Two weeks before the first anniversary of the start of the blessed revolt of Sham we have seen the barbarism of the Syrian regime and the escalation of its daily massacres against the patient believers in Syria; and the fall of approximately 10 000 martyrs, with tens of thousands wounded, detained and displaced across the world under extremely dramatic conditions.
After all these developments, the tone of those calling for arming the opposition and the Free Syrian Army has increased. The GCC countries, led by Saudi Arabia and Qatar have called strongly for arming the opposition. Whilst on the other side, Burhan Ghalyoun, the leader of the Syrian National Council, called in a press conference in Paris on 1/3/2012 for “the formation of a military advisory office….to follow up the affairs of the various forces of the armoured opposition and organise their ranks and unify their forces under one central command”. He added: “Arming of the opposition should not be except through the National Council and through its military advisory office only, so that the process of arming does not become in service of political and sectarian agendas”. In this context, the name “the Friday of arming the Free Army” came about.
In order to understand the nature of the various calls for arming, we have to be aware of the following facts:
Firstly: These various calls for arming came in the context of the legendary steadfastness of the believers in Syria, and the failure of the criminal Syrian regime in imposing its security and military solution. Since the Syrian people are not armed; the Syrian regime continues its criminal operations against it; and as America keeps delaying any solution, European countries have taken the opportunity to call for arming the domestic opposition through their agents in the GCC countries. The aim of this call is to create an opposition dependent upon those who arm it. All of this is an endeavour to make the alternative regime subservient to them.
Secondly: Thus far, America has failed to prepare an alternative regime to the current criminal Syrian regime. It is aware that the external opposition they forged together is weak and unable to lead a country like Syria. Moreover, its secular image does not conform to the revolutionary believers from the people of Syria who call “O our Lord, we are at your service!”
On 19/2/2012 Martin Dempsey, current chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff made a notable statement saying: “I would challenge anyone to clearly identify for me the opposition movement in Syria at this point.” And he pointed out that his country waits till the image of this opposition becomes clear to it, adding that: “until we’re a lot clearer about…who they are and what they are…it would be premature to talk about arming them.”
On 28/2/2012 U.S. Secretary of State Clinton confirmed policy of procrastination, saying: “Assad would be obliged to step down at the end of the day”... but that she did not know how to “define the end of the day.”
Thirdly: Burhan Ghalyoun’s statements about forming “a military advisory office” are in harmony with the American approach. This circumvents the rising calls of the GCC rulers loyal to the European, particularly British, policy and contains any arming process within this “military advisory office”. He was explicit when he said: “So that the arming process does not become in service of political and sectarian agendas”. The White House announced on 25/2/2012 that “arming the Syrian opposition might not be wise at this moment” and confirmed that arming the opposition was not on the agenda of the American administration.
O Muslims in Al Sham, the centre of Islam’s land!
America and Europe want neither good for you, and nor reform. Rather they want your servitude and more killing carried out by the criminal Bashar. So do not incline to them. Instead continue on your approach, for you have defeated, through your perseverance, all international conspiracies surrounding you. You must know that real change from Allah comes only by your clean hands and the hands of the of the honest officers and soldiers among you. So, seek their help and motivate them through the pride of Islam and the power of faith. You have been steadfast for your objective to overthrow the regime, and you have shouldered that which great mountains could not bear; so do not let that be wasted. Rather, conclude it as you honestly started it: “It is for Allah! It is for Allah!” by adding to it: “And on the way of Rasoolullah.”
O Sincere Army Officers….Be the best of those who answered the call!
The criminal Syrian regime has gone beyond the limit by shedding the blood of your people. So be the best help for them after Allah Ta’ala, for you are the hope. Protect their blood by the stance you take on the side of Allah, His Messenger and the steadfast believers in the blessed land of Sham, the centre of the land of Islam. Uproot this obscene regime from its decaying roots and replace it with the rule of Allah, the rightly guided Khilafah on the model of prophethood. So be the best of those who answered the call, and thus become the new ansaar (helpers) - descendents of Sa’d ibn Ma’adh; so Islam and its people become powerful by you, and you gain, Inshallah, the reward of this worldly life and the best reward of the Hereafter.
Allah Ta’ala says:
(الَّذِينَ اسْتَجَابُوا لِلَّهِ وَالرَّسُولِ مِنْ بَعْدِ مَا أَصَابَهُمُ الْقَرْحُ لِلَّذِينَ أَحْسَنُوا مِنْهُمْ وَاتَّقَوْا أَجْرٌ عَظِيمٌ)
Of those who answered the call of Allah and the Messenger - even after being wounded - those who do right and refrain from wrong, have a great reward.