The following is a translation from Arabic.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
O Muslims! Is not the time for you to realise that the Khilafah is your only refuge which can salvage you. Is it not time that you realise that your rulers are the protectors of your enemy and not your protectors?
The Jewish entity began its barbaric attacks on Gaza on 27 December 2008, wherein it indulged in destruction and killing. It incinerated men, their pastures and their properties. Then on 17 January 2009, it announced a unilateral cease fire, only to create public opinion that it is the controlling power. It starts its brutal attacks whenever it wishes and stops them whenever and however it is convenient for it!
Indeed the Jewish entity has done all of this whilst the rulers of the Muslim countries are busy counting the dead bodies and injured of the Muslims and some are not even doing this and they are not even bothered about it! Such rulers have used various deceptive and twisted means to transform the Palestinian issue from its real essence of being an Islamic issue into an Arab issue, then into a Palestinian issue and now it is reduced to a mere ‘Gazan' issue! In this, they have been ably assisted by certain Palestinian organizations, who have used the Arab and Islamic summit resolutions calling for a withdrawal from Palestine and transformed this whole issue to a mere Palestinian issue.
Moreover they made it appear as if it was a cause of celebration for Palestine, so the rulers could conceal their shame behind this ‘celebration'. As a result, none of the borders were opened to help the people of Gaza, neither of the neighbouring countries in the Golan Heights or Southern Lebanon or by Cairo, Riyadh, Amman etc. Nor were the so-called missiles claimed to be capable of reaching the Jewish entity from Pakistan or Iran fired. All this was done so that the ‘celebrations' were not spoiled even while the Jewish entity perpetrated its massacre!
Is it not shameful that these rulers indulge in negotiations and compromises with the Jewish entity and stoop before it in surrender? Is there any difference between stooping before the enemy and surrendering to it? Instead, it was their duty to eliminate the Jewish entity that has usurped Palestine!
Is it not shameful that while Gaza is being massacred, the rulers have not mobilised their armies to help the people of Gaza, instead they are cashing in on their blood in their conferences and summits, which only end up in delivering to the Jewish entity that which it cannot achieve on the battle front?
Is not a humiliation that this massacre simply ends in negotiations and conferences which ensure security for the Jews and stability for their state? And by massacres, we do not mean the ones in the battles where the Jewish entity was handed ‘victory' by the cowardice of the rulers, rather, I mean those battles which the Jewish entity did not and could not win.
The end of 1973 war during which the Egyptian army regained the Suez Canal and the Barlev Line and where the Jewish army had a taste of its deeds, yet this war was concluded by the Camp David agreement which detached Egypt from fighting with Israel and Egypt had to obtain permission of the Jewish entity to increase even one policeman patrolling its borders!
Thus, under the Camp David agreement, the borders of the Jewish entity were completely secured on the Egyptian front! This was followed by the Wadi Araba Agreement of 1994 which further consolidated and fortified the effects of the earlier Camp David Agreement and secured the Jewish state's borders on the Jordanian front.
The impact at the end of the 1973 war on Syria was such that Syria which hitherto had controlled the low-lying areas in and around Tibriyyah, because it could fire from the strategic heights of the Golan, had to surrender the Golan Heights to the Jewish entity under the agreement and the Jewish entity still occupies the Golan which provides security to the Jews!
Then came the conclusion of the 2006 war of Lebanon, during which rockets were fired by the resistance forces on the Jewish state's targets which terrified their hearts. This resulted in the UNSC Resolution 1701 which ensured security for the Jewish entity from southern Lebanon and rendered the South Lebanon front cold and passive in the face of the Gaza massacre! Before this the South Lebanon front would become agitated and angered at every single act of killing however, insignificant it was!
And now comes the most humiliating act of all. Resolution 1860 which is the result of the US- Jewish entity understanding which provides overall security to the Jewish entity from the seas and ground! This was further exacerbated by the effects of the Arab, Europe and Turkey crafted Sharm el Sheikh Accord which fortified the Jewish state's security and placed an armed blockade on Gaza, whose people were already reeling under the excruciating effects of the earlier siege. All this occurred right under the noses of these rulers, because of their own efforts through the summits and conferences, to complete the siege and put the people of Gaza under even more hardship and harm.
Despite the fact that the United States is leading these so-called peace plans that only support the Jewish entity, and even the Sharm el-Sheikh conference that was held on 18 January, 2009 was a result of the US- Jewish entity understanding reached on 16 January 2009. The Muslim countries rulers, the stooges of America, could not achieve anything at all, neither through war nor through peace.
These rulers could hear the shrieks of the children, the painful wailing of the mother who lost her child, the grieving of the old and infirm and the call for help by those distressed and suffering and thousands of innocents, yet these rulers were not only deaf and blind to these, they remained silent. As if they understand nothing!
Even after all of this, O Muslims, do you not understand that these rulers are not your protectors, but in fact protecting your enemy? Then do you not realize that anyone who promotes the idea that this entire problem of Palestine is merely a ‘Gazan' issue is in fact indulging in pointless semantics and in effect spoiling the Palestinian cause?
Do you think that it is possible to eliminate the Jewish entity and restore the entire land of Palestine to the fold of the Islamic lands? Do you think it is possible without a state that mobilizes its troops to fight the Jewish entity, defeat and eliminate its existence?
Are these present predicaments that have already overwhelmed you not enough, O Muslims? The sufferings and humiliations that you suffer at the hands of these rulers on your neck should be reason enough for you to stand up with serious determination and dedication, so as to engage in the work to restore the Khilafah which will bring back your honour and pride and also ensure that help comes from Allah سبحانه وتعالى which will bring you the victory which you so much desire?
And as for you, the soldiers of the Muslim armies, will you not as a kaffara (recompense) for your sins refuse to obey the orders of your treacherous rulers who are supporting the kuffar. Will you not rise up from your slumber to come to the rescue of the people of Gaza? Will you not stand up to these rulers and rise up to unseat them and help those who are working to establish the Khilafah? This will bring you pride and honour by realising the glad tidings of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم at your hands. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم has given us the glad tidings of the return of the Khilafah, he said,
((... ثم تكون خلافةً على منهاج النبوة))
"And then the Khilafah will return on the method of the Prophethood..."
Our patience has run its course and the punishments of this world in terms of suffering and humiliation has reached its peak, to the extent that even those who are themselves condemned by Allah سبحانه وتعالى now dare to assault you.
أَوَلاَ يَرَوْنَ أَنَّهُمْ يُفْتَنُونَ فِي كُلِّ عَامٍ مَّرَّةً أَوْ مَرَّتَيْنِ ثُمَّ لاَ يَتُوبُونَ وَلاَ هُمْ يَذَّكَّرُونَ
"See they not that they are put in trial once or twice every year (with different kinds of calamities, disease, famine)? Yet, they turn not in repentance, nor do they learn a lesson (from it)." [al Tawbah: 9:126]
This is a grave matter, but it should not frustrate you: you have two choices: Either remain quiet and passive and do nothing to unseat these rulers, whereby this humiliation and suffering will persist upon your necks at the hands of these very rulers who turn your victory into your surrender through their conferences and treaties, which only compounds your miseries in this world. And the punishment of the Day of judgement is even more severe, as Allah سبحانه وتعالى said:
كَذَلِكَ الْعَذَابُ وَلَعَذَابُ الْآخِرَةِ أَكْبَرُ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ
"but truly, the punishment of the Hereafter is greater if they but knew." [al-Qalam, 68:33]
Or the other option is that you stand up and mobilise yourself to remove these rulers and establish the rightly guided Khaleefah, behind which you fight and seek protection and, thereby eliminate the Jewish entity to restore the whole of Palestine to the fold of the Islamic land. This alone will restore your honour in this world and the hereafter.
Hizb ut-Tahrir urges you and calls you Oh Muslims! The power and strength is with you if it is correctly directed. Your soldiers are your own sons, and they will be inspired by your motivation, why don't you rise up and motivate them?
Hizb ut-Tahrir urges you, you are a living Ummah, the best Ummah who were raised for the benefit of the mankind right from the time when the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم guided it and then the Khulafa al Rashideen led it after him. Remember your heroes, the mujahideen who were your forefathers who led the armies and spread Islam. They opened lands and cast fear and awe into the hearts of both the enemies and those who backed them.
O Muslims! O the Muslim Soldiers!
Stand up from your lethargy and come to aid of the people of Gaza and engage seriously in the honoured struggle to establish the Khilafah which will win you the honour of this world and in the hereafter. So do you respond? Do you respond positively?
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اسْتَجِيبُواْ لِلّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُم لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ وَاعْلَمُواْ أَنَّ اللّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَأَنَّهُ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ
"O you who believe! Answer Allâh (by obeying Him) and (His) Messenger when he [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] calls you to that which will give you life, and know that Allâh comes in between a person and his heart (i.e. He prevents an evil person to decide anything). And verily, to Him you shall (all) be gathered." [al-Anfal, 8:24]
23rd Muharram, 1430 A.H
19th January, 2009 C.E