Tuesday, 21 July 2008, Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain organised a roundtable discussion titled ‘Bangladesh Elections: Country in the Face of Uncertainty.’ Bangla media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Mujibul Islam delivered the keynote speech and the discussion was chaired by Nazmul Haque, senior member of Hizb ut-Tahrir.
The invited guests who participated in the discussion included leaders of various Bangladeshi political parties, Islamic leaders, journalists and prominent community leaders.
In his speech Mujibul Islam said that Bangladesh is currently facing critical problems, such as corruption, law and order, severe food crisis, price hike, national security, exploitation of resources such as gas, etc. Interference in Bangladeshi politics by the U.S., India, and Britain, has lead to further foreign control of Bangladesh and consequently amplified these problems.
Furthermore, Mujibul Islam said that Bangladesh in the past has tried one-party system of government, presidential and parliamentary system, and dictatorship, but none of these have managed to solve our problems. Yet the discussions in the ‘dialogue’ are still focused around these failed solutions. He also said that as long as the foreign powers dominate the politics of Bangladesh, instability will remain, and the security of the country will remain vulnerable. He requested everyone, all those who are involved in politics and concerned about the people of Bangladesh, to seriously consider building an alternative system of government based on sincere leadership, the Khilafah. He demonstrated how the Khilafah will solve the various problems we have been seeing in Bangladesh over past decades.
Mujibul Islam ended by urging the people to come forward to resist foreign interference and work for the
only true and viable alternative system, which is a Khilafah State.