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Though the Houthi were eventually driven out by the Southern Resistance and pro-government fighters, since then, according to Marie-Christine Heinze, President of the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO), “Aden has been grappling with enormous security problems.” She says, “a large number of Salafi militias have taken control over parts of the city,” and adds that Al Qaeda has a strong presence in the South, while the Islamic State is also trying to establish a foothold.
Nader’s parents were Muslim, but they were among the many liberal Aden residents who recognized Christian holidays, drank alcohol and did not require women to cover their hair.
* * * ader’s mother and father both died when he was in his late twenties.
He was not allowed inside the mosque to pray for either of them or attend their funeral ceremonies.
A resident of Aden, a regional capital in southern Yemen, Nader converted to Christianity from Islam more than two decades ago. “In Yemeni society I wish people would see me not as ‘just gay’ or ‘just Christian,’” he says between numerous glances out an open window. I wish they would see me as that.” Yemen law is based in part on the principles of Sharia, declaring homosexuality illegal and punishable by death.
He says one afternoon he attempted suicide by overdosing on painkillers.
Nader did not come out as gay or have relations with men until his late twenties.
This was well known by family and peers around him, though it was never accepted, especially not by his Salafi high school religious education teacher, who taught students that the Koran instructed them to hate Christians and Jews.
The extremist ideas taught in the halaqas – Islamic study circles for young boys held at the mosque – led much of the country’s young population to radical, intolerant views.