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H.  24 Rabi' II 1439 No: 1439 AH / 06
M.  Thursday, 11 January 2018

Press Release
The World Will Never Be Safe from Nuclear Weapons under Capitalist Hegemony

With recent news that US President Donald Trump has been bragging about how large his nuclear button is, and that the US is about to publish its nuclear posture review, the whole world is reminded of just how dangerous the capitalist world leadership is for humanity.

The US plans to loosen constraints on the use of nuclear weapons and is preparing new types of lower yield nuclear weapons, which it claims will be “more usable” in future conflicts. It has been suggested that there is a presumed reluctance for the Americans to use the massively destructive weapons already in its arsenal, while smaller nukes may be more readily deployed.

It is a myth that belies reality that the capitalist West has any qualms about killing millions of people to secure the interests of its own elite. It claims to only act in defence but actually instigates numerous conflicts throughout the world; in order to find an excuse to intervene. It claims to hold international law sacrosanct but manipulate its provisions according to their own wishes and are the first to contravene it when it suits them to do so. The capitalist West only claims to stand for human rights but will think nothing of taking the world to the brink of thermonuclear war in support of its own interests. Even the nuclear non-proliferation treaties that the Western nations promoted were not about limiting the use of such weapons, but were only to ensure that they would remain the dominant power brokers in the world.

America is the nation that destroyed the men, women and children of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear weapons. Britain carpet-bombed Dresden in Germany; killing every living soul within. During the 1950’s Korean War, America used similar destructive force to utterly destroy Pyongyang, the northern capital. Millions were left to starve to death in India’s 1943 Bengal famine, when Churchill deliberately denied famine relief for the region. Under British colonialism millions of civilians were attacked, tortured or killed, or left to die, as their humanity meant nothing to the ruthless pursuit of wealth by the British elite.

More recently the world has been horrified at the cruelness of the West’s indifference to the genocide and massacres in Burma, Syria and Bosnia, in Palestine, Iraq and Yemen, and their arming of and support for the regimes that have carried out such crimes.

As saddening as it is to read about such inhumanity, it is not at all unexpected of a leadership that carries the secular capitalist ideology. The flawed secular belief leads to a system of balancing freedoms and rights, which are frequently undermined by financial interests, allowing human life to be devalued, whenever it is expedient to do so.

Capitalist hegemony never has and never will be in the interests of all humankind, as it only serves the powerful elite, which exploits everyone else for their own material gain. Since the introduction of nuclear weapons of mass destruction in the hands of such irresponsible and callous people who will again rush to shed rivers of blood with their weapons, as they already have, the need for a responsible just world-order became increasingly urgent.

The world will not feel safe and secure unless capitalism and other man-made systems cease to control the world, and the system of truth and justice, the righteous Caliphate, [Khilafah Rashidah] the system of the Lord of the Worlds, dominates this world and spreads the good and the joy of living, and tranquillity. Whilst the Caliphate will need to possess nuclear weapons as long as the irresponsible hostile nations possess them: it will be a responsible state for all humankind. It will lead the call for genuine global nuclear disarmament that is verifiable in order to end this threat to the welfare of humanity. The Creator is the One who knows what works best for His creatures.

﴿أَلَا يَعْلَمُ مَنْ خَلَقَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ

“Does He who created not know, while He is the Subtle, the Acquainted?” [Al-Mulk: 14]

 Yahya Nisbet
Media Representative of Hizb ut Tahrir in Britain

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