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Houthi Islamic Scholar Slams Turkish President Erdoğan for Meeting Israeli Counterpart Hertzog [Video]

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Houthi Islamic Scholar Slams Turkish President Erdoğan for Meeting Israeli Counterpart Hertzog

In a Friday, March 11, 2022 sermon in Sana’a, Yemen that aired on Al-Eman TV (Houthis – Yemen), Houthi Islamic scholar Ibrahim Al-Ubeidi criticized Turkey for recently hosting Israeli President Isaac Herzog. He mocked Turkey and the Ottoman Empire, and he described atrocities carried out by the Ottomans against the Yemeni people, including raping Yemeni women and using elaborate forms of torture against Yemenis. He also said that the Turks in Yemen had consumed alcohol and practiced homosexuality, against Islamic law. Al-Ubeidi claimed that Turkey today wants to revive its destructive influence on Yemen by means of its ideologies and its TV dramas.

In addition, he claimed that Turkey invited President Herzog because it saw how the U.S. “stuck its head in the sand” regarding the Ukraine-Russia war and because it believed that Israel could “replace” America and influence the Russians. Al-Ubeidi said that the Yemeni people will not accept Turkey’s gestures towards Israel and will continue to chant “Death to America” and “Curses upon the Jews,” until the Jews willingly pay the jizya poll tax to the Muslims and are humiliated. For more about Ibrahim Al-Ubeidi, see MEMRI TV Clips no. 9301, no. 8831, no. 8795, no. 8732, no. 8630, no. 8218, no. 7978, no. 7929, and no. 7897.

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Russian Military Analyst: If the West Sends Forces to Ukraine – This Would Mean All-Out War [Video]

Russian military analyst Viktor Litovkin, who is also head of the military news editorial office for the TASS news agency, said in a May 9, 2022 show on Sky News Arabia (UAE) that if the West declares war on Russia or sends soldiers to fight in Ukraine, it would mean all-out war. He said that sending weapons to Ukraine is one thing, but sending Western armed forces to Ukraine would be a different matter altogether. Litovkin added: “Russia has nuclear weapons that can destroy many European and non-European countries.”

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UK Energy Security Priorities [Video]

The CSIS Energy Security & Climate Change Program is pleased to invite you to a conversation with the Rt. Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This discussion will focus on outcomes from the UK-U.S. Strategic Energy Dialogue, including UK actions to enhance energy security, multilateral efforts to address the current global energy crisis, and ways to strengthen both energy security and decarbonization efforts.Moderated by Joseph Majkut, director of the CSIS Energy Security & Climate Change Program.This event is made possible by general funding to CSIS and the CSIS Energy Security & Climate Change Program.---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/

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Libyan Islamic Scholar: Shireen Abu Akleh Was a Christian, So We Are Forbidden from Praying for Her [Video]

On May 12, 2022, Libyan Islamic scholar Sheikh Zain Khairallah posted to his YouTube channel a video in which he commented on the previous-day death of Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the crossfire between Israeli forces and Palestinian terrorists in the West Bank city of Jenin. Sheikh Khairallah said that because Abu Akleh was a Christian, it is forbidden for Muslims to pray for Allah to forgive her sins or have mercy on her soul. However, he said that it is permitted to feel sad over her death, to console her family, and to pray for Allah to take revenge against her killers. Sheikh Khairallah has 290,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, and this video was watched 45,000 times.

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[VIE] Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh ahead of U.S.-ASEAN Summit [Video]

CSIS is honored to host Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on May 11 at 3 p.m. EDT for his first speech in the United States in the lead up to the U.S.-ASEAN Summit. This year’s summit marks 45 years of U.S. ties with Southeast Asia and 27 years since the United States and Vietnam have established diplomatic relations.Join us as Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh offers his remarks on the state and future of the U.S.-Vietnam relationship in a moderated conversation. Vietnam is a critical partner for the United States in the Indo-Pacific, and their robust relationship continues to endure through mutual respect, collaboration, and a shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. Please submit your questions online using the form on this webpage. The window to submit questions will close on May 10. ---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: https://cs.is/2dCfTveFollow CSIS on:• Twitter: www.twitter.com/csis• Facebook: www.facebook.com/CSIS.org• Instagram: www.instagram.com/csis/