During the ragged wars in Saada between the battalions of the state and the groups of Mr. Hussein Badr Addin al-Houthi we stood by the victim and we did not regret that, since in all moral and humanitarian respects there had to be a way to stop those violations and crimes committed against the Yemenis in general. Children, women and old men were killed, families displaced, and villages destroyed completely. That time, we did not ask or even care whether the murderer or victim was Sunni or Shiite, Rafidi or Nasibi.
All we cared for was that there was a war, and war- as said before- does not rage inside the guns but rather in the minds and hearts of mankind. On this basis, our sympathy was strongly and mainly for the Houthis. This bias did not relate to sect, belief, tribe or region. Our sympathy to the Houthis came due to that the victim was a Yemeni citizen while the opponent was a corrupted political regime that does not mind to use the state’s weapons, soldier and potentials in a war that is lost on the military, political, sectarian, tribal and religious measures.
Unfortunately, we find ourselves face to face with the Houthis. The Hothis today are not the minority defending themselves at home, but a majority of warriors who are not able to bear a group of Salafis, to the degree of killing and unfairly imposing a blockade on children, women, old men and those students who came from different parts of the world. I do not know how could this group, who had before suffered killing, destruction, besiege and media deception and blackout, I do not know how could they do worse than what they have suffered in the near past?
It's a great tragedy indeed. Being the victim and executioner at the same time is a disaster and the plague itself. Do the Houthis think that we will clap the hands for them while they give vent to their anger in shooting and shelling the houses, students and residents in Dammaj area? I think that the barbaric regime did not dare to prevent the medicine and food, the fascism, Nazism, al-Qaeda, the Zionists or any other extremist groups; we have never heard that any of these groups prevented aiding the wounded, relieving the afflicted people, seized and looted humanitarian aid. .
Few days ago I was watching (Making Death ) show on al-Arabia Channel, what I heard from that leader who imposed the blockade on Dammaj village was really pathetic and lamentable at the same time. Instead of giving a good and convincing justification for the blockade imposed on Damaj, his answers were chauvinist and disgusting. I cannot mention what he has said to al-Arabia Channel, for such speech only comes from ignorant or imbecile. Imagine that the people in Sana’a, Taiz, Aden or Hadhramout were of this sick kind of men; definitely Yemen would become a cemetery where there is no room except for the death.
I’m that kind of men who are not partial bit to their citizenship. I have no problem with Shiites or Sunnis. I still believe that both belong to the same faith where the disagreement is in the branches and not the fundamentals. The Religion in all schools and sects is based on four authentic basics; they believe that there is only one God, Mohammed is the Messenger of God, Noble Qur’an is the Holy Book of Allah and they also believe in Resurrection as a second life. Except these, all other issues remain secondary that people can agree or disagree about.
To say that Dammaj is supported by KSA will not solve the dispute, but will open the door to talk about the Rafidis coming from Iran. In both cases, the conflict will not be resolved by eliminating or calling others unbelievers or by any other hateful or violent ways. The conflict here is related to awareness, thinking and convincing, and before all that it’s about accepting others and co-existing with them.
Finally, it must be emphasized that there is no any religion allows killing people which is strongly forbidden by Allah. Yes, we may not agree sometimes with the Salafis Group shortening the religion to rituals, religious duties or rigid opinions based on their puritanical understanding and especially thinking they are the only group to be saved from Hell and not anyone else, and we may not also agree with them in modern issues like: democracy, elections, the constitution, women, the ruler and the necessity of obeying him as well as their fear of any new comer from abroad.
But this does not mean that all other groups are free of the extravagance they claim in interpreting the Holy text. There is no doubt that each group and sect has characteristics that distinguish it from others. The Houthis might have thought that it was their life time chance to revenge Sheikh Hajouri and his followers, who stood by the regime against the revolution. But they have missed out the noble purpose of the revolution, and that the revolution is entirely at odds with Imamate state they seek. It’s not credible that the Yemenis who had revolted against the autocratic rule would hand over their Republic to an Imamate rule.