London, UK, March 3rd 2010 – Today marks 86 years since the colonialist agent Mustafa Kamal abolished the Islamic Khilafah state in Turkey. Since then, the Muslim Ummah has endured division, occupation, economic stagnation and foreign domination. However, thanks to Allah (swt), evidence points to an unstoppable momentum for change and a greater call for the Shariah, Islam, and Khilafah.
Commenting on this important anniversary, Taji Mustafa, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain said, “Since 1924, we have ended up divided into more than fifty weak and insignificant states whose rulers have systematically colluded with colonial powers against their own people, as our brothers and sisters have been massacred in Palestine, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, and elsewhere. Without the Khilafah, we are without a shield, exposed to the most vicious colonialist attacks.“
“However, things are changing across the Muslim world and the signs of Islamic revival are there for all to see. The Ummah can see the failure of global Capitalism as the financial crisis unleashed a disaster upon humanity. The Ummah has seen the false promises of ‘freedom and democracy’ exposed in the prisons of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo.”
"Re-establishing the Khilafah in the Muslim lands is a collective obligation on this Ummah. In addition to this, many can now see what the absence of this Islamic institution has meant. It is an astonishing fact that the Muslim world possesses approximately 20% of the world’s population, over 60% of the world’s oil reserves and 55% of gas reserves, approximately 37% of the world’s gold reserves, and almost 25% of the world’s defence personnel. Yet, weak, divided and colonised as it is, it possesses little political influence and has no leadership to harness these bountiful resources."
"The Khilafah is the alternative to corruption and tyranny in the Muslim world and it is only the Khilafah that can take power away from the feudal landowners and tyrant rulers, implement a real rule of law, produce economic prosperity for the many and not the few and ensure political decisions on the future of the Muslim world are made in places like Cairo, Istanbul and Islamabad, not London or Washington. It is time we work to re-establish the Khilafah and blow away the suffocation of the past nine decades.”
“Hizb ut-Tahrir is now leading the global call for the Khilafah. The Muslim Ummah has embraced the party and its call is heard all across the Muslim world from Palestine to Islamabad to Jakarta. It is now time for this Ummah, with Hizb ut-Tahrir, to give the final push to remove the corrupt regimes that are the only obstacle to a new leadership and vision for the Muslim ummah.”