بِِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Two Months Since The Criminal Attack In Majengo, Yet Until Now The Kenyan Government Has Neither Apologised To Muslims Nor Has It Stopped Humiliating Them!
At about 2am on the night of Tuesday, 24th April 2007, more than 50 Kenyan security officers led by the head of the Anti-Terrorist Police Unit violently assaulted Muslim houses in the neighbourhood of Majengo Guraya, Mombasa. The police officers blocked off all roads, wore face masks to hide their identity, shot bullets into the air and used overwhelming force to break into Muslim houses without identifying themselves or showing search warrants. Entire families of old men, women and children were humiliated and terrorised, pushed out of their houses by beatings and tear gas and forced to lie in the uncovered ground in their nightclothes under heavy rain. While claiming to search for “terrorists”, the police broke into cupboards and locked rooms, stole private property and terrorised innocent men, women and children. By dawn, they left houses violated, families shocked, a woman suffering a heart attack and arrested 11 men including the Imam of Shibu Mosque who was subsequently deported to Comoros without charge in defiance of a court order. No person was charged yet police stole a lot of money, jewellery, personal effects, official documents and passports that have not been returned; not to mention terrorising innocent Muslims for no reason other than that they say “our Lord is Allah.”
Around the same time, the Kenyan Minister for Internal Security, John Michuki, was on an official visit to the United States to discuss security and intelligence cooperation between Kenya and the United States in the so-called “war on terror.” Michuki met many senior officials and intelligence officers who praised Kenya’s cooperation and granted Kenya $14 million as a reward for assisting the United States in the “war on terror.”
Prior to this, Kenya had offered solid support from December 2006 to date to the United States who sponsored the Ethiopian invasion of Somalia to overthrow the government of the Islamic Courts’ Union. Kenya participated actively by offering bases and logistical support to United States forces, sending its army to seal off its border with Somalia, and preventing any Muslim including old women and children from fleeing the heavy fighting in Somalia. Kenyan security at the border arrested many so-called “suspects” including dozens of women and children, detained them without charge, subjected them to interrogation involving foreign intelligence, held them for weeks without charge while employing various forms of torture, threatened deportation to Guantanamo prison camp and prevented any access by relatives or lawyers. Some detainees were pregnant women and children less than 1 year old yet their detention was justified under the guise of “being a threat to national security”! Finally at the end of January 2007, and in defiance of court orders, Kenya illegally deported more than 150 Muslims to secret prison camps in Somalia and Ethiopia where they are subject to humiliating forms of torture and detention. Also over the last few months, several Muslims arrested in Kenya have also been forcibly deported to Guantanamo Bay for detention and torture without any trial and/or charge.
All this persecution and humiliation of Muslims is taking place, yet no institution comes forward to protect Muslims. The US-led war on Islam has exposed the fallacy of the capitalist slogans of freedom, democracy, human rights, rule of law etc that obviously do not apply when it comes to Muslims. It has also exposed all regional and international institutions as cowardly, weak or powerless to protect the Muslims from vicious persecution e.g. UN, African Union etc. And the hypocrite rulers of the Muslim world have maintained a deafening silence in the face of persecution of Muslims; no single ambassador of the many Muslim countries posted to Nairobi, Kenya has dared to utter a word to assist Muslims of Kenya.
You are being persecuted as the victims of the US-led terrorist war on Islam in which the Kenyan government, similar to other governments, has been recruited in the hope of benefiting financially and politically from the harm you suffer. This war, as you well know, is a Crusade led by the United States against Islam and Muslims. The true reason for this war is that Islam—as a comprehensive ideology revealed by Allah (SWT) to rule all aspect of man’s life and guide all mankind to truth and justice—has become, after the collapse of the old Soviet Union and communism, the only threat to the United States’ ideology of capitalism and its ruthless colonialist domination of the world. The corrupt and hegemonic United States fears Islam—as well it should—and has therefore committed itself to fight Muslims all over the world using all means and styles at its disposal including military, economic, financial, media/propaganda, intellectual and intelligence.
Your enemies have prepared themselves to fight you to the death without any sympathy or humanity led by the vicious United States, which claims leadership over the world as a great power. The United States has established a massive government apparatus, media and propaganda systems, huge intelligence network, and large military endowed with the latest weapons and massive budget of more than $520 billion not to mention recruiting the hypocrite rulers of the Muslim world to fight you.
Muslims of Kenya as part of a global Islamic Ummah under attack are a definite target in this war whether they like it or not, thus they are obliged to assume their duty to Allah (SWT) to struggle for Islam until the deen of truth prevails over the whole world.
Allah (SWT) says:
هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَى وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ
“He is the One who sent His Messenger with the guidance and the deen of truth so that it may prevail over all other deens, even though the polytheists detest that!” [TMQ 9:33]
What have we prepared to succeed in this world against our enemies, and please our Lord in the Akhirah? We have the only true deen guaranteed to prevail, but we must sacrifice for its sake. Muslims of Kenya should not bow their heads in submission to the current humiliation but rather emulate the stance of the noble Sahabah (RA) when they were in a similar difficult situation in Abyssinia as a minority living under a system ruled by kufr during the early days of Islam. Even though few in number, they were mighty in Islam. They stood firm and declared the truth of Islam to all including the King of Abyssinia when they stood before his court to protect their rights as Muslims. Currently Muslims in Kenya may not be the majority, but we are part of a large global Ummah following the true deen. We must be courageous and stand firm in calling all people to Islam as the true solution, unify our ranks and struggle for our rights within the limits of Islam even if we are in a kufr State. We must never succumb or submit to the kufr system as this amounts to abandoning the truth in the dunya and failure in the Akhirah. This will make the Kenyan government re-evaluate its decision to cooperate with the United States in fighting Muslims since its long-term interest would be to avoid antagonising courageous Muslims.
Moreover, there are sincere Muslims working with Hizb ut-Tahrir to reestablish the righteous Khilafah State in the Islamic countries that will unify all Muslim lands, rule comprehensively and exclusively by Islam in all spheres of life, establish a mighty Islamic army to liberate all occupied Muslim lands, and conquer the whole world for Islam. They do not use any force or violence, not due to fear of the enemy but in emulating the method of the Messenger (SAW) to establish the Islamic State. The Messenger (SAW) said: “Verily the Imam (Khalifah) is a shield behind whom the Ummah fights and by whom they are protected.” And he (SAW) said: “Whoever dies without a bay’ah (to the Khalifah) upon his neck, dies a death of jahiliyyah!”
Even your enemies are well aware that the re-establishment of the Khilafah State is the greatest threat to their oppressive colonial rule. Bush, Rumsfeld, Blair and other leaders of the current crusade have all declared that they are fighting in the name of freedom and democracy—the corrupt slogans of the kufr ideology of capitalism—against those who “work to establish the Islamic Caliphate (Khilafah) to unify all Muslims lands from Spain to Indonesia.” They fear your unity under the Islamic Khilafah, and strive day and night to try to prevent Islam regaining its past glory and dominance.
We must join hands with our fellow Muslims in Hizb ut-Tahrir working to establish the righteous Khilafah State in the Muslim countries for the case of all Muslims is one. Surely the imminent success of our fellow Muslims is our success, since the Khilafah State will spread justice and righteousness across the world and rescue us from the current humiliation.
Allah (SWT) says:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ
“O you who believe! Answer Allah and the Messenger when He calls you to that which gives you life (Islam)” [TMQ 8:24]
Hizb ut-Tahrir – Kenya
28 Jumada Al-Akhir 1428 Hijri