Houthi scholar Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Ubeidi said that recent cases of COVID-19 that were identified in Yemen were part of a "premeditated biological warfare" waged against Yemen by the "Israeli-Zionist enemy and the American enemy." He made these remarks during a Friday sermon that was delivered in Sana'a, Yemen, and aired on Al-Eman TV (Houthis-Yemen) April 9, 2021. Al-Ubeidi said that Israel and America use drones to spread the virus so people will be afraid of going to the mosques, because "they want people to be infidels." For more about Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Ubeidi, see MEMRI TV clips Nos. 8732, 8630, 8212, 7978, 7929, and 7897.
Ibrahim Al-Ubeidi: "Last year, when the people were raided by the coronavirus, it was a biological war. Please note that coronavirus cases have now been reported. Why this timing? Why just before the blessed month of Ramadan? Because this is a premeditated biological war, waged by the Israeli-Zionist enemy and the American enemy. They use drones to spray the virus in aerosol and gas form. They do this to scare people away from the mosques. They don't want them to hear the lessons delivered throughout the month of Ramadan. They don't want people to return to Allah. They want people to be infidels."