Speaking in a televised speech broadcast from the Yemeni capital of Sana’a on Saturday evening, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi highlighted the US government's waning power at home and overseas, calling on the Muslim community to embrace Islamic teachings and divine values more than before.
“The more conspiracies are developed against Muslims, the more we must draw on our Islamic principles and turn challenges into opportunities. Takfiris and Zionists leave no stone unturned to distance Muslims from their sources of dignity and piety,” Houthi stated.
“Currently, arrogant powers intend to mislead human societies. They are morally corrupting peoples around the world so that they can dominate them. They are doing this by estrangement of Muslims from sanctities,” the Ansarullah said.
On August 12, Houthi urged the Muslim community to take a categorical position against desecration of sanctities, especially sacrilegious acts against the Holy Qur'an. Houthi made the remarks following recurrent cases of insult to the holy book in Sweden and Denmark.
A number of Muslim countries have condemned the insult to Muslims’ sanctities and summoned Danish and Swedish envoys in protest at the desecration. Iran, in turn, has said it will not send a new ambassador to Sweden and will not accept Stockholm’s new envoy.
The Ansarullah leader said, “The Western governments oppose any criticism of Zionists, which proves the influence of pro-Israel lobbies” within those governments.
Houthi also slammed certain Arab and Muslim countries for refraining from cutting ties with countries where the Qur'an was insulted, saying such a behavior proves those countries take Islam for granted.