A report published by Agence France Presse news agency pointed out that the leader of the Yemeni Ansarullah movement, Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthi, reminds of Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, “in terms of the way of expression or the content of the speech delivered.
“Speeches made by Sayyed Houthi focus on the fight against corruption and demanding national partnership and hostility to the West and Israel,” the report illustrated.
“Personality of the young man Abdul Malik emerged little by little, as confident of himself, casting long and impromptu speeches, starting always with the Palestinian cause and Israel, looming with his right forefinger, while decorating his little finger with a silver and onyx ring,” the AFP report went on to say.
It added that “like (Sayyed) Hasan Nasrallah, the young Houthi mixes his assertive language with smiles and criticism of the rampant corruption in the country,” noting that Sayyed Houthi promises to escalate his group actions, but delays unfolding details for a later time, which implied “his proficiency in the art of political suspense and attracting the attention of the media under a timetable prescribed by himself.”
Moreover, it said that despite his tend to deliver long speeches and to communicate with his audience, Sayyed Houthi doesn’t appear in public gatherings, but stays in his ‘stronghold’ in Saada, north western Yemen, as his speeches are broadcast from a closed place.
The French news agency quoted a Yemeni journalist, Abeth Al-Mahthari, who wrote a biography of Sayyed Abdul Malik Al-Houthi, as saying that the latter is as close as possible to the poor and medium classes of the society. He is disciplined in his daily life and sleeps early. He reads a lot and browses the world wide web. He usually swims and walks, and is keen to meet his old friends.
Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthi “likes humor… He writes poetry and loves Islamic chants and art,” Mahthari said.