Friday, December 27, 2013

Defamation of Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Methodology of RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم

To the GEO TV administration,
Assalamu alaikum,
On 18 December 2013, your TV channel broadcast a heinous accusation by Mr. Kamran Khan that Hizb ut-Tahrir took responsibility for an attack on the Pakistan Army, through its spokesman. Please note that other TV stations, on the same day, made the record clear that a little known and shadowy group perpetrated this crime, as did the press media the very next day.
This heinous accusation is an affront on several levels.
1. It is an affront to your reputation as a credible news source for Muslims. It is widely known within society that Hizb ut-Tahrir is a political party whose goal is the resumption of the Islamic way of life through the re-establishment of the Khilafah. In fact, it is so widely known that one other news station who ran a similar accusation within minutes retracted it, as persistence upon such obvious falsehood would harm only its narrator. Yet, it has been a full four days and your institution has done nothing to rescue this black mark on your reputation. Be assured this accusation did not harm the 000's reputation, Alhamdulillah, but yours is damaged in need of urgent repair.
2. It is an affront to your responsibility to alert the public of the real danger to the country, which is the extensive American presence within the country which has arranged not a single attack, but an entire campaign of bombings and assassinations to ignite the fires of chaos as a basis for ensnaring our armed forces in a prolonged low intensity conflict which is bleeding our country dry. As such the American presence on our soil is functioning as it has the world over, for decades, from Central America all the way over to South East Asia, establishing American hegemony over the skulls and bones of people. Was it not better for you to inform the people of this real and grave danger in your broadcasts, rather than allowing the invention of lies through your channel?
3. It is an affront to the methodology of RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم that Hizb ut-Tahrir has made known that it has adopted since 1953 in over forty different countries. The methodology of RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم included political struggle with the tyrant rulers, culturing the masses regarding this pure Deen and seeking the material support (Nussrah) from the men of war. And it is so well known that Hizb ut-Tahrir has adopted this methodology that previously the mouthpieces of the Pakistani regime have always expressed alarm at Hizb ut-Tahrir's call for the Nussrah from the armed forces. This alarm was seen very recently, in these days, in the speech and writings of the regime's mouthpieces as a response to the "Open Letter to General Raheel Sharif from Hizb ut-Tahrir Wilayah Pakistan" which called for this Shariah duty. So now are the people to believe, and the Raheel-Nawaz regime to make a show of believing, that Hizb ut-Tahrir would seek to harm the very armed forces from which it is obliged by Islam to seek Nussrah from? And where do we stand on the Day of Judgment before Allah سبحانه وتعالى for maligning and making mockery of the methodology of RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم in such a way?
So Hizb ut-Tahrir asks you to right this wrong, both restoring to us our right and to yourselves your credibility. We love for you to gain the Ajar from Allah سبحانه وتعالى by broadcasting our statement on your TV channel and print it within your newspapers. Of course, such a principled step would obviate the need on our part to resort to legal proceedings in the immediate future.
Wassalamu Alaikum,
Shahzad Shaikh
Deputy Spokesperson of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Wilayah Pakistan
Monday, 20 Safar 1435 AH
23/12/2013 CE
No: LC13111

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