Friday, 6 May 2011

President Saleh warns of cutting tongues, hands, legs, and heads in Yemen’s unrest

By Nasser Arrabyee/06/05/2011

The Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said the opposition is planning to cut hands, legs, and heads to achieve their political goals while demanding his ouster.
Addressing more than one million of his supporters, Saleh was referring to the shocking incident of cutting the tongue of a poet of his supporters earlier in the week in the capital Sana’a.

“Cutting the tongue is only a start, then hands, legs and heads will be cut also by those extremists and terrorists,” Saleh told his supporters who rallied at Sabeen Square nearby the Presidential Palace after the Friday sermons.

The young poet Waleed Mohammed Al Rumaishi, was one of Saleh’s supporters and he used to recite enthusiastic and fiery poems inciting against the opposition leaders.

Last Wednesday May 4th, 2011, the young-man Waleed was found in a Sana’a street with his tongue totally cut after he was kidnapped by gunmen believed to be bodyguards of the opposition leaders who were angry from Waleed’s electrifying poems.

“Cutting tongues, hands, legs, and heads is the project of the backward forces, reactionary, extremist and terrorist forces,” said Saleh who directed his security agencies to find out the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Saleh also instructed to take the poet Waleed to outside Yemen for treatment at the expense of the State. The unprecedented incident of cutting the tongue of Saleh’s poet shocked the Yemenis and increased Saleh’s supporters.

On the other side of the capital, more than one million anti- Saleh protesters were praying the Friday sermons in 60 ring road, close to Sana’a university, calling Allah Almighty to help them to remove Saleh as soon as possible.

The Friday speaker of anti-Saleh protesters Tawheeb Al Dubai, President Saleh and his advisor Abdul Kareem Al Eryani are Kafers, infidels, enemies of Allah. Al Dubai likened Saleh and his advisor Al Eryani to Pharaoh and his advisor Haman, (the ruler of ancient Egypt), the symbol of infidelity in the holy Quran.

The speaker called Saleh’s supporters to quickly join them (joint anti-Saleh protests) or they will be the supporters of Pharaoh, which means Qafers.

“We will not leave our sit-in squares even if we were crucified,” said the speaker Al Dubai who urged the protesters to refuse the GCC plan and any initiative before Saleh steps down.
Using religion for political achievements was also clear in the speech of the Friday speaker of Saleh’s supporters in Sabeen Square, Sharaf Al Kulaisi.

Al Kulaisi said in his speech, the word ‘joint’ or ‘common’, which means in Yemen the opposition coalition (joint meeting parties) was mentioned in the holy Quran only twice and in both cases it was only to mean : allying for falsehood, corruption and sabotage, but not allying for truthfulness, and justice.

Which means the alliance of the opposition parties is for falsehood in his opinion.
“If they cut a tongue of one man of us, millions and millions of us would say what the poet Waleed was saying,” said Al Kulaisi, who said he received death threats several times since he started to speech in Saleh’s rallies.

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