Africa, Analysis, Side Feature

New Presidential Order Protects the Interests of the Colonialists in Tunisia

A few days ago the 90th presidential order for the year 2017 was released by the Official Gazette, it was dated 03/07/2017 and stated the production sites and sensitive vital installations and military areas. And then with “resort to the use of all available means of force”.

This statement is an assurance of what Al-Baji, commander of Essebsi, already threatened with in his speech on 10/05/2017 at the Conference Palace where he condemned the sit-in of the camouflaged, who raised slogans calling for the liberation of the country (especially the industrial areas), and to retrieving the wealth from the colonial corporations, and the sit-ins still on-going today in several areas of the south, the regime answers them with repression, fragmentation and semi-solutions so that they will stop raising slogans that will anger the ambassadors!

Day after day, this precious part of the Muslim lands is increasingly harnessed by the colonial countries and their companies. The decadent contracts are no longer enough to ensure the companies’ looting of our wealth, so the “president” of the country further gifted them with this presidential order as immunity and security. He thereby took advantage of his position as “highest commander of the armed forces” to harness the military forces as guards for the companies! And a sign for the country’s people, not to demand their rights.

What baffles us even more is that these catastrophes pass by without any discussion, accounting or denial! Essebsi declares parts of Tunisia as military areas and pontificates the areas so that its people cannot enter them without a permit and he leaves the land available to the foreign companies who have been exposed in chronicles and reports for the amount of their corruption and involvement in the looting of the goods and wealth of the country. And he releases a presidential order that allows them to use the forces to loot their country’s wealth if they wanted to stop the production and the international company’s pumping of international looting companies. The political, rights or union slogans in Tunisia have not been shouted even though it clearly violates the constitution and the tradition of security in the country before and after the revolution.

Who is benefitting from this presidential order? And is the permission to address the unarmed protesters and the demonstrators by the military forces reflects on the regime’s willingness and its alleged keenness to develop the economy by doing exactly what the International ‘looting fund’ orders, which has made people poor and made them hostage to senior moneylenders in the world, or it is for the benefit of the colonizing forces which are provided for by the “leaders” of the country by state mandate and obedience a prize for staying in power, and silenced the opposition’s and alternative organization’s mouth by exclusion, accountability or disclosure?

As in front of this wounded man and the grave speeches, we in Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Tunisia speak to:

1- Our Muslim people in Tunisia who have gone out demanding the land of their country and its liberation from the ones who have colonized it:

Each time you have proven that you are not silent in front of unfairness and your throats were fierce with the slogan “death and not humiliation” so do not falter because you are the descendants of the Sahabah who have filled this blessed earth and who stood against oppression and Kufr until Allah (swt) granted them victory and they walked dignified in the dunya and their enemy did not touch them nor their land or wealth. Remember the word of your Lord in His Holy Book:

وَلَا تَهِنُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَنتُمُ الْأَعْلَوْنَ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ

“So do not weaken and do not grieve, and you will be superior if you are true believers”

(Aal Imran: 139)

And know that Allah (swt) makes His slaves victorious.

2- The notability and Ulema and the preachers in the mosque:

This is the regime in your country, it only wants the Tunisian people to be a subject to their enemy and keep silent or they loot them and they do nothing to prevent them. You know that the subjugation to the colonization is major evil, He (swt) said:

وَلَن يَجْعَلَ اللّهُ لِلْكَافِرِينَ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ سَبِيلاً

“Allah will give the disbelievers no means of overcoming the believers”

(Al-Nisaa: 141)

This new presidential order is a great evil, you have to refuse it and work for the invalidation of it as soon as possible. We remind you of the hadeeth of the Prophet ﷺ:

«وَالّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ لَتَأْمُرُنّ بالمَعْرُوفِ، وَلَتَنْهَوُنّ عَنِ المُنْكَرِ، أو لَيُوشِكَنّ الله أَنْ يَبْعَثَ عَلَيْكُمْ عِقَاباً مِنْهُ ثُمَ تَدْعُونَهُ فَلا يَسْتَجِيبُ لَكُمْ»

“By the One in Whose Hand is my soul! Either you command good and forbid evil, or Allah will soon send upon you a punishment from Him, then you will call upon Him, but He will not respond to you.”

3- To everyone who will apply the presidential order:

If the army is a safeguard for the country and its wealth and should prevent it from being touched by the hands of the criminals and transgressors and looters, this is its duty, (there is no transgressor nor looter nor criminal but the colonizing companies), but that it should be a guard for these companies is a disaster. And the fact that the ruling group takes advantage of its regime and issues laws to ensure the military will protect these companies is truly a disaster. The Islamic rule definitely forbids the protection of the colonizing companies and to aid them because Allah (swt) says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لاَ تَتَّخِذُوا عَدُوِّي وَعَدُوَّكُمْ أَوْلِيَاء

“O you who believe, do not take my enemies and you enemies as allies”

(Al-Mumtahina: 1)

Additionally it forbids the participation is the killing or displacement or intimidating of Muslim in any way. His saying:

وَمَن يَقْتُلْ مُؤْمِناً مُّتَعَمِّداً فَجَزَآؤُهُ جَهَنَّمُ خَالِداً فِيهَا وَغَضِبَ اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَلَعَنَهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُ عَذَاباً عَظِيماً

“But whoever kills a believer intentionally – his recompense is Hell, wherein he will abide eternally, and Allah has become angry with him and has cursed him and prepared for him great punishment”

(Al-Nisaa: 93)

O Muslims:

The dominance of the colonizing Kaffir over our country is not due to their power, but due to our weakness, because we do not have a state that protects us and real statesmen who safeguard our issues. Know that your Lord who created you has imposed upon you to establish a state that will take care of you in a generous manner with the Islamic laws and protects your blood, honour, wealth, homes and dignity… On the authority of Abu Hurairah, the Prophet ﷺ said,

«إِنَّمَا الْإِمَامُ جُنَّةٌ، يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ، وَيُتَّقَى بِهِ»

“The Imam (commander of the Muslims) is a shield for them, they fight behind him and they are protected by him.” (Sahih Muslim)

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَجِيبُوا لِلَّهِ وَلِلرَّسُولِ إِذَا دَعَاكُمْ لِمَا يُحْيِيكُمْ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ وَأَنَّهُ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ

“O you who believe, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. And know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart and that to Him you will be gathered”

(Al-Anfal: 24)


Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Tunisia

Thursday, 19th Shawwal 1438 AH

13/07/2017 CE

Issue No. 15/1438