Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Reality of the Media

This article is written by Manal Bader

Media in its reality and essence is a reflection of government views and policies. There is no true freedom of expression as in the case against Hizb ut-Tahrir seen world-wide in Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. All different types of media attack Hizb ut-Tahrir and their views because governments will risk hypocrisy if they ban Hizb ut-Tahrir for exposing the fallacies of the West, because there is no valid proof against Hizb ut-Tahrir of breaking any constitutional act.


Hizb ut-Tahrir is constantly under attack by using a the so-called fright factor. What is the fright factor? When a certain word is spoken a certain frightful image comes to mind; as with the media trying to falsely link Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and Al-Zarqawi to Hizb ut-Tahrir. This is done under deceptive means so the common people will automatically link Hizb ut-Tahrir with whom the West considers as terrorists, thereby, shunning away from Hizb ut-Tahrir and its concepts.

News channels provide alleged evidence by quoting other news channels yet their so-called evidence holds no grounds of truth. The ethics of unbiased journalism are tainted. Reporters and journalists use slander to try and make the general people shudder from Hizb ut-Tahrir. They have waged a full blown smear campaign against Hizb ut-Tahrir. Their reporting cannot provide a single authentic proof that Hizb ut-Tahrir supports terrorists or having trained them-or what is lately called the conveyer belt of terrorism, with many media outlets jumping on this bandwagon.

As a result from the demands of the media, it was able to exert pressure to have commercial facilities cancel Hizb ut-Tahrir venues in the United States this year. One journalist warned that it hopes the government will closely watch Hizb ut-Tahrir. Again frightening people over the airwaves. The government uses this tactic to its advantage but behind closed doors. This proves the West's grave fear of HT and what they stand for. Making them all the more intense in their campaign to stop HT. They realize that HT calls for all Muslims to unite together from all over the world. They know that Khilafah will embody the fiercest army in the world if Muslims unite under its rule. They understand that the Khilafah will provide relief to the millions of oppressed Muslims under its Islamic economic system. The most important concern the Western governments and their think tanks closely considers; that Hizb ut-Tahrir will not stop until it reaches its goal of establishing an Islamic state no matter how much pressure they exert on the media. Again intensifying their fury, because the establishment of the Islamic state or Khilafah, will signify the end of the Western superpowers and their influence over Muslim countries all over the world as we know it.

The West thinks it can stop Hizb ut-Tahrir from accomplishing the Khilafah. Nothing is farther from the truth. This will become a reality because Muslims are firmly planted in their belief. There is no greater satisfaction that makes them struggle unconditionally in this path towards true justice. No greater reward than Allah's promise of the reestablishment of the Khilafah. It is a sacred promise from the Quran. In the following verse:
وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَىٰ لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا ۚ يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئًا ۚ وَمَنْ كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ
"Allah has promised to those of you who believe and do good that He will most certainly make them rulers in the earth as He made rulers those before them, and that He will most certainly establish for them their religion which He has chosen for them, and that He will most certainly, after their fear, give them security in exchange; they shall serve Me, not associating aught with Me; and whoever is ungrateful after this, these it is who are the transgressors." [Al-Nur, 24:55]

The Prophet also made that same promise clear to his Ummah. Muslims are eager for Islam to prevail over their lives and spread throughout the world under Islam's umbrella of justice and glory.

Manal Bader
Bayt Al-Maqdes
13 Sha'aban 1431
25/07/2010

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