On 24/2/2012 representatives of more than 70 countries and international groups met in Tunisia under the title of “Friends of Syria”, headed by the Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Both Russia and China boycotted the conference - clear evidence of their continuous support for the criminal Syrian regime.
The conference was attended by the foreign ministers of the United States, Britain and France, Germany, Turkey and Arab countries except Lebanon. They gathered to discuss ways to stop the bloody violence perpetrated by the Syrian regime against its own people.
The final statement called for a political solution to the Syrian crisis. It appealed to the Arab League to hold a meeting that includes the groups and figures that represent the opposition, including activists inside Syria.
This is in order to agree on a coordinated mechanism that represents all parties and issues a clear statement about the transition process in Syria - in addition to commit themselves towards forming a civilian government that would work to protect the rights of the minorities.
It is worth mentioning that this conference, like other conferences, is one example of the international conflict over Syria.
France was the first state to call for increasing the isolation on the Syrian regime and accelerating the process of overthrowing of Bashar al Assad.
However, the United States has been able to influence decisions, resulting in weak resolutions merely begging for Syrian regime to accept the delivery of food and medical aid. These weak resolutions gave Bashar and his gang encouragement to continue their crimes; which is what they did. They continued bombarding cities, especially Baba Amr, and killing the Syrian people by the most horrific means. They relied on protection, not only from Russia and China, but from America, which influenced decisions of the conference in its favor, and used the states in the region - such as Iran, Turkey, Iraq, and the current government in Lebanon - so that events in Syria do not go against its interests. All of this delays any decisive solution until an alternative to Bashar matures; thus an agent replaces another agent! This explains the solution advocated by America of a ‘peaceful transition’, as it alleges, of power without accounting Bashar for the crimes he committed!
But the effect of American influence in the conference in delaying the solution indicates the non-readiness of the alternative.
The National Council gained nothing except a testimony from Clinton that it is “a credible representative” indicating there is no solution ready as yet - and the Council needs a better endorsement from America!
O Believers: the patient and honest Muslims in Syria:
Those who gathered at this conference are not friends of the Muslim Syrian people; they are enemies who have built their relationships on the grounds of their own interests. The result of this conference is the greatest proof to the external conspiracy against you. What is recommended in the removal of Bashar, giving him amnesty for his huge crimes, is disregarding your blood, your honor and your deen.
Allah Ta’ala commands you to take refuge in Him alone and not in America or in Europe; for this is prohibited. Allah Ta’ala commands that you should abide by His divine law (Shar’) and the method of His Messenger (saw) alone, rather than abiding by the resolutions of the Security Council or the disbelieving international law; for this is prohibited. Islam alone is the guarantor of unifying Muslims on the right word, and saving them.
The Hizb ut-Tahrir has passed throughout the days of its call, in Syria and in all Muslim countries, in the most difficult circumstances. It continued patient and steadfast on the way of the Prophet (saw), without deviating a hairbreadth. It did not contemplate to surrender to the current situation and take solutions outside the Shar’. It invites you to join it by strength of belief (Imaan) and sincerity of commitment and determination to establish the second rightly-guided Khilafah, asking Allah to be pleased with it by establishing this Khilafah amongst you and with you.
We, in Hizb ut-Tahrir, turn to the Muslims rising up in Syria, asking them to be sincere to Allah Ta’ala alone in their revolt. We also turn to the influential people amongst the Muslims to help their deen and people by improving the thinking, planning and implementation to take the authority and overthrow the dying Assad regime so as to achieve the promise of the Messenger of Allah (saw) by establishing the second rightly-guided Khilafah at the last days of the world - and we hope Sham be its center. Congratulations to those who participate in building its structure.
Allah Ta’ala says:
وَاللَّهُ غَالِبٌ عَلَى أَمْرِهِ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
And Allah has full power and control over His affairs; but most among mankind do not know.