On Sunday 2nd February 2014, Kenyan police raided Masjid Musa in Majengo area of Mombasa on the false pretext that inside the mosque were Islamic youths being trained in military tactics and being recruited to join Al-Shabaab which wages war in Somalia.
During the raid, police entered the mosque and shattered all basic human norms of respect, status and holiness of worship places. Not only that, the police displayed pride, aggression and bravado while marching with their shoes into the mosque. They went on to beat and humiliate the worshippers in the holy place injuring many and killing some. Such an act by the police is ill-discipline and mistreatment of the highest order, but this is not surprising to Muslims. The issue of lack of discipline and values by Kenyan police especially when dealing with Muslims is common. Who does not know that Kenyan police trail in world rankings for ill-discipline, poor values, corruption, extortion etc as confirmed in numerous research findings published by numerous organizations? And this was confirmed again practically and recently during the operation at Westgate Mall in Nairobi.
By doing so, Kenya has not deviated from the teachings of its masters America and Britain who have set up military camps in the country under the pretext of training Kenyan police how to fight terrorism, defend and sustain internal and external state security. We are also aware that America and Britain which claim to be champions of human rights are the major violators of those fake rights. This has been witnessed in the numerous countries they invade, leaving a trail of mass killings, rapes, oppression and torture to the innocent and humiliation against the residents by debasing them to the level of animals or worse. This is without mentioning their torture camps in the name of jails whereby Muslims are being held. A few examples are Baghram, Abu Ghuraib and Guantanamo where Muslims are tortured and humiliated as well as their honour being violated.
O noble Muslims! This war being led by America is not against Masjid Musa or Kenyan Muslims alone but a war against Islam and Muslims worldwide. America has taken on the reputation of the world superpower and regards the whole world as its possession and pasture. It uses the Capitalist ideology and democratic system to propagate its arrogance and forces everyone to adhere to his whims. It has stated openly that the rest of the world either stands with the USA (accepting to be its slaves) or against it thereby justifying brutal invasions!
We Muslims have our comprehensive ideology which by nature is different from Capitalism that is led by America. Based on this, Islam and Muslims pose a real threat to its global dominance which is the cause of the paranoia it displays to the point it tramples upon all humanity and values to prevent Islam rising again. The similitude of America is Pharaoh during the time of Prophet Musa (as) when it was prophesized that a baby boy will be born from the house of Jewish slaves who will come to eject him from his position. This caused Pharaoh to become paranoid and order all Jewish baby boys born be killed at birth to prevent the truth. But he failed!
Certainly, America and his allies are fooling themselves for when Allah (swt) wishes victory for His slaves, He makes the path easy despite the injustice and threats along the way. America which is the modern day Pharaoh is paranoid as it is certain that his Capitalism is on the death bed and soon will expire to be replaced by Islam through its Khilafah government. Therefore, America uses all possible means and plots like slandering Islam and Muslims branding them ‘terrorists’ and ‘Muslim fundamentalists’, including subjecting them to murder, torture, detention, rapes, etc. All these are intended to make Islam unapproachable and instill fear in Muslims and also isolate them despite Muslims possessing the true ideology that will liberate Muslims and humanity from all oppression. Also, America and its allies are working overdrive to engage Muslims in internal confrontations among themselves to a point of fighting and separating from each other instead of coming together against their common enemy and its Kufr ideology.
This war against Islam is manifested in the whole world by how Muslims are killed without committing any offence other than saying ‘Our Lord is Allah’. Globally, America is at the forefront to fight Muslims directly or in other instances abet oppression against them like in Burma. It also forces its puppets to fight Muslims on its behalf through promising funds or coercion. The war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and drone attacks in Yemen, Pakistan, the proxy war in Syria through the US puppet Iran or Saudi Arabia are examples of a vicious war fought using all means including military, intellectual, political, legal etc. On the African continent, it is no different be it in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda or any other country.
Unfortunately, while this happens in our region and throughout the world, young governments officially declare themselves as independent from the colonial master. The reality is that these governments are still under the yoke of Capitalist colonialist states as all our issues are decided based on their wishes. Even when they are instructed to kill their own citizens, these governments humbly comply as was witnessed in the long list of Muslim activists killed in Kenya like Sameer Khan, Aboud Rogo and many others from Kilindi in Tanga province of Tanzania. This is the situation in East Africa and other regions.
O noble Muslims! Remember that you are on the true path as you stand with the true aqeedah which convinces the mind and complies with the natural disposition of man. This is the only aqeedah that recognizes the One Creator who is in no need of any helper or associate and His Deen (ideology) solves all man’s problems in the world and the hereafter. Recognize that it is because of the Islamic revival that the whole world is struggling to create enmity against you. If the capitalist colonialist states had succeeded in making us abandon Islam and follow their Kufr ideology, they would not have interfered in our affairs. Therefore stand firm on true by adhering steadfastly on the correct methodology of change as practically manifested by the Prophetic method of change in Mecca until his emigration to Madina to establish the first Islamic State. Do you not see that most of those arrested at Masjid Musa are youngsters who according to the democratic system and its principles of freedom, they were expected to be involved in lustful and illegal acts? Therefore, this is an indication that our young generation has awakened to carry the vital issue of Islamic and it is also evidence that victory from Allah is not far off. However, we must strive harder and refuse to be cowed by such threats lest we turn back on our heels.
We in Hizb ut Tahrir East Africa call on our Muslim brothers in Kenya and elsewhere to work with the sincere da’wah carriers so as to firmly establish this revival upon its correct methodology which will bring change to the whole world by establishing Islam through its ruling system of Al-Khilafah. Let us be steadfast and not allow ourselves to be used or confused by democratic politicians and scholars who sell their Deen for meager worldly benefits by advocating this evil ideology which has no mercy.
In conclusion, we extend our condolences to all who were tested in Masjid Musa. We pray to Allah to forgive and accept those killed in His eternal Paradise, to grant health and strength to the injured and arrested as well as patience to their families. And we pray that He grants all of us the ability to faithfully and steadfastly follow the correct Prophetic method of change leading to the early establishment of our shield, the Khilafah State, and the spreading of justice throughout the world. Allahumma Ameen!
((يُرِيدُونَ أَن يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللَّهُ إِلَّا أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ * هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَىٰ وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ))
“They wish to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths but Allah rejects except to perfect His light no matter how much the unbelievers detest. * He (Allah) is the One who sent His Messenger with the guidance and the deen of truth so that He makes it (Islam) victorious over all other ways no matter how much the polytheists detest!” [TMQ 9:32-33]