Hypocrisy of British policy – supporting protestors in Libya, training Saudi troops to crush protestors
London, UK, May 29th 2011 – It was revealed today that Britain is training Saudi Arabia’s national guard – the elite security force that was used to crush the anti-regime protests in Bahrain earlier this year resulting in the murder of unarmed protestors and the arrest and torture of political opponents.
Commenting on this revelation Taji Mustafa, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain said: “The hypocrisy of Britain’s foreign policy is laid bare for all to see. In his Mansion House speech earlier this month, Foreign Secretary William Hague said ‘we stand today with the people’ rising up against tyrannical regimes.”
“Yet, at the same time Britain provides military training to corrupt dictators that kill, beat and torture protestors against their tyrannical rule.”
“This news comes as little surprise to us considering that at the start of these uprisings, UK Prime Minister Cameron was in the region unashamedly selling arms to these regimes. Only weeks before Gaddafi became public enemy number one he was being embraced by the UK’s foreign office, and just days after slaughtering hundreds, William Hague called Bashar al Assad a reformer!”
“Our message to the people of the Middle East is this: Real change will only come by removing the regimes and the influence of the western colonial powers who support them.”
“Increasingly, people are realising that though Mubarak or Ben Ali has gone, they are yet to see real change. Increasingly people are realising that Britain, America and Europe are desperate to maintain their influence in the region. Increasingly people can see that the West’s involvement in Libya is more about Britain’s oil interests and averting a refugee crisis in Europe than it is about any principled support for the uprising.”
“These revolutions will not produce real change until the people not only remove these tyrants, but re-establish the Islamic Khilafah state which will remove the influence of the western governments who established and backed these tyrants ever since the destruction of the Khilafah state.”