WATCH: After Washington Post op-ed, Houthi leader in ‘Death to America’ chant
Prominent Houthi militia leader, Mohammad Ali al-Houthi, who received prominent op-ed space in the Washington Post has been caught in a video chanting “Death to America.”
In the video, he is also spotted launching a shoulder-fired missile. He then chants, “Allah is the greatest. Death to America. Death to Israel. Curse the Jews. Victory to Islam.”
Other videos posted on social media show Mohammed al-Houthi traveling in a vehicle with soldiers while stationed at a mounted machine gun.
In The Washington Post op-ed, Mohammed al-Houthi called for peace in Yemen and said that United States has the clout to bring an end to the conflict.
In November last year, Al Arabiya English carried a report, which carried the criticism of The Washington Post for running an op-ed piece by al-Houthi on its pages.
The report contained a video shared on social media which shows the Houthi leader taking a tour with teenagers on the back of what looks like a military truck.
VIDEO: A video has surfaced showing militia leader Mohammed Ali al-#Houthi taking a joyride with young recruits.— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) November 16, 2018
The #WashingtonPost has been criticized for recently running an op-ed piece by al-Houthi on its pages.
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The video generated interest following a decision taken by Washington Post to allow the Houthi leader to write an op-ed, even as the video shows him with reportedly teenager recruits.