The report titled “Globalizing Torture: CIA Extraordinary Rendition and Secret Detention” released by the Open Society Foundation (OSF) on Tuesday, 5 of February 2013, has clearly shown the involvement of dozens of Muslim countries such as Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen, and Indonesia in global crime with the CIA. This study focused on the rendition (the transfer-without legal process-of a detainee to the custody of a foreign government for purposes of detention and interrogation) and secret detentions were carried out by the CIA after the 9/11 attacks against the United States.
Indonesia was involved in arresting Muhammad Saad Iqbal Madni, Nasir Salim Ali Qaru and Omar al Faruq. Madni was arrested in Jakarta before he was transferred to Egypt. Nasir was arrested in Indonesia in 2003 and transferred to Jordan before he was found in Yemen. Faruq was arrested in Bogor in 2002 then transferred to Bagram, Afghanistan.
This report reveals some important points; first, hypocrisy of Western countries like US, UK and Germany and others. On one side, they always claim supporting supremacy of Human Rights but on the other side they are directly involved in global torture that is clearly against human rights. Second, the reticence of United Nations in this case shows that international organization is only an imperialist tool for those Western countries. The name “War on Terrorists” the UN often legitimizes the West’s brutal acts towards Muslim countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Mali. On the contrary, UN is like a toothless tiger when Western agencies like the CIA violates human rights.
Third, this report also proves that the rulers in Muslim countries are the puppets of the West’s regimes. They are directly involved in CIA global torture like kidnapping, transferring and torturing anyone suspected as terrorist by the West. The rulers in Muslim countries become servants for Western interests in the global war on terrorism.
Fourth, this report also shows the existence of secret collaboration between CIA and countries those are positioned as anti-US all this time. Although in global rhetoric, Iran, Syria and Libya are positioned as anti-US countries but in the reality these countries are hand in hand with the CIA.
Regarding this, Hizb ut Tahrir Indonesia declares:
1. That the global War on Terrorism is only a mask of Western regimes to wage war on Islam to perpetuate their imperialism and domination on Muslim lands. In fact, the western definition of terrorist is everyone fighting against Western imperialism both by thought or weapons including whoever wants establishing Islamic system of Shariah and Khilafah Islamiyah that will remove the futile and the rotten capitalistic system.
2. OSF reportage once more provides strong proof that the Muslim Ummah needs Khilafah Islamiyah, a global state that will unite the Ummah throughout the world. Khilafah will be the superpower state that protects the Ummah from the political greed of the western imperialism. Khilafah will also remove all puppet-rulers in Muslim countries that all this time are serving loyally all the West’s interests just to gain or defend their position through US supporting and his allies.
3. Call on all Muslims wherever they are to work seriously for establishment Shariah and Khilafah. Be sure, only Khilafah can realize Islam Rahmatan lil ‘Alamin as Allah سبحانه وتعالى promises and protects Muslim dignity and the sovereignty of Muslim lands including Indonesia. In fact, Khilafah will free the countries from the puppet-rulers. Inshallah.
Hasbunallah wa ni’mal wakiil, ni’mal mawla wa ni’man nashiir.
Muhammad Ismail Yusanto
The Spokesperson of Hizb ut Tahrir in Indonesia
14 Rabi’ II 1434