Friday prayer of the 3rd Shawwal 1437 AH corresponding to the 8th of July, 2015, which was held in the holy shrine of Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and led by Sayed Ahmed Al-Safi, in which he stated:
Dear brothers and sisters,
Earlier this week and just before the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the coming of Eid Al-Fitr, the ISIL's terrorism has targeted large gathering of innocent citizens in the area of Karrada in Baghdad, resulting the death of hundreds and hundreds of injured, in a great tragedy and shocking scenes, depriving people from the Eid joys, turning it into an occasion of sorrow and grief. The terrorists have chosen for their awful crime, a large gathering of men, women, youth and children from the followers of Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them) to cause as large bloodshed as possible and to create a sectarian sedition among the Iraqi people. But they must know that such atrocities will only increase the determination of the believers followers of Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them) to stick to their principles and values, they will not allow to the terrorists and those who support them to achieve their evil goal, and they will teach them in the battlefields lessons that they will never forget. So, on this sad occasion, we express our great sorrow and regret for the pure shed blood in this tragic incident, and the deep pain for the groans of the bereaved, the tears of orphans and the whines of the wounded and injured. Presenting the condolences to the families grieving the loss of their loved ones, and praying the Almighty God to give them patience and fortitude.
Indicating that it has demanded repeatedly over the past years from the Iraqi government to uncover the terrorist plans, to arrest them and those who support them, bringing them to justice and to take the necessary measures to prevent such tragedies. But those demands have not been achieved in the absence of the right vision of the decision-makers and the rampant corruption, nepotism and lack of professionalism, despite the advices from the religious authority and the popular pressure, especially during the past year, making a significant change in the performance of the officials by fighting seriously corruption and applying strict professional controls in the government nominations, especially at the important positions such as the security and intelligence ones.
The complacency with the corrupt and losers at the expense of the blood and lives of citizens is intolerable and must be brought to an end, as in less than a week from the tragedy of Karrada, another vicious attack occurred last night in the shrine of Sayed Mohammad son of Imam Al-Hadi (peace be upon both of them) in Balad, resulting the killing of tens of the innocent visitors and others. Thus, the terrorist crimes against the Iraqi people and their sanctities continue, if not halted by following professional methods in dealing with security breaches. And no strength except in Allah the Almighty. Asking the Almighty to bestow the success and patience to this people. And, the latest of our prayers is; praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and Prayers and Allah's Peace be upon Mohammad and his pure and virtuous lineage.