Hezam al-Asad, a spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi group, wrote a message calling for the “death” of the United States.
In a message posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, al-Asad wrote, “Allah is the greatest. Grow up and raise your cry, God’s promise has come. Allah is the greatest. Death to America. Death to Israel. [Expletive] the Jews. Victory for Islam.”
الله أكبر— حزام الأسد (@hezamalasad) November 19, 2023
كبروا وأرفعوا الصرخة قد جاء وعد الله
اللعنة على اليهود
Although the post violates X’s policies, the post remains on the social media platform.
According to the Associated Press, the tweet echoes the Houthi movement’s slogan: “God is the greatest, death to America, death to Israel. Curse the Jews, victory to Islam.”
The Houthi statement is similar to a declaration made by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, calling the United States the “Great Satan.”
“We must realize today that America is completely responsible for the current war in Gaza,” he told supporters.
“America is what is preventing the condemnation of Israel and the security council. America is the one preventing a ceasefire here in Gaza. America is the one who is preventing the aggression from stopping in Gaza. And America, once again, as [Former Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah] Khomeini said, America is proving itself once again as the Great Satan.”