The leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says Yemeni women and children are being brutally killed by US and Western-made munitions in the ongoing Saudi-led military campaign against the impoverished Arab country.
Delivering a televised speech broadcast live from the Yemeni capital Sana’a on Monday afternoon, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said, “The main goal of the enemies of Islam from the ongoing aggression against Yemen is to get full control over us. However, the most important outcome of Islam … is to protect us against slavery and exploitation.”
He added, “The enemy has focused its primary attention on women as they hold an important position both in the family and the society. Islam brought independence to us, and freed us from the grips of reliance and dependence.”
Speaking on the occasion of birthday anniversary of Prophet Muhammad’s daughter, which is observed in Islamic countries as Women’s Day, Houthi noted that those who claim to be advocates of women’s rights are indeed posing the greatest threat to women through their policies.
“Yemeni women and children are being viciously killed by American and Western military hardware,” the Ansarullah leader pointed out.
He then described fomenting ethnic tensions as an evil act rooted in ignorance, condemning attempts to create religious discord as a heinous move by Takfiris and extremists.