Last night, Obama gave a speech from the American State Department, aimed at the people of the Middle East, which he filled with numerous deceptions. Among these was the [claim] that America backs and supports the peoples of the region in their revolutions against the dictator rulers who have been oppressing them. Obama claimed he will aid the new governments established by these revolutions by cancelling some of their debts, and facilitating new loans from the IMF and World Bank, focusing specifically on Egypt.
Towards the end of his speech, Obama confirmed that America supports a two-state solution in Palestine: one state for the Jews, tranquil and secure whose safety America will protect; and one for the people of Palestine, crippled and deprived of weapons!
He forgot, or pretended to forget, that Palestine is an Islamic land, from the (Mediterranean) sea to the (Jordan) river, and it return to origin, by Allah’s leave, regardless of the enemies of Islam.
The one who examines Obama’s speech will find it turns the facts upside down. Anyone with sight can see and knows well that the oppressive, tyrant rulers in the Muslim lands are fostered by the West, especially America. Is there anyone who could deny the firm bond between Mubarak and America, to the extent it was said he is more American than the Americans themselves? And is there anyone who did not see the devious American announcements during the revolution of Tahrir square in Egypt? America supported Mubarak’s stance, and advised him on what he should do, and gave fleeting attention to Tahrir square. America was aware of the brutality of Mubarak towards the people, killing hundreds and injuring thousands, even using horses and camels against them, but they did not protest or raise their voice, until they became convinced that Mubarak was unable to kill any more, and the revolutionaries were on the verge of getting their hands on his throat, without fear of his thugs! At that point, America changed her tone and direction; she spat Mubarak out, and began to frantically search among his old and new guard for someone to take his place to protect her interests.
Now America repeats the same steps in Syria. Her lenient words towards the Syrian regime have been noted, even by politicians in America, and indeed the world at large. Despite the killings, massacres and injuring of the people, destroying their homes and mosques for two months, America averted her gaze from the Syrian regime. However, when the determination of the Syrian people to remove the regime increased, despite the bloodbath, America came out with a shameful pronouncement, saying, “Bashar can either lead the political transition or get out of the way!” In other words, America wants to put in charge of the people’s uprising – against the oppression of the regime, its violence and massacres – the very man who is carrying out the oppression, violence and massacres! America now acts towards Bashar as she did with Mubarak; she will give him the time to kill the people and oppress them; if he becomes unable to kill any people, and his fall into the hands of the revolutionaries seems imminent, she will come out with announcements to flatter them, and pull away her supporting hand from the Syrian dictator!
Indeed America is the head of Kufr and Colonialism. Obama’s deceptions cannot improve her image, as perfume cannot beautify the decrepit. America only looks to her material interests, even if they lie on top of the skulls of others. This is the case even if she has to compete with the European Union (her partner in exploiting people) in colonising the Muslim lands, as they currently compete in Libya, Yemen and Bahrain and other sensitive regions of our lands. Indeed these states are hateful of Islam and the Muslims, and the values which Obama sings about, are in fact the same hate which the West, and America particularly manifested in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo. It is the continuous bombardment of the Muslims of Pakistan from her drones; it is the cowardly assassination of an unarmed shaheed in his home rather than facing him on the battlefield. It is the financial domination in our lands through the World Bank, IMF, using loans, unproductive projects, heavy riba (interest), and control of exports and imports, until the majority of our lands, which are rich in resources, suffer under the weight of huge debts and increasing riba. It is the continued support of the Israeli entity, which usurps Palestine, while committing savage crimes against our people night and day. These are the values of America, indeed they are her most prominent values!
The speech of Obama was not unlike previous speeches. It was a new version of old matters. He mentioned in it what he has stated before, particularly in his Cairo speech two years ago. The only slightly new matter, was that he concentrated, raised his voice and gave emphasis to his support for a Jewish state, and protecting its security, until he exceeded the concern of the Jews themselves! He excluded the issue of Jerusalem and (return of) the refugees from discussions, placing them in the periphery, and not among the fundamental issues. He mixed the issue of the 1967 borders, and the exchange of land in the clearest expression of [his intention] to include the settlements as part of the Jewish state, so they will not be part of the crippled and disarmed Palestinian micro-state.
Yes, the speech of Obama was not unlike previous speeches. It is normal and expected of Obama and other American presidents since the beginning of the Palestine issue. What is indeed painful is that Obama’s speech covered the Muslim lands, addressing this land and then another, saying “this is permitted, that is not permitted”, as though the Muslim lands were among the states of America!
The Muslim lands, which once were the centre of the world when the Khilafah was present, which the friend would respect and the enemy would fear, spreading goodness in the regions of the world, have become, in the absence of the Khilafah, a stage upon which Obama performs. What increases the pain is that the American president, alongside all of this, has the rulers of the Muslim lands allied to him. They come to him with their heads bowed, thinking that they will attain honour and protection from him, and this thought of theirs has destroyed them. They do not pay heed to the Speech of Allah, “Give tidings to the hypocrites that there is for them a painful punishment – Those who take disbelievers as allies instead of the believers. Do they seek with them honor [through power]? But indeed, honor belongs to Allah entirely.” [an-Nisa’ v.138-139]
Nor do they take a lesson from the observable events, in which they witnessed America spit out those who were like them once they had played out their roles!
O Muslims, Hizb ut-Tahrir calls upon you:
Is it not time for you to realise that the Khilafah is an obligation from your Lord, the command of your Messenger, the path to your Izzah and the way to your revival? Is it not time for you to hasten in working alongside the workers of Hizb ut-Tahrir to establish the Khilafah, and fulfil the promise of your Lord, “Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon the earth just as He granted it to those before them..[an-Nour, v.55]”. And the promise of your Prophet, “Then there will Khilafah upon the manner of Prophethood” [Musnad Ahmed]
Then the earth will enlightened by the Khilafah once more, and America and the West will retreat to their homeland, if a homeland remains for them.
Is it not time for you to turn yourselves towards Allah, making haste, and in repentance, before death overtakes you and you are left with regrets, when it is too late for regret, “So flee to Allah . Indeed, I am to you from Him a clear warner.” [adh-Dhariyaat, v.50]
17th Jumada ath-Thaniyah
20th May 2011