During those same days, the opposition conference was held in Riyadh to find the “manufacture” of a delegation to negotiate with the regime on a transitional rule for a civil secular state in Ash-Sham the Abode of Islam! “The Syrian political and military opposition meetings began today in Riyadh in order to reach a unified position, in the presence of the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubair. Participants seek to reach a consensus on the principles of a political solution and to form a delegation to participate in possible negotiations with the regime which the major countries wish to hold amongst them by the first of January. On Tuesday, a number of the opposition held preliminary informal meetings, part of which was attended by Western and Russian diplomats in the Intercontinental Hotel in Riyadh.” (Al Arabiya.net, 09/12/2015)
The meetings continued on Wednesday and Thursday (9-10/12/2015) where the final statement was declared, stating “In response to an invitation from the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the forces of the revolution and the Syrian opposition held a lengthy meeting in the city of Riyadh on Thursday… in order to unite the ranks, and reach a shared vision regarding a negotiated political solution to the Syrian issue based on the Statement of Geneva 1… The participants expressed their adherence to the Syrian territory unity, and their belief in the Syrian civil state; the participants also expressed their commitment to the democratic mechanism, and vowed to work to preserve the institutions of the Syrian state… The participants agreed that the goal of a political settlement is to establish a state based on the principle of citizenship, in the absence of Bashar al-Assad and the pillars and symbols of his regime in any future political arrangements… The participants expressed their willingness to enter into negotiations with the Syrian regime’s representatives, based on the Geneva 1 statement issued on June 30, 2012 and the relevant international resolutions, and that Bashar al-Assad and the pillars and symbols of his rule must step down at the beginning of the transitional period.” (24 SPA, 10/12/2015)
“At a press conference held on Thursday evening, President of the Gulf Research Center Abdul Aziz As-Saqer – who chaired the conference – said that a delegation from the opposition will meet with a delegation from the regime in the first ten days of next January. In a related context, As-Saqer confirmed that the final statement was signed by all participants, including Ahrar Ash-Sham movement linked to the armed opposition, represented by the leader in the movement Labib An-Nahas. This was after the movement announced on Twitter that it had decided to withdraw from the conference… The agreement states the formation of the Supreme Council made up of 32 members, that include ten members from the factions and nine members from the coalition and five members from the coordinating body and eight independent members.” (Al Jazeera.net, 11/12/2015)
One who scrutinizes the developments of the truces and negotiations finds that they are a product of malevolent malicious schemes against Ash-Sham, the Abode of Islam, whose threads are weaved by the countries of the East and West, led by America who is spiteful against Islam and Muslims, and those who provide them with those threads are the agents and tools from the tyrant regime and its collaborators and the agent rulers in the neighboring countries, and some of the political and military opposition spectra that hide under the cover of resistance to the tyrant so they compromise with him, and hide under the cover of opposition while they negotiate with him, as if the blood spilled, and the violated sanctities have been forgotten, and have become insignificant in exchange for a bunch of dirty money or a structure for a broken chair [in government]! These truces and the Riyadh Conference of the opposition emanate from one niche against Ash-Sham and its people.
* As for truces, they are the surrendering of the country and the people to the tyrant. We wish that they are in exchange for the security of those signatories to remain in their safe places, but instead they are relocated to where they congregate them in an easily specified place to strike them with various weapons from every side and angle… They had demanded in the Zabadani truce that the signatories must go to the north towards Idlib, also in Al-Waar truce they were told to head to the north towards Idlib! Every sane person knows that it is easier for the regime to break its agreements than the blink of an eye! Previously the regime signed a number of truces since 2011, and revoked them whenever it appeared to be contradicting with one of its interests; there was the truce of Kofi Annan in 10/4/2012, and the Lakhdar Brahimi’s truce during Eid al-Adha in the period 18/10/2012, and the truce of Barza neighborhood in January 2014, and the truce of Qaboun neighborhood in September 2014, and the truce in the towns of Kefraya and Al-Foah in northern Idlib countryside, and in the towns of Zabadani and Madaya in rural Damascus in 20/9/2015. The Zabadani agreement stipulated the removal of all militants and willing civilians of the Zabadani region towards Idlib! Now it is the truce of Al-Waar neighbourhood December 2015, and also the agreement stipulates the exit of the opposition gunmen from the neighborhood towards the countryside of Idlib… With the start of the implementation of Al-Waar agreement, all districts of the city of Homs, which was known in the past as the “capital of the revolution” after the outbreak of protests against the regime in 2011, it is now to become under the control of the Syrian army … and so a truce dragging another truce until the revolution against the tyrant dwindles.
كَالَّتِي نَقَضَتْ غَزْلَهَا مِنْ بَعْدِ قُوَّةٍ أَنْكَاثًا
“And do not be like she who untwisted her spun thread after it was strong”
The ongoing truces is one of the means to prolong the lifespan of the regime, and the extension of its power after having receded, and so quietly the conditions are set for its replacement, which is what is being prepared in the Riyadh Conference with the supervision of America and its followers. This is why the US president has blessed the Al-Waar truce and called for more expansion of truces (and the fighters are transferred with their families to the areas controlled by the armed opposition in the northwest near the Turkish border under the agreement, which is a model for truce agreements applied in certain areas. Obama said that it can be implemented in Syria at a greater rate.” (Reuters, 9 December 2015)
We warn those who chase after the truce, especially those movements that attest that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, we warn them that the truce is a trap in which they are being gathered to be exterminated, let alone gradually removing them from their places so that the regime can spread out there, and we advise them not to surrender themselves and their families to the regime, it does not keep its covenants and this has happened more than once as mentioned above. And as the Prophet ﷺ said:
»لاَ يُلْدَغُ المُؤْمِنُ مِنْ جُحْرٍ وَاحِدٍ مَرَّتَيْن«
“A believer is not bitten from the same hole twice”
(Narrated by Bukhari),
what about those who are bitten many times over?
* It is clear that the Riyadh Conference from its statement that it is forming a delegation from the opposition to negotiate with the regime and that Bashar shall remain during the negotiations stage, after they had rejected this before! And it calls for the establishment of a secular civil state with a democratic mechanism… and that the basis of its solution is Geneva 1, i.e. the establishment of a transitional governing body. And the transitional ruling body exercises full executive powers. Moreover, it includes members of the current government and the opposition and other groups formed on the basis of mutual consent … with the continuation of governmental institutions … and this council will establish a pluralistic democratic state … this is the highlight of the conference statement.
Looking deeply into the conference’s backgrounds and reasons to take place, it turns out that after the United States has failed to make its creations from the moderate or modified coalition and factions find acceptance from the people of Syria, so that it finds an alternative agent that will succeed the current agent, it proceeded to seek the help of the tyrant in the pure land, thinking that he could succeed in that which it has failed in, because he has the funding and deception. This is why John Kerry praised the Conference: In Paris, John Kerry said, “The talks, led by Saudi Arabia to unify the Syrian opposition has made progress in an important step on the road to push the political negotiations aimed at ending the Syrian conflict.” (Reuters Arabic, 10/12/2015) This is so because America thinks that if the Saudi King calls for a civil state, while dressed in the dress of Muslims it will be accepted from him more than it would be accepted from the Kaffir colonists, this thinking is incorrect, as the truth is clear and its people cannot be deceived by a Kaffir or a hypocrite.
The Riyadh Conference carries its failure within itself whether it is in terms of the participants, or in terms of what they declare, the men of Ash-Sham are not those huddled in the Intercontinental Hotel for the money and misguidance… The men of Ash-Sham are its lions that are known in the Ummah for their honesty and dedication, and they know that the good will always be in the Ummah until the Day of Resurrection. They are the ones who shouted with their hearts and their voices ‘It is for Allah, It is for Allah’. They are the ones who want for Ash-Sham that which Allah سبحانه وتعالى and His Messenger ﷺ loves for it to be:
«عُقْرُ دَارِ الْإِسْلَامِ بِالشَّامِ»
“The abode of Islam is in Ash-Sham”
(Narrated by Tabarani in Al-Kabeer on the authority of Salamah ibn Nafeel).
They are not deceivers who say they will negotiate with the regime and at the same time they say that there is no place for the head of the regime; those who do not accept a place for him, do not negotiate with his regime! And they are not the ones who the (secular civil state) is dictated to, and lower their heads in approval while they claim to be Islamic! They are not the ones who call for democracy that permits and forbids and call for the legislation of man instead of the rule of the Lord of mankind. Allah All Knowing Most Wise says:
إِنِ الْحُكْمُ إِلَّا لِلَّهِ
“The rule is for none but Allah”
The King of Saudi Arabia and his master and commander and who is joined from the rulers will fail, and they will realize that they cannot defeat Ash-Sham. It will defeat their secularism, and their civil state, and even if they have won the battle due to the inattentiveness of the people of Syria, they will not settle no matter how much their tyranny and criminality prevails, as the Most High Most Powerful says:
سَيُصِيبُ الَّذِينَ أَجْرَمُوا صَغَارٌ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ وَعَذَابٌ شَدِيدٌ بِمَا كَانُوا يَمْكُرُونَ
“There will afflict those who committed crimes debasement before Allah and severe punishment for what they used to conspire”
As we warn those truce signatories with the tyrant, we warn the people of the Riyadh Conference and their representatives in negotiations with the regime, and those calling for the civil state, we warn them that the land of Ash-Sham is a pure land that will not accept conspirators against it, it will reject them and dispose of their filth even if after a while, and then they will be surrounded with the loss of the world and the Hereafter. Unquestionably, that is the manifest loss.
We address you, the conferees, now that your conference has ended and you have taken off the Abaya of the King of Saudi Arabia and are now far away from his stick, be ready to face the consequences. Without a doubt, you know that negotiation with the regime is a betrayal after all the crimes it has perpetrated and affected humans, trees, and stones, and you also know that the call for a secular civil state is a crime. You are Muslims, and Islam imposes the rule of Allah, and the Islamic system of government is the righteous Khilafah, which is imminent, Allah willing, by the hands of the faithful as promised by Allah and the glad-tiding of His Messenger ﷺ… Therefore return to your senses and know that returning to the truth is a virtue, and the one who repents from a sin is like the one who has no sin. Is there a wise man amongst you who rejects the truce with the regime and rejects the shameful humiliating conference? Is there anyone?
أَلَيْسَ مِنْكُمْ رَجُلٌ رَشِيدٌ
“Is there not among you a man of reason?”
O the honest and faithful in the land of Ash-Sham, do not despair of the mercy of Allah … Stand firm on the truth that you are on, the falsehood can win rounds and the truth can win rounds, your revolution is truly revealing, exposing scandals. It has revealed the conspirators and exposed the hypocrites, and all of them are out in the open. No one will be fooled by them except the tactless and no one will feel safe from their scheming except the ignorant.
Hizb ut Tahrir, is a leader that does not lie to his people, working night and day with you and amongst you to thwart the enemies of Islam and Muslims’ schemes, and to resume the Islamic way of life to establish the righteous Khilafah, so support it and stand behind it to witness the dawn of the Khilafah together.
وَيَوْمَئِذٍ يَفْرَحُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ * بِنَصْرِ اللَّهِ يَنْصُرُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الرَّحِيمُ
“And that day the believers will rejoice. In the victory of Allah. He gives victory to whom He wills, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Merciful”
(Ar-Rum: 4-5)Hizb ut Tahrir
29 Safar al Khair 1437 AH