The impact of responding to the fatwa of sufficient defense (for the period 13-16 June 2014)


  • Prof. Dr. Younis Abbas Nehme University of Babylon / Babylon Center for Studies



The impact of response, defense fatwa, news agencies, foreign newspapers


News agencies and newspapers in various countries of the world were interested in the fatwa of the adequacy of defense announced by the commissioner of reference in the city of Karbala, Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai on Friday, June 13, 2014, especially after the control of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) over the province of Mosul and neighboring cities in three days , the important turning point began at noon on Friday, June 13, 2014, and the fatwa of adequate defense imposed its position on various international news agencies, especially what accompanied it from the rapid response of citizens.

This research paper deals with the media coverage for the period (13-16 June 2014) after the statement and its timing surprised everyone and was addressed by all news agencies and newspapers. And in the course of the research , the most important reports of political correspondents and analysts in the United States of America and the United Kingdom related to the fatwa of sufficient defense and discussing the significant change in attitudes after the introduction of a new variable that could tip the scales against extremist groups , and the talk returned to the role of the religious authority in Najaf and the possibility of mobilizing citizens in defending their country in the most dangerous stage the country is going through.


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How to Cite

Nehme, Y. (2023) “The impact of responding to the fatwa of sufficient defense (for the period 13-16 June 2014)”, Journal of Kufa Studies Center, 2(69), pp. 328–365. doi: 10.36322/jksc.v2i69.12911.

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