The Founder of al-Shabab al-Moamen movement (aka Young Believers), Intellectual and Writer Mohammed Azzan, has attacked the Houthi leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi, describing him as a “warlord”.
In a post on his Facebook account, Azzan said, “I don’t believe in a religion that allows warlords to drag young and inexperienced people – and those whose families don’t allow them to go – to death fronts”; in reference to the Houthis pushing young people to fight in the frontlines.
Azzan has also addressed the Houthi leader by saying, “oh you, who claim that you are the Guardian of God, – in the eyes of God, one’s life is greater than an authority you rule, or a territory you control or negotiations, in which you participate on rivers of blood and tears.”
Recently, there has been increasing criticism of Houthi and its leadership, especially by intellectuals and media professionals, who accuse the Houthi group of brutality, abuses and injustices in its areas of control.
It is worth mentioning the Intellectual Mohammed Azzan has – in 1992 – founded al-Shabab al-Moamen Movement (aka Young Believers), from which the Houthi movement has emerged following a dispute between Azzan and Hussein al-Houthi, the founder of the Houthi movement.