A religious authority warns officials of “earthquakes and disasters” that may strike Iraq due to widespread corruption

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Religious authority Jawad Al-Khalisi warned Iraqi government officials on Friday of potential disasters resulting from the spread of corruption.
In his sermon on Friday in Al-Kadhimiya, Al-Khalisi urged for the eradication of corruption in the country, specifically the elimination of drinking bars, brothels, nudity, lawlessness, gambling, usury, illegal appropriation of people’s money, and the neglect of the poor, oppressed, and sick. He expressed concern for the widespread suffering of people in various locations.
“Government officials must prioritize their people and country, or else God will bring earthquakes, disasters, and calamities,” he warned.
In 2019, Iraq experienced significant protests in the central and southern regions due to high levels of unemployment, financial and administrative corruption in government institutions, and deteriorating living conditions. These demonstrations led to the resignation of former Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi under popular pressure and the call for early elections. The country faced a political crisis as a result..
International reports recently called on Iraq to dismantle corruption from iAfter growing uncontrollably for two decades, the root causes of societal issues in Iraq are now prevalent in almost every aspect of life.

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