A solemn Commemoration event for Lyndon LaRouche held in Sanaa, Yemen

May 30, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, a group of Yemeni officials and members of the BRICS Youth Cabinet headed by its President and Schiller Institute friend Fouad Al-Ghaffari, held a commemoration and solidarity stand for the great late American thinker Lyndon LaRouche. The ceremony was held in the headquarters of the Yemeni General Investment Authority (YGIA), and was addressed by the deputy head of the YGIA, Engineer Khaled Sharafaddin, and by Sheikh Saleh Sail, the Chairman of the pro-unity Al-Tahrir Party and member of the Shura Consultative Council of the Parliament of Yemen, in addition to Al-Ghaffari. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yemen, Engineer Hisham Sharaf, also sent a message to this event in which he remembered Lyndon LaRouche's various positive stances. A statement by Hussein Askary, Southwest Asia Coordinator for the Schiller Institute was read by one of the Youth Cabinet Members. Askary’s statement cited a quote from Prophet Mohammed’s Tradition (Hadith) stating: “When the son of Adam [a human being] dies, his / her connection to this world is broken, except for three: A continued charity, a useful knowledge / science, or a good posterity who pray for him / her”. Askary noted that LaRouche’s soul enjoyed all these three ties to this world and immortality: First, through his international organization which is helping people around the world to create a better world; second, through his scientific, economic and philosophical ideas that revolutionized the world and gave it a New Silk Road that is evolving right now into a world land-bridge; and third, through all the young people of the world (including the Youth gathered in Sanaa today) whom LaRouche adopted as his children, making them his posterity who are now praying for him.

A massive banner adorned the meeting hall where the commemoration event was held featuring pictures of Lyndon LaRouche and Helga Zepp-LaRouche through different stages of his life placed like a film sequence. The text on the banner reads as follows:

“Commemoration and Solidarity Stand for Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr.

"We stand here in the Republic of Yemen from the BRICS Program of the Yemen Investment Authority in commemoration of the late great thinker Lyndon LaRouche.

"It is also a stand of condolence for his companion Mrs. Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Chairwoman of the Schiller Institute, and the Silk Road Lady.

"A stand of gratitude for his defense of Yemen against the three-pronged act of aggression, economic blockade and occupation.

"A stand of solidarity with the international LaRouche political movement to achieve his dream of building the World Land-Bridge.

"A stand for the victory of his soul as many of his dreams are coming true in many parts of Earth on the basis of Physical Economics which he pioneered in our time.

"A stand to celebrate that his picture will forever adorn the report, Operation Felix for Reconstruction of Yemen, to inspire and watch. Lyndon LaRouche has left us in person, but his ideas are immortal.”