(Editor’s note: One of the original goals of Mouqawamah Music was to open up a space for Resistance-minded writers from all over the world, especially where Empire Zionica is dishing out the worst forms of oppression, so they can speak unfiltered and further unite the peoples and struggles challenging hegemony. This sad yet beautiful piece by Kashmiri activist and commentator Mohammad Umms Rafiq, who is also an MBBS student studying in the Islamic Republic of Iran at the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, encapsulates this idea entirely. May the Kashmiri people achieve Azadi from their Indian terrorist occupiers and may the ever-resilient people of Yemen see salaam in their homeland in 2019, after four years of Zio-carnage. Small edits were made for accuracy. We say Striking Star Salute to brother Mohammad for sharing his perspective with us. ~ Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah)
by Mohammad Umms Rafiq
Children’s Day is celebrated every year on the birthday anniversary of first Indian Prime Minister and leader of Indian Freedom movement, because of his love and special attachment with children.
I am not going to criticize anyone here, but I will just try to highlight those things which have left everyone especially children in isolation, bloodshed, inhumanity, hatred, fear and depression.
For the sake of power, children are being used, their future is being sacrificed for worldly gains by insane people with tyrannical hearts.
Revenge is another terminology used by these heartless, cruel people which they impose on innocent hearts from early childhood in the modern era.
Children are dependent on the care, love, empathy and attention of adults who love them but their attachments are frequently disrupted in times of war, due to loss of parents and use of brutal force on their families by oppressors. Emotional unavailability of distracted or depressed parents leaves these innocent souls in complete despair and hopelessness. Most of the children are “unaccompanied children” in this war game because of the loss of adults (meant for the protection and care of children). As a result, we can see “refugee-like situations” in every warzone and battlefield.
Thousands of infant babies die of direct violence in war every year.
Thousands of children suffer a range of war injuries by use of guns, landmines, chemical weapons and toxic elements during war. Millions of children are extremely disabled by war; many of whom don’t have any access to rehabilitation centers. Conditions for child health maintenance are very tough as every source of food, water, and air is destroyed in the war. Thus, children don’t get enough food, fresh air or fresh water for their survival and they don’t even have any access to health services.
Life subsists and rapes and prostitution become rampant, giving rise to people facing HIV, AIDS and other sexual diseases. Psychological sufferings of horror and terror, depression and fear may leave enduring impacts through post-traumatic stress disorders. Forcible dismantling of moral structures because of experience of indifference from the surrounding world, or they may even lose the meaning of their lives which degrades them morally as well as spiritually, and they get engaged in wrong activities like sex slavery, stealing and so on.
But, what I was trying to convey is that there is a place called Yemen which has been turned into hell or worse than that as far as the devastating situation on this innocent soil is concerned. Everything has been leveled down to the ground, water and air and nothing is helping Yemen. Children are the biggest victims of this war led by Saudi Arabia and its allies like the US and the UK, Germany and the UAE and France and Canada and many others.
The conflict has made Yemen a “living hell for its children,” Meritxell Relano, UNICEF Representative in Yemen, told Reuters. She said more than 11 million children, or about 80 percent of the country’s population under the age of 18, were facing the threat of food shortages, disease, displacement and acute lack of access to basic social services. “An estimated 1.8 million children are malnourished in the country. Nearly 400,000 of them are severely acute malnourished and they are fighting for their lives every day.”
A coalition of Arab states and the USA, ‘Israel’ and the UK and other European countries intervened in the internal politics and issues of Yemen. They destroyed almost the whole of Yemen but it is Ansarullah, the popular revolutionary committee of Yemen who stopped Saudi Arabia and its allies from grabbing and looting the country. Ansarullah, known also as the Houthis, are permanent residents of Yemen who are fighting for their land, shielding their people and have proved that pure resistance is the only way to defeat the world of oppressors and Satans. Most of the people think that Houthis are “rebels”. May I ask them how? How can you call citizens of the nation “rebels”? Citizens with whom the whole nation stands step by step and in denunciation of foreign occupation and war? Houthis are very brave people who are fighting on behalf of their own countrymen, making their own advanced and well-equipped technology, missile systems and modern weaponry while under siege. Before this though, Ansarullah was and remains so strong that with simple guns and sticks, they defeated a coalition of 39 countries–most of which are Muslims.
The war has unleashed the world’s most urgent humanitarian crisis in the nation of 28 million, where 8.4 million people are believed to be on the verge of starvation and 22 million people are dependent on aid. Cholera, typhoid, TB and other diesels are engulfing all of Yemen. The coalition has imposed stringent measures on imports into Yemen to prevent them from importing even essentials and medicines from other parts of the world.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE claim that they are providing aid to conflict-hit Yemen, but the truth is the opposite. Saudi Arabia and its allies have left no stone unturned to fill Yemeni soil with human bodies in less time and grab the lands of the Yemeni people. As per fresh reports from the UN, between 1.2 and 2 million children are at the risk of losing their lives by the end of this year. Bombing schools, targeting hospitals and school buses, attacking women and infants, destroying water bodies and crops, houses and mosques and everything in Yemen, is the reality of Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen. And all this was a game plan hatched by Zionists. Al-Saud and its allies are just serving their tyrant masters and committing one of the worst-ever genocides in Yemen without thinking for children at least.
America is making things worst of all in Yemen and the Yemen war is now turning out to be one of the most disastrous wars in modern times ever and its flames may possibly spread to neighboring states in the “Middle East” if not ended at the earliest possible time. Billions of dollars have been spent on the Yemen war by the Saudi monarchy but the result is zero. Only humanity and Yemen are being murdered and the world has turned a blind eye towards Yemen.
Hunger is also killing Yemen at an alarming rate, not only bombs and missiles. The situation of Yemen is the worst of the worst because of the fact that world bodies are silent, humanity is in deep slumber and “Muslims” are drowning in big illusions and doubts regarding the Yemen war. Most of the “Muslims” think that the Yemen war is a Shi’a-Sunni war. No, not at all. If you ask this question to Yemenis, they will answer that their only enemy is ‘Israel’ and America, not even Saudi Arabia, because Saudi Arabia is just a puppet of the Zionists.
Finally, I would like to request every mindset; every kind human, please put all your efforts to bring an end to the Yemen war. Intellectuals, the elite cream of the crop of societies, have some great responsibilities on their shoulders; I hope they won’t forget Oppressed Yemen.
This is my humble request to media, please and please don’t make the Yemen war a sectarian conflict. Tell the people instead that the Yemen war is just a nefarious and brutal plot created by Zionists to make “Greater Israel”. Zionists, Imperialists, thugs, smugglers and killers have joined their hands to destroy the Muslim Ummah, first Afghanistan then Pakistan then Syria and Iraq, then Myanmar now Palestine and Yemen. What are we waiting for? Where are we as a people heading towards? America and ‘Israel’, with the UK too, are hatching policies like “Divide and rule and destroy”, and we people without thinking about their filthy motives start fighting on the name of caste, sect and religion and so on. Hope we people won’t allow USA and ‘Israel’ to oppress the Kaaba which is under great threat as Saudi Arabia is directly following orders of the US. I hope this time we won’t allow these heartless zombies to divide us. May ALLAH (SWT) unite the Muslim Ummah under the leadership of Imam Khamenei. Ameen!