London, UK, May 25th 2011 – David Cameron and Barack Obama’s talk of an “essential relationship” between the US and UK is in fact an ongoing colonial relationship that seeks to maintain their economic, political and military control in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and the wider Muslim world – especially through military interventions.
Commenting on Obama’s UK visit and the rebranding of the Anglo-American relationship, Taji Mustafa, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain said: “A main focus of their meetings today – Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Arab uprisings – shows their level of cooperation in maintaining their military and political interventions in the Muslim world. In their joint letter in the Times, Obama and Cameron said ‘whether fighting wars or rebuilding the economy, our needs and beliefs are the same’. Indeed, outside of economic affairs their focus has been on maintaining the war in Afghanistan which continues to kill men, women and children and has destabilised Pakistan; a surge in drone attacks in Pakistan killing countless people; intervention in Libya against their former ally Gadaffi; and the ongoing occupation of Iraq. Their hypocrisy and duplicity is even more obvious when they talk about being on the side of people rising up against Western backed tyrants in the Arab world while still warmly engaging with the ruling butchers of Bahrain – who were welcomed to Downing street only last week.”
“As capitalist states, the common interest the British and American government’s have in the Muslim world is in subjugating the people of the region in the name of economic and political gain so they continue to colonise the Muslim lands – including through direct military interventions like in the days of the British empire.”
“Western governments are trying hard to maintain their hegemony in those lands – either through propping up old despots, intervening to manipulate the peoples’ call for change or direct military intervention.”
“Real change will only come about when there is a new system that replaces the western backed and corrupt tyrannical regimes in the Muslim world with a new system – the Caliphate, which will stand up to western imperialism in all its forms, look out for the interests of the people and change the colonial relationship between the Muslim world and the West.”