Ahmad Moaz Al-Khatib, former president of the secular Syrian National Coalition, stepped out to bid farewell to Ramadan with the Muslims in its last days, with words having no element of Ramadan in them; searching for a solution to save Syria far from the Islamic project represented in the Khilafah State on the method of the Prophethood, linking this project to al-Qaeda instead of linking it to the general Muslims and their great masses. He stated that there are three projects vying with each other in Syria being: “the Iranian project, the project of some Gulf states, and the Al-Qaeda project”. And these projects stirred people’s instincts to fight, and stirred the sectarian conflict … and the Syrian people to confront the regime’s brutality as well as these three projects.
And he put forward his proposals for a solution which is, that the opposition and the loyalists are against the division of Syria. They both do not accept to be held hostage to any UN or regional project, and he called upon them to form one hand on this. To save Syria, he suggested that both the opposition and the loyalists step down for those who can restore it to its normal status from the liberal sons of Syria. For that purpose he said, let us agree on a negotiated, consensual political solution that compels the opposition and loyalists and not to be in the interest of any party, and that there will be a transitional justice for all people. He then advised the regime to take a sane decision to save Syria, and if he wants real negotiations, “then our hands are extended”, so let him send someone competent for discussion in this topic, “before regional and international projects kill us”, and provide qualified and competent people to lead the country. He said that the Syrian people cannot be healed, but on a national project. And he did not forget of course to put the French Mandate flag on his chest. He spoke in the vernacular to get close to the ordinary and naive people.
It seems that this speech comes within the atmosphere of the beginning of a new phase of imposing the American solution on the basis of the Geneva Conference, which America insists upon, and amid procedural steps to appoint the Italian de Mistura as a new UN envoy, then the election of the butcher Bashar as president. This Al-Moaz pot has aspirated with what America exactly wants; of claiming justice of transition for everyone and he meant by this a transitional government, calling to negotiate with the regime, the rejection of the Islamic project and adoption of a national project. He promised the people of his re-appearance by saying: “Allah willing, we have a close return”, this gives a signal that he is wanted to play a role in this new phase, which requires him to have repeated appearance! So what is this role? Media has reported that there were secret negotiations taking place between the Iranian side and the opposition former president of the Syrian National Coalition, Moaz Al-Khatib, and that Tehran offered to him the prime ministry post in the government in Syria, which will be formed after Assad sworn in. Whether this is accurate or not, al-Khatib and the thought of Al-Khatib qualifies him to the Americans to play a future role in solving it, and maybe he was set aside waiting for the right time.
O Muslims in the land of Ash-Sham:
Here is Al-Khatib as an orator against you and not for you, speaking in a tongue of your enemies, and plays on the cord of the decadent nationalism by upholding the unity of Syria, as if Syria is a nation independent of the Islamic Ummah. We never heard him one day speak of adhering to the unity of the Islamic Ummah through a state that gathers all Muslims under one banner and one Imam who will be ruling it by the Book of Allah سبحانه وتعالى and the Sunnah of His Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. And although he seems in the eyes of America, the West, the criminal Syrian regime and Iran as a moderate and can be exploited to their advantage, but he seems in the eyes of the Muslims that he is ignorant in politics. It is possible for those to pass their tricks through him to stand against the Islamic project and fighting it with them, and to stand with the secular national project and fighting for it. And it looks like he is naive while asking the criminal Bashar about the reason for his criminality against civilians. And it looks like he lost the protectiveness for the Deen of Allah and His believing servants when he reaches out for the murderer to negotiate on the honors that have been violated, the blood that was shed, the children who became orphans, and the houses that were demolished over the heads of their occupants… This is not the first time that he stands with such attitudes and declares such statements!
O Muslims in the land of Ash-Sham:
Everybody should know that the conflict in Ash-Sham in reality is a clash of civilizations and not an internal and regional struggle. (Regional states are the tools of this conflict), and there is an international consensus on this that has become apparent to all. It also became clear, that all the plots have failed to derail the revolution from its Islamic path to the secular path, in front of the awareness of the people of Ash-Sham on them and by Allah Almighty’s care for it. Then the least for this blessed revolution, after all these sacrifices, is to loudly declare: a rightly guided Khilafah on the method of the Prophethood, and not to reach out to the murderer of children, women and elderly, negotiating him for his criminality against us. Allah سبحانه وتعالى says:
وَلَا تَرْكَنُوا إِلَى الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا فَتَمَسَّكُمُ النَّارُ وَمَا لَكُمْ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ مِنْ أَوْلِيَاءَ ثُمَّ لَا تُنْصَرُونَ
“And do not incline toward those who do wrong, lest you be touched by the Fire, and you would not have other than Allah any protectors; then you would not be helped.”
So, beware of such conspiracies under the name of initiatives. The Almighty says:
وَقَدْ مَكَرُوا مَكْرَهُمْ وَعِنْدَ اللَّهِ مَكْرُهُمْ وَإِنْ كَانَ مَكْرُهُمْ لِتَزُولَ مِنْهُ الْجِبَالُ * فَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ اللَّهَ مُخْلِفَ وَعْدِهِ رُسُلَهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ ذُو انْتِقَامٍ
“And they had planned their plan, but with Allah is [recorded] their plan, even if their plan had been [sufficient] to do away with the mountains. So never think that Allah will fail in His promise to His messengers. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Owner of Retribution.”
Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah Syria
2nd Shawwal 1435 AH