This week has seen new heights of arrogance as the Dutch MP Geert Wilders released a film that attacks Islam, in particular the Noble Quran. Wilders has called for a ban on the Quran in the name of defending ‘freedom’. It is this ‘freedom’ that he and others use to uphold the release of this film, which like the disgusting Danish cartoons, was designed to offend, provoke and incite hatred towards Islam and Muslims. This is the same ‘freedom’ they wish every Muslim country to adopt as their values system though it is far away from the noble Islamic values. For this western idea that permits the open abuse of other people and their beliefs can never bring harmony to any society, as Islam successfully managed to do over centuries.
In their hypocrisy they contradict this ‘freedom’ by calling for a ban on the hijab, the niqaab, political parties who speak out against western imperialism and now the Noble Quran. Such selective application of ‘freedom’ is yet more proof that this is a war on Islam and not a war on terror!
The claim that Secular Europe is some bastion of tolerance seems laughable in the face of the attacks by secular extremists against millions of Muslims. In truth, Europe still suffers from its historic persecution of minorities. Muslims are often told that our responses are too emotional but their attacks on Islam are little more than vitriolic hatred. When it comes to Islam they make emotional rants and spread lies, whilst it is the Quran that appeals to the rational mind to think and debate about man’s creation and purpose.
Meanwhile, the governments in Europe that support a war on Islam, occupation in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine, and support tyrants in the Muslim lands, welcome this propaganda which fuels their imperialist adventures. It is not merely the media who engage in this propaganda. Recently when seventeen Danish newspapers reprinted the filthy and blasphemous cartoons Germany’s Interior Minister called for all European newspapers to similarly publish them.
The Muslim world cries out against these hostile acts, but western politicians and media sustain this attack without fear of any political, economic or even military repercussions. Whilst the newspapers publish these evil cartoons, western politicians either remain silent about this hate filled propaganda or actually join in the attack. Yet, no Muslim country has severed its diplomatic ties with such countries. Their embassies in the Muslim world are accorded full respect and their ambassadors have not been reprimanded. Oil from the Muslim lands continues to provide the energy for the machines that print this filth. No regime in the Muslim world has withdrawn their money from these countries banks in order to shake their economies.
Given this, why would the West have anything to fear when defaming Islam, the Prophet of Islam (saw) and the Qur’an? Could they ever fear the spineless rulers of the Muslims lands who have abandoned Islam and surrendered their lands and resources? These regimes fought against the return of the Khilafah, and those who work to revive the Khilafah. They imprison, torture and even martyr them. These rulers only care about protecting their thrones, their power and their wealth. They care nothing about protecting Islam and its lands, even if the deen is humiliated and the Muslims countries are attacked and occupied.
Dear brothers and sisters
Only the return of the Khilafah will stop the relentless slander of Islam; for the Khilafah stands not for any throne, material power or personal interest, but for Islam. Violating Islam’s sanctities is an act of aggression against Islam for which the Khilafah would mobilise and respond with all its strength, such that the enemies of Islam could never think of speaking ill of Islam. In the past the colonialist states were fearful of the Khilafah’s stern response and rarely dared to speak ill of Islam. They were shaken by the mere thought of the response and backed down even for relatively minor violations, never mind the current attacks on the Quran and the Prophet of Islam (saw).
George Bernard Shaw wrote in his diaries in 1913, at the time when the Khilafah was at its weakest, that he was prevented by Lord Chamberlain from writing anything derogatory about RasulAllah (saw) because he was scared of the reaction of the Ambassador of the Uthmani Khilafah in London!
Brothers and sisters
Whoever truly loves RasulAllah (saw) and the Quran al-Kareem should stand up and work sincerely to re-establish the Khilafah. Whoever feels pain from the calls to ban the Quran al-Kareem and the evil cartoons defaming RasulAllah (saw) should strive to re-establish the Khilafah. Whoever reveres the Quran as the Word of Allah must work to re-establish the Khilafah because Allah (swt) says in this same Quran:
"So judge between them by that which Allah has revealed and follow not their desires away from the truth that has come to you." [Translated meaning Quran Surah Maidah 5:48]
Brothers and Sisters,
Here in Europe the work for re-establishing the Khilafah involves building strong Islamic communities calling for an Islamic leadership in the Muslim world that will stand up for Islam. It also involves engaging with the wider non-Muslim society in dispelling the myths and propaganda against Islam and showing them how Islam is the solution to the chaos and disorder that prevails in the world today.
Join with Hizb ut-Tahrir and be part of the global movement to re-establish the Khilafah that will rule and lead the Ummah by the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Messenger (saw).
"In it is the message for those who worship Allah."
[Translated meaning Quran Surah al-Anbiya 21:106]
Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain
22nd Rabi al Awwal 1429
29th March 2008