Activism, Europe, Side Feature

The Kremlin is Powerless in the Ideological Struggle against the Shabab of Hizb ut Tahrir

On 8th November 2016 IA INTERFAX.RU reported: “FSB officers identified and detained the next participants of Hizb ut-Tahrir St. Petersburg’s cell that is banned and considered a terrorist organization in the territory of the Russian Federation.

In St. Petersburg 9 people were earlier detained in criminal cases related to the participation in “Hizb ut-Tahrir”: Sergei Yablokov, Roman Ivanov, Ilyas Kagirov, Gapur Magomedov, Mahamadimin Saliev, Karim Ibragimov, Eldar Ramazanov, Dmitry Mikhailov and Isa Ragimov. The Moscow District Military Court delivered the sentences ranging from 5 to 17 years”.


The regular arrests of the Shabab in the northern capital of Russia show that the Kremlin cannot cope with the ideas of Hizb ut-Tahrir. Each time after the arrests, the Russian media report on the elimination of the party activity in the territory of this or that city of the Russian Federation, but never a year passes but the media headlines’ tell us about the new arrests of the Shabab of Hizb ut-Tahrir.

And today, the media report on the detention of another 6 Shabab on charges of involvement in the “Hizb ut-Tahrir”. The names of the detainees:

– Akhmedov A.M., born in 1982

– Akhmedov I.D., born in 1988

– Mamedov E.M., born in 1981

– Tsvetkov M.O., born in 1991

– Shmotov V.I., born in 1986

– Yussufov A.A., born in 1985

As a rule, the special unit of the FSB with the Interior Ministry, armed with machine guns and equipped with masks, holds such detentions. The whole process is filmed and widely disseminated in the media. The Kremlin uses such a video to intimidate the population, they say we here have terrorists and we have defused another terrorist cell. At the same time, all the charges against the Shabab of Hizb ut Tahrir of terrorist activities are unfounded.

Every sane person can compare the video footages of Shabab of Hizb ut Tahrir’s arrests with the video clips where they conduct arrests of those involved in military actions. When arrested Hizb ut Tahrir’s Shabab, one can see no gunshots, no explosions, no the dead and the wounded, while the video operators are quietly present at the time of detention. But if you look at the arrests of those involved in military operations, you will notice that the video is carried out at a remote distance from the scene, there are gunshots, explosions, the killed and the wounded in the frames and this could not be compared with the video arrests of Hizb ut Tahrir’s Shabab.

The Kremlin criminal power, having no essential ideological basis, be it materialism or secularism, cannot lead the ideological struggle with Hizb ut Tahrir’s Shabab. Because of its ideological weakness this power is to conduct only a physical struggle against the Shabab. The power cannot simply give the people an alternative idea – “why do we live?”, “what we should strive for?”, “what is the meaning of life?”. Well, the government is trying to use the weak and corrupt imams who distort Islam with the false fatwahs and callings for secularism, separating Islam from life, in their struggle against Hizb ut Tahrir’s Shabab, but the Hizb has long been leading the call in Russia, and the Hizb’s ideas have already leaked to the local community environment.

Each time, after another arrest, we can hear Russian names among the arrest members of Hizb ut Tahrir on the news. The authorities are trying to hide this fact, but the majority of journalists are in a hurry to publish news without giving any importance to this. The fact that the Hizb’s ideas are taken by the local population, who are far from Islam, shows that no matter how much the power is trying to mislead people and intimidate with terrorism there are thinking people who seek the truth, and, despite everything, take the Hizb’s thoughts.

The basis of Hizb ut Tahrir is Islam and the doctrine of Islam based on faith in Allah سبحانه وتعالى, the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ has reasonable evidence. Human’s behavior in life depends on his concepts, and the concepts form in the process of his reflections. So Islam, being an intellectual leadership, gives solutions to all human’s problems in life. As long as there are people in the Russian Federation, as long as they think, the ideas of Hizb ut Tahrir, based on Islam, will be distributed in the Russian Federation, and each time increase exponentially, despite all the repression by the Kremlin criminal regime!

Allah Almighty says in His Noble Book:

يُرِيدُونَ أَن يُطْفِؤُواْ نُورَ اللّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللّهُ إِلاَّ أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ

“They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah refuses except to perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it”



Eldar Khamzin

Member of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir