Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, expressed surprise at the media blackout imposed on Arba’een Visit, the largest ever procession. Although, the mass media are widely covering processions in which there is participation for only hundreds or thousands of people, stressing, as well, that the Arba’een procession can express itself through its hugeness, dimensions and indications, despite media blackout.
   This came during his eminence’s participation in the procession with Hussain’s visitors through Najaf path, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. His eminence praised the organizers of Hussain’s processions for the unique services they offer to Hussain’s visitors, describing them as the anonymous soldiers and stressing that the Iraqis will fight the IS and defeat them by joining their forces, and that they will not give up Hussain’s rituals, including the procession of Arb’een visit.