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  Press Conference Statement from Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain

        Last Wednesday (25th November), at Prime Minister's Questions David Cameron made allegations - protected by parliamentary privilege - against our organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir (roughly translated as the Liberation Party).

The allegations were that:

  • Hizb ut-Tahrir has front organisations which he named as Muslim primary schools in London and Slough.
  •  That, these front organisations received £113 000 of government money and, that the money came from a funding source which was meant for the prevention of violent extremism.

These allegations, were not new, but merely recycled old allegations which burned out in the past due to lack of credibility. Moreover, Cameron repeated false allegations he had previously made - again under parliamentary privilege - about Hizb ut-Tahrir's views towards non-Muslims especially Jews. He said, and I quote: "Hizb ut-Tahrir's constitution states that non-Muslims are "combatants in the battlefield" and that their "blood is...lawful...as is their property". This is an organisation that said Jews should be killed "wherever you find them".

 These are fraudulent misrepresentations of our views, in order to try to make his case more emotive - seeking to present our organisation as a source of violence, terrorism and bloodshed - all to simply score cheap points over a government in decline.  In light of these allegations which have received widespread media coverage, we would like to make the following points:

All the primary allegations made by David Cameron are false.

  1.  The allegation that these 2 schools are a front for Hizb ut-Tahrir is false.

 Hizb ut-Tahrir does not, and has never, run schools. We believe unashamedly that schools that seek to provide a rounded and wholesome education which promotes Islamic values - reverence for their Creator, love of the Prophet (pbuh), brotherhood towards other Muslims, respect for others, and decent manners - is a good thing.

However, Cameron's assertion is a lie, and not even an original one at that. The same allegations have previously been made by small time tabloid type journalists eager to make a name for themselves, but fell flat as no one took them seriously.

  • 2) The allegation about money coming to Hizb ut-Tahrir is false.

 Hizb ut-Tahrir has not and will never take a penny from any government - unlike many MPs. We have never taken nor will take money from any government either directly or indirectly.

Indeed, with regards to the allegation about the school, Mr Cameron has been forced to retract his earlier allegations and in doing so has tried to move the goal posts, shifting the arguments onto quotes ‘extremists running schools' end quote.

  • 3) This particular deceit was a rehash of recent statements made in a report about Hizb ut-Tahrir (Hizb ut-Tahrir: Ideology and Strategy) by a right-wing think tank - the Centre for Social Cohesion. The director of the Centre for Social Cohesion, Douglas Murray, a self-confessed neoconservative and author of ‘Neoconservatism - Why we need it?' infamously said "Conditions for Muslims in Europe must be made harder across the board." Cameron seems to have taken this to heart.

 And this is not the first association between David Cameron's Conservatives and neoconservatism. The Conservative Shadow Education Spokesman, and former director of the Policy Exchange Michael Gove, is a self-confessed neoconservative, who is at the centre of the current debacle and several of Mr Cameron's front bench are said to be neocons - including George Osborne and Liam Fox - and it is said that some of these lieutenants have even travelled to the United States to discuss security policy with the most hawkish US think tanks.

In short, our argument is that Mr Cameron is fast heading towards the type of divisive, dogmatic and destructive policies towards Muslims - whether in terms of community policy, security policy or foreign policy - like his political forebears George Bush and Tony Blair.

The neocons in Washington drove the "global war on terror". They have taken Britain and America into two wars of occupation in Afghanistan and Iraq at a cost over a million civilian lives and billions of pounds. They are the architects of Guantanamo Bay and the justification for torture under the name of extraordinary rendition. Neoconservatism may be discredited in the US but is alive and kicking in Westminster and in the Tory party.

  • 4) McCarthyist witch hunt that treats Muslims as second class citizens

 Despite the trashy piece of propaganda in the afore mentioned Centre for Social Cohesion report, the same report was forced to concede that  our group, Hizb ut-Tahrir could not be banned under the law as we have never advocated or supported terrorism. So instead, the CSC advocates that a kind of McCarthyist witchunt approach be taken instead against Muslims whose political views the neocons disagree with saying they "should be restricted from working in primary and secondary schools". This seems to be what Mr Cameron has adopted.

 By using words like ‘extremism' which have no real legal meaning, and the use of non-legislative approaches - demonization in the media, regulations in the work place - to hound people whose views YOU may well dislike, but who have broken no law - he has heightened a climate of suspicion and fear which is aimed at silencing Muslim voices that dissent from his views and norms.

Though Cameron seems to have adopted this approach from this neocon linked think tank, no one could have envisaged that his first target would be a primary school - seeking to vilify them with accusations of ‘extremism' and aiming to score cheap points off the government - without any evidence.

              •5)      Cameron has built his demonization of Hizb ut-Tahrir on statements such as: "This is an organisation that said Jews should be killed "wherever you find them". This is a blatant lie.

 It is a misrepresentation of our views. We have rebutted such allegations before, and I would refer you an article written by Taji Mustafa on 9th July 2007 when Cameron first uttered these despicable lies. 

ذWhile some try to silence our views about the liberation of occupied Palestine and opposition to the Zionist Israeli state with accusations of anti-Semitism, no one has ever twisted an argument like this Cameron has.

And whilst he seeks to be sanctimonious after his frankly fraudulent misrepresentation of our views, in the European parliament Cameron has allied his party with people who have openly anti-Semitic and xenophobic views.

  • 6) Cameron's hostile views towards Muslims are not limited to domestic policy

 On Afghanistan, Cameron recently argued on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme that troops must remain as long as needed to prevent a ‘terrorist' threat. This is effectively saying that British troops need to remain as occupiers indefinitely.

 So when there is increasing realisation in Britain of the problems caused by this war, the death and destruction, and the lack of a solution to this dire mess, Mr Cameron's solution is to keep digging in deeper.

If Cameron comes to office, the signs are that he is likely clamp down on dissenting voices to the West's imperial agenda. And Hizb ut-Tahrir leads the dissent on these matters in the Muslim community.

Cameron has said he intends to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir, a party with a history of non-violence spanning over 50 years across the world.

However, that is the position Tony Blair held, only to find there was no legal case to ban our organisation. Others have tried to take cheap shots and also failed. The Sunday Times was forced to issue a retraction when it printed accusations by David Davis in 2007. The BBC was similarly forced to do the same when Newsnight carried baseless allegations from a source that is now infamous as a web for fabrication!

  • 7) Cameron, his party, and neoconservatives in general have equated Islam's political ideas - like the Caliphate - as ‘extremist'.

 It is as if they believe in thought crime - so anyone who believes in the Caliphate as a system for the Muslim world should be barred from their jobs, without any due regard to the law. So there will be one law for Muslims and another for other members of society!

Ideas like a Caliphate for the Muslim world are mainstream ideas in the Muslim world and even amongst Muslims here. It is our belief that there will inshallah (God willing) be a Caliphate established in the Muslim world sometime in the foreseeable future - with overwhelming popular support.

 An ideological Islamic state that would seek a path independent to colonial subservience and occupation. A state that uses its resources for all its citizens not for foreign multinationals.

When the Islamic state is re-established in the Muslim world, Cameron and his neocon ilk will have to decide how they will live with these ideas in the world - which they so lazily label ‘extremist'.

Hizb ut-Tahrir is confident in the knowledge that it pursues an Islamic agenda for the Muslim world following solely political and intellectual methods and adhering relentlessly to our principles.

Blair wanted to ban us by depicting us as ‘terrorists' but his lie was exposed and he found he could not. Cameron now wants to ban us and is attempting to fabricate a case through smears rather than admitting that it is our vociferous opposition to his neocon world view that he cannot stomach.

The only way Cameron is going to ban or demonise Hizb ut-Tahrir is by ditching his own ideological principles - just as George Bush and Tony Blair between destroyed any principles they held about habeas corpus and human rights.

Banning Hizb ut-Tahrir will confirm to the world what we have been saying for decades - that freedom and democracy are simply slogans used by the powerful - where rich capitalists cheat the taxpayer, exploit the world's resources and invade others lands.

And the more recent attempts to smear Muslims with the label of ‘extremism', setting one set of rules for Muslims, and another for everyone else will destroy any semblance of pluralism, equal citizenship and free expression that he pretends to uphold.

In truth, his arguments to date only show that people are only entitled to freedom and pluralism, and that human rights only exist as long as you slavishly follow the world view of the rich capitalists. And if you depart from this world view, then you will be lied about, vilified and banned!

So I end by re-issuing our challenge to a debate with David Cameron - like us or not, Hizb ut-Tahrir is a party of ideas. You cannot ban our ideas.

So deal with our ideas, and not with spin and smear. Either debate on the real issues - colonial western foreign policy, the governance of the Muslim world, our respective ways of life - or else, defeat yourself with your threat and smears.

27th November 2009

www.hizb.org.uk

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  Cameron's desperate lies about Hizb ut-Tahrir are attempts at populist point-scoring

       London UK, 25th November 2009- At today's PMQs, the Conservative leader David Cameron again demanded the proscription of Hizb ut-Tahrir with false claims about government funding and running of schools, and he regurgitated baseless allegations.

      Taji Mustafa, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain said "David Cameron's bare faced lies that Hizb ut-Tahrir runs schools, receives government funding and promotes hatred and violence are another desperate attempt to boost Conservatives poll ratings."

     "We will not take accusations on promoting hatred from a party that supported the Iraq war and is in bed with some of the most vile, racist and xenophobic parties preaching hatred across Europe." 

     "His statement has no basis in fact, was comprehensively rebutted when first made and is the latest addition to their other anti-Muslim policies." 


     "Despite our numerous challenges to a public debate, Cameron has not had the courage to respond, but chooses to hide behind parliamentary privilege. He provides no evidence but simply relies on spin and will say anything to get elected." 

    "Regarding his other desperate allegations, it is well known that Hizb ut-Tahrir never accepts any funding from any government. Unlike Mr Cameron and his party, we do not milk the system for money. While David Cameron has had to pay back money to the taxpayer,  we do not, and have never, received any form of government funding." 

  "Hizb ut-Tahrir is an Islamic political party. We do not run the Islamic Shaksiyah Foundation or any other school, and have never run any school." 

   "While Britain is up to its neck in the war in Afghanistan and the economy is failing, Mr Cameron chooses to use his allotted questions at PMQs on a non-story. This reiterates the fact that Cameron is the true heir to Blair in attempts at cheap populism." 

   "The Tory front bench seems to be suffering from Schizophrenia. At their conference and last night on Newsnight, Chris Grayling spoke passionately about how the government ‘has eroded civil liberties' and that this was ‘shameful and must be reversed', yet he wants to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir, an Islamic political party with over 50 years of non-violent political activism to end tyranny and dictatorship in the Muslim world. This is the heart of the hypocrisy of freedom espoused by these politicians. On the one hand they justify invading Muslim countries on the basis of securing ‘freedom and democracy', on the other hand they call to shut down political debate by banning organisations. In reality people are only free as long as they obey and follow the rules and laws enacted by these hypocritical and corrupt politicians." 

   "While desperately trying to portray a ‘liberal' image, their views on Muslims and immigration means that everyone can see that they haven't really changed their spots - they are as nasty as ever." 

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  London Conference calls for Zardari to go and a new leadership for Pakistan

         London 15th November 2009 - Around one thousand men and women from the Pakistani and Muslim community in Britain gathered in London for a conference titled ‘Save Pakistan from America, Terror and Zardari' organised by the UK branch of Hizb ut-Tahrir, the global Islamic political party.

The audience heard speeches in English and Urdu, saw video presentations and participated in an open and lively question and answer session.

          Sajjad Khan, a political analyst with Hizb ut-Tahrir explained America's hostile ‘Af-Pak' strategy and its dangers for the region. He showed the threat to Pakistan from the combined pressures of American drone attacks within Pakistani territory, the Kerry-Lugar bill, US designs on Pakistan nuclear programme and the presence of US security firms such as Dynacorp and Blackwater-Xe (who are widely believed to be adding adding to the city centre bombing now all too familiar in Pakistan). He showed how the Zardari regime was complicit in this, by allowing the US to use bases within Pakistan, providing them with fuel and essential supply lines, agreeing to support the Kerry-Lugar conditions for aid, and allowing the spread of activities by the sinister US security firms. He showed how terror and bombings had only come to Pakistan after 2001, when America achieved a foothold in the region, and argued that sending 30000 troops into South Waziristan would exacerbate growing divisions within Pakistan. 

              Qasim Ali, from the Pakistan committee of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain addressed the audience with policies that Hizb ut-Tahrir has proposed for some of the complex problems Pakistan faces. He stressed how the policies were all based on sound Islamic principles - the most central of which is a fear of Allah (swt), and not a fear of America. He showed how current politicians like Zardari and Musharraf, who feared America's bullying, had brought harm to Pakistan and Muslims through their weakness and that what was needed was a strong independent minded approach based on Islam. He showed how the first and most central need facing Pakistan was to remove the American foothold in the region, but that this could be achieved most rapidly by denying America its supply lines through Pakistan, which is its lifeline. He said an Islamic Khilafat would expel organisations like Blackwater-Xe and Dynacorp to stop their destructive work, and try to bring reconciliation with all factions within Pakistani society. He argued that a sincere Islamic leader could achieve this where corrupt leaders could not. He said that Pakistan's nuclear assets, which America and India wanted to neutralise, were a vital deterrent to hostile threats. He reminded the audience that other ways - whether by supporting democrats or dictators - or the unacceptable bombings that occurs in cities killing civilians, were all un-Islamic and destructive for the country.

            Mushtaq Raja, a Pakistani community leader in London said he supported the work and aims of Hizb ut-Tahrir, whom he had seen speaking out in a peaceful, but firm and consistent way against the American plans for the Muslim world and the corrupt illegitimate regimes which had enslaved Muslims. He urged others to likewise support the Hizb.

           Finally, Dr Abdul Wahid, chairman of the executive committee of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, called upon the Muslims there to join the growing global movement for Khilafah "Caliphate". He said Hizb ut-Tahrir in Pakistan had been leading the opposition to the American plans which all politicians were supporting. He highlighted the manifesto produced in Urdu and English by Hizb ut-Tahrir in Pakistan, which presented policies and solutions to peoples' problems based on Islam. He said that a movement that spread ideas was unstoppable, as ideas would spread, eventually to the ears of those people who had the real ability to make change. He drew attention to Hizb ut-Tahrir's campaign within the Pakistani community here, and pledged it would continue.

          Men and women in the audience spoke in Urdu and English praising the efforts of the organisers and pledged to support their work for the Khilafat for Pakistan, and had detailed and searching questions answered by the panel. The meeting closed with a dua

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Zardari's regime collaborates with America in her campaign of explosions and assassinations

Zardari's regime collaborates with America in her campaign of explosions and assassinations

Pakistan has been rocked by a campaign of criminal explosions that have targeted women, children, students, elderly, police and the armed forces, as its armed forces are engaged in the tribal areas of Waziristan. And whilst Muslims around the world enjoyed the blessings of Eid, tens of thousands of Muslims in Waziristan slept under bare skies, in freezing cold, ravaged by hunger. However, contrary to the many claims of the Zardari regime, this campaign of bombings and target killings is orchestrated by America, in order to secure the help of Pakistan's armed forces for its occupation in Afghanistan.

America has always depended on Pakistan's strength, energetic people and capable armed forces to secure its ambitions for the highly strategic Afghanistan, the gateway to Central Asia and its immense energy resources, as well as a major front against America's competitors, China and Russia. When her rival superpower at the time, Soviet Russia, invaded Afghanistan, America depended upon Pakistan's intelligence personnel to lead the Muslims of the tribal areas, most prominently Waziristan, to end Russian occupation finally and decisively. Then, when America itself wanted to invade and occupy Afghanistan, this was only possible because American bombers were launched from Pakistan's airbases, American forces were guided by Pakistan's intelligence and fuelled and fed by Pakistan's logistics capability.

It is today that America is in most dire need for Pakistan's armed forces because she has been completely shaken in Afghanistan, by years of unrelenting attacks launched from the tribal areas. America's own armed forces, which lack in bravery what they possess of sophisticated weapons, have been unable to subdue poorly-armed Muslims from the tribal areas, particularly Waziristan. As for America's European allies, they are calling for decisive withdrawal of their armed forces from Afghanistan, whilst a stunned Obama administration repeatedly debates over sending even more US soldiers.

Adding to its woes in a most fragile situation, America faces unprecedented feelings of opposition within Pakistan's armed forces, feelings which are deeply rooted within the entire Islamic Ummah at this time. In his influential article that was circulated within America's ruling factions in November 2009, called "Defending the Arsenal-In an unstable Pakistan, can nuclear warheads be kept safe?," senior establishment journalist, Seymour M. Hersh said, "But the Taliban overrunning Islamabad is not the only, or even the greatest, concern. The principal fear is mutiny-that extremists inside the Pakistani military might stage a coup ... A senior Obama Administration official brought up Hizb ut-Tahrir, a Sunni organization whose goal is to establish the Caliphate (Khilafa). "They've penetrated the Pakistani military and now have cells in the Army."" Indeed, it is these Islamic feelings that are the cause of unprecedented refusals and resignations related to operations in the tribal areas, from within the armed forces, from the time of Musharraf until now.

So, in order to incite Pakistan's armed forces to fight in Waziristan, America employed lowly tactics to discredit the Muslim resistance. US private military organizations, that supervised explosions and assassinations in Iraq and Afghanistan, now undertake their activities in Pakistan. And US intelligence has infiltrated some elements of the loosely gathered Taleban fighters, enticing some of them to turn their weapons away from the crusader occupying forces and onto their Muslim brothers in the armed forces.

Yet, America's campaign of explosions and assassinations would never have been possible, if it were not for Zardari's regime. Zardari's regime secured offices, arms depots and safe houses for US intelligence and private military organizations, including the Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshawar and the Sahalah Police Training Institute, which is now an ammunition depot for Americans, where even its Pakistani commandant is not allowed to enter specific areas of his own institute. Zardari's regime protects the movements of the Americans as they go about their mischief. As an example, Zardar's regime secured the release of four Americans, who were arrested in Islamabad, carrying weapons and cameras, driving a car with fake number plate, disguised as Afghanis. And Zardari's regime even tries to cover up the existence of the Americans by lying. The Interior Minister, Rahman Malik, emphatically insisted that there is no organization called Blackwater in Pakistan, even though he is fully aware that the new name for Blackwater is Xe Services LLC and it is now operating in Pakistan, thanks to his government.

With America orchestrating a campaign of explosions and assassinations, it is now no surprise that in Peshawar, hundreds of women and children were targeted in the attack on Meena Bazaar, rather than the US private military organizations in Peshawar. Nor is it unexpected that US intelligence in Islamabad are left untouched but the pious Muslim sons and daughters studying at the Shariah Department of the Islamic University are blown to pieces. And with the kuffar at the helm of this chaos, it is to be expected that ulema and army officers are assassinated, whilst US intelligence and mercenaries are free to roam uninterrupted.

As yet another service for America, to incite the Pakistan armed forces to fight on America's behalf, Zardari's regime raises hue and cry about Indian elements infiltrating from Afghanistan into the tribal areas. However, before America's occupation of Afghanistan and installation of its puppet Karzai, India was unable to establish its current significant presence throughout Afghanistan. But Zardari's regime is only interested in enticing the Pakistan armed forces to save America, rather than end Indian mischief. So, this is why the Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, accuses India of involvement on the one hand, but on the other does not add his voice to international demands that America leaves the region, thereby abandoning its agent Karzai, so that the doors can be firmly closed on India's face again.

O Muslims in Pakistan!

This, then, is the full, ugly reality of America's war in Waziristan. Like Soviet Russia and Imperialist Britain before it, America has been shaken to its roots by the hardy, brave Muslims of Waziristan. Abandoned by its allies and with its own soldiers gripped by fear, America turned to the Pakistan armed forces, only to find them unwilling due to their strong Islamic feelings. So, descending to levels that animals would shy from, using bomb blasts and assassinations, America coerced the Pakistani armed forces to fight in a war where killer and killed are both Muslims and tens of thousands of Muslim refugees face death through cold and hunger. And all of this is so that America can dominate over the Muslims of Central and South Asia and command over the vast wealth that this region contains.

As for your rulers, like Musharraf before them, the corrupt, greedy Zardari and his henchmen, rather than mobilizing your strength against the enemy and its evil war, have sided with your enemy. They have given it the very means that make its brutal campaign possible. Serving their kuffar masters, for the sake of worldly gains, these agent rulers are willingly trying to convert a Muslim country, with the seventh largest armed forces in the world and nuclear weapons, abundant blessings and strength, into an abode of chaos and destruction. Allah سبحانه وتعالى said,

[أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ بَدَّلُوا نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ كُفْرًا وَأَحَلُّوا قَوْمَهُمْ دَارَ الْبَوَارِ * جَهَنَّمَ يَصْلَوْنَهَا وَبِئْسَ الْقَرَارُ]

"Have you not seen those who have changed the Blessings of Allah into disbelief and caused their people to dwell in an abode of destruction. Hell, in which they will burn, is an evil abode, indeed!" [Surah Ibraheem 14:28,29]

O Muslims of Pakistan!

It is now high time for us to turn this miserable situation around and confound the enemies and their agents. America must be treated as an enemy state, which has waged war upon the Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan, facilitated India in its aggression and now ignited Fitna and chaos within Pakistan. America's embassy and consulates must be closed. Its intelligence and private military organisations must be expelled. There must be no logistic support, intelligence sharing or army to army contact with American forces. And the war in the tribal areas must be ended, so that our armed forces can be mobilized beyond them to the borders to pressurize the American forces to leave Afghanistan, a bold mobilization which will rally all the Muslims of the world and expose the agents and munafiqeen who ally with the kuffar. Allah سبحانه وتعالى said,

[بَشِّرْ الْمُنَافِقِينَ بِأَنَّ لَهُمْ عَذَابًا أَلِيمًا * الَّذِينَ يَتَّخِذُونَ الْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ مِنْ دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَيَبْتَغُونَ عِنْدَهُمْ الْعِزَّةَ فَإِنَّ الْعِزَّةَ لِلَّهِ جَمِيعًا]

"Give to the hypocrites the tidings that there is for them a painful torment.  Those who take disbelievers as allies instead of believers, do they seek honour, power and glory with them? Verily, then to Allâh belongs all honour, power and glory". [Surah an-Nisaa 4:138,139]

[يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لاَ تَتَّخِذُوا عَدُوِّي وَعَدُوَّكُمْ أَوْلِيَاءَ تُلْقُونَ إِلَيْهِمْ بِالْمَوَدَّةِ وَقَدْ كَفَرُوا بِمَا جَاءَكُمْ مِنْ الْحَقِّ]

"O you who believe! Take not My enemies and your enemies as friends, showing affection towards them, while they have disbelieved in what has come to you of the truth" [Surah al Mumtahina 60:1]

And you must know, as your enemies already know, all this is only achievable under the leadership of a sincere Khaleefah, who will govern by all that Allah سبحانه وتعالى. Indeed, be assured, O Muslims, inshaAllah the establishment of the Khilafa in Pakistan will be the starting point for the unification of the entire Muslim Ummah as the most powerful state in the world that will end all American and Indian mischief, rescue our people from chaos and despair and usher in a new era of security, prosperity and strength.

[وَلَيَنْصُرَنَّ اللَّهُ مَنْ يَنْصُرُهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَقَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ]

"Allah will certainly help those who stand up for Him. Allah is truly All-Powerful, Almighty." [Al-Hajj 22:40]

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Demonstration in response to the targeting of Muslim officers in the mosque

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               In response to a cowardly attack on Muslim officers and their families as they prayed Friday prayers on 4 December 2009 in the army city of Rawalpindi, Hizb- ut- Tahrir, Wilayah Pakistan held protests in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. Protestors held banners showing that Obama's new policy is a policy of bombings and target killings, with the willing collaboration of Zardari's government. Protestors condemned Zardari's government which has opened Pakistan to the instigators of flag attacks, bombings and assassinations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US intelligence and US private military organizations, such as DynCorp and Xe Services LLC, formerly known as Blackwater. They called for the Khilafah "Caliphate" which will unify the Muslims as a single force against the American crusaders.

 

 

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  Statement regarding the Centre for Social Cohesion's report: ‘Hizb ut-Tahrir Ideology and Strategy'

        It is our opinion that this report is intended as a smear aimed at distracting our organisation from its work. However we would like to make the following points for the record:  

1. The report is little more than a rehash of the same old and tired allegations that have been disproved on many previous occasions. It is a mix of untruths, material from extreme weblogs, neocon US think tanks and selective quotes from our material to support the anti-Islamic agenda of the Centre for Social Cohesion (CSC). 

2. This report comes from the CSC, an organisation that purports to be a think tank but which has a track record of anti-Muslim papers and articles. Douglas Murray, its director and self confessed neoconservative famously said "Conditions for Muslims in Europe must be made harder across the board." Neoconservatives who openly support violence and the ideology which was the conveyor belt to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars which have led to the mass murder of hundreds of thousands of Muslims.

The CSC is a subsidiary of  Civitas which, in its report the ‘West Islam and Islamism' advocated the assimilation of Muslims and ‘forced conversion' to accept western values saying "It is not enough for the vast majority of decent, peaceful, law-abiding Muslims to renounce terror in principle, including September 11 and similar events...If they choose to live in Western liberal democratic societies, they must accept the values of liberal democracy-as Jews, Sikhs, Hindus and others have done for many years." 

3. Hizb ut-Tahrir works openly and has never hidden its work or objectives. After 7/7 we held open meetings and debates with non-Muslims - including leading intellectuals, politicians and journalists in the UK such as Tim Sebastian, Adam Boulton, David Goodhart, AC Grayling, Roger Mosey, Norman Lamont and many others - where our views were challenged and scrutinised.

We have challenged Ministers and front bench Tory politicians to debate their threats to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir, but none have engaged in debate. 

4. We believe the reason for this smear campaign is that Hizb ut-Tahrir offers an agenda for Muslims in the west to engage confidently in society whilst preserving their Islamic identity and values. This message is gaining clear support amongst Muslims and this directly contradicts the agenda of aggressive assimilationists like the CSC. 
     
5. The neocon philosophy - for which there has been no stronger advocate in the UK than Douglas Murray (the director of the CSC) was that which argued to ‘convert' the Muslim world to liberal democracy by military force. This strand of thinking in western societies has been extreme, divisive, and destructive, but is clearly alive and kicking in the CSC - and indeed on the front benches of the Conservative party.

Hizb ut-Tahrir's support for the Caliphate in the Muslim world as a way to liberate the Muslim world from occupation and colonialism also flies in the face of imperialist neoconservative thinking. 

6. The report's characterisation of the Khilafah "Caliphate" (Caliphate) as a state out to destroy the world is laughable when we see in truth that it is western governments that have had an aggressive policy in the Muslim world. 

Its claim that Hizb ut-Tahrir is committed to "mass murder" is a joke. Such an untruth only serves to illustrate their ignorance of our group which has never and will never resort to violent actions as this is firmly against our Islamic beliefs and method of work. Indeed, the CSC report contradicts itself saying "HT is not a terrorist organisation"

The characterisation that Hizb ut-Tahrir supports "violent jihad" is hysterical. The well known Islamic stance is that those who are under occupation have the right to resist occupation, and this is Hizb ut-Tahrir's stance as well. As for 7/7 and 9/11 we have made our position clear that these acts are forbidden in our Islamic opinion. 

In summary, this is not a sincere or objective attempt to analyse Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Despite such smears and attacks we remain committed to our efforts to work to establish the Khilafah "Caliphate" (Caliphate) in the Muslim world, and encourage the Muslim community in Britain to preserve our Islamic values.

 

Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain

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                                                                PRESS STATEMENT  THE ICC WON'T SOLVE THE PROBLEMS FACING KENYA. THE REAL SOLUTION IS TO ABOLISH THE COLONIAL POLITICS OF DEMOCRACY!

           After the post election violence which began immediately following the announcement of the contested presidential election results which claimed 1300 lives and a half million homeless and properties worth billion of shillings being destroyed, the mediation efforts led by former UN chief Kofi Anan followed with high pace  and ended up with the signing of a deal between the two rival parties, ODM led by Raila Odinga who became a prime minister and Mwai Kibaki of PNU who became president in a grand coalition government.

            Western powers especially America and Britain vowed to be strict in following steps that will lead to a concrete solution to the most pressing problems facing Kenya which include grand corruption, poor leadership, bad land policy and tribalism. Several commissions to investigate the root causes of the election violence were formed among them Independent Election Review Commission (IREC) headed by Justice Kriegler from South Africa and Commission to Investigate Post-Election Violence (CIPEV) led by Philip Waki, a judge from the Court of Appeal.

            Finally the CIPEV in its report known as the ‘Waki Report' made a number of recommendations including the prosecution of the perpetrators of the election violence at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague if Kenya fails to establish a credible special tribunal meeting ‘international standards' to bring to book the suspects locally.

             Up to now, U.S and Britain are pressurizing for what they call a permanent solution to problems facing this country. Recently US president Barack Obama warned that his administration is preparing to issue a ban travel on 15 prominent Kenyans officials claimed to block the reforms. That stand was backed by UK and Canada. The American ambassador has   been vocal everyday with threats and imperial orders as if he is a colonial governor.

            O Kenyan people! Hizb ut-Tahrir East Africa reminds you that it's about two decades since America introduced her multiparty democratic politics in Kenya as a ‘solution' for solving   problems facing Kenya and the whole of Africa, but as Swahili saying says: ‘Mwenye macho   haambiwi tazama' meaning: A person with eyes to see should not be requested to look! Four multi-party democratic elections have been held and yet up to this moment your basic needs have not been satisfied and what you see now is a continuous tug of war and acrobatics of greedy democratic politicians barking at one another with everyone claiming he is an expert in solving the problems and therefore urging people to elect him! Clear proof of that is the problem of corruption. How many commissions have set up in Kenya since the so called single-party dictatorial leadership up to this time now termed as ‘freedom and democracy.' Have these commissions eradicated corruption or nurtured it?

O Muslims and non Muslims! There is a hidden truth which the Islamic party Hizb ut-Tahrir would like to reveal about the reality of democracy and the system which emanate from it which is summarized as follows:

  1. America while leading other western nations is vocal about democracy showing it as the best ruling system to be adopted by all nations. This thought claims to give people the freedom to elect a ruler of their choice. The truth is that the ruler who serves the interests of the west is a ‘good ruler' even if he is not the people's choice for it is fallacy that democracy has given people the right to elect a ruler of their choice. In addition to that, the key decisions are made by few people who plunder resources while conspiring with the politicians who care nothing but their stomachs not the poor.
  2. All democratic politicians are the same with no difference since their basis is personal interests and not their parties nor the electorate. They deceive people through bribes and empty promises as a means to be elected to attain leadership only to fill their stomachs and use the people as a ladder to reach the top, nor do they fall short of instigating violence among the masses such as what politicians in Kenya did when they instigated the violence for their own personal interests. It is an undeniable fact that democracy has created more tribal divisions among people instead of unifying them.
  3. America carries the Capitalist ideology which was invented by the western intellectuals e.g. Adam Smith, John Locke, Rousseau and it has been boasting about it since the collapse of the communist ideology invented by Karl Max in the nineties of the twentieth century. In accordance with capitalism, greedy capitalist elitists hoard wealth without caring for others and see that the only way to safeguard their interests is through politicians and rulers. Naturally the ruler must be loyal to the capitalists and if he is seen as obstacle he will be vilified and even force will be used to remove him from power as America is doing all over the world. Since capitalism is a man-made system, it is not self sufficient and rather contains numerous short comings and contradictions which will be always be characteristics of this ideology.
  4. America puts a lot of efforts to patch the holes globally of her ideology which is the prime source of the global economic recession, political unrest, and moral degradation within society. It hides all this by seducing people by pointing the finger to the rulers and governments claiming that they have gone against democracy. America also sends her prominent officials as mediators between people, an example being last year's visits to Kenya by the former US foreign secretary Condoleezza Rice and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon claiming that the objective of their visits is to help and save Kenya while the reality is they came to safeguard the economic interests of American corporations. The truth of the matter is that the root cause of all problems  in Africa and the world at large is the capitalist ideology implemented by all governments existing in the world as directed by America or by her competitors in the western camp.

O wise men! Is this not neo colonialism?

             O rational people, whether Muslims and non Muslims! Hizb ut-Tahrir East Africa concludes this communiqué calling to the solution for all problems and calamities in the world namely the implementation of the Islamic ideology. Islam is the complete way of life from the Creator of all beings with the guidance to solve the all problems whether being economic hardship, social and political etc with the best solution. We do believe that Kenya has intellectuals who see the rotten imperialistic ideology for what it is, thus it is now the time to join hands with Hizb ut-Tahrir in rejecting and exposing capitalism and its politics of democracy so as to serve Allah Ta'ala, the creator of all beings, and free ourselves from the slavery of other humans. The time has come to propagate Islam as the best ideology to solve all your problems with permanent solution through its government, the Khilafah "Caliphate". We are ready to prove this with rational proofs through discussion, dialogue or debates with all people interested in the development of humanity.

يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ ٱسْتَجِيبُواْ للَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُم لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ

"O you who believe! Answer Allah (by obeying Him) and His Messenger when he calls you to that which will give you life" [TMQ 8:24]_____________

Shaban Mwalimu

Media representantive

Hizb ut-Tahrir East Africa

Mob: +254(0737)606667

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  PRESS STATEMENT  WHO SHALL CUT THE TONGUE OF AMERICA IN INTERFERING IN THE INTERNAL ISSUES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KENYA?

          US pressure has been increasingly heard here in Kenya for a period of two months now. It was September 25th this year when the US administration issued a threat to impose a travel ban threat targeting 15 prominent Kenyan officials including some ministers and MPs. On 26th October last week, US assistant secretary of state in charge of African affairs, Johnnie Carson, said that the USA has banned a senior Kenyan official from visiting that country. In addition the U.S. ambassador to Kenya Michael Ranneberger has been seen on popular TV screens every day threatening the Kenyan leadership; likewise he is seen in almost every corner of the country organizing public meetings (barazas) and giving advice as if he is the governor of this country giving orders like a teacher ordering the nursery school children!

          The reason for the US pressure on Kenyan government is to demand it to hasten in bringing the so called ‘reforms'. It also believes that there are some figures in the government who block the reforms. The US is still maintaining that she is a best friend to Kenya and will be on the frontline to ensure that Kenya is heading to good governance which will bring a better life to her citizens. These pressures have been received by the Kenyan leaders with different reactions and viewpoints with some maintaining that it is a positive move by America to ensure justice, while others condemn it saying that it is wrong for it to interfere in internal Kenyan affairs.

          Since the collapse of the communist ideology in the early nineties of the 20th century, an ideology that had been propagated by the Soviet Union, the US became impatient to rule the whole world by implementing her deceitful ideology called Capitalism. Ever since then her foreign policy is based upon implementing this ideology globally. As the case here in Kenya and Africa in general, her main objective is to exploit the rich resources of the continent via colonizing it economically. In addition to that, America wants to ensure that Africa is fully adopting and implementing its evil and catastrophic system. Thus it should be kept in mind that America will never change her foreign policy, though the change in her means and style can be noticed. Johnnie Carson stated this explicitly in his confirmation hearing to be appointed as US Assistant secretary for African affairs before the US Senate early this year. Therefore U.S interference in Kenyan internal issues is nothing other than a means to demand it to faithfully serve and protect US economic, political, defense and diplomatic interests and to make Kenya subservient to her ideology which is the primary source of all crises found in the world today. In short America is still carrying the neo-colonialism policy here in Kenya and Africa in general, not too dissimilar to the old British colonial rule where the British government used to govern Kenya in her own interests while stepping upon the local people without fear!  

             Hizb ut-Tahrir is an Islamic party which aims to bring the fundamental change through implementation of the Islamic ideology fully in life via re-establishment of the Islamic State, Khilafah "Caliphate" Rashidah, which possesses a superior foreign policy which includes inviting people to Islam via a diplomatic approach. In the past, people of different nations were convinced by the Islamic ideology to the extent that many of them used to call to and demand for the Khilafah "Caliphate" State to come to their lands and deliver the from the oppression of the states ruling over them. We firmly believe that the Khilafah "Caliphate" State is the only one which is capable to uproot/demolish the American colonialism and cut off the tongue of America in the whole world today, and this Khilafah "Caliphate" State will soon be established by Allah's permission.

            We conclude this statement by calling upon all Muslims to fulfill their Islamic duty to expose the malicious plans of the US and her allies, and at the same time to work together with Hizb ut-Tahrir East Africa in conveying Islam as the true alternative ideology that will liberate Africa from western colonialism

Shaban Mwalimu

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Hizb ut-Tahrir East Africa

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  Q&A The Nature of Bid'ah

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 Question: During one of our meetings, we discussed the word "Bid'ah." Some of us said that it refers to everything that contravenes the command of The Legislator (Al-Shaari'), and others said that it refers only to contravening the command of The Legislator in matters of ‘Ibadaat (acts of worship). Could you please clarify this issue? Jazakum Allahu Khairan.

Answer:

1- The commands of The Legislator are two types: The first type is in Seeghat Al-Amr (the form of a command) and accompanied with the explanation of the method to complete this command (i.e. the practical steps to implement it from start to finish). For example, Allah سبحانه وتعالى says:

وَأَقِيمُواْ الصَّلاَةَ

"And perform Salat" [Al-Baqara, 2:43]

this is in Seeghat Al-Amr, but it was not left to man to pray however he pleases, but rather other texts were revealed that explain exactly how prayer is performed, including the intention, standing, recitation, Rukoo', Sujood, etc. Equally, Allah سبحانه وتعالى revealed:

وَلِلّهِ عَلَى النَّاسِ حِجُّ الْبَيْتِ

"And Hajj to the House (Ka'ba) is a duty that mankind owes to Allah" [Al-Imran, 3:97],

and this is also in Seeghat Al-Amr, but in the form of "news in the context of a command," and this is also accompanied by texts explaining how this command to perform Hajj is to be completed from start to finish.

The second type is also in Seeghat Al-Amr, but is general (‘Aam) or unrestricted (Mutlaq), and is not accompanied by the method to complete the command (the practical steps to implement it). For example, the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

"Whoever (loaned something or sold something on credit), then the measure must be known, the weight must be known, and the period (until payment is made) must be known" [Bukhari];

here, the command with relation to selling something on credit is in Seeghat Al-Jumla Al-Shartiyyah (the form of a conditional sentence), ordering us to know the measure, weight and payment period, but The Legislator did not explain the specific steps to complete the contract, such as, for example, having the two contractors stand before each other, one of them recite something from the Qur'an, then each of them take a step forward, then they hug each other, then they discuss the credit contract, followed by an offer and an acceptance, etc.

Another example is the Ahadith of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم:

"Gold (traded for) gold is Riba, except when (it is exchanged immediately in the same meeting)" [Bukhari] and

"Gold (traded) for gold, likeness to likeness, and paper (traded) for paper, likeness to likeness" [Bukhari and Muslim].

These Ahadith are "a command in the form of news," but the specific steps to complete the trading were not given, as explained in the previous examples.

In another example, it was narrated to us through authentic Ahadith that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم would stand up when a funeral procession would pass him. It was narrated in Sahih Muslim:

"If you see a funeral procession, then stand up for it..."

and the actions of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم are a form of a Talab (request or command), but he صلى الله عليه وسلم did not show us exactly how to perform the exact steps related to this command, as demonstrated in the first example.

Hence, there are commands from The Legislator that were accompanied by texts detailing the practical steps for implementation, and there are commands from The Legislator that are general (‘Aam) or unrestricted (Mutlaq) that were not accompanied by detailed practical steps for implementation.

2- The expression (Istilaah) "Bid'ah" applies when a command of The Legislator, with which texts detailing the practical steps for implementation were also revealed, are contravened. This is because the command was not implemented exactly as instructed by The Legislator.

The linguistic (Lughawi) meaning of the word "Bid'ah," as explained in Lisaan Al-Arab: "The Mubtadi' (person who carries out a Bid'ah) is the person who brings forth something in a manner that is different than was known previously [...] and if you (Abda't) something, it means that you invented it and it is unique."

The above definition also applies to the Istilaahi meaning of the word "Bid'ah," i.e. contravening the Shar'iee method, as detailed by Islamic legislation, to complete a Shar'iee matter. This is what the Hadith,

"Whoever performs an act that is not upon our command, it is rejected" [Bukhari and Muslim]

is referring to. Thus, whoever performs three Sujood (prostrations) instead of two during his Salat has committed a Bid'ah, and whoever throws eight stones at the Jamrat of Mina instead of seven has committed a Bid'ah. Every Bid'ah is a misguidance, and every misguidance is in the Hellfire (i.e. he is sinful for the action).

3- Contravening a command of The Legislator that was not accompanied by the practical steps for implementation falls under the classification of Hukum Shari'ee, and is defined as Haram, Makruh or Mubah if the address was Khitaab Takleef (prescriptive address), and Baatil (invalid) or Faasid (corrupt) if the address was Khitaab Wadh' (descriptive address). This, in turn, is dependent on the form of the Qareena (conjunctive evidence) that accompanies the command, whether in the form of Jazm (decisive), Tarjeeh (outweighing), or Takhyeer (choice).

So, going back to our first example, if someone sells something on credit (i.e. completed the contract of sale) in contravention to the command of The Legislator (i.e. without knowing the measure, or the weight, or the deadline when payment will be made), it cannot be said that he has committed a Bid'ah, but rather it is said that this contract contravenes the command of The Legislator and is Baatil or Faasid depending on the type of contravention.

And in the second example, if a person traded gold for gold in contravention to the command:

"Gold (traded for) gold is Riba, except when (it is exchanged immediately in the same meeting)" and "...likeness to likeness," (i.e. not exchanged immediately and not likeness to likeness),

it cannot be said that he has committed a Bid'ah by contravening the command, but rather it is said that he committed Haram by being involved in a Riba contract.

And failure to stand up when a funeral procession passes, choosing to remain seated, cannot be called a Bid'ah, but rather is called Mubah (permissible) because Islamic texts have been narrated for both cases. It was reported by Muslim of Ali Bin Abi Taalib (ra) who said:

"The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم stood up then sat down" [Muslim].

This also applies to the command of The Legislator,

"...seek (the wife) with (strong) Deen, otherwise you will (lose)" [Bukhari],

where contravening this command cannot be called a Bid'ah, but rather the Islamic ruling regarding marrying a woman who does not have a strong Deen should be researched. This is because the practical steps for choosing a wife have not been given, where, for example, the man might stand before the woman and recites Ayat ul-Kursi, then he takes one step forward and recites the two Mu'awithaat, then he takes one step forward and says Bismillah, then he extends his right arm forward and proposes marriage, and so on.

This also applies to the Hadith of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم to the tradesmen,

"O tradesmen, this buying and selling (or market) is attended by Laghw (false speech) and swearing oaths, so fill it with charity" [Abu Dawood and Ahmed],

due to their excessive swearing of oaths during trade. But The Legislator did not clarify specific steps to implement the command "...so fill it" and therefore it cannot be said that if someone sold something and swore an oath, but then did not give charity, that he come with a Bid'ah; rather, the Islamic ruling regarding a tradesman not giving charity after swearing oaths should be researched on its own.

This applies to all contraventions of the commands of The Legislator that were not accompanied with specific steps for implementation.

4- By looking more deeply (Istiqraa') into the Islamic legal texts, we find that only the majority of the ‘Ibadaat (acts of worship) are accompanied by exact, practical steps for implementing the commands of The Legislator, and therefore Bid'ah does not occur outside of the ‘Ibadaat.

We say "the majority of the ‘Ibadaat" here because some of them were not accompanied by practical steps for implementation. One example of this is Jihad. Even though it is an act of ‘Ibaada, but the commands related to it came unrestricted (Mutlaq) or general (‘Aam), such as the verse:

قَاتِلُواْ الَّذِينَ يَلُونَكُم مِّنَ الْكُفَّارِ

"Fight those of the disbelievers that are close to you" [At-Tawba, 9:123]

and the verse:

جَاهِدِ الْكُفَّارَ وَالْمُنَافِقِينَ وَاغْلُظْ عَلَيْهِمْ

"Fight (Jaahiduu) against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be harsh against them" [At-Tawba, 9:73]

These commands are not accompanied with Islamic texts to detail the exact steps to implement them, such as how to fight: if you would recite an Ayah, then shoot a bullet, then take a step forward, then shoot another bullet, then take a step to the right, and so on.

Hence, a person that does not perform Jihad when it is prescribed upon him is not said to have come forth with a Bid'ah, but rather he has committed a Haram for his neglecting Jihad.

5- In conclusion, contravening a command of The Legislator that was accompanied by an exact explanation of the steps required to complete the command is a Bid'ah. And contravening an unrestricted (Mutlaq) or general (‘Aam) command of The Legislator that is not accompanied by an exact explanation of the steps required to complete the command is a contravention of the Ahkam Shar'iee: Haram, Makruh, or Mubah if it is in a Khitaab Takleef (prescriptive address), and Baatil or Faasid if in a Khitaab Wadh' (descriptive address).

And by looking more deeply (Istiqraa'), we find that the majority of ‘Ibadaat were accompanied by the exact steps for implementation, and therefore contravening these laws falls under the classification of Bid'ah.

6- As for the evidences regarding Mu'amalaat (transactions) and Jihad, these were revealed in an unrestricted (Mutlaq) and general (‘Aam) fashion, and therefore contravening these commands falls under the classification of Ahkam Shar'iee: Haram, Makruh, or Mubah if it is in a Khitaab Takleef (prescriptive address), and Baatil or Faasid if in a Khitaab Wadh' (descriptive address).

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  Hundreds gather to call for Zardari to ‘Go' in order to Save Pakistan from America and Terror

     London 24th October 2009 - Hundreds of Muslim men, women and children gathered outside the Pakistan High Commission in London calling for the Zardari government to be removed in order to save Pakistan from America's plan which has caused Pakistan to descend into greater terror and chaos. The demonstration was organised by the local branch of the global Islamic political party, Hizb ut-Tahrir.

    After tilawat of Quran, Dr Abdul Wahid, chair of Hizb ut-Tahrir's local executive committee, explained that Hizb ut-Tahrir Wilayat Pakistan had been leading the opposition to the launch of the second war in South Waziristan by the Zardari regime, and have severely accounted the Zardari's government for allowing US military - and paramilitary organisations like Dyncorp and Blackwater - from creating terror in cities in Pakistan.

    He said that although the regime justified the South Waziristan operation saying it was for Pakistan's security this was a lie and said the government was simply following American instructions as General Musharraf had done before in 2003/4 - when there had been no threat of ‘terrorism' and ‘militancy'. However, that had proved costly and unpopular, hence the current propaganda against Islam and militancy that had been engineered to justify the operation.

    He reminded those gathered that the recent attacks on the Islamic University in Islamabad, in conjunction with the evidence of US military depot (containing explosive material) in Sehala and the sinister actions of these private US security firms was proof of a foreign hand in these operations, and reminded people of similar American actions in Iraq and even in Central America in the past.

    Following this, the demonstration was addressed by a Pakistani Community leader in London, Mr Mushtaq Raja. He said that since the beginning of time Allah Ta'ala had sent His Messengers with guidance for humanity to live and to solve problems by. Our Holy Prophet (saw) had sacrificed and struggled for this noble aim. Now, Pakistan was in crisis and Hizb ut-Tahrir was calling for this same guidance to solves these many problems according to Quran and Sunnah, in the form of the Islamic Khilafat - yet the regime was chasing and arresting these peaceful political activists. He called for all Muslims to support the work of Hizb ut-Tahrir.

    Tauseef Zahid and Atif Salahuddin from Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain's Pakistan Committee then addressed the demosntrators in urdu. Tauseef went through the American plan for the region - explaining their aims were  to consolidate their foothold in Afghanistan, where they were currently failing, and to weaken Pakistan as they had weakened Iraq. He said America had sowed the seeds of sectarianism and civil war in Pakistan, and the criminal rulers of Pakistan had facilitated this. He cited the Kerry-Lugar Bill as the latest example of how the Zardari government had surrendered itself and the country yet further to America. Atif reminded people that America was no friend to Pakistan, Islam and Muslims, and the complicity of the regime was treachery. He also reminded people that Nawaz Sharif supported the operation in South Waziristan and was considered and an ally by the Americans. He said that unless Pakistan had a new system and new leadership different to the betrayal seen under democracy and dictatorship alike, we would see yet more treachery in the future. He said Pakistan could never be saved by Zardari, Nawaz Sharif or Musharraf and he called for all those of power and influence to support Hizb ut-Tahrir to establish the Khilafah "Caliphate", so that Pakistan can be rid from America and the terror it has brought since 2001.

     Taji Mustafa said that Hizb ut-Tahrir had held many activities for this campaign in local communities, and would be organising more. He called upon the Muslims present to exhaust their efforts to carry this message: to "Save Pakistan - Zardari has to go!" and that Khilafah "Caliphate" was the only means to do this and to raise the flag of La illaha illa Allah high.

The peaceful demonstration ended with dua for the people of Pakistan and the Muslim ummah.

 

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