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Press Statement from Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Media Office in North Africa: Regarding Detention of Shabab

Friday, 06 June 2008 15:45

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Press Statement from Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Media Office in North Africa: Regarding Detention of Shabab charged with links to Hizb ut-Tahrir in Tunis


إن الذين يحادون الله ورسوله أولئك في الأذلين كتب الله لأغلبن أنا ورسلي إن الله قوي عزيز


“Allâh has decreed: “Verily, it is I and My Messengers who shall be the victorious.” Verily, Allâh is All-Powerful, All-Mighty.”  [TMQ 58: 21]

Tunisia, the land of such a city as Kairouan, which was founded by ‘Aqabah ibn Nafa’ as the city of lights and goodness, is a country that either understands the dynamics of history nor comprehends world events; and is oblivious of the ways Allâh (swt) dealt with those before. It challenges Allâh (swt) Himself and His Prophet (saw). It prohibits the slogans of Allâh, is faithful to the nations of kufr and rejects His commands. Tunisia prevents women from adorning the hijab in government establishments which it regards as sectarian attire alien to it. The predominantly Muslim country prosecutes people; for being faithful to Allâh (swt), ‘accuses’ them of calling people to establish the deen of Allâh on Allâh’s own earth. These are ‘crimes’ in Tunisia on par with felony!! To be seen as a good citizen, one must not only confirm to the kufr rules, he must respect and defend them too, even if it is at the cost of flouting his Islamic identity. A law-abiding citizen is expected not to strive for establishing Allâh’s deen on earth i.e. the Khilafah, which is mandatory for a Muslim just because Bush, Brown and Sarkozy do not approve of it. To work of reestablishing the deen is therefore prohibited and the only place for those who ‘indulge’ in it are the prison cells where he is tortured and humiliated by officials on whom as Muslims, it is mandatory to raise the banner of Islam and not fight Islam and Muslims.

The correctional eighth Court of First Instance in Tunis under the chairmanship of Justice Mohamed Ali Ben Shuwaikha on Wednesday 7 / 5 / 2008 took up case number 10890, concerning: Mohammed al Samaawi, Mabrouk Boudhafri, Muhammad Ali Albiskri, Ali Al-Hajjaji, Momammed Abbas, Fawzi Shehi, Fathi al Azizi, Mohammed bin Khumailah, Reza Thabit, Rauf al-Amri, Bashir al-Zaitouni, Mehrez al-Saidi, Anis Al-Hajjaji, Mohammed Ben Youssef, Mohammed al-Muhmadi, Mahdi ben Mehrez, Faisal Sasi, Youssef al- Taroudi and Mohammed al-Razeqi. Another case number 4148 concerning each of: Congratulations, and Mehrez Rajab Boudhafri and Bashir al-Zaitouni on charges of reestablishing an unrecognised organisation, and holding unauthorised meetings and preparing the place for holding of unauthorised meetings and of being in possession of leaflets that disturb public order. The ‘accused’ were defended by a team of lawyers comprising; Ahmed al-Siddiq, Samir Ben Omar, Kulthoum al-Zaowi, Abdel-Fattah Moro, Najib bin Youssef, Sa’eedah al-‘akrami and Radhiah al-Dureidi. The judge decided that the two cases will be taken up for hearing, arguments and ruling on Saturday 10th May, 2008.

Saturday, the 10th of May, 2008:

The correctional eighth Court of First Instance in Tunis under the chairmanship of Justice Mohamed Ali Ben Shuwaikha issued the following ruling:

Case number 10890: Sentenced imprisonment for Faisal Sasi for a period of one year and two months; Mohammed al Samaawi, Muhammad Ali Albiskri, Ali Al-Hajjaji, Momammed Abbas, Fawzi Shehi, Fathi al Azizi, Mohammed bin Khumailah, Reza Thabit, Rauf al-Amri, Mehrez al-Saidi, Anis Al-Hajjaji, Mohammed Ben Youssef, Mohammed al-Muhmadi, Mahdi ben Mehrez, Youssef al- Taroudi and Mohammed al-Razeqi for a period of eleven months, and sentenced Mabrouk Boudhafri and Bashir al-Zaitouni for a term of six months.

In the case number 4148, the same court sentenced: Mabrouk Boudhafri for a period of 2 years and 3 months while Mehrez Rajab Boudhafri and Bashir al-Zaitouni were ordered imprisonment for a term of 11 months each.

The ‘accused’ were charged with ‘participating in reestablishing an ‘illegitimate’ organisation (Hizb ut-Tahrir), holding un-authorised meetings, preparing a place for holding un-authorised meetings and in possession of leaflets deemed as disturbing public order’!

These are the ‘crimes’ committed by the ‘accused’ Shabab who are firm believers in their Master, Allâh (swt) and to whom they have been faithful. They call upon people to establish the righteous deen of Allâh (swt) on earth, they are neither hostile to any person nor do they indulge in any material and physical action aimed at the regime. They refrain from such violence not in fear of the brutal oppressors, but rather in emulation of the Messenger of Allâh (saw) who did not resort to material action as a means of establishing the Islamic State. The Shabab have neither spilled people’s blood nor wrongfully pilfered their wealth and are complying with Allah’s commands.

Should a person calling for establishing the deen of Allâh (swt) in a Muslim land be thus imprisoned?! Should he be subjected to torture and humiliation just for saying:

 يا قومنا أجيبوا داعي الله وآمنوا به يغفر لكم من ذنوبكم ويجركم من عذاب أليم

“O our people! Respond (with obedience) to Allâh’s Caller (i.e. Allâh’s Messenger Muhammad [sal-Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam]), and believe in him (i.e. believe in that which Muhammad [sal-Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam] has brought from Allâh and follow him). He (Allâh) will forgive you of your sins, and will save you from a painful torment (i.e. Hell-fire).” [TMQ 46; 31]

Should this be the treatment meted out to him while at the same time when flagrant violations of His commands, promiscuity, liquor, immodesty, usury and atheism are rampant, obedience to Allâh is suppressed, people are prevented from attending congregational prayers, vice is openly permitted and modesty is shunned and the country is ruled under a system of kufr. Indeed, this reminds us of the shameless & impudent ways of the people of Lot who ordered the righteous people to be driven out their village. Their story has been narrated by Allah (swt):

 أخرجوا آل لوط من قريتكم إنهم أناس يتطهرون

“Drive them out of your town, these are indeed men who want to be pure (from sins)!” [TMQ 07: 82]

Here in this Muslim country, the people are persecuted for being chaste and are regarded is esteem for being immodest, mean, despicable and for being disobedient to Allah. The regime is not fearful of their actions because the Shaitân has enchanted them and glamorised their actions. Shaitân has beautified for them (their false hopes), and (Allâh) prolonged their term (age). Allâh says:

أفأمنوا مكر الله فلا يأمن مكر الله إلا القوم الخاسرون

“Did they then feel secure against the Plot of Allâh? None feels secure from the Plot of Allâh except the people who are the losers.” [TMQ 07: 99]

Like their predecessors Abu Jahal, Abu Lahab, Ibn Mughairah and other Kufr leaders, this untenable and crumbling regime feigns that it can overwhelm Allâh (swt) Himself, suppress His lights and shout down His call. They may have their benefits in following the deviant ways of kufr, but let them not forget that whatever Allâh wishes will certainly dominate and whoever opposes that will meet a distressful end.

Let the leaders of this Tunisian regime and others who are bent upon exploiting the Muslim Ummah know that either of the two punishments awaits them: it is either the punishment at the hands of the Ummah whom they have wronged; or it is the punishment of Allâh (swt) Himself.

قل هل تربصون بنا إلا إحدى الحسنيين ونحن نتربص بكم أن يصيبكم الله بعذاب من عنده أو بأيدينا فتربصوا إنا معكم متربصون

“Do you wait for us (anything) except one of the two best things (martyrdom or victory)? While we await for you either that Allâh will afflict you with a punishment from Himself or at our hands. So wait, we too are waiting with you.” [TMQ 09: 52]

Let the leaders of this Tunisian regime know that the Khilafah which the Muslims are being imprisoned for demanding and working to establish, Allâh (swt) willing, is set to take shape soon and will seal their fate and hold the treacherous Munafiqeen to account for their loyalty to the Kuffar and for fighting the Ummah. They must know that the khilafah will establish and implement the command of Allâh on the earth. We know that Shaitân has enchanted you with his charms and instilled in you that this khilafah is a mirage, but we have accepted the command of Allâh (swt) and firmly believe in His glad tidings: 

فاصبر إن وعد الله حق ولا يستخفنك الذين لا يوقنون

“So be patient (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam]). Verily, the Promise of Allâh is true; and let not those who have no certainty of Faith discourage you from conveying Allâh’s Message (which you are obliged to convey).” [TMQ 30: 60]

We fully believe when He says:

وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَى لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا يَعْبُدُونَنِي لا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا وَمَنْ كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ فَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ

“Allâh has promised those among you who believe and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the land, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practise their religion which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islâm). And He will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me. But whoever disbelieved after this, they are the Fâsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allâh).” [TMQ 24: 55]

We also firmly believe when His Prophet (saw) said:

تَكُونُ النُّبُوَّةُ فِيكُمْ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ أَنْ تَكُونَ ثُمَّ يَرْفَعُهَا إِذَا شَاءَ أَنْ يَرْفَعَهَا ثُمَّ تَكُونُ خِلَافَةٌ عَلَى مِنْهَاجِ النُّبُوَّةِ فَتَكُونُ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ أَنْ تَكُونَ ثُمَّ يَرْفَعُهَا إِذَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ أَنْ يَرْفَعَهَا ثُمَّ تَكُونُ مُلْكًا عَاضًّا فَيَكُونُ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ أَنْ يَكُونَ ثُمَّ يَرْفَعُهَا إِذَا شَاءَ أَنْ يَرْفَعَهَا ثُمَّ تَكُونُ مُلْكًا جَبْرِيَّةً فَتَكُونُ مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ أَنْ تَكُونَ ثُمَّ يَرْفَعُهَا إِذَا شَاءَ أَنْ يَرْفَعَهَا ثُمَّ تَكُونُ خِلَافَةً عَلَى مِنْهَاجِ النُّبُوَّةِ ثُمَّ سَكَتَ» أخرجه الإمام أحمد.

“The Prophethood will last among you for as long as Allah wills, then Allah would take it away. Then it will be (followed by) a Khilafah Rashidah (rightly guided) (ala minhaj an-Nabuwwa) on the way of the Prophethood. It will remain for as long as Allah wills, then Allah would take it away. Afterwards there will be a hereditary leadership, which will remain for as long as Allah wishes, then He will lift if He wishes. Then there will be a Khilafah Rashidah (ala minhaj an-Nabuwwa) on the way of the Prophethood” then he kept silent.” [Reported in Musnad Imam Ahmad].

Let the criminals do as they wish; indeed Allâh (swt) is not oblivious to their deeds. Their scheming ways will not deter the servants of Allâh (swt) from; calling for Khilafah in Tunisia, carrying the banner of Islam high until the deen is established and the criminal & hypocrite enemy is humiliated.

فلا تحسبن الله مخلف وعده رسله إن الله عزيز ذو انتقام

“So think not that Allâh will fail to keep His Promise to His Messengers. Certainly, Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Able of Retribution.” [TMQ 14:47]

Jumadah al Oulah 11th, 1429 A.H
May 17th, 2008 C.E

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Sudan: An Open Letter to the National Unity Organisation and All Muslims

Wednesday, 09 May 2007 04:47

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The following is a translation from Arabic.

The situation of divisions, schisms and dividing lines, that manifests in people being divided along tribal and nationalistic lines and the centre-right politics divided into government and opposition camps clinging on to their self interest and power is not something new to our land. But the interference of the international factor, i.e. the struggle between Europe and America over the African continent has resulted in intensified confrontation especially in our land and further deteriorated the situation, and has placed our land in a precarious situation vis-à-vis the warring international parties. This has resulted in separation of the southern portion as a result of the Nevasha accord and the Muslims are spilling the blood of their own brothers in Darfur and other places. As a result the country stands ready to disintegrate along sectarian and tribal lines, while the disbelieving colonialists of Europe and America are systematically exploiting and using as fuel for the war, every Muslim who thinks along the non-Islamic lines be he in government or opposition; armed soldier or a simple civilian.

What has made us the wholesome morsel for those colonialists who scheme against us is our own inability to bond correctly with one another. Our mutual bond is both false and degraded-the bond of patriotism, tribalism and bond of our self-interest.

The patriotic bond develops among people when their thought is debased and lowly, because it is an impulsive bond, since the people living in the same world are overwhelmed by an urge to survive and stirs them to protect the land they inhabit. This results in the patriotic bond, which is a weak and lowly bond that manifests itself only when there is an external threat and does not influence in the absence of such a threat when there is peace and security in the land. Patriotism with such traits is demonstrative of schisms, divisions and weakness and not that of unity or collectivism. It is by the use of this patriotism that the Kafir colonialist has succeeded in tearing apart the Muslims nation into several weak statelets. It is the same patriotism which they have employed to sow the seeds of hatred and distrust that resulted in their disunity and fragmentation and were thus weakened and humiliated. Instead of being united as a single nation (Ummah), they are fragmented: one is an Egyptian, another, a Sudanese and a third being a Palestinian. So what can now unite them in the name of nationalism? Further, patriotism is not a political ideology as such that can provide solutions for the problems faced by people. It is therefore erroneous to think of uniting people based on patriotism, or even forming associations or parties based on it. The bond between people based on sects is merely a product of the patriotic bond, the colonialists have been successful in making us believe that the north of Sudan is not similar to its south, thereby resulting in the secession of south from the north. It is this sectarianism that induces us to conjure the east as different and the west as peculiar thereby helping to serve the conspiracy to fragment the country.

The bond of nationalism originates among people when their thought is narrow, it emanates from the love of the leadership, which is one of the many manifestations of the survival instinct. This bond fosters disputes and confrontation among people who are overwhelmed by a low mentality and thus they help one against another. It is therefore not a humane bond and this can be easily seen in Darfur where Muslims are violating the sanctity of one another along the tribal lines.

The third malaise mentioned is the bond based on self interest which is a temporary bond and not a perpetual one, since it depends on the interest. It is therefore not a suitable bond to unite people because it changes when there is an even bigger self-interest and when the interest factor no longer exists, this bond also ceases to exist! This bond divides people into their special interest groups. Since this bond lasts only as long as the common interest, it becomes a dangerous bond to unite people. As we can see, the government shares a common interest with the Kuffar and hence it has signed the Nevasha, Asmara and the Abuja accords agreeing to splinter the southern part and readying itself for secession of other provinces. The government was all along under the illusion that by doing so the pressure from the Kuffar will subside, which as it turns out, is intensifying day-in and day-out. On the other hand the militaristic movements shared a similar bond of interest with the outsiders for logistical and material support in order to acquire power and thereby control over the resources etc. And what did they do? They forced their people in the lost war as fuel, the real winner of which is one of the alien parties to this global confrontation. The opposition is no different; it schemed up a political agenda to grab the seat of power by unseating the government even if it had to ally with the devil himself!

Oh brothers in the National Unity Organisation!
Oh Muslims!

A genuine unity is achieved only by creating a correct bond, the bond of the great Islamic ideology. It is the only bond based upon a rational creed. It is from this ideology that a system emanates that organises every aspect of people’s lives. In order to solve his problems, the Islamic system looks upon a person simply as a human being and not as any thing else. When the light of Islam shone in the Arabian Peninsula, there were no more hatred and tribal confrontation among people anymore. The people’s heart radiated warmth of the light and belief of Islam and they were consolidated as one distinct nation, whose hearts aligned with one another, they preferred others over themselves and worked for the well-being of others, just as Allah (swt) says:
“And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allâh (i.e. this Qur’ân), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allâh’s Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islâmic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allâh makes His Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided.” [TMQ 3:103]

And (swt) said:
“And He has united their (i.e. believers’) hearts. If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have united their hearts, but Allâh has united them. Certainly He is All-Mighty, All-Wise.” [TMQ 8:63]

The fact is that the Muslims won over Iraq which was then inhabited by Arab and Persian Christians, Magians and Zoroastrians. They won over Persia which was inhabited by Persians and a few Jews and Romans. They won over al-Sham which was a province of the Christian Roman Empire and was inhabited by Syrians, Armenians, Jews. The Muslims won over Egypt which was inhabited by Egyptians and some Jews and Romans; similarly the Muslims won over North Africa where the Berbers lived. They similarly won over Sind, Khorasan, Samarqand and Andalusia (Spain) which were all distinct nationalities with their own languages, customs, culture, traditions and laws. In spite of their distinct identities, Islam was able to mould them into its own and form a great nation (Ummah) with a common religion, language, culture and laws. Therefore will the same Islam not bind and unite us all together if we are true Muslims?

Oh brothers in the National Unity Organisation!

Today you are uniting and gathering all the parties and political forces in the country, you are aware of the enormity of the task of uniting the people under a common banner. It becomes your foremost duty to consider this critical issue in a correct perspective, which is the Islamic perspective. You have seen that it is only Islam which has held together all the people throughout the human history. It was only Islam which has united people and their strengths for a span of thirteen centuries when they lived under a unified Khilafah State, while the socialist/communist ideology failed to achieve this and dispersed people along religions and nationalities and the capitalist ideology is no different with minorities and sects refusing to recognise one another because they carry thoughts that are alien to them. Should we not therefore realise the greatness of our own ideology?

Great honour in this world and the hereafter beckons you, therefore stand up to it and say the truth:

“O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allâh and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth. He will direct you to do righteous good deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whosoever obeys Allâh and His Messenger [sal-Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam], he has indeed achieved a great achievement (i.e. he will be saved from the Hell-fire and will be admitted to Paradise). Truly, We did offer Al-Amânah (the trust or moral responsibility or honesty and all the duties which Allâh has ordained) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they declined to bear it and were afraid of it (i.e. afraid of Allâh’s torment). But man bore it. Verily, he was unjust (to himself) and ignorant (of its results).” [TMQ 33:69-72].

Wilayah Sudan
12th Rabi us-thani, 1428 A.H
29th April, 2007 C.E

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O People of Kenya: Deliver Yourselves from the Bitter Fruits of Multi-Party Democracy Destroying You

H. 24 Dhu al-Hijjah 1430
M. 2009/11/12


The West under the leadership of the USA started beating the drums of multi-party democracy at the beginning of the 1990s in Kenya claiming that multi-party democracy would liberate the masses from perpetual crises that they faced. The US added that the single-party system is the source of the problems facing Kenyans, thus the solution was to throw it away in favour of a new multi-party democratic system praised as the key pillar for political development and economic advancement.

In 1991, and after the US in particular applied extreme pressure upon the existing government, section 2A of the Kenyan constitution was repealed and Kenya changed to a multi-party political system. Despite the then president Moi and his henchmen who were experts in fattening themselves by looting public resources as well as protecting the strategic interests of the West in its ‘cold war’-particularly Britain-resisting that new system, in the end he was forced to submit to US pressure led by its ambassador Smith Hempstone. As for the masses, many-due to their naivete in not realising the cunning of the West nor the reality of its corrupted capitalist ideology-were enchanted by multi-party politics believing it to be their salvation for their miserable lives. Opposition politicians that were beguiled by the US and who supported the ‘solution’ of multi-party democracy raised their voices to expose the government of the then-ruling party KANU calling it a dictatorship. Many Kenyans were attracted by opposition politicians and their propaganda believing them to be heroes who would deliver Kenyan from its never-ending crises starting from colonial times extending to single-party rule. The coming of multi-party democracy was deemed to be the ‘Second Liberation’ to liberate people from dictatorship who would then, as they assumed, enjoy a new better life of dignity. However, what is the reality after Kenya has passed through four multi-party elections?

O People of Kenya! You assumed that the coming of multi-party democracy would deliver you from the poverty that shackles your daily lives, but have you not seen that your prediction was false since poverty has increased until it destroys all save a few capitalist who loot public resources by force? You thought that changing single-party rule for a coalition government in 2003 would uproot the deep-rooted problem of tribalism and endemic grand corruption, as well as the land problem. Yet how come those problems are still confronting you despite the formation of a ‘grand coalition government or government of national unity’ in 2008 led by those same opposition politicians of yesteryear who claims that they were liberators who would ensure reforms and development? Were you not promised that a multi-party democratic government would fulfill your basis needs such as health, food, shelter, education and security as well as ensuring many employment opportunities? Were you not convinced that the dragon of corruption would be slain and the key looters imprisoned, yet today do you not see the increase of grand corruption scandals encompassing politicians of all parties without exception? Is it not clear that the government has failed to ensure basic services for the masses despite changing your rulers and the ruling party? Is it not a crying shame that when the country suffers drought and water scarcity leading to people dying of thirst and severe power rationing, the government argues that the cause is lack of water. Yet when the ‘El Nino’ rains fall in abundance, still you suffer from lack of food, water and power rationing and the government claims the problem is too much water! As for the manifesto promise of abundant employment opportunities, today unemployment especially among youth is at an all-time high leading them to be recruited by dangerous militant groups such as ‘Mungiki’!

Is it not as clear as sunshine that your hopes in multi-party democracy have failed miserably? Is it not an open secret that every multi-party election is worse than the previous one until the December 2007 elections led to the loss of many lives, chaotic anarchy and tens of thousands of people to become internally displaced persons (IDPs) in their own country? Are the politicians of different parties not cut from the same cloth such that their first urgent business in parliament was to raise their salaries and allowances exorbitantly even while the country perished under civil strife, yet at the same time the government claims it has no funds to raise the salaries of teachers and civil servants as well as failing to guarantee your basic right to life itself?

O citizens of Kenya! There is no doubt that you are very angry. And why not since when you take your patients to public hospitals the only answer is ‘there are no medicines so go buy yourselves’. Most of you find it hard to get a morsel of food yet politicians are eating fantastic salaries and allowances! Many are starving in a country with stupendous resources, and at the same time you cannot sleep at night for fear of insecurity affecting your property, farms and livestock. Even worse, you are forced to pay a burden of taxes for the sake of politicians who defiantly refuse to pay any taxes! Every day you see a new commission formed squandering billions in public money under the pretext of fighting corruption, getting to the bottom of the Goldenberg Scandal, ensuring clean elections etc. Now you see the third commission charged with constitutional reform and you are promised that you will soon see a new constitution that will bring about a positive change despite their passing almost 20 years without your seeing a new constitution. If there ever were a competition in forming useless yet extravagantly expensive commissions, no doubt Kenya would win but for what use! The constitutional reform charade is the worst comedy since one day a politician announces his position while in opposition that there is an urgent need to reduce presidential powers then he reverses his stance the moment one of his tribesmen assumes the presidency then changes about-turn again when he fears a non-tribesman may assume power in the future!

Kenyan politicians are so cheap and contemptible, yet they are supposed to be the leaders of positive change? Not to mention that politicians, as usual, are already running around campaigning for 2012 elections while you have not recovered from the fatal wounds of the last election. These same politicians announce publicly day and night that they are taking care of your welfare and that once you elect them to power then all your problems would cease overnight, yet they are the captains of internal strife, fighting and corruption. As for western ambassadors who are led by the US ambassador, they run up and down the country advising, instructing and commanding changes related to government, economic, military policies etc in flagrant neo-colonisation more harmful than old-style colonisation. Are these the fruits of independence and the so-called ‘Second Liberation’ for which you sacrificed your lives?!

No doubt you are tired of these problems. Your ears are close to exploding upon hearing the lies of politicians, and your eyes are exhausted witnessing blood being spilt for the interests of politicians. It is clear that you need something to deliver you radically and comprehensively. And self-evidently you require a new constitution that provides the true guidance to resolve these crises. Surely you need a better government that caters for the needs of all rather than working for a small elite. And, even more importantly, you need to adopt the correct ideology with comprehensive solutions for life far removed from the false capitalist ideology imposed upon you the west.

The advance scout of a people cannot lie to them. After much thought and examination the reality of the situation, Hizb ut-Tahrir East Africa has realized that the solution for your problems shall never be found in multi-party democracy nor in politicians enslaved to that system and the west as agents. Nor will it be found in governments that accept and implement the capitalist ideology that gave birth to democracy. The true reality of multi-party democracy is that it is a system imposed by the West with the objective of enslaving Kenya, Africa and the ‘third world’ generally in order to loot its uncountable resources and gain its vital political, security, economic and geo-strategic interests in place of the old British colonial master. Thus it is to only natural for western countries to engage in a struggle for interests such that each western country finances a party or politicians to sing their tune like slaves. The two leading contenders, USA and Britain, cunningly hire politicians to gain their interest in a dangerous struggle that destroys the country being fought over such as happened to Kenya in the December 2007 elections. Your local politicians are nothing but western agents who work day and night to ensure their masters’ interests first and foremost, then secondly to fill their stomachs as far as their masters allow them at your expense, O People! Thus grand corruption and shallow self-interest on the part of local politicians is an inevitable consequence of multi-party democracy.

The grand deception of democracy that beguiled many is its slogan that it liberates people to choose the leader they wish with the vain hope that such a leader will follow their wishes. Since benefit/interest is the criterion for action in the capitalist ideology, politicians indulge in dirty politics in their struggle for power so as to enrich themselves and their close relatives/friends using elections or even violence to achieve their aims since they believe the Machiavellian creed that: ‘The ends justify the means’ and that: ‘Politics is a dirty game without rules’! During campaign time people are deceived by small bribes and false promises. Moreover a politician is ready to use any means to remove obstacles including inciting tribal war, civil strife, intimidation, bribes etc not only in Africa but throughout the ‘third world’. The true reality of democratic politicians is that they cater only for their interests and the interests of their masters while oppressing the masses. Similarly such politicians are not expected to unify the people for development but rather to divide them and lead them to ruin since they are the leaders to destruction rather than guides to progress!

As for the call for a new and conducive constitution, it is true that humanity needs guidance to lead it. However, do you realise that a constitution devised by man is not capable of solving your problems? Democracy argues that a human being has the right to legislate laws and systems to guide himself in life, a concept that resulted from the secular creed that arose in Europe leading to the separation between religion and life i.e. man to guide himself based upon his thoughts arising from his limited mind. This creed prohibited religion governing life in general, rather it said that religion must remain a personal relationship between the believer and his deity alone. This creed contradicts man’s nature in his capacity as a creature dependent upon his Creator to guide him via the Creator’s Comprehensive Law that resolves all of life’s problems. As long as man is a weak, limited and needy creature, imperfect and dependent, not aware of all requisite knowledge, subject to disparity and biases, inevitably influenced by his environment, and one whose opinions change one day form the next, this means that man cannot guide himself but is rather dependent on guidance from another not subject to such limitations.

O creatures of the Creator! Surely you were brought to earth to worship and serve your Creator by following His Guidance and Law revealed to His Prophets rather than ideologies devised by fellow men. Worshipping the Creator means governing your lives in accordance with systems governing gender relations, economy, politics, judiciary etc in strict compliance with the comprehensive Law revealed by your Creator, laws that are not subject to time-limitation nor do they oppress anyone unlike manmade laws. Thus any government established upon ideologies devised by imperfect men will inevitably fail to resolve your problems as you witness today with your own eyes with respect to democratic governments after the collapse of the communist governments for the same reason. The government that will truly solve your problems must be independent politically, economically and intellectually; something that is impossible for governments in the ‘third world’ that are tied with and subservient to the westerd ideology

O People of Intellect! We pose these important questions: Are you not yet tired of multi-party democracy that in reality is a return to colonial slavery? Have you not seen that the US and the EU have enslaved you until they devise the reigning policies in all spheres of life until they have reached the point of threatening to take some of your politicians to the International Criminal Court at the Hague despite the fact that all evils committed by these politicians was in imitation of, and service to, the West? Not to mention that the leaders of the US and UK are the biggest war criminals perpetrating open atrocities across the world in pursuit of their interests, yet no one dares to take them to the Hague for trial! Do you not also see that accepting a manmade constitution means rejecting your Creator as if He is unable to reveal a true ideology for mankind despite the fact that man depends upon Him every second even for his very breath? And do you not realize that binding yourself to the capitalist ideology and its democratic system devised by man guarantees for you a painful torment first in this world due to the misery surrounding you followed by the punishment of your Creator in the Hereafter? Have you not repeatedly changed your MPs and rulers, president and even ruling parties without success but rather you continue to perish under the capitalist ideology? Have you not sacrificed everything for the sake of multi-party democracy even reaching the point of burning your country by your hands for the interest of the politicians who incited you, then they abandoned you to kill each other while they join hands in a coalition government via which they eat enormous salaries while ignoring your plight in IDP camps? Therefore the Islamic party of Hizb ut-Tahrir East Africa takes the stance that the Islamic ideology alone is the guidance that can lead mankind to a noble life under its government, the Khilafah (Caliphate), that is expected to be established soon in a major Muslim country elsewhere even though the US and the West fight Islam fearing Islam’s proven potential to liberate the world from the evils of the capitalist ideology and its corrupt democratic system. We do not carry weapons nor will we force our views upon you, for that is contrary to the Islamic method of revival. Rather we address your intellects to reflect upon the truth of all that we have said and to debate a new way forward based upon evidence and rational proofs. We are always ready to clarify all that we say so that all of us are guided to that which is better for us in this life and the Hereafter, for this is a noble duty imposed upon us by our Lord. Thus we urge you to liberate yourself from the painful torment of the capitalist ideology and its corrupt multi-party democratic system by turning to Islam, the divinely-revealed ideology with solutions for all of your problems.

الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمْ الإِسْلاَمَ دِينًا

“This day I have completed your deen (way of life/ideology), perfected My Favour upon you, and chosen Islam as your way of life” [TMQ 5:3]

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Violence in Voter Registration in Zanzibar is yet Further Evidence of the Corruption of Democracy – Hizb ut-Tahrir East Africa Media Office

H. 21 Shawwal 1430
M. 2009/10/10
No: 1/009



One year remains for the fourth multiparty democracy general elections scheduled to be held in October 2010 to elect the President of United Republic of Tanzania, President of Zanzibar, Members of the Union Parliament of Tanzania as well as Members of Zanzibar House of Representatives (Lower Chamber). Regarding the process of voters registration, it has been moving in a chaotic manner since its commencement in July 2009 (in Pemba Island), while at the same time it has been associated with threats, fears, troublesome, detention as well as teargas dispersals and violence etc. This scenario ultimately led to the whole exercise being temporarily suspended then resumed by 12 September. In Unguja Island, this exercise officially began on 15th September.

Even after resumption of the exercise, however, as could be expected since the emergence of western multiparty democracy, things did not move smoothly to the extent that Muslims were humiliated, threatened house by house, tear gassed in their settlements that consequently led to affect the weak amongst the elders, young children, women, pregnant ladies etc. The worst event took place at the village of Sizini in northern Region of Pemba Island and, even worse, it occurred during the blessed month of Ramadhan. Similar cases of tear gassing also took place at Tumbatu Island in the northern Region of Unguja Island.

Apart from the above events, the voting registration exercise also brought additional unnecessary excessive hostility between Muslims including social and mosque boycotts, house-burnings and much more were we to list them all, and more of the same are expected in this campaign season similar to the evils of previous elections. We pray to Allah Ta’ala by His Mercy to protect us from the harm of these actions. Amin!

Under this tense situation related to voter registration, 14 EU member States who are the prominent sponsors of the democratization process unanimously declared their serious concern on the process and demanded immediate restoration of law and order in the process. There was also a cosmetic battle of words between the US government and the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar regarding this particular issue.

Likewise the opposition parties vowed to undertake various political measures, such as condemnation, demonstration, even to sue in courts of law demanding explanation of the relationship between the controversial issue of voter registration and Zanzibar residential identity card (Zan ID).

Following the harsh hardships and harms that victimized Muslims in this trial, Hizb ut-Tahrir East Africa sincerely extends condolences to all affected and in a similar manner we express strong condemnation to all who raised their hands or in any way to harming a Muslim, or any innocent citizens, in their body, property or honour. Likewise we call upon those who engaged in this evil process to stop immediately and quickly repent to Allah Ta’ala. Also we encourage all wealthy Muslims to provide assistance to victims to enable them return to comfort, relief and normal life, since all Muslims are but one single body.

Having said that, we would like to make clear and explain the following: –

1. Democracy is a system of disbelief (kufr) and has no relation whatsoever with Islam and Muslims. Furthermore it has not based on any intellectual conviction. This concept originated from the ancient Greeks then later was extended, explained, moulded and given a wider scope following the intellectual and political changes that ultimately motivated the emergence of the Capitalism Ideology especially after the French Revolution in 18th century of the Christian Era. The creed of this ideology is the detachment of religion from the politics i.e. Secularism. This concept gives the human full sovereignty to legislate laws. Hence Democracy is a political system in Capitalist ideology which is a kufr ideology. It is totally forbidden for a Muslim to adopt it, call for it or implement it. (Please refer to our booklet: “Democracy is a system of disbelief (kufr)”)

ِوَمَا دُعَاءُ الْكَافِرِينَ إِلاَّ فِي ضَلاَل

“The invocation of the disbelievers is nothing but an error” (TMQ 13:14)

2. It is totally forbidden (haram) from clear-cut evidence for a Muslim to take part by raising his hand, mouth, pen or in whatever means in harming a fellow Muslim directly or indirectly. Neither the issue of rizq (provision) nor the claim that ‘democracy is a kufr system’ so it is allowed to attack its stakeholders who participate in it while believing there is no sin therein are acceptable as an excuse! We again emphasize that ‘democracy is forbidden’ as we have pointed earlier, but should a Muslim harm a fellow Muslim in the democratic process then both of them will be accountable for their great sin firstly of being part of the democratic process, then secondly the burden of sin will be upon the one who harms the other. And Allah is Well Acquainted with all that they do!

3. The EU States as well as USA all are open enemies of Allah Ta’ala, Islam as well Muslims, specifically the USA and UK.

هُمْ الْعَدُوُّ فَاحْذَرْهُمْ

“They are the enemies, so beware of them!” [TMQ 63:4]

The reality of their hostility is vividly seen and does not need even evidence such that it is seen even by shallow and naive people. Are these not the States that invaded Iraq and Afghanistan under the pretext of restoring democracy? Have they not compounded their invasion by doing the worst and shameful indescribable actions to our brothers, committing atrocities, humiliating and distasteful actions that even animals do not commit against each other? Their deceitful cosmetic statements lined with crocodile tears should be exposed openly through all means available. They pursue nothing but their materialistic interests, and their Capitalist system does not possess even an iota of morality except for shallow interests. Great precaution must be taken against them! They are always instigating Muslim disunity, harbor hatred against Muslim success and are pleased when calamities befall Muslims. Moreover, and furthermore the evil they conceal in their hearts is greater than what they say.

قَدْ بَدَتْ الْبَغْضَاءُ مِنْ أَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَمَا تُخْفِي صُدُورُهُمْ أَكْبَرُ قَدْ بَيَّنَّا لَكُمْ الآياتِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ

“Hatred has already appeared in their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse indeed” [TMQ 3:118]

It has to be remembered that it was the British Government that scornfully deserted and refused to offer assistance to Muslims of Zanzibar during the chaos and violence that took place during the 1964 revolution, violence that devastated hundreds of Muslims if not thousands such that those who survived only did so by the Grace of Allah Ta’ala!

When the then British Ambassador in Zanzibar Mr. Crosswaith was approached to convince his government to intervene in stopping the violence and restore order, he responded arrogantly by saying:

“Today is a weekend, I cannot. However you are negligible in number so I am not in a position to convince Her Majesty’s Government to intervene in this issue!”

Consequently the inviolable blood of Muslims was shed and they were excessively harmed in their lives, property and honour. At the same time this chaos left a humiliating and shameful historical stain that still is being capitalized by the enemies of Muslims of Zanzibar as a strong weapon in instigating division among Muslims of these Islands, something that does not benefit any Muslim but rather strengthens the foothold of the colonial disbelievers.

Wake up, O people of intellect!

4. Islam is the only true ideology that complies with human nature. This ideology also obliges human to be governed by the Islamic government. This is from the fact that human has an organic needs as well as relationships namely the relationship with his Creator, with himself and also with other humans. All these relationships require stable laws and regulations to guide them. It is for this purpose that Allah Ta’ala sent various Prophets with His laws to lead people and imposing a rule over them.

لَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا رُسُلَنَا بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ وَأَنْزَلْنَا مَعَهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْمِيزَانَ لِيَقُومَ النَّاسُ بِالْقِسْطِ

“Indeed We sent our Messengers with clear proofs and revealed unto them the Scripture and Balance (justice) so that mankind may establish justice.”[TMQ 57:25]

Prophet Muhammad (SAAW) is the last Prophet to mankind and he was also a ruler over Muslims. Before his demise, he (SAAW) clarified that in his absence other rulers from his followers should assume his position as ruler carrying the name/title of ‘Khalifahs’. Such leaders should rule as he did using the same laws and regulations, except that they would not enjoy the status of being a Prophet.

Hence in Islam any action in the process of electing or appointing a ruler is an action that enjoys a great status before Allah Ta’ala. Likewise the ruler who assumes the running of government is taking a huge responsibility and major worship; he must fear the Hellfire and hope for Paradise (Jannah) depending on how he faithfully serves his responsibility to his subjects.

This is contrary to the democratic system built upon hypocrisy and interests, since interest is regarded as the criteria for action within the capitalist ideology. From this basis it is natural and inevitable in a democratic system to be surrounded with all kinds of evils such as slander, treachery, racism, lying, threats or even killings since this system is not built upon a strong spiritual basis like Islam. Hence it does not link the actions of this transitional world with the coming life of the Hereafter by building a strong linkage between the human being and his Lord, Allah Ta’ala. Thus it would have been a great surprise if this system lacks these sorts of evils rather than their existence, since the system itself is built upon a basis of evil!

After above explanations, Hizb ut-Tahrir East Africa would like to advance sincere advice to Muslims of Zanzibar specifically, Tanzania generally and every enlightened thinker who enjoys a capacity to analyze things.

Without doubt the time has come to ponder and reflect deeply and question yourself: What is the reason behind this darkness upon darkness and incessant confusion that has befallen upon us for long time? Simply and definitely the reason is this Kufr colonial system that was imposed upon you. Historically the system of ‘sultanate’ had been imposed upon you; later on you had a multi-party system for a short while, then a single party system and now again back to multi-party democracy. Now you are approaching a fourth General Election while your welfare has neither improved nor changed for the better; rather every day is darkness upon darkness! Now we ask you, do you not want to make your Islam as the last and final resort after blindly trying and trying until you fall down? Not only is the system of Democracy forbidden by the Islamic deen (way of life), neither can it even stand and defend itself on intellectual ground. How then can it have the capability to rescue and save humanity?

O People of Intellect! We call you to the vital and noble course of Islam by engaging in da’wah with us to re-establish the Khilafah in a strong and capable Muslim county. This Khilafah State will possess the strength to unifying all people and offer them true justice regardless of their religion, colour or tribe etc, unlike the evil democratic system which is being imposed today by colonial disbelievers in our lands to safeguard their interests.


Masoud Msellem

Deputy Media Representative

Hizb ut-Tahrir East Africa

Mob: +255(0778)870609

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The Fatal Flaw in the Draft Constitution Released by the Committee of Experts Led by Nzamba Kitonga – Hizb ut-Tahrir Media Office East Africa

H. 08 Dhu al-Hijjah 1430
M. 2009/11/25
No: 8/2009



On Tuesday, 17th November 2009, important documents were published in Kenya namely the draft constitution. This draft constitution released by the chairman of the Committee of Experts mandated to review the constitution, Nzamba Kitonga, was offered as a fresh start since there has been a vital quest for a new constitution for two decade. Many believe that enacting a new constitution will enable government institutions to perform efficiently thereby improving citizens’ welfare. However, despite those hopes, the draft constitution has not been spared an open struggle between the politicians of the two main parties, ODM & PNU, particularly over the issues of coordinating executive authority. This is only to be expected since capitalist politicians are motivated by self-interest thus they measure only how far a constitution will preserve their lofty position as occurred in the referendum over the previous ‘Bomas’ draft constitution that attempted to enact a new constitution. This split has broken the hearts of Kenyans who, as a matter of fact, have a great thirst for a new conducive constitution that will guarantee them a noble life.

While the citizens of Kenya have been given one month to read, consider, give their views and discuss this draft constitution, we in the Islamic party of Hizb ut-Tahrir East Africa having read and understood this draft wish to offer the following brief clarification: –

We understand that the citizens of Kenya have a great need for a conducive constitution since that is a vital document that defines the shape of the ruling system and forms a contract between the rulers and the citizens as well as being an expression of the ideology and values of the people that leads them in all spheres of life. However, which constitution is truly suitable for Kenyan citizens? This must be clarified. Islam as a comprehensive ideology has confirmed the great need for a constitution but clarified explicitly that the divine law revealed by the Creator (Allah Ta’ala) must be the basis of the constitution that guides His creation humanity not man himself to legislate his own laws. Men, even if they are experts or scholars of whatever degree, retain their inherent fallible human nature, limited minds that do not understand all things, influenced by their environment and possessing thoughts that differ and vary in life rather one’s own opinion may change one day to the next such that one is deemed good today becomes bad tomorrow and vice versa. The reality of manmade constitutions is that they will never be free of the need for reform since they cannot stand the test of time as is witnessed with respect to all manmade constitutions existing throughout the world. The current Kenyan constitution was enacted by the colonialists with their fallible minds but they thought it suitable yet in their weakness they could never comprehend today’s problems. What is surprising is that not even half a century has passed yet the current constitution has become outdated and we have been hearing the drumbeats of constitutional reform for twenty years now i.e. scarcely did any time pass before the deficiencies and flaws of the current constitution were exposed thus requiring reform. Based upon this reasoning, Hizb ut-Tahrir East Africa hereby states the simple truth that the drumbeat of constitutional reform shall never cease, generation after generation, as long as the constitution is devised by man, a naturally weak and fallible creature. If people truly want an enduring constitution suitable for all ages and peoples, they must refer to the Shari’ah revealed by the Creator via His Messengers and Prophets to deliver to humanity and particularly the Last Messenger to all mankind until the Day of Judgement, Muhammad (swalallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam).

We conclude our statement by exposing fatal flaw in the new draft constitution discovered by the members of Hizb ut-Tahrir East Africa which we strongly believe will be accepted by all rational persons who consider the issue profoundly: The basis of all constitutions in the world today is the capitalist creed of secularism which calls for the separation of religion of life i.e. separating the Creator of man, life and the universe from His creation humanity who need Him constantly even for their very breath! This corruption thought was devised by people who deny their Creator in their hearts though their mouths utter words claiming to be believers in God. Thus humanity arrogantly pretended to know more than the Creator, the Infallible, All-Able and Knower of all things who owns everything even our breath. What a fantastic and gross crime man committed in legislating a constitution, for who is more able to deliver a constitution that truly guides between us and Him? O creatures, what is wrong with you that you do not reflect so that you liberate yourselves from the shackles of manmade ideologies to the justice of the Shari’ah of Allah Ta’ala?!

أَفَحُكْمَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ يَبْغُونَ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنْ اللَّهِ حُكْمًا لِقَوْمٍ يُوقِنُونَ

“Is it the rule of ignorance (jahiliya) that they wish? And who is better than Allah to judge for the people of conviction?!” [TMQ 5:50]


Shaban Mwalimu

Media representantive

Hizb ut-Tahrir East Africa

Mob: +254(0737)606667


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The Arrest of Sheikh al-Faisal Is Another Sign that Obama Continues the War Against Islam – Hizb ut-Tahrir Media Office East Africa-

H. 18 Muharram 1431
M. 2010/01/04
No: 1,2010


“New World Order” was a phrase used by Bush Senior that indicated the beginning of a new ear wherein the capitalist ideology would rule the entire world without any opposition at the beginning of the 1990’s Christian Era after the collapse of the communist ideology that had been led by the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Despite this new era, the USA announced that the greatest danger it faced was from the Islamic ideology, and it promised to fight against Islam perpetually though it tried to deceive many when it pretended that it was not fighting Islam but rather declaring a ‘war against terror’. The US pressured many countries to legislate special laws to fight against ‘terror’, and what is most painful is that the corrupt dictators of many Muslim countries, who rule the Muslim Ummah with an iron fist due to the support of the US or other western countries, also passed such laws that are used to humiliate and torture Muslims, men and women, old and young, and even infants who face atrocities in the name of the war against terror. What is even more surprising is to see US troops committing atrocities and killing Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and elsewhere yet these atrocities are not called terrorism nor their perpetrators called terrorists. All the while, the US hypocritically calls for so-called ‘human rights’!

Today the US is the greatest patron of the Zionists in their continued killings against the innocent Muslims of Palestine. Are these actions not the clearest face of terrorism? Whereas Muslims calling to Islam, wearing beards or wearing ‘Arab’ clothes, this is interpreted as ‘terrorism’ thus they are subjected to the risk of reckless arrest and brutal assaults in their homes such that thousands of Muslims are being tortured worldwide under the supervision of the greatest torturer, the USA or its allies. All this because the arrogant ruler of the world, the US, rightfully fears the true potential of the Islamic ideology to remove the current corrupt and oppressive capitalist order from the world and replace it with the justice and light of Islam.

O Muslims! The arrest of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Faisal by a contingent of Kenyan so-called anti-terrorism police is the clearest proof of what we have stated. Muslims must recognise that they are the real targets of this false so-called war against terror. This war shall endure since every president of the world’s leading nation, the US, must commit himself to persist in this war without fail as was seen during the inaugural address of its current president Barack Obama in January 2009 C.E. This also indicates that the US is seriously worried about the impending collapse of its ideology and the near return of the Islamic ideology in the international arena via the re-establishment of its government, the Khilafah. Thus Muslims must not allow this war to deter us from holding fast to our ideology; rather we must redouble our commitment to Islam and realize that the increase of obstacles means the imminent success since Islam is the true ideology without doubt and our Lord has guaranteed its success against all opponents.

هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَى وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ

“He (Allah) is the One who sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with the Guidance and the Deen of Truth such that Islam prevails against all other ways of life even though the polytheists detest that!” [TMQ 9:33]

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The Interests of Muslims are not Protected, neither by Raila nor by Ruto, but Protected with Islam Alone – Hiz ut-Tahrir Media Office East Africa

H. 06 Muharram 1431
M. 2009/12/23
No: 9/2009


Yet again, Muslim politicians in the Coast Province whose residents are primarily Muslims are involved as secondary actors in a tug of war between the key leaders of the ‘ODM’ party involving the Prime Minister Raila Odinga and the Agriculture Minister William Ruto. These Muslim politicians have been divided into two groups, one supporting Raila and the other supporting Ruto. This split appeared openly in public meetings namely one that took place in Tononoka grounds, Mombasa that was addressed by Raila and many Coast politicians that support him on 13/12/2009 and the other that took place on Saturday 19/12/2009 at Mvita grounds led by Najib Balala (Minister for Tourism) that was attended by Uhuru Kenyatta (Deputy Prime Minister), Kalonzo Musyoka (Vice President) and William Ruto (Agriculture Minister) and a supporting cast of MPs. It is important to note that this split within ODM is the first step in forming a new political coalition targeting the 2012 general elections in yet another example of the prevalent shallow democratic politics. The goal of all these coalitions is the interest of leaders not the general public and, based upon these calculations, when these politicians see that their interests are no longer secured by the leader of a specific coalition they hurriedly rush to form a new coalition while brazenly cheating the masses that their interests will be secured with this new coalition.

O Muslims! These current differences between politicians is nothing but a political circus that servers to divert your attention and waste your time as so-called leaders fail to settle on one firm stance. For many years they have been forming coalitions for example ‘NARC’ (National Alliance Rainbow Coalition) of 200s that split and gave birth to ODM (Orange Democratic Movement) and the Party of National Unity (PNU), and you were divided into political sects following those factions. You joined PNU and other ODM, but wherever you turned you failed dismally since all those groups graduated in the school of corrupt democratic politics of securing their material interests at your expense. Today in Kenya, forming coalitions is the ‘new old’ political fashion adopted by politicians as a means to reach power. The truth is that such politicians are least concerned about your problems caused by their misrule but are rather keen to calculate which party, leader or coalition will secure your interests. And because of their fervent desire to rule at any cost, such politicians use violence to reach their goals according to the western viewpoint that ‘might is right’. These same politicians falling out today are the same ones that chanted slogans of unity as one coalition of ‘Orange’ in 2007, yet have they fulfilled any of their false campaign slogans? How many of your rights do you see crushed after these politicians stood on your heads to reach power then now they are fighting between themselves like small children?!

O Muslim Ummah! There is no difference between the current ODM leaders who call themselves ‘Youth’ in their newly-formed coalition, and ODM of 2007. Rather all politicians are cut of the same cloth and stand against you, and you will never progress until you understand this profound truth.

O Muslim politicians! Have you not grown tired of tying your destinies with non-Muslim politicians such that you stand with them as a matter of life and death, then after a short time the same politicians you believed in with short-sighted blind faith turn against you and your followers among the Islamic Ummah such that you incur severe regrets? Then today again you jump aboard the same coalition train, nay you lead these trains and again incite Muslims to tie their destiny with people who are not among them who know neither Allah, the Messenger (SAW), truth or the Hereafter?! Have you still not yet heard the cries of citizens, Muslims and otherwise, that echoes far and wide who are stuck in a deep hole due to endemic democratic crises as you pretend to be deaf while pushing them even further down?! We in Hizb ut-Tahrir East Africa exhort you to repent from these shallow and evil politics that only cause severe harm to Muslims and others. Recognise that true politics emanated from the Islamic ideology that truly takes care of public interests meaning that you cannot secure public interests-nor even your own permanent interests-by joining partisan coalition politicians and the narrow materialist-driven democratic politics emanating form the kufr capitalist ideology that contradicts your Islamic ideology. Were you truly to commit to Islamic politics the way you commit to democracy, without doubt you would be leading the Ummah on the path of early success in this world and permanent success in the Hereafter; and to this do we call you.

O noble Islamic Ummah! We conclude this press statement by reminding you that your politics as Muslims is to call the world to the truth, including the ‘leaders’ who follow kufr colonial politics either due to ignorance or confusion about the true path that lies in Islam, by enjoining the good and forbidding the evil according to the politics that your Lord commanded you to hold fast to. Commit to and be proud of your Islam since your honour is tied with the true deen revealed and completed to your Messenger (SAW): If you hold fast to it, without doubt you shall succeed in this world and the Hereafter, and if you turn away from it you will definitely taste humiliation in this world under corrupt governments and evil politicians then you shall have no shield when you meet your Lord on the Day of Judgement. We promise that we shall never abandon our stance of calling to Islam as a complete ideology and holding fast to its teachings, nor shall we ever blindly follow alternative paths unlike those without a firm stance: Today they stand with this corrupt leader then tomorrow with another and so on in a never ending embarrassing spectacle! Hizb ut-Tahrir shall persist in binding itself with the method of the Messenger (SAW) of calling to Islam via intellectual struggle and political struggle without using material force until our Lord rewards us with the Islamic State in this world that establishes truth and justice after the spreading of evil and oppression, and eternal success in the Hereafter. Has the time not yet come for you to abandon shallow democratic politics and support us?

Taken from Hizb ut-Tahrir website

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