#AceWorldNews – YEMEN – July 05 – A leader of Shia Houthi fighters in Yemen has censured the United States for being the major supporter of Takfiri militants in the region.
On Friday, Sheikh Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi accused Washington of being behind terrorism particularly in Iraq and Syria.
Terrorists of the al-Qaeda offshoot the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) tarnish the image of Islam, Abdul-Malik said.
The Houthi leader said that the chaos in the region meant to divert attention from the Israeli aggression against Palestine.
He also called on Middle Eastern states, including the Saudi government, to be wary of a plot by the US.
Last week, Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam denounced Riyadh’s “destructive” role in the country, condemning how the kingdom “deals with Yemen as personal property.”
Yemen’s Houthi movement draws its name from the tribe of its founding leader Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi.
From: Marc Lanthemann <marc.lanthemann>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 10:57:18 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: G3 – YEMEN/KSA – The leader of the Houthi movement in Yemen says
Saudi Arabia is an enemy of Muslim world
‘Saudi Arabia enemy of Muslim world’
Tue Oct 4, 2011 3:40PM GMT
The leader of the Houthi movement in Yemen says Saudi Arabia is an enemy to the entire Muslim world, accusing the Kingdom of creating hatred and hostility, Press TV reports.
Mohamed Badreddin al-Houthi said in an interview with Press TV that Saudi Arabia is "an enemy to all the free people of the world, including non-Muslims."
"It manufactures terrorism and an ideology that divides the people, divides Muslims, creates hatred and hostility," Houthi added.
The Yemeni figure, who is the brother of the late leader of the movement, Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, further explained that in 2009 the Saudis "bribed the tribal leaders within the Houthi movement into favouring the Salafi-Wahabi ideology" so that they can control the border region between Yemen and Saudi Arabia, especially the north-western city of Sa’ada.
In 2009, clashes broke out between the Houthi fighters and Saudi forces along the common border between the two countries. The Houthis accused Saudi Arabia of supporting the Yemeni government in attacks against them.
Houthi pointed out that the Saudi regime "would spend hundreds of thousands if not millions" to achieve its goals.
Hussein al-Houthi and a number of his men were killed in an attack launched by Yemeni government forces in an area close to the border with the Kingdom in September 2004.
Yemeni dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh has repeatedly claimed that if he hands over power, Yemen would be divided into multiple states.
Mohamed al-Houthi, however, said the Yemeni nation "cannot be separated," adding that the most important thing for the movement is "how to serve this nation, our Ummah, how to protect our morals and religious principles."
SANA’A: 27 February 2007 – Militants from a major Shia group within Yemen have stepped up a fight against the government over recent weeks.
The group opposes what it sees as policies supportive of the United States and Israel.
Militants from the al-Houthi group, a militant force of Shias from the local Zaidi sect, have been attacking government targets with increasing force. The fighting is concentrated in the Saada governorate in the north of the country.
Government officials say the new wave of attacks arose after militants from the al-Houthi group were released under an amnesty. Clashes between the group and government forces have continued sporadically for about three years.
Al-Houthi has said the government is “an ally of Americans and Jews.”
The government has received strong US support to introduce several measures to curb terrorism in the region.