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An open letter on the war in Yemen

Dr Mahathir Mohamad  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Dear brothers in Islam in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States
Dear brothers in Islam in Yemen, be they Shiah or Sunni

As a Muslim, I and many Malaysian Muslims and non-Muslims would like to appeal to our dear brothers to stop fighting this terrible war. Already thousands have died and a million Yemeni children are starving to death.

With the deaths and destruction, there will be no winners. Only losers. Have mercy on the innocent people who have become the victims of this war.

The world is appalled over this man-made tragedy. Muslims feel ashamed. Please stop this senseless slaughter. At the very least please allow food and medicine to be delivered to the starving and sick people of Yemen.

I would like to appeal to Muslims worldwide to be true to Islam and to do all we can to stop this war.

Please accept the expression of my highest consideration.

Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia (1981-2003)

 

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