Activism, Africa, Side Feature

The Regime in Tunisia Fails in the Political and Intellectual Confrontation, yet it Uses the Political Police to Block the Call of Hizb ut Tahrir

The coup authority in Tunisia is unable to stop foreign ambassadors and Western diplomatic missions from violating the state’s sovereignty and usurping its political decision, and it dares to arrest political activists! Since the issuance of “An Appeal from Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Tunisia to our Honourable People in the Land of al-Zaytouna” on September 9, 2021, the pace of arrests in the ranks of Hizb ut Tahrir intensified, the latest but not last was the kidnapping of five of its workers on Friday, 24/09/2021, after they held a protest in the neighborhood of Al-Intilaka, warning of the danger of the path followed by President Kais Saied and they are, respectively: Bassam Farhat – Izz al-Din al-Mannai – Muhammad Ali al-Awni – Nabil al-Zaidi – Ali al-Jandoubi. The security forces stormed the homes of some of them, terrified their families and children, and seized their books, banners and statements of Hizb ut Tahrir.

The coup authority was unable to confront Hizb ut Tahrir ideologically and politically, and it failed to silence its voice, despite violating its laws, violating all administrative procedures and political norms, and subjecting the party’s workers during their political activity to restrictions and arbitrary arrests.

The arrest of the party’s workers on the basis of a statement or political activity is a state scandal that confirms the hastening of those responsible for it and exposes the falsity of their claim to abide by constitutional and legal controls. However, it seems that Hizb ut Tahrir’s call to uproot colonialism and its local tools and its quest to establish a rightly guided rule based on Islam annoyed the Western embassies, so they moved their leaders to arrest the workers to disrupt the party and lower its voice or silence it.

They want to prevent Hizb ut Tahrir from operating because its statement exposed the submission of the conflicting political class for power to the Western domination, and because Hizb ut Tahrir calls for the removal of the corrupt democratic system that is the cause of the political chaos in Tunisia, and because it calls for the resumption of the Islamic way of life by restoring the rule of Islam.

The regime of Bourguiba, Ben Ali, and Essebsi fought Hizb ut Tahrir and its call to rule by Islam, but they all left, and the call and its workers remained. Today, Kais Saied is striving to follow the same path and will face, Allah willing, the same fate. And eventually the call of Islam will remain lofty with its pious and pure men, going on its way to fulfilling Allah‘s promise of succession, victory and empowerment, by establishing the second Khilafah Rashidah (rightly-guided Caliphate) upon the method of the Prophethood and the ultimate outcome belongs to the righteous, Allah says:

[تِلْكَ الدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ نَجْعَلُهَا لِلَّذِينَ لَا يُرِيدُونَ عُلُوّاً فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فَسَاداً وَالْعَاقِبَةُ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ]

“That ˹eternal˺ Home in the Hereafter We reserve ˹only˺ for those who seek neither tyranny nor corruption on the earth. The ultimate outcome belongs ˹only˺ to the righteous”
[TMQ Al-Qasas: 83].

Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Tunisia

Press Release
19 Safar 1443 – Sunday, 26th September 2021
No: 07 / 1443