Conflicts arose in the northern provinces of Yemen years ago under many covers, it wasn’t until a while ago that they were revealed to be based on sectarianism. But, that wasn’t the beginning! conflicts and discrimination based on ratios, religious doctrine, race, gender and color is historically rooted at least during the modern history of Yemen.
Now I am not saying that sectarianism is wrong, on the contrary! they are actually people around the world who are proud of their religious and ethnic varieties and are investing this diversity to enrich their countries’ cultures and strengthen its coherence. Of course that only happens in the countries where law rules and equal citizenship is a way of life.
When it comes to Yemen’s society, discrimination based on factions and classes is a special characteristic that has caused inequality and injustice over the years. According to the available references about social groups in Yemen, the Yemeni tribal society, whether in the countryside or the city is divided into two main groups, each consisting offour segments as follows:
* First: the majority class
2 – Tribal elders in areas where the tribal system is still prevalent.
3 – Tribal people (those with assets of Qahtaniyah indigenous population of Yemen) and noble Aladnanyenwarriors of the population of the Sunni areas.
4 – Merchants, peasants and cultured people
2 – Jews and religious minorities of every religious book (there is no mention of Yemen minority Christians)
3 – (Almazaynah), and they are the people with crafts and handicrafts including barbers, butchers, blacksmiths and other craftsmen needed by the community, but despised in an abhorrent duplication .
4 – Marginalized from society known as Al Akhdam (Servants in English translation) who are of African descent