Al-Houthi: Failure in Mediation to Alleviate Yemeni Suffering Will Trigger Unyielding Retaliation
Sayyid Abdul Malik Badreddine al-Houthi, the leader of the Houthi Revolution, expressed his deep respect for the significant contributions of Imam Zayd (peace be upon him) in preserving the original tenets of Muhammadan Islam. In a speech delivered on the anniversary of Imam Zayd’s martyrdom, al-Houthi emphasized the influential role of Imam Zayd’s movement in shaping intellectual, cultural, and practical aspects of Islam and its struggle against oppression.
He elaborated that the Imam’s movement essentially served as a continuation of the reawakening led by his grandfather, Imam Hussein. The leader emphasized the symbolism of Imam Zayd as an iconic figure universally recognized within the Islamic community.
Al-Houthi underscored the enduring impact of Imam Zayd’s renaissance across generations, highlighting the Imam’s profound objectives rooted in fervor for Allah’s religion and the nation of his grandfather, the Prophet Mohamed. He further pointed out the Imam’s strive to restore the nation to its rightful path from which it had been led astray by Umayyad tyrants.
Al-Houthi condemned the Umayyad rulers for their attempts to distort Islamic teachings and manipulate the nation for their benefit. The leader accused them of disrespecting the Prophet Mohamed, spreading false narratives to belittle his wisdom and virtue, and reducing his status to elevate their own.
The Houthi leader criticized the Umayyads for creating a barrier between the nation and the Quran, reducing its relationship to mere recitation rather than a guide for practical adherence. He noted the disgraceful act of an Umayyad king, al-Walid, who reportedly desecrated the Quran.
Al-Houthi also highlighted Umayyad violations of the Sacred Kaaba during two wars, accusing them of conducting military assaults on Makkah al-Mukarramah and Madinah al-Munawwarah, causing loss of innocent lives even at the grave of the Prophet Muhammad.
He accused the Umayyads of shedding the blood of virtuous and righteous individuals who did not align with their ideologies. He stated that their cruelty extended to the common people, who were killed for trivial reasons or without any cause at all.
Sayyid Al-Houthi further emphasized the brutal methods of torture employed by the Umayyads, such as blinding and amputations, which he labeled as crimes against Islam and humanity. He asserted that the Umayyads established a legacy of tyranny that was inherited by subsequent rulers, leading to more oppressive practices against the nation.
The Houthi leader lauded the efforts of Imam Zayd in challenging Umayyad oppression, describing it as a religious obligation and a lifeline for the nation. He stressed the importance of awareness and jihad in confronting tyranny and changing the nation’s reality.
Sayyid Al-Houthi urged for vigilance against the ongoing attempts of modern-day tyrants to control and subjugate nations. He emphasized the necessity of jihad, awareness, insight, and responsibility in opposing oppression. He urged for a comprehensive movement incorporating media, politics, economic, intellectual, and primarily military fields to confront the enemies of Allah.
Sayyid Al-Houthi reiterated the importance of jihad as a duty that accompanies faith and as a practical solution for rescuing the nation. He reflected on the steadfastness of their people, their sacrifices, and the victories achieved against enemies.
The leader called for continual resistance against the oppressive forces, emphasizing the necessity of refusing to accept their control. He reiterated that liberation from enemy domination is a religious obligation and preserves the nation’s dignity and honor.
Sayyid Al-Houthi condemned the Saudi-led aggressive coalition for their continued siege and occupation of significant portions of the country. He acknowledged the ongoing efforts for de-escalation and the role of the Omani mediation but expressed concern about the ulterior motives of the enemies. He stressed that the mediation has been given the enough time, warning that if there is no substantial progress in alleviating the suffering of the Yemeni people and addressing their grievances, a resolute and decisive response will be forthcoming.
The Houthi leader accused Saudi Arabia and the UAE of being puppets of the US and Britain. He warned that their compliance with foreign powers’ agendas posed a significant risk to Yemen.
Al-Houthi concluded his speech with a call for internal stability and unity against the enemies’ attempts to incite sectarianism. He reiterated the importance of confronting the enemies and achieving a fair peace.