PUSAT-PUSAT PENGAJIAN DI YAMAN
i) Universiti Al-Iman (Al-Eman University)
ii) Universiti Sains & Teknologi
iii) Universiti Yamaniah
iv) Universiti Andalus
v) Universiti Sana’a
vi) Universiti Wataniah
vii) Universiti Ibb
viii) Universiti Al-Ahqaf
ix) Universiti Darul Mustafa
x) Universiti Yaman
Sheikh Abdul Majeed Al-Zindani, President of Al-Eman University:
“The United States has proved to the world that it is the most oppressive nation in history. It is the country that killed two million people and displaced five million in Iraq by a lie it spread to the world. In all its accusations to its enemies, it fabricates lies and depends on its arrogance of power. The same way that it’s lie on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction was revealed, all it’s lies will be known, and its political leadership will be cursed throughout history!”
Interviewed By: Hakim Almasmari ( YEMEN POST STAFF ) Article Date: April 28, 2008
Yemen Post: When was the first AIDS case that you cured with your medicine?
Sheikh Abdul Majeed Al-Zindani: Almost five years ago.
YP: Why have you not until now patent your invention?
AZ: Patenting the invention needs from us to cooperate with a strong authority and countries which can help us to protect the patent.
YP: Do AIDS patients stay under your direct supervision and under clinical examination while and after treatment?
AZ: This is an common practice imposed by the medical protocol as well as different steps which we follow. They need to stay under continuous examinations while they are being treated, and also for years to come, only to insure that no problems happen along the road. In medicine, this is a normal practice.
YP: It was announced in the media that Al-Eman University is ready to treat AIDS victims free of charge. Is that true?
AZ: Yes, we did announce to the public that we will treat anyone who has the AIDS virus free of charge. We know how expensive it is to get treatment and that is why we are ready to offer and treat patients for free.
YP: Including foreigners and non-Muslims?
AZ: Yes. Including foreigners and non-Muslims.
YP: Some people don’t know that you studied medicine. Has your background in medicine helped you in discovering the new medicine?
AZ: Yes, it helped me but in a different way. It helped me understand the sayings of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) more. It gave me the chance and ability to deeply understand the miracles of the prophet’s words, and the deep meaning behind his sayings.
YP: You presented your new AIDS medicine in numerous medical conferences held in Yemen. Has there been any international interest, especially from authorities to adopt the new AIDS medicine?
AZ: Sure. There have been strong international reactions, but they continue to ask for more proof for my invention.
YP: What are these authorities or companies which have shown interest in your medicine? Can you name them?
AZ: Different companies, countries, and authorities, but I prefer that their names be kept classified until we reach an agreement with them.
YP: What are you going to do to globalize the new AIDS vaccine, and how are you going to help patients around the world?
AZ: We have a strong plan ahead of us, and I am very confident that very soon things will go well, and people will benefit from the medicine. We are here to help all people not looking at race or religion.
YP: You announced earlier that Al-Eman University will launch a satellite channel for defending Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). Can Al-Eman University really launch such a channel and pay for it’s costs?
AZ: Of course not. But the university will do it with the help of those people who love their religion, and want to spread the beauty of it to others. Soon people will hear of our launch, and it will consist of a large number of programs including Islamic Science programs, and the miracle's of the Quran.
YP: Have you started?
AZ: We started marketing the channel to people who want to help us.
YP: Has the United Nation's Security Council erased your name from the terrorist list?
AZ: No. the Yemeni government tried, as it told us, many times but the United States still refuses to erase my name due to its aggression.
YP: What are the evidence that the United States has against you?
AZ: The evidence which they accused me of were weak, and most of the accusations were invalid according to the Yemeni law. For example, they accused me of standing behind the killing of Socialist Party General Secretary Jar Allah Omar, even though his case went to court and they erased all charges linked to me. The United States has a smart way to play its game, but during the last ten years people have understood that the United States are not honest.
YP: You said “most of the accusations against you were invalid”, which means that there are some that are true, what are the other accusations that are true?
AZ: None of them are true, but other examples are like the accusation of me standing behind the person who killed the American doctors in Jebla. They said that the killer was a student at Al-Eman University. After investigation, they found out that the person was not a student at Al-Eman University and never even entered the university. Besides, the trail for him was held, and my name was never mentioned in the trial. They bring up such accusations to blackmail me and Al-Eman University. Also, another example of their non sense accusations is that they said that I am a dangerous man because I have two names. Sometimes I introduce myself as Abdul Majeed Zindani and sometimes as Sheikh Abdul Majeed Al-Zindani. These are the biggest accusations the United States have against me.
YP: As a reporter, I can’t believe that these are the major accusations the United States has against you, and for sure there are bigger accusations, what are they?
AZ: They also said that I am the spiritual father of Osama Bin Laden. Why me? I have been living in Yemen since 1987 and I have never been to Afghanistan after that. I left Afghanistan in 1987 when the Soviet Union announced that it would withdraw from Afghanistan. At that time I announced to the Arab Mujahideen to go back home, and my opinion was different from Osama’s opinion who thought that Mujahideen should stay. I don’t know what is the American point of view when they think that I am the spiritual father of Osama Bin Laden! I am a preacher and I am not responsible for everyone who listens to my tapes or comes to listen to my speeches. Is it fair if all teacher and professors in the world are accountable for things their students do! Meanwhile, the Yemeni Government asked the Americans to show their evidence against me, and Yemen will trail me but they have not received anything.
YP: How does Yemen deal with your case and lifting your name from the terrorist list?
AZ: The president as well as the foreign minister confirmed that they do their best to lift my name from the terrorist list.
YP: Have there been any secret meetings held between you and the Americans?
YP: Why has the Islah Party left you alone to face America?
AZ: That is not true, in fact, the Islah Party in many situations, and in its conferences talked about my issue and condemned it.
YP: Everybody asks: How could Sheikh Al-Zindani agree with his past enemies (Socialist), and is now working with them under one agenda?
AZ: They made a number of changes in their policies, among them making Islam the source of all the legislations and confirmed that Islam is the religion of Yemen. After these announcements, their constitution became acceptable. The intellectual disagreement ended.
YP: Over the last few years, You have almost disappeared from the political arena, why?
AZ: Things became more complicated in the Yemeni political arena, and it looks like "destructive chaos”.
Making politics successful needs people to be together and under one vision.
YP: What is your opinion about what happened lately in the southern governorates, and do you agree with the Joint Party Meetings (JMP), for fueling the problems in the South?
AZ: I was the first person who advised the president about the south and its projected problems. No one took my words seriously, especially the president. One year ago, I told the president that people were complaining in the southern governorates and I asked him to form a committee to investigate these complaints. Many leaders from the Islah and the ruling party were there on that day including the late Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hussien Al-Ahmar.
YP: What was the president’s reaction?
AZ: He told me that the information I have is wrong. But later, the events proved that the information he had was wrong and I was correct. I believe that there are some acts that cause the people to act this way. Even though I believe that every oppressed has the right to speak loudly and every objector has the right to express his opinion by the peaceful methods, but I don’t agree with people who want to tear Yemen and its unity.
YP: How do you evaluate the relation between the Islah, Joint Meeting Party, and the Ruling party after the last events?
AZ: The relation between them is according to the constitution. Islah Party didn't go to the streets holding weapons and is working through the framework of the constitution. At the same time, the ruling party uses its power and works in the framework of the constitution.
YP: Some political analysts believe that Islah Party only received more problems after it involved itself with the JMP?
AZ: This is an opinion, and every analyst has his point of view.
YP: Do you think that Islah Party has harmed you more than benefited you over the last year?
AZ: There are some people in the party who I disagree with personally, but overall the party has not harmed me whatsoever.
YP: Why you did you not nominate yourself for the presidency of the Islah Consultative Council? Is it because you are on the terrorist list and that would harm the party?
AZ: No. This was not the reason. The Islah party forces high ranking leaders not to elect themselves for the same position for more than three terms, and I have been the head of the consultative council three times.
YP: Is it true that the Yemeni government asked you to stay away from politics as a condition to not handing you to America?
AZ: The government can’t hand me to United States because the constitution prevents them from handing any Yemeni to any foreign authority. Again, if anyone has any evidence against me, they could hand them to the Yemen government.
America has proved to the world that it is the most oppressive nation in history. It is the country which killed two million and displaced five million in Iraq by a lie it spread to the world. In all its accusations to its enemies it fabricates lies and depends on its arrogance of power. The same way that its lie on the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was revealed, all its lies will be known, and its political leadership will be cursed throughout history!
YP: Do you have any final comments?
AZ: Thank you.