Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Belief is Yemenite while afflictions appear from there (the East) from where the side of the head of Satan will appear."
(Sahih Bukhari, Book no.59, Hadith 672)*
This infighting and external intervention will not solve the fitna of Yemen, all factions need to lay down their arms NOW and come to some agreement on power-sharing to bring about an enduring peace before it is too late! (And it is already very late.)
There are different factions in Yemen fighting each other, Houthis, others, also Daesh and other extremists. It is a bad, horrible fitna!
Saud KSA has started a war of attrition* and utmost destruction against the Yemeni people. Since March 2015 until now (2015-09-26) the Saudies are flattening the Yemeni civilization, they are using the US- and UK-supplied airforce and weaponry in order to fight the other side by bombing from the air, so as not to engage them on the ground.
*(attrition: the process of reducing something's strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure. Apple Dictionary)
1.) To interfere into the internal affairs of Yemen and to attack the country is against international and Islamic law!
2.) The way Saud is conducting this war amounts to war crimes! They were even bombing on Eid ul-Adha! Bombing during the Hajj!
3.) Killing innocent civilians, destroying the infrastructure! Preventing help deliveries to arrive to Yemen!
All this is far from anything the Prophet of Islam instructed us!
Below we document some tiny part (from Aug 28 - Sep 25, 2015) of some of the evidence from the Yemeni people from what they have reported, but words and pictures cannot describe their suffering!
see also: [Yemen War Crimes]
65 - Most important Neglected Middle East Stories of 2015
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment)
2. The Saudi-led war on Yemen, which began last spring, has not brought the swift victory Riyadh and its allies had hoped for. Mainly pursued by an indiscriminate bombing campaign, the war has succeeded in expelling the Houthi rebels from Aden (which they only took in late spring in a desperate attempt to forestall the invasion from the Gulf). But the Houthis still control the capital and other key territory, though what they control has been bombed to rubble in some instances. The war is a drain on Gulf finances and the lack of a swift victory threatens a quagmire and public opinion backlash at home. There have been some casualties among troops of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which have such small populations that each loss stings the whole country. Yemen’s infrastructure has been deeply harmed, including its ports. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has taken advantage of the chaos to extend its reach [and Daesh]. There is already a humanitarian crisis that could grow many times worse. Unless the Saudis and their allies can wrap this thing up in the next few months, they could suffer severe loss of prestige (quagmires do that to you). And even a victory will be a Pyrrhic one in all likelihood. Along with the fall in oil prices, the hard slog in Yemen have reduced Saudi credibility in the region.
http://liv-isl.in/1ZDCDKr - [juancole.com/2015]
57 - 9 months, 40K airstrikes in #Yemen zero on AQAP & IS. Odds of yet another Saud military coalition to fight "terror" doing so not promising
The Saud-led war in Yemen has been a boon for ISIS, now gaining strength and defectors from Al-Qaeda. https://t.co/5rfyiPF7bs
49a - I received a phone call from my friend telling me that 40 families of IDPs n Sanaa, perhaps more will have nothing to eat a day later #Yemen— Fatik Al-Rodaini (@Fatikr) December 6, 2015
45 - Saud terrorism at it's finest. https://t.co/kLMbnVGYiZ
38 - The Sauds are doing the same thing the Americans did to Iraq, Yet there's little outrage. Imagine if it was Isreal or US bombing Yemen.
For 8mnths #Saudi trgtd population,aids, conducting total blockade,
28 - 2015-10-19
Oh and wipe that smirk off your face Houthis, you are not any better. You hijacked a state already ruined by Saleh, Muhsin, Islah, etc
— Hisham Al-Omeisy (@omeisy) September 26, 2015
Saudi drops flyers "Join "legitimate" government we chose for you or die" then bombs...what did we expect from monarchy #Yemen
[Noam Chomsky: Yemen is the most extraordinary global terrorism campaign in history]
Professor Noam Chomsky joins Afshin to discuss the major crisis in the West. From the ‘terror-generating’ drone strikes in Yemen which leads to Al Qaeda’s expansion to anti-neoliberal movements spreading through South America and even parts of Europe with the rise of Syriza and Podemos, could US hegemony be coming to an end? And with the ‘extraordinary demonisation’ of Russia over the Ukraine crisis, there’s a very real risk of ‘a conflict that could be terminal.’
Publ. on Apr 18, 2015
(Watch the full episode here: [YT])
See the report at: [LINK]
The Prophet of Islam also said in similar traditions:
Narrated 'Uqba bin 'Umar and Abu Mas'ud: Allah's Apostle pointed with his hand towards Yemen and said, "True Belief is yemenite yonder (i.e. the yemenite, had True Belief and embraced Islam readily), but sternness and mercilessness are the qualities of those who are busy with their camels and pay no attention to the Religion where the two sides of the head of Satan will appear. Such qualities belong to the tribe of Rabi'a and Mudar."
(Sahih Bukhari, Book #54, Hadith #521)
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "The people of Yemen have come to you and they are more gentle and soft-hearted. Belief is yemenite and Wisdom is yemenite, while pride and haughtiness are the qualities of the owners of camels (i.e. bedouins). Calmness and solemnity are the characters of the owners of sheep."
(Sahih Bukhari, Book #59, Hadith #671)