London UK, 3rd December 2009 – Unlike his red carpet welcome at Downing Street, Hizb ut-Tahrir brought around a hundred demonstrators to denounce Pakistani Prime Minister Gilani as he attended a dinner at the exclusive Intercontinental Hotel in London ahead of his meeting with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Like the Obama administration, in recent days, Gordon Brown has launched a baseless attack on Pakistan accusing it of being responsible for British and US failures to catch the top Al-Qaeda leadership and demanded to “see more evidence of Pakistan’s action”. Brown even boasted about the success of the US’s drone attacks in Pakistan despite the killing of countless civilians.
Taji Mustafa, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain said: “Instead of denouncing Gordon Brown’s baseless attacks on Pakistan, Gilani is happy to meet his western masters. Britain’s latest Afghan occupation brings back memories of its brutal colonisation and wars in the region only a few decades ago.”
“Gilani and Zardari do not care about the people of Pakistan. As America and Britain expand their war in Afghanistan which is in turn destabilising Pakistan, Gilani and Zardari continue to welcome Hilary Clinton, General Petraeus, Gordon Brown and other British and US officials whose drones and soldiers are fighting and killing people in Pakistan and Afghanistan.”
“If Gilani cared for the people of Pakistan he would stop the attacks in Waziristan on behalf of America; he would denounce Brown’s baseless attacks on Pakistan; and he would ask David Miliband to retract his false propaganda that the 9/11 attacks originated in Pakistan.”
“As long as western states continue to back despised rulers like Gilani and Zardari, the Muslim world will continue to suffer. It is only an Islamic Khilafah state that will offer a system of government where rulers do not rule in the interests of Britain, the United States or their own bank accounts, but in the interests of their people – giving Islamic solutions to the many human problems the people in Pakistan and the wider region face.”