Karimov’s Sham Uzbekistan Election Greeted With Usual Silence in Western Capitals
London, UK, December 23 2007 – Today’s farcical Presidential election in Uzbekistan is being greeted with the same silence in Western capitals as the massacre of thousands of Uzbeks at Andijan in May 2005 by the Uzbek dictator. While the governments of the West preach democracy, freedom and ‘human rights’ to all and sundry, they are happy to turn a blind eye to the most brutal dictators in the Muslim world when it suits their political interests.
Commenting on today’s election, Dr Imran Waheed, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "Western governments talk of democracy, freedom and human rights and have even killed hundreds of thousands of civilians in Iraq, allegedly to remove a dictator, yet turn a blind eye to these farcical elections. If these elections were taking place in Zimbabwe or Burma, they would have been clamouring to condemn the intimidation of the public, the arrest and torture of opposition politicians, the arrest of journalists and the sham elections. Instead, despite the continuing evidence of torture and extrajudicial killings, Western governments like Germany are cosying up with Tashkent and calling for the relaxation of EU sanctions."
"Despite Karimov’s 18 year programme of torture, killing, massacre, humiliation and brutality, the people of Uzbekistan are amongst the loudest voices in the world calling for the return of the Caliphate. They know that the oppression and tyranny of Karimov will not be wiped away through sham elections or reforms but only through the Caliphate which will implement Islam as a comprehensive system, liberate the people from the colonialism of the West and subservience to Russia and protect the property, rights and dignity of its citizens."
"Karimov’s brutality and the silence of Western governments shows their state of desperation as millions of Muslims, from Central Asia to Indonesia are calling for the return of the Shariah and the Caliphate to replace the corrupt dictators, monarchs and kings that have been loyally serving the West ever since they destroyed the Caliphate in 1924. Having failed to face the Islamic movement intellectually and politically and realising the inevitability of the return of the Caliphate State on the world stage, there is now a worldwide war against Islam and the non-violent political work for the Caliphate."