Al-Houthi’s group in Yemen is currently suffering the same fate ISIS is also having in Syria and Iraq, where both have suffered defeats and schisms from all sides. As a result, both organizations allowed the use of all methods in a crazy manner outside of human morality and international norms where targeting civilians and committing crimes to intimidate the safe have become a legitimate right and a mean for revenge and survive.
Since the beginning of the coup in Yemen, Houthis and ISIS have shared the same tactics, methods of intimidation and fighting. They have had the same practices aimed at controlling areas and carrying out terrorist operations, which confirms the similarity between them to the point of even having secret coordination between the two parties. This was expressed by Adel al-Shuja, a leading figure in the party of the former Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who stressed that there is a great similarity between the Houthis and ISIS, stressing for the importance of eliminating them, as ISIS was eliminated in Mosul, calling at the same time all political parties in Yemen to overcome their unjustified political differences and to unite their efforts, adhere to the popular will and confront this gang and forcing it to return to politics rather than violence.
The most common denominator between ISIS and Houthis is their evil intellectual propaganda, as well as fatwas that deceive minds. A method used by all terrorist groups to attract new elements to their ranks through a brain washing and then introducing new evil ideas that dominate their holders and that called brain washing to control behaviour.
Following ISIS’ steps in Syria and Iraq, the putschists in Yemen continued to assassinate the innocence of childhood and exploiting children to fight on the front lines. Reports have talked about horrifying numbers of children who fight with the Houthis, who also copied ISIS in forcing women to marry from their leaders and members, against their will or their parents’ one.
The brutality of the Tatar’s leader, Genghis Khan, was the example for the leaders of the Houthis and ISIS, and their actions have even matched Mongols’ way in expansion. Mongols’ crimes in their wars have been exactly used by ISIS and the Houthis in their expansion and controlling territories. Observers of ISIS’ crimes in Iraq and Syria could find the extent of similarity between this organization and the Houthis in Yemen as the latter has no difference with ISIS whatsoever, same bombing cars, same banners and same killing for people. Even Fatwas and sources of support and funding are one adopted by radical regimes aimed at Islamizing politics, spreading chaos and supporting terrorism to achieve its objectives, most notably the mullahs’ and the Qatari regimes.
Houthis has copied ISIS’ methods and tactics in torturing Yemeni people, and they made sure to keep that away from the media, and there is a great deal of silence on that among the group, including using Iranian weapons and tools, burning people alive, kidnapping and trafficking of women, killing children, spreading terror among recruits and killing the dissidents horrifically, turning hospitals into military bases, destroying historical monuments, bombing mosques, spreading unrest and instability, calling for fighting regimes, drug trafficking and looting people’s money under the names of tribute.
These terrorist organizations collide with a rejection from the societies and popular hatred for their inhumane actions in handling and managing areas under their control, and for not having legitimacy and popular support. Such groups and organizations, in order to survive, they rely on bribing people and forcing those who refuse to obey their orders, which can not last long as peoples’ will and power always defeat injustice and enslavement.
Probably, what makes the Houthis much similar to ISIS and other terrorist groups is the inevitable fate of defeat. Just as ISIS was eliminated in Iraq, Houthis will also be eliminated in Yemen as there have recently been many signs to the near end of the Houthi coup and cleansing Yemen from the poisonous mullahs.
Al Mezmaah Studies & Research Centre
3 September 2017