Houthi leader Abdul-Malik Badreddin Al-Houthi said in a June 22, 2022 address that aired on Al-Masirah TV (Houthis-Yemen) that the Jews during the Prophet Muhammad's time had been used as an example of filth. He claimed that Muhammad had told his followers to "not be like the Jews" because their neighborhoods had been the filthiest in Medina.Abdul-Malik Badreddin Al-Houthi: "The issue of cleanliness requires cooperation by everyone. In his time, the Prophet Muhammad turned Medina into the cleanest place on earth. But this was based on awareness – awareness to such an extent, that [Muhammad] deemed cleanliness to be a part of one’s faith.
"This awareness was translated into a practical commitment of people to clean their public spaces, courtyards, streets, and neighborhoods. The dirtiest place [in Medina] – which was known for its dirt, filth, and foul smell – were the Jewish neighborhoods.
"This was true to such an extent that they used to be presented as an example [of filth]. When the Prophet Muhammad commanded the Muslims to clean their courtyards, he said to them: 'Do not be like the Jews.'"