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H.  20 Dhu al-Qi'dah 1440 No: 1440 / 09
M.  Tuesday, 23 July 2019

 Press Release
The Border Incident: 2 Meters ... Good for who and Harmful for who!?

Conflicts in the border area between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are always repeated. On 22 July, there was a sad incident in which five people from Kyrgyzstan and seven people from Tajikistan were injured, and one man died. The incident was reported in the official media as follows: Tajikistan's President Imam Ali Rahman was expected to arrive in exclave of Vorukh, so the residents of Vorukh raised flags at the border. Residents of the village of Ak Sai in Kyrgyzstan opposed and moved the flagpole two meters away. The Tajiks destroyed the AK-Sai record, which was created in Kyrgyzstan. As a result of these conflicts, dozens of people were injured and one person died. What will 2 meters resolve...?

At the same time, Russia has an air base in Kyrgyzstan at Kant Airport, which occupies 60 hectares. In three Tajik cities, Russia's military base no. 201 is deployed. Through these bases, Russia consolidates its colonization of Central Asia. Nevertheless, the Muslims of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are fighting over two meters of land... In fact, the border between the Muslims of Central Asia has been established so as not to unite against Russian colonization.

Russia and China established the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to strengthen their colonial position. They paved the way to fight extremism and terrorism as one of the main objectives of the organization to prevent Muslims from being united and powerful. Now Russian military bases exist under this pretext. China is also under the state of confusion, it has taken over our land and plundered our natural resources by contracting through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

At present, 40 percent of the debts of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are from China. Kyrgyzstan has borrowed $2 billion from China and Tajikistan $1.5 billion. Today, China is taking over our land and minerals in exchange for our debts. For example, Chinese companies have now grabbed gold mines in Kyrgyzstan, such as Ishtamberdi, Kichi-Chaarat and Shambesai. In Tajikistan, China's TVEA has seized gold mines such as Duoba and Ust Kumarg for construction of an electric heating plant in Dushanbe. Moreover, it tries to take a third mine. And the Muslims of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are fighting over two meters of land!

We, the people of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are all Muslims. Our Quran is one, our Prophet is one, our Qibla is one and our graveyard is one. We stand side by side in the funeral of the dead regardless of our country or our homeland. If a Kyrgyz Muslim dies in Tajikistan, his Tajik brothers will pray the funeral prayer and bury him in two meters of land with respect. And if this happens in Kyrgyzstan, the Muslims in Kyrgyzstan would do the same thing, would not they?!

Muslims' dispute among themselves - as we know - serves the interests of the colonists. They incite us against each other for two meters of land and making hectares of our land our graves (Allah forbid, but we have witnessed many of such in world experiences), and our country will remain a colony for the colonizers. This incident took place at a time when negotiations were under way on the visit of the President of Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan. The discussion of border issues at the meeting was one of the objectives of these negotiations. In fact, such talks have already taken place in this regard. But these actions do not solve anything. These issues are resolved only in the interests of the colonial masters, because these borders were drawn up by the colonial powers and because these rulers were set up to achieve the interests of the colonists, and we celebrate the treacherous rulers and put flags in their way and fight for them!!

The Prophet (saw) said:

«وَلَمْ يَنْقُضُوا عَهْدَ اللهِ وَعَهْدَ رَسُولِهِ إِلَّا سَلَّطَ اللهُ عَلَيْهِمْ عَدُوَّهُمْ مِنْ غَيْرِهِمْ فَأَخَذُوا بَعْضَ مَا كَانَ فِيْ أَيْدِيهِمْ، وَمَا لَمْ يَحْكُمْ أَئِمَّتُهُمْ بِكِتَابِ اللهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَيَتَخَيَّرُوا فِيمَا أَنْزَلَ اللهُ إِلَّا جَعَلَ اللهُ بَأْسَهُمْ بَيْنَهُمْ»

“Theydo not break their covenant with Allah and His Messenger, but Allah will enable their enemies to overpower them and take some of what is in their hands. Unless their leaders rule according to the Book of Allah and seek all good from that which Allah has revealed, Allah will cause them to fight one another.” (Narrated by Ibn Majah)

O Muslims, if we continue to dispute, deceived by the policies of the Kafir colonists, we will be among the losers in the Hereafter. The Prophet (saw) said:

«إِذَا الْتَقَى الْمُسْلِمَانِ بِسَيْفَيْهِمَا فَالْقَاتِلُ وَالْمَقْتُولُ فِي النَّارِ»

“If two Muslims confront each other with swords, then both the killer and the killed will be in Hellfire.”

Dear Muslims, we are all Muslims, and we must refer to Islam for all issues.

1. So, let us review the Islamic Aqeedah, as this doctrine transforms all people into brothers in Islam.

2. Only the Khilafah Rashidah (rightly guided Caliphate) will remove the borders between Muslims and unite them in one state and there will be no conflict such as border dispute between Muslims.

Therefore, we must study Islam and struggle, intellectually and politically, to establish the Khilafah Rashidah State (rightly guided Caliphate) on the method of the Prophethood.

Abdul Hakeem Karahani
Head of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Kyrgyzstan

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