On 2nd and 3rd July 2012 a conference was held in Cairo, made up of the secular orientated, unpopular Syrian external opposition, shortly after the Geneva International Conference held on 30/6/2012, which addressed the Syrian issue and laid down an American solution to it. (It was said that the details of the solution depend on the Egyptian model). The opposition conference was meant to be a supplement to the Geneva Conference. So, its stated aim was to develop a common vision for the post-Bashar-regime stage, such that its decisions are consistent with the decisions of the Geneva Conference. In fact this conference came out with a concluding statement of decisions that were prepared in advance. The evidence for this was that the resolutions (of the two conferences) were in total conformity. Though some of the participants denied any consensus, two matters are obvious in these resolutions:
1. Their consistency with the Geneva Conference, where they waived the removal of the whole regime, calling instead for the removal of the head and symbols of the regime. They demanded “the formation of a caretaker government by agreement between the political and revolutionary opposition forces and the de facto authority, together with those whose hands were not stained with the blood of the Syrians or the looting of public money”. The document of the National Pledge also dealt with the future constitutional foundations for Syria - which are justice, democracy and pluralism - the same as demanded by the Geneva Conference.
2. The resolutions reveal how much this external opposition is remote from the thinking, judgment and suffering of the Syrian people; and that it is controlled by a Sykes-Picot mentality; and it differs very little from the puppet rulers. It reminded the people more that this opposition was formed by an international will and a regional plan, which prepared the necessary funding for it and the misleading publicity, and drew for it the dubious aims. It thus became clear that it does not represent the rebelling people at all; and the people have come to see it as part of the conspiracy.
O Muslims rebelling in Sham of Islam:
The friends of the West, led by America, together with their treacherous puppet regimes in the region, and their slaves in the representatives of the external opposition, want to waste your blood in this world and the Hereafter. We, in Hizb ut-Tahrir invite you to deliver a slap to the West by declaring your rejection of its conferences, ideas and way of life, which it wants to impose upon you after the Bashar’s departure, through a civil democratic state. So, declare that your objective is to please Allah Almighty, by resuming the Islamic way of life accepted for you by your Lord and your Creator, through the establishment of the Khilafah state. Cut off the way for the external opposition that works briskly, conspiring against you. Reject them together, and put your trust in your Lord, your deen and your Prophet, Muhammad peace be upon him, in his good news about the rightly guided Khilafah, and that Sham will be the centre of its abode.
Dear supporters from the good influential people in Sham of Islam:
O loyal leaders of our army! O righteous soldiers of our army! We place in front of you your responsibilities, which Allah and your Ummah will account you for - to protect your people and defend them from the evil of the criminal tyrant, Bashar - and those who support the regime from the disbelieving colonial states.
Hasten your movement to a true comprehensive change that turns the table on the heads of the tyrant, his masters and his gang. Act before them, O brave people! Time is running out for the faithful, especially after the Geneva Conference and its aftermath, the Cairo conference - and the planned meeting to be held by the “Friends of the Syrian people group ” in Paris on Friday 06/07/2012 - or another similar conference to be held later in Russia. Make this change for establishing the law (shar’) of Allah by giving support to Hizb ut-Tahrir, and know that if Allah Almighty wanted to help a group of believers, no one can stop His command; and if He let down some people, their strength will not avail them against Allah, even if they were supported by all the people on the earth. He, the Almighty said:
إِنْ يَنْصُرْكُمُ اللَّهُ فَلا غَالِبَ لَكُمْ وَإِنْ يَخْذُلْكُمْ فَمَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَنْصُرُكُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ.
(If Allah helps you, no one can defeat you. And if He let you down, who is else that can help you? And in Allah let the believers put their trust).
Have we passed the message to you? O Allah! Bear witness (that we did)!