Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Pakistan has issued the following Publicized Policy Position (PPP) regarding the military doctrine of the armed forces of the soon to be established Khilafah, Insha’Allah.
A. PREAMBLE: Our noble armed forces have been enslaved to America and its interests, through America’s controlling its direction by means of traitors within Pakistan military and political leadership
In 2013, the Pakistan Army’s India centric doctrine has been revised and now defines internal threats as the greatest risk to the countries security. India is no longer seen as a threat to our security, and America’s so called war on terror, which is a war on Islam and Muslims, is the primary focus for the Pakistan Army. This revision is made at a time when America desperately seeks to establish a permanent military presence in the region, camouflaged by a limited troop withdrawal. The Green Book declaration is a conclusion of the strategy adopted by the US since 9/11 to re-orientate Pakistan, its role in the area, and the role of the Pakistani armed forces. The US objective has been three fold: 1. To ensure that the Pakistan army is engaged in a perpetual war within its own borders. 2. To change the Indian centric focus within the army, in order to enable the rise of India as a regional power. 3. To use the army as a way of policing the Ummah in its quest for the return of the K000.
Ever since the war in Afghanistan began, the US has been pushing the Pakistan army to focus on the tribal areas. US officials were disheartened that the Pakistani military was slow to shift away from a conventional war strategy focused on India, and they made it clear that the United States stands was ready to assist Pakistan in reorienting its army for counterinsurgency efforts. This inertia from the Pakistani Army was primarily due to the fact that most in the army signed up to fight the Indians, not their own brethren. What pains them more is that they are ordered to fight their own brethren to secure America.
Therefore, a handful of traitors within the army leadership, in close communication and co-ordination with American military and political officials, worked on a crafty strategy to change the orientation within the armed forces, so that they adopt America’s war on Islam as the central reason for their own existence. This extensive plan has six major features:
1. To begin adding troops to the area, in response to the US claims of attacks from the tribal areas. In 2004, in addition to the Frontier Corps, there were about 10,000 troops in the tribal areas. This was increased steadily by 10,000-15,000 every year, to over 100,000 in 2011, and now there are 150,000. The bulk of these were moved away from the eastern border with India.
2. With this increasing number of troops, the US ensured that there was an enemy to fight by drone attacks in the tribal areas. Until 2007, the total number of drone attacks was 8, whilst there were 35 in 2008, 53 in 2009, increasing to a maximum of 117 in 2010, 64 in 2011, 46 in 2012 and within the first two months of 2013 there have already been 9. America regards all the males killed in a drone attack as combatants, even though the vast majority of the thousands killed in drone attacks are civilians. The consequence was predictable, many neutral tribes in the region wanted to vent their fury at the Pakistani armed forces, whom they saw as facilitating the American crusader attacks against their elderly, children and women.
3. To further create an environment of Fitna, the Raymond Davis affair, and the presence of items linking him to the tribal areas indicated that there was a clear US conspiracy to create domestic opinion against the tribal region through false flag attacks. These were typically bombings targeting densely populated areas. The presence of Blackwater (Xe Services) and other private military personnel and their free movements through the tribal areas together, with the discovery of mercenaries with tattoos on their backs, confirmed that the US and traitors in political and military leadership were conspiring together to create and inflame the war in the tribal areas. Thus not only is the US conspiring against us, Kayani, Zardari and their club of thugs are assisting the American crusader, despite their claims of working to protect us and the sovereignty of our state.
4. At a national level, providing MFN status to India and the whole “Aman ki Asha” normalization drive was also part of the conspiracy to generate opinion conducive to peace with India and shift attention from India to the tribal areas.
5. If this was not enough, in 2009, the US agreed a special Pakistan Counter-Insurgency Fund (PCF) in order to provide funds to help Pakistan overcome all issues related to counter insurgency, otherwise known as low intensity conflict, for its operations in the tribal areas. The specific requirement was to provide the Pakistani Army with a wide range of military hardware for counterinsurgency activities. Items included cobra helicopters, transport aircraft, surveillance radars, night vision goggles and the like. To add insult to injury, the US provided in excess of 70 trainers to train the army in counter insurgency activities and made fools of our air force by providing F16 Block 52 upgrade, that will not allow the PAF to fire a single missile without US dependent codes. So the US has supported our hardware upgrades only so that we become downgraded to a glorified police force for its interests.
6. Purging the armed forces of those with strong capability and Islamic inclinations, who could lead the armed forces and orientate them according to the requirements of the Muslims and Islam. Musharraf began the purging with officers such as General Uthmani and General Kayani continues Musharrraf’s witch hunt by making an example of the highly decorated Brigadier Ali Khan who first raised his voice against Musharraf and then Kayani for prostrating before America. To complement this, Kayani and his club of “for-sale” traitors have instituted a rule that only those officers who have had postings in the tribal areas will be permitted to undertake training at the prestigious Quetta Staff College. So such promotion is now a bloody prize for killing and fighting Muslims to secure the crusaders.
And all of this purging is to allay America’s great concern, the return of the Khilafah. In an interview in March 2009, David Kilcullen, advisor to the US CENTCOM commander, said, “Pakistan has 173 million people, 100 nuclear weapons, an army bigger than the US Army…We’re now reaching the point (of)…an extremist takeover—that would dwarf everything we’ve seen in the war on terror today.” In an article published in the New Yorker on 16 November 2009 stated, “The principal fear is mutiny—that extremists inside the Pakistani military might stage a coup…A senior Obama Administration official brought up Hizb ut Tahrir …whose goal is to establish the Caliphate (Khilafah). As for the Hindu state, a senior official from the Indian intelligence agency, RAW, said in the same article, “Our worries are about the nuclear weapons in Pakistan. Not because we are worried about the mullahs taking over the country; we’re worried about those senior officers in the Pakistan Army who are Caliphates ... Some of the men we are watching have notions of leading an Islamic army.”
Thus, the US provided the funds, the hardware and the logistics support, whilst traitors in our leadership provided the jawans to fight their fellow Muslims brethren. This is the conspiracy that traitors in the military leadership have been working hard to fulfil, so that they can declare that the primary security threat is internal, not India. Thousands of Pakistan’s armed forces have been killed and tens of thousands of civilians, as well as billions of dollars have been lost from our economy. And the traitors in the leadership of our armed forces have lied to hide their conspiracy and undying loyalty to the American crusader. They are not just liars, they are despicable mischief makers in their calculated efforts to mislead.
So whilst General Kayani publicly condemns drone attacks, he is privately asking for them to be intensified. Whilst his silence was deafening during the Abbotabad incident (as he was complicit in the event), he warns the US a unilateral US attack in North Waziristan that “They (US) might do it but they will have to think ten times because Pakistan is not Iraq or Afghanistan”. Kayani persistently informs the whole of Pakistan that they cannot fight the US, but when his own leadership is at stake after the Salala incident, the NATO supply lines are shut, much to the frustration of the US who instead of bombing us back to the stone ages, go look for other supply routes via the Central Asian republics.
Then in an article in the “Dawn” Newspaper dated 19th October 2011, Maj-Gen Nadeem said India’s cold start doctrine had added to the threats confronting Pakistan. He said seven out of nine Indian commands and three strike corps were along the border with Pakistan. Eighty-one per cent of forward and main operating bases were positioned against Pakistan. “We cannot base our strategies on any good intentions, no matter how noble they may be, as intentions can change overnight.” Our strategy has to be based on India’s capability,” he added. So we ask, how it could be that the army leadership under Kayani, only weeks after General Nadeem’s statement removed India as its number one threat? Are they not as Allah (swt) said,
((وَإِذَا لَقُوا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا قَالُوا آمَنَّا وَإِذَا خَلَوْا إِلَى شَيَاطِينِهِمْ قَالُوا إِنَّا مَعَكُمْ إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ مُسْتَهْزِئُونَ *اللَّهُ يَسْتَهْزِئُ بِهِمْ وَيَمُدُّهُمْ فِي طُغْيَانِهِمْ يَعْمَهُونَ * أُوْلَئِكَ الَّذِينَ اشْتَرَوْا الضَّلاَلَةَ بِالْهُدَى فَمَا رَبِحَتْ تِجَارَتُهُمْ وَمَا كَانُوا مُهْتَدِينَ))
“And when they meet those who believe, they say, “We believe”; but when they are alone with their evil ones, they say, “Indeed, we are with you; we were only mockers.” [But] Allah mocks them and prolongs them in their transgression [while] they wander blindly. Those are the ones who have purchased error [in exchange] for guidance, so their transaction has brought no profit, nor were they guided.” [Al-Baqarah: 14-16]
B. POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS: Factors in restoring the proper role of the armed forces to serve Islam and the Muslims
B1. Regarding the hostile forces in the region, America’s hold on Afghanistan and the region is purely dependent on Pakistan, its logistical support, its intelligence and its professionally competent armed forces. Realizing that without controlling Pakistan’s armed forces, it cannot succeed, America has instituted a policy to win agents for itself form amongst Pakistan’s political and military leadership. This is achieved through continual contact via America’s political and military official as well as evaluating potential agents through Foreign Military Training programmes, in which it ascertains those most susceptible to corruption. As such America’s hold in the region is fragile and will be reversed within hours should a sincere leadership arise in Pakistan.
As for India, it is a fragile rule, with a tendency to collapse. It is based on bigotry to the point that there are a myriad of secessionist groups, which seek the division of India through separation. It is incapable of providing security and prosperity to non-Hindus or even Hindus of lower castes. The Hindu state is energy dependent on the huge gas and oil reserves with the Muslim Lands and upon Pakistan for access to these resources.
B2. The whole of US strategy in the region is predicated on a pliant an subservient Pakistan. The US depends on Pakistan for its ingress into the Central Asian Republics, depends on Pakistan to stablize Afghanistan and needs Pakistan to allow the strengthening of India. Due to its location and evident strength Pakistan is the real regional power, whose direction determines the regional scenario. Thus establishing a Muslim power in the region on the basis of Islam as a bond, rather than narrow nationalism, will alter the regional dynamics radically. Islam is a unifying force for the Muslims of South and Central Asia that are over half a billion in number, of which nearly 200 million are in the Hindu state itself. India is outflanked by Muslims in Bangladesh and Pakistan, which also kerb her naval projection into the Arabian Sea and the Pacific a well as the fact that all of India’s land energy and trade routes are through Muslim Lands. The combined forces of the Islamic Ummah are approaching six million, those of the Hindu state stand at one million. The call for Khilafah has permeated through Central and South Asia, so the platform for the reunification of the Muslim Lands is in place.
B3. There are many non-hostile non-Muslim states in the region who resent American aggression on their doorstep. They are also amenable to access to the huge resources of the Muslim Lands.
B4. Pakistan’s armed forces are 617,000 personnel on active duty and 513,000 reservists, 304,000 in its paramilitary forces, 20,000 in Strategic Plans Division forces. It should also be noted that Pakistan has a huge and youthful population, which greatly boosts its number of able bodied males into tens of millions.
C. LEGAL INJUCTIONS: Pertaining to obligations of the armed forces for liberating humankind from the oppression of Kufr rule
C1. The political orientation of the Islamic commander in chief of the forces, the Khaleefah, is radically different to the current political slaves to America. The focus of the state, its political actions, its media discourse and military actions will all be for achieving three key objectives in foreign policy:
Firstly, the Khaleefah will treat hostile non-Muslim states on a war stance. These are nations who have occupied Muslim Land or other acts of similar aggression. The Khilafah will focus the resources of the Ummah upon liberating occupied Islamic Lands, such as Kashmir and Palestine. It will also diminish the threat from the hostile states by ending the presence of all their bases, embassies and personnel within Muslim Lands. It will sever all political and military contact with hostile states, who use such contact to order and forbid their agents within the military and political leadership and fish for new ones. As in the past, the Khilafah will not compromise on this matter, even if it would take decades to achieve, such as the liberation of Masjid Al-Aqsa from the crusaders.
Secondly, the Khaleefah will regard the current Muslim states as the subject of unification, for the Khilafah is a single state for all Muslims and the Ummah must hold the Khaleefah for Islam’s implementation. From the first hours of the establishment, the Khaleefah will work for the end of borders between Muslims, establishing a single armed forces, a single state treasury and a single citizenry for this vast and resource rich Ummah. And Hizb ut Tahrir, the world’s only global Islamic party working for the Khilafah will mobilize with full vigour to assist the Khaleefah.
Thirdly, the Khaleefah will establish relations with non-hostile non-Muslim states for the purpose of carrying the call to Islam to the entire world, as the Khilafah had done so for over a millennium. The purpose of this Ummah, the Ummah of the Final Messenger to humankind, RasulAllah (saw) is to carry the Divine Message of Islam to the entire world. Throughout the ages of the Khilafah, it was a beacon of light and guidance to all of humankind. It set standards for ruling, justice, prosperity, knowledge and security for over a millennium. It continuously sought the spread of Islam, removing the injustice of man-made rule over peoples. Its armed forces were welcomed by the people for they were not colonialist marauders that looted and pillaged, but were the righteous Mujahideen who sought to make the word of Allah (swt) as the highest. In time, the people embraced Islam in hordes from seeing practically Islam implemented over them, as did our forefathers in the initial opening of these lands to Islam. Thus the Khilafah will seek out states amenable to accepting Islam, forging relations with them, involving economic, commercial, good neighbouring and cultural ties. It will use these relations to expose before them the injustice of capitalism and the oppression and exploitation it has caused around the world. It will present Islam in a vivid and practical manner, as well as inviting their citizens to remain in the Khilafah and experience the blessings of Islam. All of this is a prelude to invitation to the society to enter the Khilafah or Jihad to remove the physical obstacle that prevents the opening of the land to Islam. This Jihad is not an attack on the people of the society but a war solely on the armed forces, with strict laws on preventing harm upon the civilians that have been the hallmark of gallantry on the battlefield throughout the era of the Khilafah’s rapid and vast expansion.
This, the Khaleefah will personally supervise the matters of the armed forces, creating a marriage between political vision and military assets. He will undertake political maneuvering to isolate and weaken its enemies through actions on the world stage. So troop deployment will occur according to the real external threats and requirement and not upon concocted and self-created internal ones in order to serve America. Moreover being a politician and a statesman, the Khaleefah is not limited by the narrow scope of military thinking and will exercise political styles to augment military capability to realize objectives.
As Hizb ut Tahrir has adopted in its Introduction to the Constitution, Article 65: “The Khalifah is the Commander of the Army and he appoints the Chief of General Staff, a general for each brigade, and a commander for every division. The remaining ranks in the Army are appointed by the brigadiers and commanders. The appointment of a person in the General Staff is according to his level of military expertise and is carried out by the Chief of General Staff.” Within this article, it is further elaborated, “Jihad is obligatory upon every Muslim, but the management of Jihad is for the Khalifah alone, and not anyone else. The Khalifah can appoint someone to carry out on his behalf what has been obligated upon him as long as he is under his observation and supervision, while it is not permitted to give him complete independence without his monitoring and supervision.” And regarding troop deployment Hizb ut Tahrir has stipulated, Article 66: “The Army is a unified entity which has specific bases. However, it is necessary that some of these bases are placed in different provinces and others in strategic locations. Some of the bases should be permanently mobile fighting forces. These bases are organised in numerous groups, with each group being given a number as a name, such as the first Army, the third Army, or they can be named after a province or district.” It further stipulates within this article, “from the issues of “Whatever is required to complete an obligation” if they were necessary to protect the land, such as the arrangements of the Armies on the borders, and placing and putting the bases across various strategic locations to protect the land and so on.”
C2. Regarding the spending on the armed forces, the Khilafah will end the traditional conflict of health and education, versus defense spending. The economy of the Khilafah is neither a socialist nor a capitalist economy and therefore will avail huge revenues for all the duties incumbent on the Khilafah, without dampening the drive to earn and thrive financially. The Khilafah will restructure revenue generation according to the Shariah rules to accelerate industrialization, which is a pre-requisite for military superiority and ending technological dependency on other states. The Khilafah will generate huge revenues from public properties such as energy and state enterprises such as large scale construction and manufacture of machinery. It will establish Zakah on industry and Kharaaj on agriculture and end the oppressive income and sales tax that has strangled economic activity. It will also refuse to pay the interest based loans from the colonialists and others, which eat a third of the expenses of Pakistan as debt-servicing, in the knowledge that the loans have been paid many times over due to interest. And if this were not enough to fulfill its obligations, it will ask for charity or loans or seek emergency wealth taxation, but only from those who can meet their basic needs and some luxuries as well.
Moreover, the very notion of powerful armed forces, seeking military superiority, drives industrialization and technological innovation, which energizes the entire economy. This is a phenomenon that was witnessed in the contemporary age by Western nations, including America itself. In the past, the Khilafah was a world leader in technological development and scientific knowledge, decades and sometimes centuries ahead of its nearest competitors. It was a pioneer throughout the ages in arms manufacture, naval capabilities and land warfare which contributed to its being the world’s leading state without rival for centuries. In the future again Inshallah, the Khilafah will work vigorously to become the leading state again, in order to carry Islam to all of humankind. Thus as one part of this effort it will end the technological dependence on the West and focus upon strong industrialization and state of the art research.
Hizb ut Tahrir stipulates in its Introduction to the Constitution, Article 69: “It is obligatory to provide the Army with weapons, supplies and equipment, as well as all necessities and requirements, which enable it to carry out its mission as an Islamic Army.” It further elaborates within this article, “Its evidence is the words of Allah (swt)
((وَأَعِدُّوا لَهُمْ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ مِنْ قُوَّةٍ وَمِنْ رِبَاطِ الْخَيْلِ تُرْهِبُونَ بِهِ عَدُوَّ اللَّهِ وَعَدُوَّكُمْ وَآخَرِينَ مِنْ دُونِهِمْ لاَ تَعْلَمُونَهُمُ اللَّهُ يَعْلَمُهُمْ))
“Make ready, against them, your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom you may not know, but whom Allah does know” [al-Anfaal: 60]. So the preparation for fighting is a duty, and this preparation should be open so as to intimidate the enemies and the hypocrites from amongst the subjects. His (swt) saying, “to strike terror” is the reason (Illah) for preparation. The preparation will not be complete unless the reason for which this legislation came has been achieved, which is intimidating the enemies and the hypocrites. Therefore, it is a duty to provide all the arms and equipment for the Army in order that intimidation is produced and by greater reasoning in order to ensure that the Army is capable of carrying out its mission which is Jihad to convey the call to Islam.”
C3. Regarding the training of the armed forces, the Khilafah is seeking to be the leading state in the world to carry Islam to all of humankind from the first day. As such it will develop its army with all the skills necessary for this, from military expertise to Islamic awareness. The training programme will not depend on foreign trainers from hostile nations, who take such training as an opportunity to inculcate fear of the foreign power, as well as learning about military styles employed by the Muslims. And the Islamic awareness is essential for the correct motivation in both battle and consolidating the victory by winning the populations of newly opened lands over to Islam and its justice. It will be thus clear at all levels of the armed forces that the Khilafah is not a colonialist power, which massacres civilians and then usurps the resources. Rather Islam is a mercy to all humankind and the Khilafah will secure the citizens of the newly opened lands, as it secures its other citizens. Indeed, in history, the armies of the Muslims were invited by the oppressed to liberate them, as their justice proceeded them.
Hizb ut Tahrir has stated in its Introduction to the Constitution, Article 67: “It is obligatory to provide the Army with the highest level of military education and raise its intellectual level as far as possible. Every individual in the Army should be given Islamic culture that enables him to have an awareness of Islam, to at least a general level.” It has further stated Article 68: “It is obligatory that each base should have sufficient numbers of officers of the General Staff who possess expert military knowledge and experience in drawing up plans and running battles. The Army as a whole should possess as many of these officers as possible.”
C4. Regarding manning the armed forces, the Ummah is the Ummah of Jihad and carrying Islam to all of humankind. It was characterised as the one that removed tyranny and oppression over the necks of the peoples. The entire society will be re-orientated in these lines as a primary duty. As Hizb ut Tahrir has stipulated in its Introduction to the Constitution, Article 62: “Jihad is obligatory upon the Muslims and military training is compulsory. Every male Muslim who has reached the age of 15 is obligated to undertake military training in order to prepare him for Jihad. Recruitment is an obligation of sufficiency.” And it further states, Article 63: “The Army has two sections: the reserve section, which is all those Muslims who are capable of carrying arms, and the section of regular soldiers, who get salaries from the State budget in the same manner as the civil servants.”
Note: Please refer to the following articles of Hizb ut Tahrir ‘s Introduction to the Constitution for the complete evidences from Quran and Sunnah: 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69.
D. POLICY: Raising an armed forces for an Islamic superpower
D1. A Khaleefah who as the political and military leadership will orientate the armed forces to fulfil their role in protecting the Ummah from the hostile non-Muslim states, unifying all Muslim states as a single state and carrying Islam to all of humankind.
D2. Ending all technological dependency on hostile states, by establishing a programme of rapid industrialization for attaining military superiority, supported by a superior economic system which provides huge revenues for all of the duties obliged upon the Khilafah state.
D3. Ending all training dependency on hostile states, by instituting local military training and Islamic awareness programmes for the armed forces. Cutting all contact with the officials of hostile states and all resultant relationships such as foreign military training, intelligence sharing and military to military contact.