Hizb ut-Tahrir has been making sacrifices for over fifty years to further the cause of Islam and Muslims and these current arrests represent just a small example of these sacrifices. Hizb ut-Tahrir is mobilizing the people to prevent military operations against the innocent civilians of Waziristan and burning the Pakistan troops as a fuel for America’s war. Stricken by fear of this movement, the government resorted to arresting the people of Hizb ut-Tahrir. Today, government forces raided a peaceful seminar organized in a residence and arrested more than thirty members and supporters of Hizb ut-Tahrir, including the Deputy Spokesman of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Pakistan, Imran Yusufzai. This is the same police who are not sent to prevent the American Dynacorp and Blackwater terrorists from spreading terrorism within the streets of Islamabad, yet are mobilized immediately to sabotage peaceful seminars conducted to oppose the American Raj. Why is it that waves of bombings are conducted in order to build opinion for the Waziristan operations, but the security forces are left overwhelmed? It is because the government preoccupies the security forces and agencies with arresting peaceful Muslims calling for the Khilafah, so that they do not have time to catch the real enemies. We demand that the government spends time in apprehending the terrorists of Dynacorp and Blackwater, rather than wasting time arresting the members of Hizb ut-Tahrir. And we demand the immediate release of the members of the Hizb.
It is well known throughout the world that Hizb ut-Tahrir is a non-militant, political party that is working for the Khilafah according to the methodology of RasulAllah (saw), which does not allow any material struggle. This is why Hizb ut-Tahrir strictly confines itself to political and intellectual struggle to prepare society and seeking Nussrah (Material Support) from the people of power. The colonialists and their agent rulers who in the name of freedom of expression allow the spreading of corruption in Pakistani society, are censoring the thoughts of Hizb ut-Tahrir and are undertaking an unsuccessful campaign to prevent them from reaching the people. And this is why in almost all the Muslim countries, in accordance with colonialist dictates, Hizb ut-Tahrir faces restrictions and its members are arrested, so as to try and prevent the Hizb from unifying the Muslims by establishing the Khilafah. Let the government know that Hizb ut-Tahrir will continue its struggle until the establishment of the rightly guided Khilafah and will not be prevented by arrests and torture. Let these treacherous rulers and their masters know that they can work day and night but they cannot prevent the return of the Khilafah, whose good tidings RasulAllah (saw) spoke of,
"And then there will be Khilafah on the method of the Prophethood.”
The Official Spokesman of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Pakistan
28th Shawwal 1430
17th October 2009