And thus Sheikh Buti, the Regime's supporter met his end in his Masjid
And the Regime is not distant from this crime, so people of insight should pay attention
On the 21st March 2013, Sheikh Said Ramadan al-Buti and 40 others were killed, while over 80 were injured, according to the claims of the Ikhbariyya News Channel, known for its lies and evil. The explosion took place in Masjid Iman in the ancient Mazra'ah district of Damascus during his usual weekly lecture.
As is usual, the official Syrian channels rushed to the scene of the crime, and the security services prevented all other media from coverage or taking pictures, in order to control the information and accusations, even though Ikhbariyya's coverage points the finger of suspicion at the State itself. This is because the large chair where the Sheikh would give his lecture and the area around it received light damage, while blood and body parts were concentrated in the centre of the masjid. Also, the coverage showed shoes thrown in the midst of the bloody scene, while it is well known that Muslims do not enter the masjid wearing shoes. So how did the shoes of the students present in the Sheikh's circle become scattered about? And this is not to mention the apparent cleanliness of this explosion, in that the walls, pillars and the minbar of the masjid showed no damage or marks, and none of the chandeliers or lights were broken! The remains of Sheikh Buti were not allowed to be shown or witnessed by anybody, though it is the most important 'signpost' to the truth of the story. It would be expected that he could not have severe and immediate injuries in the masjid, while the pictures showed his chair and the area around it did not have significant marks of damage, and yet the regime's cameras did not show either the remains of the Sheikh or proof of fatal injuries. Since we have become accustomed to the crimes and fabrications of this regime, we will accuse them first until the opposite is proven; especially when their record of killing their own supporters is so extensive. It seems that Bashar the Blood-shedder has been going through the records of his dead father in order to learn from him.
O Muslims in Syria-Sham: Indeed you know well the viciousness of this regime, and you are the witnesses of its exposed activities, which preceded these latest fabricated actions. The al-Qazzaz explosions and the car bombs have not been far from you.
Indeed (Bashar) is a failed leader and an exposed criminal. Allah has exposed him in front of the people every time he has foolishly attempted an action. Bashar kills his own sons easily, because criminality comes easily to him. He will kill every one of them before he falls, or he will trample upon them during his fall, as long as they are ready to be used in any post he gives them. So will they pay heed to that and make the best decision?
O Muslims in Syria: We received the news of Sheikh Buti's killing with great sadness at such an ending, for he was a faithful assistant of the Assad family regime, father and son. He persisted at length in supporting the crimes of Bashar the Blood-shedder, and attacking those who rose up against him, until we became astounded at what he could do: how was he able to bring together his knowledge, and his support for this regime?! We had always hoped that he, in his eighth decade, would announce a stance leading forth in the truth, until he would get his chance at martyrdom confronting this tyrant – of which there is no difference of opinion about his tyranny – so he might wipe away the records of what he did before.
إِنْ هِيَ إِلَّا فِتْنَتُكَ تُضِلُّ بِهَا مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتَهْدِي مَنْ تَشَاءُ ۖ أَنْتَ وَلِيُّنَا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا ۖ وَأَنْتَ خَيْرُ الْغَافِرِينَ
"It was only a trial from You by which You misguided those You willed and guided those You willed. You are our Protector so forgive us and have mercy on us. You are the Best of Forgivers."
O people of the Syrian revolution in the homeland of Dar ul-Islam: There is no refuge or salvation for us from Allah, except to turn to Him. And indeed by Allah, how much does the Muslim feel tranquillity of Iman, and power and 'Izzah, when he knows his Lord is with him? And how much does it strengthen the Iman of the Muslim to know that the victory is in the hand of Allah alone, and whenever He wills he will bring about its causes? Indeed from among its most important causes is that we turn to Him alone. So give to Allah what he has ordered you of persistence to establish the Khilafah and giving bay'ah to a Khaleefah for the Muslims. The Khilafah will honour His deen and raise His word to the highest. So be from its people and supporters, and Allah will set right for, mankind and all of creation. So rush to give support and the bay'ah, you are, by Allah, in more need of it than ever, and the best of those who could work for it. You would earn the right to be the Ansar of Allah in this era, and what a great honour would await you for that? Allah ta'ala says,
قُلِ اللَّهُمَّ مَالِكَ الْمُلْكِ تُؤْتِي الْمُلْكَ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتَنْزِعُ الْمُلْكَ مِمَّنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُعِزُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُذِلُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ ۖ بِيَدِكَ الْخَيْرُ ۖ إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
"Say, 'O Allah! Master of the Kingdom! You give sovereignty to whoever You will You take sovereignty from whoever You will. You exalt whoever You will You abase whoever You will. All good is in Your hands. You have power over all things."
Engineer Hisham al-Baba
Head of the Media Office of Hizb ut-Tahrir Wilayah Syria
10 Jamadil Awal 1434
22 March 2013