Yemeni Islamic scholar Abdallah Al-Lahji said that America and Israel "impose corruption" on Yemen by abducting women in the areas under their control, where mercenaries have sold themselves to the "Great Satan". He made these remarks during a Friday sermon that was delivered in Dhamar, Yemen and aired on Al-Eman TV (Houthi-Yemen) on February 5, 2021. Al-Lahji continued to say that it is the "Israelite mode of operation" to kill, rape, and murder women, and that they have killed 4,000 Yemeni women, even targeting women at weddings. He said that women are even summoned for investigation at nighttime. The sermon was concluded with chants of "Allah Akbar! Death to America! Death to Israel! Curse be upon the Jews! Victory to Islam!" as is customary in every Houthi Friday sermon.
Abdallah Al-Lahji: "One of the forms of corruption that the U.S. and Israel are trying to impose upon the reality of our nation today is the abduction of women. This is what is happening in the city of Ma'rib, which is controlled by America and Israel. The mercenaries there are nothing but soldiers who have sold themselves to the great Satan – America. These mercenaries are nothing but tools who are handled, from the tip of their toes to the crown of their heads, by America and Israel.
"Whose mode of operation is it to kill, kidnap, rape, and murder women? Is it not a clear mode of operation of the Israelites?
"Have they not killed about 4,000 of our women? Have they not targeted women even at weddings? Raping women is their mode of operation.
"Summoning women for investigation at nighttime is another mode of operation of the Israelites. Know this, oh Yemenis, oh Muslims. The occupied areas [in Yemen] are controlled by America and Israel. This is what makes it imperative upon us to be more determined to fight, for the sake of Allah."
Crowd: "Allah Akbar! Death to America! Death to Israel! Curse be upon the Jews! Victory to Islam!"