The Leader of the Yemeni Revolution, Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, has said that the commemoration of Ashura “is an expression of loyalty to the master of martyrs, Imam Husayn, peace be upon him, and his true position.”
The move came during his speech Thursday, on the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Husayn.
He added that Imam Husayn “revolted at a sensitive stage and at a historical turning point that had an important impact on the future of the Islamic nation.”
In his speech, Sayyid al-Houthi said: “We find a similarity between the pre-Islamic heritage carried by the Umayyad tyrants and the tyranny that is headed by the US, Israel and their allies.”
He confirmed that “the truth nowadays is not to be confused, just as it was not to be confused in the time of Imam Husayn, peace be upon him.”
Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi pointed out that “the right path is with our dear Yemeni people in confrontint the US-Saudi aggression, which has no legitimacy and has committed the most heinous crimes.”
“It is wrong to stand with the aggression against Yemen, to justify it, or to remain silent about its crimes and siege.”
He added: “The right path is to strive for the unity and fraternity of Muslims, not to spread hatred among Muslims and strive to divide them.”
The Leader of the Revolution confirmed that “as a Muslim nation we must strive for freedom and independence.”
“The right path is to stand in the face of the enemies in their efforts to humiliate our people and our nation, not to drag the nation into loyalty to the US and Israel,” he stressed.
Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi also stressed that “our nation today is in clear progress, and the American defeat has become evident, as happened recently in Afghanistan,” pointing out that the US depends on their agents and mercenaries to fighting proxy wars.
He pointed out that the virtuous thing to do is to support the Palestinian people and their resistance to expel the Zionists, and stand with the oppressed peoples of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain and all countries of the world.
Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi warned the rulers of Saudi Arabia and the UAE to “cease plots against the Muslim world, as such a conduct will result in nothing other than failure.”