Sunday, April 30, 2017

China's New Anti-Extremism Law is an Extension of its Brutal Campaign to Erase the Islamic Identity of Xinjiang’s Muslim Women and their Children

Press Release

Blinded through its hate towards Islam, China has extended its brutal war against the Islamic beliefs of the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang. On April 1, 2017, it enacted the Law on the "Fight Against Extremism" which once again targets the Islamic identity of Muslim women and their children as well as the Uighur Muslims in general. Article 9 of this new law bans "to use religious rituals in marriage and divorce, funeral and heritage issues, to refuse to watch and listen to state television and radio broadcasts, to wear clothing which covers the face, to grow abnormal beards, to give children names which have religious association and thus provoke religious extremism, to oppose or prevent the State's Birth Control Policies" and many more bans. Article 7 of the law promises to "reward persons and institutions financially who effectively contribute to the struggle against Extremist Religious Trends and who succeed in their eradication for good". For example, reporting a veiled woman or man with a long beard will be rewarded with a thousand Yuans (275 Euros). This new law essentially expresses that preaching, promoting, or conducting basic Islamic ideas or practices, will be regarded as "strictly religious extremism", and the state "will hunt and punish those who conduct these activities and practices", and "will eradicate opponents" of state policies.
It is clear that this edict seeks to erase the Islamic personality and culture of the Muslim woman and the future Muslim generations of Xinjiang through associating basic Islamic thoughts and rulings with extremism and labelling any believer who rejects the law as an extremist and potential terrorist. Furthermore, just 2 days before the launch of this law, on March 30th, international media organizations reported that terrorizing Chinese forces conducted massive military operations in the towns and villages of the districts of Hotan, Kashkar and Aksu. They raided the homes, work places and every sphere of life of Muslim Uighur Turks and confiscated Qur'ans, religious books, any audio and video material with religious content, and women's Islamic dresses, and burned and destroyed them publicly in squares. Already since 2015 civil servants, teachers and students are prevented from fasting in Ramadan and participating in collective worship, children under the age of 18 are prohibited from entering mosques and there has been a severe crackdown on Islamic schools. Furthermore, the ‘extremist’ Chinese regime announced last year that it would be implementing new education rules in Xinjiang that would punish parents who encourage their children into religious activities or force them to wear Islamic dress. This brutal regime has even conducted forced sterilizations and abortions on Muslim Uighur women to try and stem the size of the future Muslim population of Xinjiang.
The implementation of this new law came right before Chinese leader Xi Jinping's visit to the US on April 6, 2017 and his meeting with President Donald Trump, which indicates that the Chinese regime is sure of the Western World's approval of these bans regardless of their empty rhetoric of championing religious freedoms and human rights. This is not surprising as Beijing’s anti-Muslim policies echo the actions pursued by many western secular states against the Islamic beliefs of their Muslim communities to distance them from their Deen, under the false guise of ‘counter-extremism’ measures.
O Muslims! There is a cultural genocide being undertaken against your Muslim brothers and sisters of Xinjiang to erase every trace of their Islamic culture and heritage to force Kufr upon them. Indeed, this intensive agenda to coerce Muslims and their children to abandon their Islamic identity through repressive ‘anti-extremism’ laws and bans on Islamic practices such as the Islamic dress is one that is replicated in America and states across the world. The enemies of Islam have a free-hand to attack Islam due to the absence of the Khilafah which is the only state which will protect the Islamic laws, and in the future and supports the believers in fulfilling their Islamic obligations and rulings. So we call you O Muslims to increase your efforts to re-establish the Khilafah based on the method of the Prophethood which will save the Deen of the Muslims in China and across the world.
Women’s Section
in The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The King’s Meeting with Trump is a Prelude to Recruit the People of Jordan to Serve America's Interests

Press Release

In a joint press conference with King Abdullah II, Trump raised several points concerning the relationship of the Jordanian regime with America. Trump said in his speech, “In King Abdullah, America is blessed with a thoughtful and determined partner.  He is a man who has spent years commanding his country’s special forces. He really knows what being a soldier is, that I can tell you.  And he knows how to fight. The King has been a leader in calling for a plan to defeat ISIS once and for all.  And I'm with you on that.  We’re both leaders on that, believe me.  That's what we speak about today, and that is what we are going to do.  And it will be a shorter fight than a lot of people are thinking about, believe me.  We've made tremendous strides as we discussed... King Abdullah and I also discussed measures to combat the evil ideology that inspires ISIS and plagues our planet… Working together, the United States and Jordan can help bring peace and stability to the Middle East and, in fact, the entire world. And we will do that...” Trump's remarks mean that the regime in Jordan is about to implicate the people of Jordan in America's filthy wars. In response to Trump, the king said, “No doubt, with all the challenges that we face in the world, the role of the U.S. is key to all the issues that we have around the world, but it's not just the fact that we should expect the United States to do all the heavy lifting. The heavy lifting has to be done by all of us … we must support the United States ...”
The statements come from the head of the regime despite the announcement of the American president, Trump, of war on Islam openly, and the appearance of his hatred towards the Islamic Ummah and Islam, and his declaration of targeting the Islamic creed in order to impose the rotten capitalist values ​​and its destructive way of life on Muslims! In addition to America’s ambitions in Muslims lands, its looting of our resources, its impoverishment of peoples, and its continued support to the usurper Jewish entity. And despite the oppression experienced by Muslims everywhere as a result of America's colonial policies and what it committed and still committing of criminality in Muslims lands of killing, occupation and industry for terrorism and nurturing it in our lands and exploiting it as a gateway for blatant interference in Muslim countries to dominate them and subjugate them to serve the aggressive colonial projects, and with all this the regime in Jordan declares its support for Trump!

O Muslims in Jordan:
America, along with its allies, followers and tails, have planned to defeat you and entrench Kufr domination over your country and prevent you from achieving your revival based on the provisions of the religion of your Lord, the reat Islam. They have prepared to wage war on your Deen and your aspiration to live under its provisions. So, do not enable your rulers to pursue the American schemes or the schemes of other forces of Kufr and colonial tyranny, and do not them enable them to make your children soldiers for America in its war on Islam and Muslims. Allah (swt) says:
﴿يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا عَدُوِّي وَعَدُوَّكُمْ أَوْلِيَاءَ تُلْقُونَ إِلَيْهِم بِالْمَوَدَّةِ وَقَدْ كَفَرُوا بِمَا جَاءَكُم مِّنَ الْحَقِّ يُخْرِجُونَ الرَّسُولَ وَإِيَّاكُمْ أَن تُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ رَبِّكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ خَرَجْتُمْ جِهَادًا فِي سَبِيلِي وَابْتِغَاءَ مَرْضَاتِي تُسِرُّونَ إِلَيْهِم بِالْمَوَدَّةِ وَأَنَا أَعْلَمُ بِمَا أَخْفَيْتُمْ وَمَا أَعْلَنتُمْ وَمَن يَفْعَلْهُ مِنكُمْ فَقَدْ ضَلَّ سَوَاءَ السَّبِيلِ * إِن يَثْقَفُوكُمْ يَكُونُوا لَكُمْ أَعْدَاءً وَيَبْسُطُوا إِلَيْكُمْ أَيْدِيَهُمْ وَأَلْسِنَتَهُم بِالسُّوءِ وَوَدُّوا لَوْ تَكْفُرُونَ * لَن تَنفَعَكُمْ أَرْحَامُكُمْ وَلَا أَوْلَادُكُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ يَفْصِلُ بَيْنَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ
“O you who have believed, do not take My enemies and your enemies as allies, extending to them affection while they have disbelieved in what came to you of the truth, having driven out the Prophet and yourselves [only] because you believe in Allah, your Lord. If you have come out for jihad in My cause and seeking means to My approval, [take them not as friends]. You confide to them affection, but I am most knowing of what you have concealed and what you have declared. And whoever does it among you has certainly strayed from the soundness of the way. If they gain dominance over you, they would be to you as enemies and extend against you their hands and their tongues with evil, and they wish you would disbelieve. Never will your relatives or your children benefit you; the Day of Resurrection He will judge between you. And Allah, of what you do, is Seeing.” [Al-Mumtahinah: 1-3].
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
in Wilayah Jordan

Friday, April 28, 2017

Another Chapter of the Criminality of the Syrian Regime and the World is Watching!!

Press Release

 On Tuesday morning April 4, 2017, the world awoke to a horrific massacre in the city of Khan Sheikhoun of Idlib, west of Syria, where the oppressive Syrian regime used poisonous sarin gas, killing more than 100 civilians and wounding more than 400, mostly children, as confirmed by the Directorate of Health in Idlib.
Al-Jazeera correspondent reported that about 30 children and women were killed instantly, while others died before reaching the hospital. Amid warnings of a humanitarian disaster in the city, which is suffering from a mass displacement after the massacre, was the reappearance of warplanes to bomb defense centers and medical points, destroying Ar-Rahmah Hospital, which was providing first aid for the victims.
This horrific massacre brought to mind the tragic event that took place on 21 August 2013, in which about 1500 people were killed in the city of Ghouta, Damascus. Without the shedding of a single drop of blood, the people died in their sleep, and more than 5,000 others, mostly children and women, were wounded in the most notorious attack with chemicals, again by the brutal bombing of the Syrian regime's forces.
The Syrian regime has carried out attacks with internationally banned chemical and poisonous weapons in various opposition controlled areas over the past years, which amounted to more than 140 attacks which left hundreds of martyrs and wounded. This was amidst a global condemnation of this regime coming from more than 12 independent organizations and 6 governments of major states.
Once again condemnations and expressions of regret and sadness are repeated, hardly without missing the statements of the heads of major countries, especially America, which had previously announced since 2013 a plan to remove the chemical arsenal, as a way to circumvent implementation of Barack Obama's threat to Assad earlier that "the use of chemicals is a red line." Kerry hinted then that the removal of chemical weapons would be a good solution and would prevent American military intervention, a solution which Russia announced that it would adopt and would convince Assad of.
However, the continuation of the Assad regime bombing more Syrian cities with toxic chlorine gas after the Ghouta massacre, the latest of which was days ago in Khan Sheikhoun city, and without a practical response from the international community, rather the latter  seeks to look for a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis, and without a guarantee on the trial of the perpetrators of those massacres, all this is  blatant evidence of the support of those countries for this regime and prolonging it through these negotiations, which despite  their many names and different venues, their content remains one and that is, an increase in the killing, displacement and dislodgment to bury the revolution, which was marked by Islamic slogans and demands since its inception. This is as part of restructuring this mangled regime according to their interests and strangling any attempt to breathe outside their colonial system.
The suffering of our people in Ash-Sham has been increased by the silence of the rulers of the Muslims who still flatter their masters to the extent of closing the border crossings in the face of the fugitives escaping the oppression of the regime and in the face of the wounded and injured following this or that terrible massacres under the pretext of security concerns. A Turkish official said that authorities closed Bab al-Hawa crossing with Idlib suburb, on Tuesday, “for security reasons”, indicating that it would reopen as soon as possible, despite dozens of ambulances carrying wounded people still waiting in front of the gate after being closed by the Turkish authorities.
The people of Ash-Sham as all Muslims, did not and will not seek their salvation from such rulers, but they are crying with grief and sorrow filled eyes to the armies of Muslims stationed in their barracks, especially those who are a few kilometers away from them, to come to our victory, to the relief of our anguish and the arbitration of our Lord's law through the establishment of the Khilafah (Caliphate) State on the method of the Prophethood, in which we will enjoy security and safety and will heal our breasts from the oppressors, the abusers of the lives of all of mankind.
Allah (swt) says:
﴿يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنْ تَنْصُرُوا اللَّهَ يَنْصُرْكُمْ وَيُثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَكُمْ * وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فَتَعْسًا لَهُمْ وَأَضَلَّ أَعْمَالَهُمْ * ذَلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ كَرِهُوا مَا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ فَأَحْبَطَ أَعْمَالَهُمْ
“O you who have believed, if you support Allah, He will support you and plant firmly your feet. But those who disbelieve - for them is misery, and He will waste their deeds. That is because they disliked what Allah revealed, so He rendered worthless their deeds.” [Muhammad: 7-9]

Women’s Section
in The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir