The United Kingdom has been supporting Saudi Arabia politically and militarily for a longtime. In fact, just in recent years, the UK has sold more than £2,800,000,000 (yes thats 2.8 billion) worth of military equipment to Saudi Arabia. What does Saudi Arabia do with those weapons? It launches a war against a poorly equipped and oppressed Yemen, which has no way of defending itself.
In the Summer of 2016, the United Nations acknowledged that 10,000 people had been killed in the war on Yemen and in late October the UN Security Council was told that more than 21 million Yemenis — 80 percent of the population — are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. “Over 2 million people are malnourished nationwide, including 370,000 children who are severely malnourished,” it was said. That is an increase of 65 percent compared to the year before the conflict began.
But truth is not yet dead. There are still voices willing to speak up in denunciation of tyranny, falsehood, manipulation and war capitalism.
A petition was launched in the UK this December so that 2017 would not be spent under the miasmas of unaccountability.
The AhlulBayt Islamic Mission (AIM) requested that everyone do their utmost to stand for the oppressed in Yemen and partake in this petition to put pressure on the UK government to cease their arms sales and support of the despotic Saudi regime.
Please sign the petition and spread the word.