In the first days of the blessed month of Ramadan, and after six successive weeks of the genocide and ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Myanmar, including the systematic operations of slaughtering and expulsion, in the face of treacherous international silence and in the deliberate absence of the Arab and international media, the scene looked like a worldwide collusion against the Muslims of Myanmar, rather it looked like a conspiracy to annihilate their presence there. Even the statements of Amnesty International which were published yesterday Thursday (19/7/2012) regarding what is happening there, attracted no media coverage!
After this bloody and outrageous criminality, which killed more than 2,000 Muslims and displaced more than 90,000 of them, Myanmar’s murderous president, Thein Sein, during his meeting with the UN High Commissioner for refugees, Antonio Guterres on July 11th, wanted to assemble the members of the Muslim minority in Myanmar, the Rohingya, in refugee camps until they are expelled from the country. He also said in the meeting that “it is not possible to accept Rohingya, who entered the country illegally and that they are not from our race”, then he further said that they “pose a threat to national security”.
What type of despicable and racist viewpoint it is to classify people based on their ethnicity, race and religions! While Islam treated the Magians, the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) justly on a par with Muslims without any difference in the treatment. So, what a great difference between the criminal and defective man-made systems and the ideal system of Islam, consisting of the high and superior set of rules and regulations! Moreover, they are being slaughtered and killed for nothing except for saying that our Lord is Allah. They are alleged to be a threat to the national security. The Messenger of Allah (saw) truly said: If you do not feel ashamed, then do as you wish”.
Myanmar is home to about 800 thousand “Rohingya” Muslims in the state of “Arakan” and the United Nations considers them one of the most vulnerable minorities in the world exposed to persecution. It is worth mentioning that the regime in Myanmar does not recognize Rohingya and look at them as illegal immigrants, who came from Bangladesh.
In the absence of news and information being reported about what happened and is happening there, we seek information about the part of the injustice and criminality afflicting Muslims in that country, through the report of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, which says: “The Rohingya” in Myanmar are vulnerable to all types of persecution, including forced labor, extortion, restrictions on freedom of movement, the lack of right to residence, unfair marriage rules and land confiscation.
The blood of Burmese Muslims is indeed on the neck of three sides;
1- The criminal state of Myanmar, an agent of the West, and our address to her will be the same as we address all the countries of the West, that the days of oppression even though it become longer, it will be a loss and regret for the country. Even if the tyranny and arrogance of Pharaoh lasted for a long time, yet Allah humiliated and destroyed him. And this is Allah’s law concerning the wrongdoers
2- Myanmar’s neighboring State of Bangladesh, is an Islamic country and majority of its population are Muslims, but it did not react or respond to the operations of killing and expulsion happening just a few meters away. So, it is like the State of Myanmar and both are akin in the criminality and treachery.
3- The subservient and politicized media, hence there is no honest, transparent and objective information and the slogans of “opinion and the other opinion” are just lies and deception, and the truth behind “to know more” is nothing but to know what they want to know and “the reality as it is”, is only the falsification of reality as they desire. Rather, what their masters wish the world to know, so they are just servants of this colonialist state or that.
Even though we have identified those who bear the blood of Muslims in Myanmar, it does not mean that they alone are to blame; rather the responsibility falls on the neck of every Muslim capable of assisting them. So what awaits the Muslim soldiers in the neighboring countries to Myanmar; Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia? Do they not see the killing and displacement being perpetrated upon their brethren? Is the fervor of Islam and faith is not aroused in their body and soul? Did they not hear the words of the beloved Prophet (saw):
“المسلمون تتكافأ دماؤهم، ويسعى بذمتهم أدناهم، وهم يد على من سواهم“
“The bloods of Muslims are equal, their subordinates are under their protection and they are one with the exception of others”?
We ask Allah, the Almighty that our appeal and supplication do not get longer, as the pain and suffering of our brothers has grown longer and the nations have madly rushed upon them from all directions and everyone wants to have a share of them. However, the injustice no matter how long it’s night may be, the dawn of Islam will certainly come to re-establish the justice and restore every injustice to their owners through Khilafah Rashidah, thus filling the earth with justice and fairness after it was filled with oppression and injustice.
We in Hizb ut-Tahrir, while bringing the ongoing crimes against our people and brothers in Myanmar to light, call upon the whole ummah to have the pledge of allegiance as ordained by Allah the Almighty, to an Imam (Khalifah) who will govern by the laws of Allah, protect the bloods, honors and wealth of Muslims from plans and ambitions of criminals and aggressors. And Muslims are like one body and by Allah, He will certainly ask you about your brothers and He will hold you accountable regarding your brothers’ protection.
(وَاللَّهُ غَالِبٌ عَلَى أَمْرِهِ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ)
(And Allah has full power and control over his affairs; but most among mankind know it not.)
Director of Central Media Office of Hizb-ut Tahrir
1st Ramadhan 1433
20th July 2012