This is chilling: a prominent opinion columnist at the Washington Post was caught at a terror rally in Yemen, chanting “Death to America.”
Mohammed Ali al-Houthi is the leader of a group in Yemen referred to as the Houthi rebels, which is backed by Iran. Yemen is currently the site of a deadly proxy war between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who have forces in the country, and Iran, who is sponsoring rebels like al-Houthi.
Al-Houthi would be a run-of-the-mill terrorist leader… if it weren’t for the fact that, less than two months ago, he was employed by the Washington Post to write an editorial about “peace.”
“We love peace—the kind of honorable peace defended by our revolution’s leader, Abdulmalik al-Houthi. We are ready for peace, the peace of the brave. God willing, Yemenis will remain the callers of peace and lovers of peace,” al-Houthi wrote.
Shattering al-Houthi’s “peaceful” image, however, was a video shared on social media–depicting al-Houthi standing in a tank, surrounded by what appear to be child soldiers.
While firing a mounted machine gun on the back of a truck, al-Houthi begins to chant: “Allah is the greatest. Death to America. Death to Israel. Curse the Jews. Victory to Islam.”
Al-Houthi also repeated the phrase, which has been described as the “Houthi slogan,” on social media.
Despite the Post’s decision to feature unadulterated terrorist propaganda, the Houthi movement has been criticized for its ruthlessness–including the torture of journalists, the forced recruitment of child soldiers, and for stealing aid that’s supposed to go to the starving people of Yemen.