CAIR demands U.S. government evacuate Yemeni Muslims from America who are stuck in Yemen

What they don’t tell you is the U.S. government sent out an advisory in the beginning of February warning all American citizens to get out of Yemen, but apparently, these folks figured it didn’t apply to them. 

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WHAT: Press Conference to Call for Evacuation of U.S. Citizens Trapped in Yemen
WHEN: Friday, April 3, 10:00am (Pacific)
WHERE: Steps of City Hall on Polk Street Side, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco
SEE: American Civilians Left Behind in Yemen

The Guardian  US Muslims trying desperately to leave war-torn Yemen fear they have been left to their fate by their own government as fighting escalates between rebel fighters and Washington’s allies. Several countries have evacuated their civilians, including ChinaIndiaPakistan and Somalia.

But the US has not followed suit, despite having three navy ships in nearby waters, including the frigate USS Simpson and the destroyer USS Sterett in or near the Gulf of Aden.

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Until recently, Mokhtar Alkanshali was in the port city of Aden, from where he could see those ships. The 26-year-old San Franciscan was in Yemen to work on a project with coffee farmers – partially supported by the government’s foreign development arm USAid – when a Houthi offensive forced President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee the country.

Last week, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of mainly Sunni Arab Gulf states launched a counteroffensive against the Houthis – leaving ordinary Yemenis and other nationals caught between the two sides.

Maybe they can hitch a ride to Pakistan?

Maybe the Yemeni Americans can hitch a ride to Pakistan?

Alkanshali told the Guardian he had just “escaped with my life” from armed militiamen combating the Houthis and their allies, supporters of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. “If they hear me speak English, I will be in immediate danger,” Alkanshali said.

A Pentagon spokesman, Major Roger Cabiness, said he was unaware of any orders received by the military to aid an evacuation. The State Department, whose representatives would not speak on the record, evacuated all its staff from the country after halting embassy operations on 11 February – but indicated that US citizens still in Yemen were on their own. “We have no current plans to evacuate private US citizens from Yemen.

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