Badakhshan Landslide Disaster Exposes Inaction of Democratic Leaders

In a tragic landslide in Argu District of northern Badakhshan Province, approximately 300 houses have been wiped out and over 2500 people are reported to have been buried under mud and eventually killed. In north and west of Afghanistan last week, floods killed hundreds and displaced thousands of people.

Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah Afghanistan expresses deepest condolences to families and relatives of victims of the recent disasters, and offers prayers to Almighty Allah for the deceased, May Allah سبحانه وتعالى enter them to Jannah, May He سبحانه وتعالى accept their good deeds and forgive their wrongs.

However, the response to recent disasters by the government, and leaders and politicians who – in the wake of presidential and provincial elections – spent millions of dollars touring every corner of Afghanistan is one of indifference and complete inaction, locking themselves inside their fortified and barricaded palaces. These incidents have exposed the reality of democracy, where rulers turn to people only at the end of the governments’ term to obtain votes.

Oh, people of Afghanistan, your problems will be solved only by the rule of Islam under Khilafah, where response to such disasters would be the one undertaken by Khaleefah Umar (ra) who did not allow his family to eat any good food until the drought that had stricken Medina passed, and when the Wilayah of Egypt sent a caravan of food and supplies spreading over hundreds of miles.

Only the return of Islamic Khilafah will produce pious, sincere and dedicated rulers who will truly take care of the affairs of the Ummah at all times.

Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Afghanistan

Tuesday, 7th Rajab 1435 AH

06/05/2014 CE

Ref.: Afg.1435/09