Yemeni journalist accuses Nobel Peace Prize winner Karman of extremism!

AIJES - Paris -

Yemeni journalist Kafa al-Hashily  who is currently  refugee in France accused Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakul Kerman of extremism and support of  her Islamist party ISLAH , who  is behind many assassinations of young people and accusation the activist  of atheism, AL-Hashli said to AIJES.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner Toukkul Kerman does not call for any peace in Yemen, Al-Hashli said . Karman  is also biased towards her extremist Islamic party, which is accused of numerous assassinations of activists in a number of cities in southern Yemen, including the port city of Aden as well as her permanent defense of the State of Qatar, which finances her activities to promote the Qatari political regime, Kafa said .

Although thousands of children have died in Yemen due to a cholera epidemic, we have not heard any voice for Karman.

Since the Houthis and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh were expelled from Aden in July 2015, following 3½ months of bloody battles with forces loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who is backed by the Arab coalition forces, Aden’s openness has declined amid the takeover of extremist groups such as the Islamic State (IS), al-Qaeda who supported by extremist wings belong to ISLAH the Islamic party (Muslimes Brotherhood in Yemen) .

 

On May 15, an anonymous armed man shot activist Amjad Abdul Rahman, 21, in the head, killing him instantly inside an internet cafe in Aden's Sheikh Othman district.

 

A close friend of Rahman’s said  on condition of anonymity for fear of jeopardizing his life, “Amjad was threatened by extremist group  who accused him of atheism. They told him that his life would be at risk unless he repented.” Rahman was a member of a cultural club called Al-Nasieh, which was established by secular citizens and intellectuals in 2016. The club discusses religion and women’s rights, which extremists consider prohibited.

 

On April 25, 2016, Omar Batweel, a 17-year-old Yemeni activist who opposed religious extremism, was also shot dead in al-Mansoura district in Aden. The victim had received letters accusing him of atheism and telling him he would be killed. Batweel was found drenched in blood in the street, and the incident shook the Yemeni people.

 

On June 3, activist Mohammad Kheir Othman, 17, was assassinated while leaving a sports stadium in Breiqa district. An unknown person shot him in the head. The way he was killed resembles that of Batweel and Rahman, although there is no proof that extremists carried out the assassination. Othman was not known to the public, which perhaps pushed investigations into his death into the background.

 

Most ministers of the Yemeni government live in Riyadh, and their absence has fed the weakness of this government and encouraged the rise of militias and extremists clamping down on freedoms and religious beliefs.

In March 2016, four armed men attacked a home for the elderly in Aden, killing four Indian nuns, two Yemeni employees, eight elderly residents and a guard.

 

Kafa Al-Hashli a  journalist from Aden  said  to AIJES, “Murder in Aden has become commonplace and is given strange justifications. I know somebody who was killed for being reportedly gay.”

She added, “Activists have been leaving Aden one after the other. The situation is tense.

Freedom of thought in Aden “is long gone. If you criticize religious groups, you are an atheist, young activist said in Aden . The accusations against activists are ready-made and each party is willing to go to extremes against its opponents.”

Failure to instill order and security in Aden reflects how hard it will be for Hadi to keep his promises of regaining control of all the cities that the Houthis took over.

Activists in Aden accuse Islamists of waging war on them. It is difficult though to pin down the party responsible for the attacks, given the numerous armed groups such as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, IS’ Yemen wing and the extremist wing of Islamic ISLAH party .

 
In March 2016, four armed men attacked a home for the elderly in Aden, killing four Indian nuns, two Yemeni employees, eight elderly residents and a guard.

Al-Qaeda also carried out a number of suicide attacks that killed dozens of innocent people in Aden, but no longer carried out such practices because of the role of the UAE in supporting the security forces and training them to counter al-Qaeda attacks supported by extremist wings in the Islamic Reform Party in Yemen, In the city of Marib, seen by US sources as the biggest shelter for former leaders of al Qaeda and Islamic extremists.

AIJES

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