The government is cutting the nose to spite the face
America and the government’s actual target is the people of the region, not militants
The government is spilling the blood of innocent people under the banner of writ of state and fighting militancy. We demand the immediate cessation of the campaign of fire and bombs against the oppressed Muslims of Dir and Bunir. The government must abandon America’s war of terror and stop unjustly spilling the blood of Muslim brethren which is actually the American agenda.
The war in the name of fighting militancy that began in Waziristan has now spread to the entire tribal region; indeed, it is now spreading to the settled areas, examples of which could be seen in the form of drone attacks in Bannu and months long military operation in Sawat. And now this military operation has further spilled over to Dir and Bunier whereas the whole region before the American invasion was peaceful and calm. The analogy of these operations is of a man smashing his face with a hammer in order to rid himself of a fly on his nose, the fly is gone but the face is not recognizable. This is exactly what was seen during the Bajour and Waziristan operations where the real damage was to the people, whose houses, markets and schools were razed to the ground, half a million were displaced, and a large number of women, children and elderly were killed whilst the militants merely moved on to new areas. The government is pursuing this witch hunt policy with media backing. The purpose of this operation is to engage the people of the region so that they are not able to turn their attention to the American occupation in Afghanistan and help their Muslim brothers. Hence, this civil war is to turn the weapons away from the real enemy, America, and onto their own Muslim brothers. Moreover, America hopes to turn the Islam loving people away from Islam through spreading chaos. America wants to confuse the people about the method of implementing Islam so that the people should feel that the struggle for implementation of Islam only produces further chaos, which only adds to the woes of the people. The reality is that there is no scope for militancy in the method to establish Islam, as is clear from the method derived from the life of RasulAllah (saw). Today, Hizb ut-Tahrir is working on the same path of intellectual and political struggle and asking for Nusrah (material support) that RasulAllah (saw) adopted during his work for thirteen years in Makkah.
Is it the case that the sincere elements within the political, intellectual, media and military circles not realize that to make Pakistan weak by making the Muslims of Pakistan fight each other is part of the American agenda. Now we can even hear voices coming out of America that in case of instable Pakistan US armies must invade to secure the nuclear assets of Pakistan. The time has come that the sincere elements within the people of power must remove this government to stop this war and provide Nusrah to Hizb ut-Tahrir so that the killing of Muslims may be stopped.
The Official Spokesman of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Pakistan
9th Jumud al-ula 1430
4th May 2009