In the wake of the horrific attack on Malala Yusufzai, a fourteen year old Muslim girl, America was unable to contain its glee at what it regarded as an opportunity to promote her war in Pakistan’s tribal areas. On 12 October 2012, US State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland said, “It is clear that the Pakistani people rebelled against the tribal areas helping the government to pursue them. That would perhaps be a silver lining from this horrible tragedy.” Moreover, Nuland understands that Muslims realize America’s role in cold-bloodedly arranging such opportunities for itself whenever it requires military operations. Nuland did not fail to add, “Is it possible that after this tragedy the country’s most vocal politicians and intellectuals continue to pretend its terrorism problem is produced by America?”
As for America’s loyal and trusted agent, General Kayani mobilized to achieve the American interests rapidly. Kayani did not miss the opportunity to address the great reluctance of Pakistan’s armed forces to engage in any serious operation against their Muslim brothers in North Waziristan. Indeed, it is these Muslims who have unsettled the American occupation of Afghanistan to an extent that it has become a major political embarrassment to US President Obama as he faces imminent elections. Accordingly, on 9 October 2012, General Kayani declared, “We refuse to bow before terrorism. We will fight regardless of the cost.” Then Kayani hurriedly gathered the military leadership in a meeting on October 11 attempting to force them to succumb to American demands for military operations in North Waziristan. The same night, Kayani scurried to his henchman, President Zardari, to make certain that the political leadership is on board with America’s war. And then on October 13, General Kayani’s mouth piece, ISPR Chief Lt. General Asim Bajwa, incited the issue of operations in North Waziristan in the media.
The traitors within the military and political leadership bow before America despite its flagrant assaults against the Muslim blood and honor, never daring to oppose her as they should. This is why such rapid mobilization of the political and military leadership was not present when Americans insulted the honor of RasulAllah (saw), whereas US President Obama stubbornly insisted on the right to freedom of speech. Such harsh words were not heard from Kayani when Americans violated Pakistan’s territory and attacked Abbottabad, making a mockery of Pakistan’s honored and feared armed forces. Such commitment to act was not witnessed from Kayani when the precious blood of twenty four of Pakistan’s armed forces was shed by the American led NATO attack at the Salala check post. Nor was any such bold stance seen when the American killer Raymond Davis was caught red-handed, nor when the Americans violated the honor of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.
These traitors not only bow to America, never opposing her, they strengthen her hand, increasing her ability to attack the Muslim blood and honor. They provide America with bases and intelligence for American drones to destroy houses upon the heads of thousands of Muslims. These traitors establish America’s private military organizations like Blackwater, within sensitive military cantonments and urban residential areas, so that they can organize a campaign of bombings and assassinations, slaughtering thousands of Muslim civilians and military personnel, in order to promote America’s war by blaming the tribal Muslims. These traitors secure the US Embassy and Consulates, which are America’s bases for harm and interference and confirmed its approval for the world’s second largest US embassy in Islamabad. It has become a huge fortress for all to witness. They bow before America, seeking guidance and rewards for their participation in their war of Fitna that has cost Muslims tens of thousands of lives and billions of dollars of economic loss.
O Muslims of Pakistan!
These blessed Muslim lands of Pakistan, with the sixth largest population in the world, with the size of Britain and France combined, with the world’s seventh largest armed forces, with nuclear weapons, has been brought to bow down before America’s mischief by a mere handful of traitors within our political and military leadership. This handful of traitors uses our armed forces, intelligence, land and air space to further America’s ambitions in our lands. Ambitions that America could not have achieved alone. These few traitors have strengthened the hands Western colonialists, who are despised throughout the world for their arrogant injustice. Despite possessing resources that major powers of the world do not possess. These traitors have raised the kafir enemy who are hateful of Islam and its people over our heads. Even though we believe in Islam, the world’s only true Deen that revived the Ummah through the Khilafah that dominated the world for centuries and was admired in a manner never seen before or since.
How can we surrender before the monumental treachery of a few, when it is upon us, the many, each and every one of us, to raise the word of truth until Islam and its state, the Khilafah, prevail in this land? Did Allah swt not warn us about His curse and punishment if we do not speak the word of Truth (Haq)? Allah swt said, (وَاتَّقُوا فِتْنَةً لاَ تُصِيبَنَّ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا مِنْكُمْ خَاصَّةً وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ (الأنفال: 25 “And fear the Fitnah (affliction and trial) which falls upon not in particular (only) those of you who do wrong (but it affects all the good and bad people), and know that Allah is Severe in punishment.” [Al-Anfal: 25]. And RasulAllah (saw) said, وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ، لَتَأْمُرُنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ، وَلَتَنْهَوُنَّ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ، وَلَتَأْخُذُنَّ عَلَى يَدِ الظَّالِمِ، وَلَيَأْطِرُنَّهُ عَلَى الْحَقِّ أَطْرًا، أَوْ لَيَضْرِبَنَّ اللَّهُ قُلُوبَ بَعْضِكُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ، وَلَيَلْعَنَنَّكُمْ كَمَا لَعَنَهُمْ “Nay, by Allah, you have to enjoin the Good and forbid the Evil, and hold the hand of the tyrant, and force him on the truth and restrict him to the truth, or Allah swt will strike your hearts against each other and curse you as he cursed them.” (Reported by Tabarani).
Take lesson from the example of our brethren in Syria, ash-Sham, who love Allah swt and His Messenger (saw) like us. They stood up in the face of Bashar’s tyranny with such bravery and patience, causing his master, America, to lose its sanity at hearing the calls for the Khilafah in ash-Sham.
O Officers of Pakistan’s Armed Forces!
We, in Hizb-ut Tahrir, have taken the responsibility of returning Islam to practical implementation in life through the establishment of the Khilafah state. Accordingly we understand the suffering of the armed forces, just as we understand the suffering of the people. We sense your rage at the humiliation before America. Moreover, we call you to not despair to stand for the Truth, because we understand the Iman that resides in your hearts and the desire for Shahaada that flows in your veins. We know you as the true sons of this Ummah and that the American enemy has not broken your resolve, nor do you fear it, despite the conspiracies committed by the traitors within Pakistan’s military and political leadership. Kayani and his henchmen have disgraced the people you have sworn to defend with your lives. Yet they now seek to distance you from your responsibilities as they distanced you from liberating the Muslim lands as obligated by your Lord. They have instead directed you to kill your brothers in the tribal areas, a matter forbidden to you. It is upon you now to be as the Ansar (ra) when they granted the Nussrah to RasulAllah (saw) delivering a death blow to the Kuffar’s plans by granting your Nussrah (Material Support) for the rule by Islam in our Muslim Lands, over our dignified Muslim people. It is only under a righteous Khaleefah, leading you in fight against the enemy, that you will taste the honor you deserve and strive for the rewards that you seek. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا هَلْ أَدُلُّكُمْ عَلَى تِجَارَةٍ تُنْجِيكُمْ مِنْ عَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ * تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَتُجَاهِدُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ بِأَمْوَالِكُمْ وَأَنْفُسِكُمْ ذَلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ * يَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَيُدْخِلْكُمْ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي مِنْ تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ وَمَسَاكِنَ طَيِّبَةً فِي جَنَّاتِ عَدْنٍ ذَلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ “O you who believe, shall I tell you about a trade that saves you from a painful punishment? That you believe in Allah and His Messenger, and carry out Jihad in His way with your wealth and your lives. That is much better for you, if you but know. (If you do this,) He will forgive your sins, and will admit you to gardens beneath which rivers flow, and to pleasant dwellings in gardens of eternity. That is the great achievement!” [al-Saff: 10-12].