Thursday, April 27, 2017

Why is it only the Islamically motivated gender separation a problem?

Press Release

On Tuesday 4th of April, the media in general and TV drew attention in its program “Kalla Fakta” that the Al-Azhar School has separate seating places in its school bus for boys and girls, that a cafeteria in Tensta refers men and women to different sitting places and that there are “moral police” roaming in the suburbs. Stefan Löfven was quick to call it abhorrent. Gustav Fridolin was also quick to say that this is unacceptable.
Does Stefan Löfven even think that the youth club that TV4 talked about in the same program that was founded early in 2015 and was only for women is also abhorrent? When we know that Anna Jonazon from his own party supports the idea. What does Gustav Fridolin think about that Awad Hersi from the Green Party also supported the idea, is it also unacceptable? Perhaps Stefan Löfven and Gustav Fridolin would rather suggest that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lotta Schelin play in the same gender mixed national team. However that is apparently not as abhorrent because the motive is not an Islamic one. It is as much acceptable as the idea of the large number of gender segregated toilets in Sweden. In the beginning of February, SVT reported positively about the Facebook group “Honesty & the bees”, which is only for women. Elza Dunkels, associate professor and internet researcher at Umeå University, supported the idea in a positive light. Doesn’t the government have bigger issues to deal with, which we have highlighted in a previous video.
The question is: why is it only the Islamically motivated gender separation a problem? To take this discussion seriously, one can ask oneself: why isn’t the vile treatment of refugees at schools in Ronneby and Thoren Framtid as big of a problem because the refugees were referred to a separate entrance?
Obviously from the examples above, the separation in of itself isn’t the problem, the problem is what they have against Islam! Just a few days ago we realised a video that highlighted the repeated attacks on Islam and Muslims in Swedish society. A couple of days later a new campaign began to once again smear the Islamic values hoping to break the Muslim youth’s ties with them. The attacks put the Muslims under pressure between wanting to live a calm life without any problems or preserve their Islamic identity. Just like Devin Rexvid, researcher on social work at Umeå University, commented in relation to the report about the signal that the so called “moral cops” send to women in the suburbs is: “if you don’t live as we say, as we prescribe, as we expect then you don’t belong here.” Similarly the society is sending the same signal to the Muslims that refuse to sacrifice their Islamic values that either they adapt to the society or else they do not belong in it. However the only difference is that the former signal does not match with reality- as it is known for anyone who lives in the suburbs that the streets are filled with women dressing up in all kinds of ways- while the latter signal is now a reality.
To the Muslims we say that these repeated attacks only occur because Islam, despite all this denigration, keeps growing. When the arguments with its enemies run out they shift to smears and attacks. This should be a source of strength to us for the treasure we carry. We do not apologize for being Muslims and we will be steadfast in our Islam at all times and places and we will continue to do so. It is our duty to present Islam as it is without adding to or subtracting anything from it. Allah saved us from the darkness of ignorance and brought us to the light which is Islam, let us not fall for the pressure of this society and fall back to ignorance. After hardships comes ease. Allah Almighty says:
﴿وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلًا مِّمَّن دَعَا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا وَقَالَ إِنَّنِي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ
“And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says, "Indeed, I am of the Muslims."” [Fussilat: 33]
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
in Scandinavia

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

America Frees Pentagon Hand in Somalia In Conjunction with a Severe Famine Threatening Thousands of People with Starvation

 US President Donald Trump has said the US military will have more authority to pursue Al Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia and he will allow more "aggressive" air strikes at the Pentagon's request. Military Times Newspaper in its report translated by arabi21 (2/4/2017) stated that, "Trump’s new resolution allows US Special Forces to accompany the Somali National Army and others in the African Union in the fighting, which opens the door for the United States to launch air strikes". The head of US Africa Command, General Thomas Waldhauser, has refused to restrict the flexibility of his forces in operations inside Somalia, despite warnings of further civilian casualties.
The announcement to delegate more authority to the Pentagon in Somalia was preceded by news of the impact of drought, famine, cholera and conflicts on Somalia and that the world stands a chance of not more than three to four months to save millions of people in Yemen and Somalia from starvation. In the past few days, images of people affected by the drought that hit Somalia in the north and south have been overshadowed on all kinds of media. The world has witnessed the death of hundreds, the displacement of thousands, and the death of animals in vast numbers, and bodies scattered in open spaces appeared on screens. The images of empty wells, thirsty mouths, exhausted faces, and children and women in their last dying breaths echoed the famine that hit Somalia between 2010 and 2012, during which more than a quarter of a million people died because of the slackening international response to the famine alarm in Somalia.
The news of famine in Somalia is not hidden from anyone. The El Nino climatic phenomenon struck the East Africa region, which makes drought a recurrent phenomenon in Somalia. The world has known the impact of drought and dearth on the people of the country and their displacement to refugee camps in search of what fills their bellies and their children’s bellies. The United Nations has identified Somalia among the four countries threatened by famine, along with northern Nigeria, Yemen and southern Sudan, and have confined the four regions as war zones, where acute conflicts hinder aid access and impede development projects in those countries. Despite this, the United States chose this time to bomb the heads of the displaced innocent women and children under the pretext of persecuting extremist groups!
Somalia has been faltering for decades between a political vacuum, absence of the state, devastated economy, and foreign intervention that spreads chaos and did nothing for the benefit of the people, with forces of different nationalities ruled by those who do not observe any pact of kinship or covenant of protection. The tragedy of Somalia is not in the drought, famine and the failed harvest, rather it is in the political vacuum and the absence of the concept of one Ummah, strengthening one another. The crisis in Somalia has intensified and the rest of the Ummah has left it a victim of the foreign troops and of the greed of Ethiopia, Kenya and other countries. The relief campaigns have been limited to individual initiatives and good deeds by the sincere of the sons of our great Ummah while the idiots and the tyrants compete to waste the wealth of the Ummah.
The American escalation converts Somalia from an emergency zone and a humanitarian disaster into an "area of active hostilities" and people will not be spared from the accidental bombing incidents that leave women and children victims.
May Allah have mercy on the days when the rulers of the Ummah would sprinkle wheat on mountain peaks so that it would not be said that a bird is goes hungry in the Muslim lands...
﴿وَقَالُوا حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ سَيُؤْتِينَا اللَّهُ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ وَرَسُولُهُ إِنَّا إِلَى اللَّهِ رَاغِبُونَ
CMO_Sigflatt“and said, "Sufficient for us is Allah ; Allah will give us of His bounty, and [so will] His Messenger; indeed, we are desirous toward Allah," [it would have been better for them].” [At-Tawbah: 59]
Women’s Section
in The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

When the Authority of the State is Absent, Lives are Lost and the Forbidden Blood is Spilled!

Press Release

We followed with deep sadness and sorrow the fighting between the Hamar and Kababish tribes in Kordofan; this is the great crime in which forbidden blood was spilled, and lives were lost from fighting on a tribal basis.
In a statement to the newspapers, a member of the Parliament of the West Kordofan pointed to the knowledge of the President of the Republic of this news of the events since March 29th, when twenty people were killed, but the state did not send any troops to separate and pursue the criminals; therefore, the bloody events were repeated again, and it spread to both provinces of West and North Kordofan.
Based on the above, we in Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Sudan highlight the following:
First: Islam forbade the killing of the soul without right, Allah (swt) says:
﴿وَلا تَقْتُلُوا النَّفْسَ الَّتِي حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ إِلا بِالْحَقِّ
“And do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden, except by right” [Al-Isra’: 33]
Allah has warned the Muslims from killing each other, the Prophet (saw) said in the Last Khutbah: «وَيْلَكُمْ لا تَرْجِعُوا بَعْدِي كُفَّارًا يَضْرِبُ بَعْضُكُمْ رِقَابَ بَعْضٍ» “Woe to you! Do not turn back into disbelievers after I am gone, striking one another’s necks.”
And he (saw) said: «إِذَا الْتَقَى الْمُسْلِمَانِ بِسَيْفَيْهِمَا فَالْقَاتِلُ وَالْمَقْتُولُ فِي النَّارِ» “If two Muslims meet with their swords, the murderer and the murdered man are in the Fire”.
Secondly: Islam warned Muslims against taking pride of tribal connections, and reprimanded those who call for it and mobilize people on that basis. The Prophet (saw) said: «مَنْ دَعَا بِدَعْوَى الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ فَهُوَ مِنْ جُثَا جَهَنَّمَ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَإِنْ صَامَ وَصَلَّى قَالَ وَإِنْ صَامَ وَصَلَّى وَزَعَمَ أَنَّهُ مُسْلِمٌ». “Whoever calls for ignorance (Jahiliya) he is from those who kneel in Hell. They said O Messenger of Allah even if he fasts and prays, He (saw) said: Even if he fasts and prays and claims that he is a Muslim.”
He (saw) said: «دَعُوهَا فَإِنَّهَا مُنْتِنَةٌ» “Leave it, for it is rotten.”
Thirdly: Islam commands Muslims in case of disagreement between them to refer the disputed matter to Allah and His Messenger (saw): to remove the dispute and find the solution and treatment, and made it a sign of Iman. Allah (swt) said:
﴿فَإِنْ تَنَازَعْتُمْ فِي شَيْء فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى اللَّه وَالرَّسُول إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاَللَّهِ وَالْيَوْم الْآخِر ذَلِكَ خَيْر وَأَحْسَن تَأْوِيلاً
O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result.” [An-Nisa’: 59]
Fourthly: The Government of the Sudan bears responsibility for this forbidden blood that has been shed. The state has repeatedly failed to deal with such incidents. It does not care about the matter from its start, so that more blood is shed and the news is broadcast and reported in the media. Islam has made it mandatory on the state to carry its duty to take care of the affairs of the people, and protect them, and provide security for them. Rather, Islam considers it as the highest obligation of the ruler's duties. The Prophet (saw) said: «الإِمَامُ رَاعٍ وَمَسْئُولٌ عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهِ» “The imam is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock.”
This responsibility requires the state to protect the blood of the people before the fighting takes place. It preserves security with its prestige, punishes the aggressor harshly and carries out the deterrent Shari’ punishment against him. There is no intercession accepted by anyone, even if it was the tribe.
Fifthly: This would not have happened if the Muslims had a state; the righteous Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of the Prophethood, in which the ruler would be a shepherd and its ruling would be a trust not a "cake”!!
In conclusion, we in Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Sudan call upon the fighters, as ordered by Allah, to fear Allah in themselves and remember the brotherhood of Iman, which brings them together, and to stop fighting, and hold the criminal aggressor accountable and not to cover up for him, Allah (swt) says:
﴿إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ
“The believers are but brothers, so make settlement between your brothers. And fear Allah that you may receive mercy” [Al-Hujurat: 10]
We also call upon them to deprive the opportunity to the warlords and policy brokers, they do not hesitate to trade in such issues for their livelihood. We also call them to block the way infront of the colonial enemies who exploit such events to intervene in the affairs of the country and the people and ignite them to achieve their despicable colonial interests. Allah (swt) says:
﴿لَوْ أَنْفَقْتَ مَا فِي الأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا مَا أَلَّفْتَ بَيْنَ قُلُوبِهِمْ وَلَكِنَّ اللَّهَ أَلَّفَ بَيْنَهُمْ إِنَّهُ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ
And brought together their hearts. “If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have brought their hearts together; but Allah brought them together. Indeed, He is Exalted in Might and Wise” [Al-Anfal: 63]

Ibrahim Othman (Abu Khalil)
Official Spokesman of Hizb ut Tahrir

إبراهيم عثمان
in Wilayah Sudan