London UK, 5th Jan 2010 – Speaking on BBC Television, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called for more Western intervention in Yemen and attacked the Muslim world’s demands for a Caliphate as a “a murderous ideology” and a “perversion of Islam”.
Taji Mustafa, Media Representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain said: "Gordon Brown, like Tony Blair before him, is lying about Islam and the Caliphate, trying to deflect growing concerns about Western foreign policy onto questions of ‘ideological radicalisation’”.
“He will simply not admit the disastrous effects of Western intervention in the region and that people in the Muslim world want a change from occupation and Western backed autocracies and want the restoration of the Caliphate in the Muslim world.“
“Brown and other Western leaders stoke the fear of terrorism to justify military and political interference in the Muslim world, ignore the resultant outrage and frustration, then label the calls for an alternative to occupation and colonialism variously as ‘extremism’, ‘murderous ideology’, and an ‘evil ideology’ . In doing so he has simultaneously dismissed the Muslim’s political aspirations and gratuitously insulted the beliefs of one billion Muslims.”
“They know full well that the Caliphate is a central Islamic institution – mentioned in many statements of the Prophet (pbuh), necessary to implement the justice of Islam that Muslims desire, and to bring unity, security and stability to the Muslim world. It reflects the growing desire of Muslims all over the world to unify the Muslim world under a single leadership – as it was prior to British colonialism which left it divided and under the cloak of tyranny.”
“It is deluded and dishonest to suggest that by supporting their incumbent employee – the despised Yemeni president Ali Abdallah Saleh – and by using more drones and military assets to kill innocent Yemenis in the name of ‘counter-terrorism’, that this will somehow prevent events like the attempted Detroit plane bombing.”
“Since the Sykes-Picot accord, the British sponsored abolition of the Caliphate in 1924 and the usurpation of Palestine by the Western powers, the Muslim world has been chaotic and unstable. Prior to this it was a force for good in the world. Yet rather than learning that their policies created and perpetuate this anarchy, they carry on regardless in their hungry desire to control the world’s most strategic and resourceful regions and maintain their hegemony. The disastrous interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan destabilised two regions of the Muslim world. By embarking upon a third (and Brown mentioned a fourth in Somalia) it is almost as if they have decided that if they cannot have compliant obedience from the Muslims of the Middle East and South Asia, they will wreck the region and leave it weak and ungovernable.”
“Brown’s lies will never alter the fact that the Caliphate is an obligatory and fundamental part of Islam; Western colonial policy will not suppress the growing calls for an independent and Islamic future, free of despots and dictators; and attempts to smear those who carry this message as ‘extremists’ will not weaken our resolve to keep demanding that Western interference in Muslim lands must end.”