بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
On 21 January 2009, Pakistan’s President, Asif Ali Zardari, began an attempt by his government to portray the inauguration of the new US President, Barak Hussain Obama, as a new hope for Pakistan. Zardari said, “Renewal by the US president of commitment to high ideals and values would raise hope for a better future for the peoples of the world.” This statement was followed by days of media campaigning by the government, in an attempt to justify its allegiance to America. As usual the government was joined in its chorus by those politicians who claim to speak for Muslims and Islam, but speak without care for the consequences upon the Muslims and Islam. Indeed, the government’s claim that a new US President justifies its alliance with America is as false as the government’s previous claim that changing Pakistan’s President justifies Pakistan’s corrupt and failing system.
There is no change in America’s policy towards Muslims for Obama and Bush are just two faces of the same coin. On 20 January 2009, Obama’s Central Command chief, General David Petraeus, who also served under Bush, met with Pakistan’s military and civilian rulers to demand that Pakistan does not divert troops from securing American troops in Afghanistan on the Western border, to its Eastern border in order to face the threats from the Indian army. Then on 21 January 2009, Obama issued a foreign policy agenda in which he insisted on more troops in Afghanistan and described the situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan as “the greatest threat to our security.” Obama further committed to “hold them (Pakistanis) accountable for security in the border region with Afghanistan,” continuing Bush’s war in which already over a thousand Muslim soldiers have died fighting their own Muslim brothers in the tribal areas. Then on 22 January 2009, Obama appointed a special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan exclusively, whilst describing the situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan as “the central front in our enduring struggle.” And finally on 23 January 2009, to underline the point in blood, Obama’s administration launched yet another drone attack upon Pakistan’s territory, killing and injuring Muslims.
And all this is besides what President Obama mentioned in his very first speech as President, broadcast to the world, as a direct challenge to the Muslim people with regards to their deen, when he announced that America will advance its ideology over all others throughout the world. On 20 January 2009, Obama said, “We will not apologise for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defence, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror … we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.” Indeed, Obama fully subscribes to the “liberal interventionist” school of political thought which justifies American interference, including military intervention, in order to promote the corrupt Western freedoms.
Moreover, Obama will never abort America’s crusade because his country is in a deep quagmire in Afghanistan. America cannot establish stability there, despite the presence of over 30,000 NATO-allied troops. Adding to America’s problems is the fact that its allies have either refused to send any additional troops or announced insignificant and insufficient numbers. Moreover, other allies actually announced their intentions to withdraw existing troops. For example, America’s neighbor, Canada, has declared its intentions to withdraw its troops. As for the commander of the British forces in Afghanistan, General Peter Wool, he ruled out a decisive victory and reflected joy at America’s misfortunes when he described the proposal for additional forces as “misleading.” Similarly the German government announced a reduction in its forces and on 21 January 2009, the German ruling party announced a proposal to end the war in Afghanistan altogether. And so, abandoned by the other Western nations, Obama will seek to ride on Pakistan’s Army to secure the foundering crusade in Afghanistan and rescue his nation’s failing international reputation.
Moreover, no President of America will ever abort America’s relentless drive to subjugate other nations, because each President presides over a capitalist nation that has a colonialist foreign policy. It is through this colonialist policy that America emerged from isolation during the Second World War with a ravenous hunger, to usurp most of the world’s resources in order to enrich its capitalist elite, through their multinational companies. Such a policy demanded continuity regardless of whether the government was Republican, Democrat or even a government of both parties, as it is now under Obama. And we ask if capitalist, colonialist America has been greedy at a time when America’s economy was strong, then what level of greed can be expected when America’s economy is on the brink of complete collapse, if it has not completely collapsed already?
O Muslims of Pakistan!
RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم warned the Muslims,
لَا يُلْدَغُ الْمُؤْمِنُ مِنْ جُحْرٍ وَاحِدٍ مَرَّتَيْنِ
“A believer is never stung from the same whole twice.” (Bukhari)
For over six decades, the American colonialist kuffar have stung you again and again. The disbelievers do not want any good for this Ummah, we must never trust them, let alone co-operate with them. They fight in the path of shaytan, conspire against the Islamic Ummah, ignite conflict in our lands and then descend upon them after the blood has been shed, in order to secure their interests. Even those with the slave mentality, military or civilian alike, who cooperate with America, obtain nothing, for America abandons them once their role finished. Indeed, having trust in America is like having trust in shaytan. And dependence on her is reliance upon a malicious enemy that continuously shows hostility to the Islamic Ummah. Allah سبحانه وتعالى, the Lord of all Creation, said,
كَيْفَ وَإِنْ يَظْهَرُوا عَلَيْكُمْ لاَ يَرْقُبُوا فِيكُمْ إِلاًّ وَلاَ ذِمَّةً يُرْضُونَكُمْ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَتَأْبَى قُلُوبُهُمْ وَأَكْثَرُهُمْ فَاسِقُونَ
“How when, if they have the upper hand over you, they disregard pact and honour in respect to you? They satisfy you with their mouths, whilst their hearts refuse. And most of them are wrong-doers.” [Surah At-Tawba 9:8]
And Allah سبحانه وتعالى said,
إِنْ يَثْقَفُوكُمْ يَكُونُوا لَكُمْ أَعْدَاءً وَيَبْسُطُوا إِلَيْكُمْ أَيْدِيَهُمْ وَأَلْسِنَتَهُمْ بِالسُّوءِ وَوَدُّوا لَوْ تَكْفُرُونَ
"Should they gain the upper hand over you, they would behave to you as enemies, and stretch forth their hands and their tongues against you with evil, and they desire that you should disbelieve" [Surah Mumtahina 60: 2]
Yet, in spite of what Allah سبحانه وتعالى has said about the kuffar’s enmity and all that America has revealed of her enmity, the agent Muslim rulers continue to call you to join them in submission to their kuffar masters, making excuses after excuses, claiming that either opposing America is death itself, or their war is our war, or Democrats are better than Republicans, or Black Presidents are better than White and so on. However, O Muslims, the solution is not beyond our reach; rather it is at hand. It only requires that Pakistan breaks out from the influence of America, and establishes a sincere authority, rather the true Islamic system within it, the Khilafah. Only the Khilafah implements Islam and unifies the Muslim countries as one powerful state to uproot the American influence finally and decisively. So, abandon the agents of America as they have abandoned you and embrace the true politicians of the Ummah, the shabaab of Hizb ut-Tahrir, in their drive to establish the Khilafah.
O Muslims of the armed forces!
The situation is on your side, for America is foundering and collapsing. Its downfall cannot be solved by cosmetic changes for it was caused by its very way of life, the cause of its existence, Capitalism. It was Capitalism that caused it to descend as a brutal monster all over the globe, earning the suspicion and mistrust of its allies, and the undying hatred of its enemies and victims. And it was Capitalism that fuelled a greed that was so ravenous that America’s elite began to feed on its own people, causing the collapse of its own economy.
You are not weak and will be strengthened by Islam, if you grasp this opportunity. You are the seventh largest army in the world, in a Muslim country armed with nuclear weapons, with 300,000 paramilitary forces, over 500,000 armed forces reserves and nearly 30 million who can be trained by you for fighting within months. So, rather than allowing the ailing America to rest its crusade on your broadest of shoulders, earning you humiliation in this life and the wrath of Allah سبحانه وتعالى in the next, is it not better for you in this life and the next that you are the means for Pakistan to become the starting point for the Khilafah and the re-unification of the entire Muslim World as the largest and most formidable state? Will this not be a kaffarah (expiation) for your sins and a means for lighting your faces on the Day of Accounting?
You must refuse any cooperation with the colonialist political and military officials, close their intelligence offices, throw them and their agents out of the country, for you alone have this capability. And you are the ones who can raise your people through the Islamic Khilafah state. Remember your noble predecessor, Sa’ad bin Muadh رضي الله عنه of the fighting men of Ansar, who gave the Nussrah (Material Support) to establish the first Islamic State in Madinah. When Sa’ad رضي الله عنه died, his mother wept and the RasulAllah سلم و عليه الله صلى told her,
«ليرقأ (لينقطع) دمعك، ويذهب حزنك، فإن ابنك أول من ضحك الله له واهتز له العرش»
“Your tears would recede and your sorrow be lessened if you know that your son is the first person for whom Allah (swt) smiled and the heavens trembled.” [At-Tabarani].
Such a magnificent opportunity awaits you today. It is high time that you pledged to Hizb ut-Tahrir the Nussrah, so as to establish a Khilafah, rightly guided by Islam. Only then can we establish Khilafah, implement Islam, unify all the Muslim countries as a single state in the face of our enemies, America, Britain and their allies. And only then can we lead the world and carry Islam to it as a Message of guidance and light. Allah سبحانه وتعالى said,
وَاللَّهُ غَالِبٌ عَلَى أَمْرِهِ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ
“And Allah has full power and control over His Affairs, but most of men know not.” [Surah Yusuf 12: 21]
25 January 2009 CE
29 Muharram 1430 AH