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H.  30 Ramadan 1431 No: 13/1431
M.  Thursday, 09 September 2010

Press Release
Where is Mu'tasim to deter the burning of Quran in America?


      Terry Jones, an American pastor has announced plan to burn copies of the Koran along with his supporters, in his church in Florida proclaiming Saturday "International Burn a Koran Day" in memory of the events of 9/11/2001. Jones, described by those who knew him as having a delusional personality, was expelled by his supporters from his church in Germany. Some of them are still being treated as a result of his ministry. He already has a conviction for fraud in the German courts.

Some Western officials shed crocodile tears over this deplorable action, voicing condemnation and stressing that they have respect for Islam. But an examination of the history of the relationship between the West and Islam reveals a systematic policy, pursued for centuries by an alliance of the Church and the political authorities, aimed at creating deep-rooted hatred in the hearts of people in the West against Islam and its people.

The clearest example of this was when the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, described the campaign to burn copies of the Koran on Saturday as "simply disrespectful, even abhorrent, and simply wrong"; saying that freedom is always "linked to responsibility."

 She made this statement at the 6th annual M100 Sanssouci Colloquium in Potsdam, an event which brings together the "100 top editors and opinion-makers" from across Europe. Merkel presented the criminal Danish cartoonist Westergaard, who dared to insult the Prophet's character by publishing degrading cartoons, with the organization's press award on Wednesday 8th September 2010.

Merkel's statement in front of this high-profile media crowd is the greatest evidence of her hypocrisy and the hypocrisy of Western policy, which is only matched by the hypocrisy and lies of the American officials that they respect Islam; with some of them even holding Ramadan breakfast dinners.

But Jones' move serves the interests of Western colonial policy, where America is facing a series of crises, which she cannot overcome except over the blood and corpses of Muslims, and by looting their wealth.

This has been the reason for continually raising the specter of the ‘Islamic threat' after the demise of the Communist threat. deed, had this worthless man Jones not found support from the governing institutions and the media that fueled the fire of grudge and hatred against Islam and Muslims, no one in the world would have heard of his absurdity.

John Brennan, senior adviser to Obama on Terrorism, while reviewing portions of the new document of the National Security Strategy announced by President Obama at the end of last May said that the United States "does not consider itself at war with Islam", and claimed "we have never and will never be at war with Islam ".

 We do not know what Mr. Brennan considers the killing of hundreds of thousands of Muslim men, women and children in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and Lebanon? Perhaps he does not consider this more than just the inevitable Manifest Destiny (the U.S. equivalent expression for "White man's Burden", the British  used to justify the expansion of the British Empire on the corpses of millions of victims during the colonial onslaught of the nineteenth century). After all Manifest destiny justified the eradication of the Americans Indians.

 The war against Islam and Muslims, described by the former U.S. President Bush as ‘crusade', has not stopped since the time of the Prophet of Allah, may Allah bless him and his family.

 We live its terrible chapters these days, in terms of occupation, killing, the insults to our beloved Prophet, the burning of the Koran and the ban on the hijab and other aspects of Islam. Indeed Allah (swt) says the truth:

(قَدْ بَدَتْ الْبَغْضَاءُ مِنْ أَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَمَا تُخْفِي صُدُورُهُمْ أَكْبَرُ قَدْ بَيَّنَّا لَكُمْ الآياتِ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ)

"Hatred has already appeared from their mouths and what their breasts conceal is greater, we have explained to you in verses that you may understand." [Surah Aali-Imran 3:118]

 O Muslims!

  •  - Some Muslims argue that the actions of this worthless man disgrace him and his people and expose the flaws and hypocrisy in Western civilization. Though this argument is true, but this is not the essence of the subject. It is rather the Islamic ruling which obliges Muslims to redeem their religion with their souls and lives, and dictates upon them to deter low worthless people from insulting the sanctities of religion and even the honor of Muslims
  • - as it happened when a Jewish man attacked the honor of a woman, which represented then a breach of the Covenant given by the Messenger of Allah (saw) to Banu Qaynuqa, resulting in their expulsion from Medina.
  • - Since the Muslim rulers are too busy panting after their masters in Western capitals to assist the Deen of Allah, rather they are competing in the fight against Allah and His Messenger to satisfy America in the so called "War on Terror"; it is a Shar'i obligation upon the Ummah to uproot these rulers and pledge allegiance to an Imam who governs by the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger, so as to implement the Islamic rulings and protect the sanctity of the Muslims, upholds their honor and dignity and so that the lowly do not insult them.
  •  - The minimum immediate duty upon the Ummah as a whole is that she never rests till she expels the ambassadors of the colonial powers from our countries, and declares Jihad to remove all the traces of the Western invaders present in the Muslims lands. The divine general rule states: "Whatever the duty cannot be implemented without is itself a duty". Since the above duty prescribed upon the Ummah cannot be accomplished under the authority of rulers who sold themselves to Shaytan, Islam requires their dismissal today rather than tomorrow, and giving an oath of allegiance to a ruler who governs by what Allah has revealed, and raises the banner of jihad and leads the Muslims for the liberation of the occupied lands in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine and elsewhere. He would also take the decisive measures that makes the rulers of the Western countries re-consider before even thinking about violating the sanctity of Islam and its rituals
  • - whether they were building of mosques or compliance with the legal duty of wearing the veil etc. At that time a Muslim would not need to live in humiliation and oppression in the Western societies, which challenge his religion day and night.

Allah SWT says,

(كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لأغْلِبَنَّ أَنَا وَرُسُلِي إِنَّ اللَّهَ قَوِيٌّ عَزِيزٌ)

"‘Verily, I and My Messengers shall be the victorious.' Verily, Allah is All-Powerful, Almighty" [Surah Mujadila 58:21]

  Osman Bakhach
Director of the Central Media Office of Hizb - ut-Tahrir

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