London, UK, October 29 2007 – While Gordon Brown and David Cameron justify regime change of the tyrant Saddam and talk tough on Burma and Zimbabwe, they have no qualms in embracing King Abdullah, the tyrant ruler of Saudi Arabia, as he starts his official state visit to Britain today.
Taji Mustafa, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "The Saudi royal family – a creation of Britain – has long enjoyed close relations with British governments: Winston Churchill’s gift of a Rolls Royce to King Abdullah’s father, Tony Blair’s cancellation of a long- running fraud investigation into the £40bn Al-Yamamah BAE arms deal and now Brown’s red carpet welcome for King Abdullah. All of this from a government which 10 years ago promised to introduce an ‘ethical dimension’ into foreign policy."
"As capitalism is inextricably linked to colonialism, successive British governments have supported the likes of King Abdullah, General Musharraf, Colonel Gadaffi and other unaccountable and unelected despots who oppress and torture their people, provided they serve the economic, political and military interests of the West."
"The people of the Muslim world want to remove these repressive regimes and establish the Caliphate – a representative and accountable system of Islamic governance. In the Caliphate, torture is outlawed and political authority lies with the people. Despite the political aspirations of the Muslim masses, in order to safeguard their interests, Western governments continue to prop up these subservient rulers whilst simultaneously fighting the return of the Caliphate."