Iran’s allies are preparing a genocide in Yemen. But there’s still time to stop it

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COMMENTARY

by Kyle Matthews

National Post
June 5, 2018

In the midst of a devastating civil war in Yemen, the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have asserted control over the country’s northern region, which includes the capital of Sana’a. Iran’s support for the Houthis has been accompanied by an alarming pattern of persecution and hateful rhetoric aimed at Yemen’s peaceful Baha’i minority.

Baha’is have been brutally oppressed in Iran, a policy that has been pushed by hardline Shia clerics. Confidential documents released to the United Nations have now revealed the Iranian theocracy is not just content with persecuting this minority within its own borders. The Iranian government has put in place a policy “to confront and destroy their cultural roots outside the country.” Now, it appears that this policy is being implemented in Yemen under the cover of war.

Abdel-Malek al-Houthi, the leader of the Houthis in Yemen, has begun to publicly incite hatred against Baha’is. His inflammatory remarks have unmistakable genocidal intent. When viewed in light of the Houthi authorities’ actions against Yemeni Baha’is, his goal can only be seen as one of extermination and possible genocide.

Image credit: Hani Mohammed/AP

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