If it is not now time for Khilafah, then when?
The misery that Muslims of Pakistan face of bombings, assassinations and insecurity has now spread from NWFP to Punjab to Sindh province. On 28 December 2009, a Muharram procession in Karachi, Sindh’s capital and Pakistan’s financial capital, was attacked by an explosion, resulting in the death of over forty Muslims and injury to over a hundred more.
Then, organized, well-trained gangs struck for many hours, uninterrupted by the government forces. They were skilled and able to break steel re-enforced locks on closed shops with single strikes. They caused fires with a special phosphorus-based fuel, which can only be prepared in advance and with great care, such that the fires spread widely and lasted for over two days. They caused over forty billion rupees worth of damaged and bought life to a standstill in Karachi, home to over twenty million people. And this was just one of a series of thoroughly prepared attacks that have shaken Pakistan for several months, causing a huge loss of life and destruction of property.
This organised brutal campaign is orchestrated by America, with the full co-operation of the Zardari regime. It was the Zardari regime that allowed entry to the American private military organization, Xe Services LLC, formerly known as Blackwater, which previously designed, organized and funded attacks in Iraq. It is the Zardari regime that allows the American agencies and private military organizations to implement their plans, roam the country and use their infiltration of the Taleban where necessary, without obstacles. There have now been several instances throughout Punjab, where heavily armed Americans have been stopped by security personnel, only to be released by the Zardari regime upon intervention by the US embassy. With support of the highest level, the Americans are swelled with arrogance to the extent that they have even threatened to shoot the Pakistani security personnel if they searched them. As for materials for causing mischief, the Zardari regime allows it to enter without restrictions. Ten sealed containers were directly handed over to US consulate staff upon arrival at Lahore airport on 20 December, without security inspection or customs clearance.
America unleashes these miseries to force the Muslims into submission regarding her presence in Pakistan and her war against Muslims. On 1 December 2009, US President, Barack Obama, said, "In the past, there have been those in Pakistan who have argued that the struggle against extremism is not their fight… But in recent years, as innocents have been killed from Karachi to Islamabad… Public opinion has turned." The US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates said, "The more they get attacked internally, just like this terrible attack in Rawalpindi at the mosque, the more open they may be to additional help from us." (Voice of America, 8 December 2009).
And as an additional service to its American masters, the Zardari regime is ensuring that America’s plans are unchallenged by making the life of Muslims a misery in many and varied ways: a sugar crisis in one of the world’s leading agricultural countries, a gas crisis in a country which possesses one of the largest gas reserves in the world, electricity shortages, during winter when electricity consumption is at its lowest and in a country which has abundant and varied sources to produce electricity and the striking down of the NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance), with its resulting political drama played out by America’s agents amongst the rulers and so-called opposition.
Whilst the Zardari regime provides cover for America with a hostile campaign against its own people, America is entrenching herself and is furthering her war, preparing the ground for even greater miseries and dangers. American military forces are now present in Tarbela and Sihala, which is within striking distance of the nuclear facilities in Kahuta, and America is building a military base stretching over fifty six acres of land in Islamabad in the guise of an embassy. Moreover, air base facilities are under construction in Jacabobad, at a cost of over thirty billion Rupees, designed according to American air force specifications, with basements for missile storage, and are due for completion in June 2010. Already, in over seventy drone air strikes, America has killed over 660 Muslims, men, women, elderly and children, within Pakistan’s territory. And this is asides from night raids by American helicopter-borne soldiers entering into Pakistan from Afghanistan, which began in 2003 under Musharraf and continued under Zardari. And even though hundreds of thousands of Muslims are homeless in the harsh winter within South Waziristan, American military and state officials scream day and night at Pakistan’s armed forces for expansion of America’s war into Orakzai agency, North Waziristan and beyond.
And America is compelled to entrench itself within Pakistan, because it fears the Muslims will escape their control by rejecting America and making real change, by uprooting the current system and establishing Islam in its place. In an interview with the Washington Times on 24 November 2008, Army Maj. Gen. John M. Custer, commander of the U.S. Army Intelligence Centre at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, announced with regret that, "The older military leaders love us, they understand American culture, and they know we are not the enemy, but they are aging out of the force." In the Washington Post in March 2009, David Kilcullen, who advises CENTCOM commander General, David H Petraeus, on America’s war, said "Pakistan has 173 million people, 100 nuclear weapons, an army bigger than the US Army … We’re now reaching the point where within one to six months we could see the collapse of the Pakistani state … an extremist takeover – that would dwarf everything we’ve seen in the war on terror today." And on 2 December 2009, in a Geo TV broadcast, US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, voiced concern about the work for Khilafah in Pakistan.
O Muslims of Pakistan!
Ten years ago when the dictator Musharraf ended the democratic government of Nawaz Shareef, you were relieved and gave Musharraf a chance, even though Hizb ut-Tahrir warned you from the beginning that Musharraf will unleash miseries upon you because he does not implement Islam and sides with the colonialists against you. Then when the dictator Musharraf resigned and Zardari assumed his democratic throne, Hizb ut-Tahrir warned you that your miseries will not end, but intensify, because the colonialist system remains. And now that you are swamped in crises and miseries, hating Zardari as much as you hated Musharraf before him, and Nawaz Shareef before that, we ask you now: will you be bitten from the same hole yet again?
And know that the Americans will allow the changing of faces, from time to time, as long as the current kufr colonialist system remains in Pakistan to secure her interests. Crises will continue to beset the country and faces will be changed when it is absolutely necessary to provide a brief release to frustration. Indeed, as you know, Musharraf was held aloft over your necks for years until America was compelled to bring a change in face through her agents Zardari and Gillani. NRO or no NRO, Seventeenth Amendment or no Seventeenth Amendment, minus one or minus two, 1973 constitution or Emergency Rule, democracy or dictatorship, Chief Justice or no Chief Justice, all such dramas are merely to prolong the life of this corrupt system of Pakistan, which is only deserving of uprooting and replacing by Islam.
O Muslims of Pakistan!
You may ask how does Hizb ut-Tahrir know these matters in advance, years before they happen? In answer we simply say that the Muslim does not have knowledge of the future, but heeds well the warnings and advice of Allah سبحانه وتعالى, Al-Baseer, Al-Aleem, Knower of the Unseen and Seen. So, the Muslim only expects hardship and misery from a system that is not based on Islam. Allah سبحانه وتعالى said,
"Whosoever turns away from My Reminder verily, for him is a life of hardship." [Surah Ta-Ha 20:124]
And the Muslim only expects oppressors to arise to ruling if they do not rule by all that Allah سبحانه وتعالى has revealed. Allah سبحانه وتعالى said,
"Whosoever does not rule by all that Allah has revealed such are oppressors." [Surah Al-Ma’idah 5: 45]
O Muslims of Pakistan!
Have you not had enough of life without the blessings of Islamic rule? Or will you be silent as more miseries are prepared for your children and their children at the hands of the colonialists and their agents? Is it not high time that you immediately moved to change the situation by uprooting these agent rulers and establishing the Islamic rule, Khilafah in their place? Indeed, within hours of assuming the rule in Pakistan, the Khaleefah will begin the transformation of this powerful country, with abundant resources, a brave and creative people, into a leading world power. This will not be due to his individual ability or genius, but solely due to the fact that he will implement the Divine Rules ordered by Allah سبحانه وتعالى King of Kings and Lord of all the worlds. So, the Khaleefah will remove all presence of the enemies of Muslims from the Islamic Lands, ensure that the basic needs of every citizen of the state are secured, irrespective of their religion, language or school thought and mobilize the resources of the entire Ummah so that they arise as the deserving leaders of humankind, as they were for centuries under the shade of the True perfect Deen, Islam. Allah says,
"Should not He Who has created know? And He is the Most Kind and Courteous (to His slaves), the Well-Acquainted (with everything)." [Surah al-Mulk 67:14]
Hizb ut-Tahrir Wilayah Pakistan
19 Muharram 1431 AH
5 January 2010 CE