Musharraf hosting Bush is an act of ultimate treachery – Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain Organises London Demonstration
London, UK, February 28 – Hundreds of protestors from across the UK will demonstrate at the Pakistan High Commission in London on Friday [3 March 2006] against the visit of US President George Bush to Pakistan and the continued illicit relationship between western governments and the dictators of the Muslim world, including Musharraf. The demonstration is organised by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, a non-violent Islamic political party that is spearheading the work for the return of the Islamic Caliphate in the Muslim world.
Five years ago, Musharraf argued that he would be extending short term logistical support and airspace access to the US military in support of their invasion of Afghanistan. However, five years later we have seen the establishment of US bases in Pakistan, the FBI and CIA given a free rein across Pakistan, the exchange of information related to Pakistan's nuclear assets and the extensive mobilisation of Pakistan's army in ongoing US operations in Waziristan. Although US air attacks over Bajaur Agency on January 13 killed at least 18 innocent civilians no apology has been forthcoming. Now, in an act of ultimate treachery, Musharraf will host the US President Bush whose hands are still soiled with the blood of the people of Bajaur, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Imran Waheed, a media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "The visit of US President Bush to Pakistan and the visit of Pakistani PM Shaukat Aziz to the UK is yet again another illustration of the warm relationship between western governments and the brutal dictators of the Muslim world. It is proof once again that talk of freedom and democracy is nothing more than a smokescreen to conceal the true colonial nature of western foreign policy in the Muslim world."
"Hosting Bush while he continues his murder and aggression throughout the Muslim world demonstrates the lengths to which Musharraf will go to further US colonisation of Pakistan. The political parties of Pakistan need to remove this puppet dictator and establish the Islamic Khilafah which is the only means to guarantee the security and interests of Pakistan and free Pakistan from subservience to imperialist foreign powers."
The peaceful demonstration will take place this Friday between 3 pm and 5 pm at the High Commission of Pakistan, 35-36 Lowndes Square, London, SW1X 9JN.