Relatives of mine called in from Sana’a, as they had heard the frightening noise of an airplane flying in circles over Sana’a for the first time. It was the first time I heard my mother insult the United States and that’s when I knew something was wrong.
During Yemen's revolution, the support of an extremist movement was crucial in the disaffection of leftist figures and in causing the revolution to divert from its true path.Hind Aleryani
There is no denying that many extremists are equally opposed to the killing of their leaders in drone attacks, but we have to understand how terrorism started and reached Yemen’s schools and universities, how the government then encouraged – and is still encouraging – this extremist thinking and how these extremists helped amend laws in favor of their ideology while introducing their extremist orientations to education curricula. In a piece titled “How did I not become a terrorist?” I have previously written about the extremist thinking I was taught in a government school. I described how we were taught to hate the West, as they taught us that the West and all foreigners hate our religion and that it is our duty to declare Jihad and fight this religion, which is opposed to ours. This hate-packed speech was delivered in a government school in plain sight of the government, which was also encouraging such rhetoric as proven below.