A Yemeni Court ruled that the killer of a Yemeni Jew was mentally incompetent, and that he only had to pay a fine. The murdered Jew was Moshe Yaish Nahari who was shot by Abdel Aziz al-Abdi, a retired Yemeni Air Force pilot.
The killer had confessed to the local police chief that he killed the Jewish man "for the sake of Allah." The police chief also stated that the killer had told him that he had told the Jews to either embrace Islam, leave the country, or be killed.
The Yemeni courts ruling comes as no surprise in in view of all the support that President Saleh of Yemen has shown to Hamas and Palestine. The courts in Yemen do as they are told to by Saleh's regime. Jews have never had it easy in Yemen, and most of them immigrated to Israel back in the 1950's and 1960's. There are currently only about 280 Jews now in Yemen. Their requests for government protection appears to have fallen on deaf ears.
Every month brings more news how Saleh's regime continues to flaunt it relationship with radical Islam, and Al-Qaeda. While our own government looks the other way at the favoritism that the Yemeni courts have shown to the murderers of 17 American sailors, and Jihadists who were released to go and fight our troops in Iraq. The Yemeni courts routinely throw journalists in prison for criticizing Saleh' government as well. click on title