The second of three prime ministerial debates in Britain, between Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg, was centred around foreign policy and was striking in how much agreement there was on the central issues of Afghanistan and the war on terror.
All three candidates defended Britain’s part in the war of occupation. All three parties share the false narrative that terror emanates from Afghanistan and Pakistan – ignoring the role of western foreign policy in fuelling bitterness and anger in the Muslim world. And although the subject of the occupation of Palestine was not raised, all three parties appease Israeli aggression and push for a two-state solution that would secure Israel, whilst institututionalising the prison camp that is known as the Palestinian Authority.
When it comes to foreign policy it is clear to any observer that Britain pursues its interests – by hard and soft power – no matter how bloody the means and how destructive the policies, regardless of which party is in power.
Given this reality, Muslims should be mindful that a vote in this system means more war, occupation and terror in the Muslim world. Muslims should remain united and focus all their energies in engaging in the struggle to uphold Islam in the west and work to support real political change in the Muslim world by reestablsihing the Islamic Khilafah State.