The Nation has reported three women shot dead in far South Thailand on 15th November, including the 179th teacher killed in a decade. Two women were shot dead in Yala’s Betong district, while a female teacher was also fatally shot in Pattani’s Khok Pho district. The schoolteacher – Isara Chairitchok was shot at her house’s gasoline pump shop in Khok Pho, her death made Isara the 179th teacher to be killed in the region over the past decade. Sporadic violence has killed more than 5,700 people in Thailand’s Muslim-majority provinces bordering Malaysia, where resistance to Buddhist rule has existed for decades and resurfaced violently in January 2004. While at the same time Thailand keep dealing with thousands of asylum Muslims Rohingyas and Uighurs caught in a human trafficking network in Thailand.
During this decade, Thailand has had plenty of dark notes with Muslims, ranging from southern bloody conflict that afflicts the Muslim minority in Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat; until repatriation and human trafficking issues affecting the Rohingya and Uyghur. This condition reinforces Thailand as one of the most hostile regime against Muslims, following in the footsteps Kuffar regimes in the West, and the despotic puppet regimes in the Muslim world.
On the other hand the Muslims plight in Thailand is truly a dark portrait of widespread Muslims’ miseries; and at the same time also reflects the predatory regimes against Muslims continue to breed and maintained by today’s world order. The predator regimes such as Israel, Myanmar, Thailand, India and China continue to be maintained by the world to prey on Muslims. They just receive minor censure from human rights groups and without serious condemnation from UN agencies, other than that the rest of the world just keeps silent while watching.
Number of cases of oppression and misery makes us – the Ummah of Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم tossed around like foam on the ocean with no one willing to defend. We are helpless victims of predator Kufr rulers and we have also been neglected by the puppet Muslim rulers who are the colonial remnants of the Western capitalist countries- those who become adulators of the secular and capitalist world system. As long as the world system remains as it is today, we as a Muslim Ummah remain without a guardian. In the dark, we wander alone awaiting the dawn which does not come. We are orphans, at the mercy of marauding predators picking us off in the night one by one. Such is the dismal state of the Muslim Ummah today, more than eighty years after its guardian figure, the Khaleefah, was dismissed and the institution which he presided over, the Islamic state or Khilafah, dissolved in 1924.
So bring forth the shield which would eliminate Kufr hegemony over the Muslims and protect the blood and honor of Muslim women and children throughout the Muslim world! Bring back our guardian who will also liberate all oppressed Muslim lands and their daughters, establishing for them security and dignity! Please remember the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
إِنَّمَا الْإِمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ وَيُتَّقَى بِهِ
“Indeed the Imam is a shield from behind whom (one) would fight and one would protect oneself”.
Written for the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir by
Fika M. Komara, M.Si
Member of Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir