Hizb ut-Tahrir statement on the coup in Egypt
The army performs a coup against the so-called supposed Democracy
Yesterday evening on Wednesday 03/07/2013 General Abdul Fattah As-Sisi the Minister of Defence and war production announced what he called the ‘Future map’ for the country. The map includes the suspension of working in accordance to the constitution for a temporary time period, the dismissal of the elected president, holding of early presidential elections, for the head of the constitutional court to run the affairs of the country throughout the transitional period and until a new President is elected, and for the head of the constitutional high court to have the right to issue constitutional declarations throughout the transitional period. And he indicated that a government of ‘National competencies’ would be formed in addition to a committee that would look into all of the suggested constitutional alterations and an appeal to the high constitutional court to decide upon a law for parliamentary elections.
And in this way the army performed against the so-called supposed Democracy that came with Mursi as the ‘Legitimate ruler’ for the country as they claimed. And this coup took place under the excuse that the general leadership had refused: ‘The abuse to the national and religious institutions of the State’ in addition to the: ‘intimidation and threatening of sections of the citizens’. So where are they positioned in respect to that Democracy that they have so often played lip service to? And especially after closing all of the Islamic television channels, arresting and hunting down hundreds from amongst the main figures from the Islamic wing?
And from all this it has been shown without doubt that those who hold the real and effective power throughout the last period were the army and that the President and his group represented no more than a puppet that was moved by the military establishment and behind it the head of disbelief America whenever they wanted. And it has also been established that it is not possible to bring Islam to the ruling via this democracy and its ballot boxes within its secular system. It is as if they did not learn from what happened to the Islamic Salvation Front in Algeria and it is hoped that now and finally the callers to this methodology will consider and fully realise this reality and truth.
America has exploited the bitter resentment of the Ummah to the callers of what they call ‘Moderate Islam’ to give a negative image of Islaam by illustrating their failing in relation to managing the nation’s affairs and this is despite the fact that they did not implement Islaam and despite the fact that they did not hold the real authority in the land. So the used them for their benefit and then gave them this description leaving in their wake a notion of fleeing away from the rule of the ‘Islamists’ which affected a section from amongst the people.
So it is necessary for the Muslims to know that there is only one way to establish the rule of Islam and no other way. This is the path that the Messenger of Allah (saw) walked when he refused to take the rule that was deficient and incomplete and he refused to participate in a corrupt system that was in violation to Islam. Rather the way is to be patient and persevere until the Nusrah (support) comes in full and to work tirelessly within the Ummah to generate a public opinion amongst her based on a general awareness about the obligation to implement the Shar’a of Allah completely in the Khilafah State. This will happen by engaging in an intellectual clash through presenting the strong challenging Islamic thoughts to struggle against the thoughts of Kufr (disbelief), just as the Messenger of Allah (saw) did himself. It will not happen by diluting the Islamic thoughts and attempting to make them fit with the Kufr un-Islamic thoughts. Political struggle is also required in addition to exposing the plans and conspiracies that are being plotted against Islam and the Muslims just as the Messenger of Allah (saw) did himself and it will not happen by way of flattery and walking side by side with all the despots and agents of the western disbelievers residing in our country from amongst the politicians, media personalities and those who claim to be thinkers. This is the way in which the public opinion for the Khilafah and the Shari’ah will be generated so that the sincere people from amongst the people of Nusrah (support) in the army can take sides and align themselves with this call. This is because they (the Army) are those who possess the real power as was proven by the declaration of Sisi however it is unfortunate that he gave his support to that which did not deserve it and had no right to be supported! And he gave up on those who had flattered him without having presented to him a real project that emanates from the Aqueedah (belief) of the Ummah.
We in Hizb ut Tahrir are like the leader that does not lie to its people. We repeat the invitation to everyone who wants to see Islam established firmly within the real Islamic State, the Khilafah State, to join us and work with us to establish it in accordance to the methodology that the Messenger of Allah (saw) proceeded upon. This is because this is the only way that will truly free the people of Egypt and all of the Muslim lands, and indeed the whole world in its entirety from oppression, fighting, bickering and hatred against one another. The people, Muslims and non-Muslims will live under the shade of this state of goodness, the Khilafah State, which had been the beacon of light for the earth, its blossoming flower and bright shining light for more than thirteen centuries.
Allah (swt) says:
وَنُرِيدُ أَن نَّمُنَّ عَلَى الَّذِينَ اسْتُضْعِفُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَنَجْعَلَهُمْ أَئِمَّةً وَنَجْعَلَهُمُ الْوَارِثِينَ
And we wished to bestow a favour to those who were weak (and oppressed) in the land, and to make them rulers and to make them the inheritors (Al-Qasas 5).
Head of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir, Wilayah of Egypt.
4th July 2013
25 Shawwal 1434