Supporters of Yemen's Houthi Shias attend a rally to mark the third anniversary of the Yemen's revolution in Sanaa, Sept. 21, 2017. Abdel-Malek al-Houthi, the leader of Yemen's Houthis, accused the U.S., Saudi Arabia and the UAE of seeking to divide Yemen. (AP/Hani Mohammed)
The Forgotten War

Saudi Attempts to Sow Seeds of Sectarianism in Yemen Are Backfiring

Day and night, Yemenis in rebel-held areas are bombarded with polarizing sermons, radio ads reminiscent of the vitriol that fueled the 1994 Rwandan massacre, and leaflet drops that routinely rain down messages of disunity like confetti commandments hurled from an angry, vengeful God.