Why people with a voice must demand that world leaders intervene in the Saudi-led coalition attack on the Yemeni people.
This is the basic history of territory, and important differences between Yemeni and Saudi way of life and beliefs.
This attack on Yemen, a country of peaceful and simple-living people, is rooted in the royal family’s personal vendetta which dates back to 1932.
That is the year world leaders agreed to allow al-Saud to claim the territory he had besieged using paid militia, going from village to village pillaging and killing; and even back then the Yemeni fought off al-Saud’s invasion of Arabia.
Yemen was recognized as a separate nation at the time al-Saud was allowed to claim territory in Arabia as his realm, and it is made clear in this map from 1932 that outlined al-Saud’s Kingdom borders.
You see, Abdulaziz al-Saud was never crowned by the people – he crowned himself – and the world leaders backed him as king.
And today, over 2.5 million innocent Yemeni are trapped between Western politics and Saudi weapon sales.
And the undeniable consequence is Saudi Arabia’s siege and systematic demolishing of Yemen.
The self-proclaimed royal family has always inflicted inhumane suffering on their own citizens. Now they have laid siege to a bordering country and trapped its people; inflicting Yemenis with the slow, painful death by starvation; loss of limbs, livelihood and loved ones; fear from constant unlawful airstrikes that drop outlawed cluster-bombs on their homes and facilities; and then there are militant snipers indiscriminately killing civilian men, women, children, even babies – and the people have no safe place to run or hide – and the world leaders still back the king.
Below is a point by point reason why people in Western nations need to protect the Yemenis, and save their culture from complete destruction by the Saudis.
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- Islamic Kingdom
- Follows the Sharia Law per the Wahhabi/Salafi Doctrine
- Follows the Violent Wahhabi/Salafi Doctrine as interpreted by Abdul Wahab (Wahhabi)
- Interpret Jihad contrary to the Quran as a war with non-followers
- Tortures and beheads for practicing Christians and Muslims other than Sunnis
- Women forced to wear black burka
- Wife and daughters have no authority or say in their future
- Women have no rights unless approved by guardians
- Publicly beheads men, women and children
- Tortures people in the most inhumane and painful way, most die in captivity from their wounds
- Kills non-violent activists and journalists
- Bombs hospitals and doctors
- Uses outlawed cluster bombs on civilians
- Waged war on the soil of Yemen, one of the poorest countries, which had no notable form of military to resist invasion.
- Blocks humanitarian and press access to villages they have besieged
- Allowed to force women into marriages, have multiple wives, including child brides
- Use a “Morality” police force who have powers to arrest anyone who doesn’t follow the Sharia Law
Republic of Yemen
- The oldest civilization in Arabia
- Extremely hospitable people
- Interpret Jihad according to the Quran as a war with one self’s morality and values
- All religions have lived in harmony and acceptance for centuries
- One of the very few countries where the Shia/Sunni divide has been non-existent
- Women wear a variety of colourful Hijab, burka or Niqab
- A progressive country with women in high government positions.
- Women have rights and the ability to move about publicly without male escort or guardians
- Doesn’t behead or crucify law offenders
- Doesn’t torture or hold people captive
- Doesn’t kill humanitarians or non-violent activists
- Did not wage war on Saudi soil
- Does not block humanitarian aid or journalists
- Allowed to have multiple wives, and child brides, however it is by tradition, not slavery, and girls retain freedom of public movement
It is time to stop the invasion by Saudi Arabia and give Yemenis back the freedom to choose their own government.
Even more importantly the ability to protect their way of life from a neighbouring tyrannical kingdom that will subject the Yemenis to a fate worse than death.
Put yourself in their shoes… walk a day… and then write your government and the United Nations Security Council – demand the UNSC intervene in the attack on Yemen.
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This article will be followed up with additional chapters.
View a gallery of intimate photos of the Yemeni people in our Window To War section: The many faces of endurance and hope.
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