Religious scholars call for extra efforts to defend Yemen from invaders

SANA’A – During an extended meeting of Islamic religious scholars in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a, the gathered clerics have issued a statement to the Yemeni nation calling for increased efforts and struggle to defend Yemen from the Saudi-led invasion.

During the gathering, that assembled 150 members of the Yemeni Ulama, the participants emphasized the necessity of mobilizing troops in order to reinforce the Yemeni Armed Forces fighting against the invaders, particularly on the West Coast front.

The Ulama also stressed the importance of countering Saudi propaganda and misinformation, especially in regards to spreading sectarianism and intolerance.

The majority of Yemenis are generally members of one of two schools of thought within Islam (known as madhabs): the Zaydi school or the Shafi’i school of Sunni Islam. While the two madhabs have been peacefully coexisting in the country for over a thousand years, the Saudi-led coalition has been trying to sow discord in the Yemeni nation by infusing the country with Saudi-taught Wahhabi fanatics.

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