News Watch, Side Feature, South Asia

Bangladesh is Increasingly Falling into the Indo-Pacific Trap Set by the Arrogant Colonialist USA

The latest Pentagon report stated that US military leaders have started to take preparations to safeguard the US interests in the Indo-Pacific region. According to the report, the US is conducting military exercises and exchange programs with various countries in the Indo-Pacific region with specific objectives. The commanders of the US Indo-Pacific Command emphasized increasing partnerships throughout the region. According to diplomatic sources, the United States has expressed interest in strengthening defense and security cooperation with Bangladesh in recent years. Security cooperation was also discussed in the meeting of US Ambassador Peter Haas with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban in Dhaka on September 13. According to the report, China is increasingly becoming a threat to the region. Russia is also a significant power in the Pacific region. “Clearly, China wants to be the world’s only superpower,” General Wilsbach said. “It is clear that China wants to impose its will on the world, especially its allies. And to counter that, our goal is a free and open Indo-Pacific.” (Daily Samakal, October 3, 2022)

After the fall of Britain as a superpower, to take the leadership of the current secular world, the US destroyed countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan in this region. And now to confront China and delay the emergence of Islam in the region, the leader of the evil secular system America is planning to intensify the Indo-Pacific Strategic activities. It is bringing a deeper conflict of its interest in the region. This time they are not just happy keeping China contained, they want to bring it down to more direct conflict. They want to clamp China down to its feet as it has been doing in the case of Russia now through the proxy war with Ukraine. To do so the US is pressurizing more countries in the region to work according to it to incite conflict in the region. As many other governments of this region are slavish like that of Hasina in Bangladesh, the USA wishes to gain what she needs to impede China’s increasing influence in the name of partnership or treaty!

The world has seen waves of conflicts among the imperialist states so far. From poverty, famines, series of wars, mass killing, mass evacuation, and social and family breakdown to climate change we see calamity everywhere brought by the evil colonialists with their secular world order. America or Britain all of the colonialists only compete with each other to gulp the bigger other. And that is how the post-colonial world was made. Whether it is soft or hard, classical or neo, colonialism in all formats is the result of presence of might in the free hands of man with uncontrollable greed and arrogance. Allah (swt) says,

(اسْتِكْبَارًا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَمَكْرَ السَّيِّئِ وَلَا يَحِيقُ الْمَكْرُ السَّيِّئُ إِلَّا بِأَهْلِهِ)

“[Destruction all around due to] arrogance in the land and plotting of evil; but the evil plot does not encompass except its own people.” [Surah Al-Fatir: 43].

Only the Khilafah Rashidah (rightly-guided Caliphate) on the method of Prophethood can rescue mankind from this evil plot. It is bound to be just as it is dictated by Allah (swt). The world under the shade of Khilafah saw that in mankind’s history.

Bangladesh and the subcontinent under Islamic rules experienced that as well. And it will make another history of blessings and mercy when it comes back soon bi iz nillah.

Talha Hossain
Member of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Bangladesh