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Houthis Impose their 'Rhetoric' in Sanaa Mosques

Houthis Impose their 'Rhetoric' in Sanaa Mosques

Saturday, 23 December, 2017 - 07:30
Houthi followers rally to celebrate the killing of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, December 5, 2017. Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Houthi militias imposed on Friday their rhetoric during Friday’s prayers celebrated at the mosques of Sana’a and the provinces they control, by ordering Imams to mobilize worshipers to fight at the battle fronts and to donate blood and food, basing their order on a “divine power” provided to their militants and leader Abdullah al-Houthi.

The orders were written in an official circular distributed on Friday by Houthi employers at the offices of the “Endowments and Guidance,” a step that pushed worshipers in Sana’a to leave the mosques, now controlled by Houthi militants.

The worshipers prefer to pray at home after the places of worships were transformed into militia headquarters, which have no relation with their ideologies.

Since controlling Sana’a and other areas in Yemen, Houthi militants worked on removing the moderate mosque preachers and, instead, on appointing extremist imams, who are close to them.

Meanwhile, the Saudi State-owned Ikhbariya television reported on Friday that 19 relatives and figures close to late former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrived on Friday to Saudi Arabia after being capable to flee the Houthi terror.

The Saudi-led International Alliance facilitated their safe trip.

Also on Friday, Oman’s official news agency reported that 22 relatives of Saleh arrived in Oman after fleeing from the Houthi movement in Sana’a.

Their safe escape to Saudi Arabia and Oman came as Yemen's prime minister Ahmad Obeid Bin Daghr uncovered the presence of serious movements to reorganize the internal ranks of the “General People’s Congress” party.

Houthi militias were continuing to commit crimes against the supporters of Saleh and members of his GPC party.

Sources from the Congress party in Sana’a said that Houthi militias broke into the house of Major General Mohammed Abdullah al-Kawsi, an Interior Minister at the previous coup government.

The fate of al-Qawsi and a number of other military officials, is still unknown.

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