In a Friday, March 11, 2022 sermon in Sana'a, Yemen that aired on Al-Eman TV (Houthis – Yemen), Houthi Islamic scholar Ibrahim Al-Ubeidi criticized Turkey for recently hosting Israeli President Isaac Herzog. He mocked Turkey and the Ottoman Empire, and he described atrocities carried out by the Ottomans against the Yemeni people, including raping Yemeni women and using elaborate forms of torture against Yemenis. He also said that the Turks in Yemen had consumed alcohol and practiced homosexuality, against Islamic law. Al-Ubeidi claimed that Turkey today wants to revive its destructive influence on Yemen by means of its ideologies and its TV dramas.
In addition, he claimed that Turkey invited President Herzog because it saw how the U.S. "stuck its head in the sand" regarding the Ukraine-Russia war and because it believed that Israel could "replace" America and influence the Russians. Al-Ubeidi said that the Yemeni people will not accept Turkey's gestures towards Israel and will continue to chant "Death to America" and "Curses upon the Jews," until the Jews willingly pay the jizya poll tax to the Muslims and are humiliated. For more about Ibrahim Al-Ubeidi, see MEMRI TV Clips no. 9301, no. 8831, no. 8795, no. 8732, no. 8630, no. 8218, no. 7978, no. 7929, and no. 7897.
Ibrahim Al-Ubeidi: "Yesterday, [Erdogan] welcomed the president of the Israeli enemy. He hanged Israeli flags in the cities of Turkey - the Islamic caliphate of the past that spread far and wide.
"Those Turks invaded our Yemen. They occupied Yemen at one point. From Sana'a, they took more than 150 virgins as slave girls. As they passed through Amran and Hashid, where they had their camps, they would rape our girls.
"They would take a Yemeni who was fighting against the Turkish invasion, and they would skin him alive in the market square. Then they would fill his skin with straw, and hang him like a balloon from [Sana'a's] Yemen Gate. They committed so many crimes. A monument in memory [of the Ottomans] was erected across from the Ministry of Defense. The monument was in the shape of a khazouk impaling rod.
"When they would catch a Yemeni fighter, they would pull his arms and legs, inside the Ministry of Defense building. They would pull on them until his arms and legs became disjointed. Then they would bring in a cart with a steel rod underneath his bottom. Then they would take a large wooden hammer, and a Turk wearing a fez would cut a rope with his sword, and the hammer would strike that man again and again between his thighs, until the impaling rod penetrated his anus.
"[Yemeni politician in exile] Hamid Al-Ahmar - that Turk - supervised the erection of that monument.
"Hamid Al-Ahmar erected this monument in memory of his ancestors, because they would kill Yemenis, skin them alive, and stick an impaling rod into the anus of every dear and honorable Yemeni. They would capture our women. The Turkish camps surrounded Sana'a.
"The [Yemenis] would see and hear the dancing of the whores. They would dance naked for the Turks who were drinking alcohol. Homosexuality was widespread in the Turkish camps.
"Today, they want to resurrect all this, by invading us with their destructive ideologies and Turkish TV drama series, but see how quickly the masks have fallen from their faces.
"[Erdogan] welcomed the Zionist Israeli enemy at a timing that is not unusual. When they saw that the Americans stuck their heads in the sand following what Russia did in Ukraine, they thought that Israel could become the replacement for America, because the Israelis can influence the Russians and win them over. The [Turks] thought that the solution may lie with Israel.
"No! We will continue to say 'Allah Akbar! Death to America! Death to Israel! Curses upon the Jews! Victory to Islam!' These principles will never change, unless they turn towards peace and pay the jizya poll tax in humiliation."