Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Who is Going to Save Yemeni Muslims – 3000 Dead in 100 days, Half of Them Civilians (Pictures)

What is different about the Muslims in Yemen being obliterated by other Muslims led by Saudi Arabia? The difference is that the side doing the bombing is not directly “kafir”. The “kafirs” are using a proxy “non-kafir” this time and we are not hearing a word from the loud mouth Muslim activists/leaders on this.

Over 3,000 people have been killed in Yemen in the past 100 days of the Western-backed, Saudi-led bombing campaign. Roughly half of those killed were civilians, according to the UN. On July 6 alone, one of the most violent days in the aggression, almost 200 Yemenis were killed in Saudi-led airstrikes. Scores of civilians died in attacks on markets.

At least one million Yemenis have been displaced since the bombing began on March 26. 21 million Yemenis, 80% of the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East. Before the war broke out, over half of the population lived on less than $2 USD a day and had no access to clean water, according to the World Food Program. 41% of the population was food-insecure, and child malnutrition rates were among the highest in the world. Unemployment rates exceeded 40%, over 60% among the youth.

90% of Yemen’s food is imported, yet Saudi Arabia has the country on Gaza Style air, water, and land blockade, in the name of preventing weapons from entering the war-torn country, Saudi-Arabia has prevented not just food, but also fuel, medicine, and urgently needed aid from getting to the millions in need.

The coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, consists of monarchies Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, and Morocco, along with Egypt and Sudan.

The US and other Western nations have provided Saudi Arabia with weapons, in spite of knowledge that the arms are being used to commit what human rights organizations and the UN have classified as potential war crimes.

Pictures from a former classmate.

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