Despite their loud anti-US rhetoric upon Trump’s temporary suspension of military aid, the rulers of Pakistan are quietly working with the Trump administration to rescue the US military from imminent defeat in Afghanistan. The US Secretary of Defence, James Mattis, confirmed the uninterrupted, intimate contact with Pakistan’s rulers. On 5 January 2018, at a press briefing in the Pentagon, when asked about the loud claim by Pakistan’s Foreign Minister that there is no alliance, James Mattis simply confirmed that quiet military-to-military contact is ongoing, to co-ordinate US demands. He said, “General Joseph Votel was on the phone with General Bajwa, the Chief of the Army Staff. And we’ll continue to coordinate this.” And when asked about whether he was concerned about the cutting of the vital supply line for US troops that runs through Pakistan, Mattis confidently stated, “I am not concerned, no.”
As for the quiet co-ordination between the Trump administration and Pakistan’s rulers, it is for the use of both force and persuasion to bring the Afghan Taliban to negotiations. Indeed, the Trump administration is desperate for a security treaty that will allow its military to remain permanently in Afghanistan, rather than being forced to make a complete withdrawal as the British Empire and Soviet Russia before it.
O Muslims of Pakistan!
The rulers of Pakistan deceive us by loudly denouncing the US, whilst quietly coming to the aid of the exhausted US forces that are on the brink of complete collapse. They state the obvious to hide from our anger, whilst carefully co-ordinating detailed military strategy to rescue the US forces, who lack in courage that which they do not lack in sophisticated weaponry. They deceive us with whisperings of “double games”, whilst earnestly maintaining the supply line that is the life line for the US occupying forces. Rather than cutting the thread by which the US military presence hangs, they are quietly striving to reinforce it. They do so despite all the destruction that Pakistan has faced as a result of the US’s poisonous presence and will face in the future.
These lowly rulers have betrayed us for an enemy that demands from us, takes from us, causes immense harm to us and then scornfully humiliates us. The rulers of Pakistan loudly denounce alliance with the US to deceive us, even though Allah (swt) warned,
يخَادِعُونَ اللَّهَ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَمَا يَخْدَعُونَ إِلَّا أَنفُسَهُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ
“They [think to] deceive Allah and those who believe, but they deceive not except themselves and perceive [it] not.”
(Surah al-Baqarah 2:9)
They quietly conspire with our enemy, preparing to gain for it that which it could never gain for itself, even though Allah (swt) warned,
سَيُصِيبُ الَّذِينَ أَجْرَمُوا صَغَارٌ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ وَعَذَابٌ شَدِيدٌ بِمَا كَانُوا يَمْكُرُونَ
“There will afflict those who committed crimes debasement before Allah and severe punishment for what they used to conspire”
(Surah al-An’aam 6:124)
They grip firmly to their alliance with an enemy that despises our Deen, fights Muslims all over the world and aids others in fighting them, even though Allah (swt) said,
إِنَّمَا يَنْهَاكُمْ اللَّهُ عَنْ الَّذِينَ قَاتَلُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ وَأَخْرَجُوكُمْ مِنْ دِيَارِكُمْ وَظَاهَرُوا عَلَى إِخْرَاجِكُمْ أَنْ تَوَلَّوْهُمْ وَمَنْ يَتَوَلَّهُمْ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمْ الظَّالِمُونَ
“Allah forbids your alliance with those who fight you because of your Deen, and drive you from your homelands, or aid others to do so: and as for those who turn to them in alliance, they are truly oppressors.”
(Surah al-Mumtahina 60:9)
And they claim that they will bring peace and prosperity for us, when alliance with the enemy is the assured path for destruction and poverty. Allah (swt) warned,
مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ اتَّخَذُوا مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ أَوْلِيَاءَ كَمَثَلِ الْعَنكَبُوتِ اتَّخَذَتْ بَيْتًا وَإِنَّ أَوْهَنَ الْبُيُوتِ لَبَيْتُ الْعَنكَبُوتِ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ
“The example of those who take allies other than Allah is like that of the spider who takes a home. And indeed, the weakest of homes is the home of the spider, if they only knew.”
(Surah Al-Ankabut 29:41)
O Muslims of Pakistan!
Let us abandon these rulers as they have abandoned us and work for their removal with the youth of Hizb ut Tahrir. Let us work now to replace them with a Khaleefah Rashida, ruling by Islam, dignifying us in Dunyah and raising our status in Aakhira. Indeed, the guaranteed source of strength for the Muslims is the Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of the Prophethood. It alone will cut the thin thread by which the US presence hangs. It alone will close the US embassy, break the shackles of US military aid and economic loans, cut the supply lines to its troops and expel its “Raymond Davis” private military and intelligence. It alone will mobilize all our abundant resources for the service of Islam and Muslims. It alone will work to unify all the current states of Muslims into the single most resourceful state in the world. Allah (swt) said,
الَّذِينَ يَتَّخِذُونَ الْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ مِن دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَيَبْتَغُونَ عِندَهُمُ الْعِزَّةَ فَإِنَّ الْعِزَّةَ لِلَّهِ جَمِيعًا
“Those who take disbelievers for allies instead of believers, do they seek power with them? Verily, then to Allah belongs all power.”
(Surah an-Nisa’a 4:139)
O Muslims of Pakistan’s Armed Forces!
These traitorous rulers have crossed all limits and are conspiring now with our enemy to cross more. They betray you to the enemy, spending of your blood freely to grant it a foothold that it could never achieve for itself. They do so even whilst denouncing the destruction that alliance with the US has caused so far. They do so even whilst finally admitting to you that this war is certainly not our war, but America’s. They do so, even though the enemy is weak before poorly armed, yet highly motivated tribal Muslims and does not stand a chance against you. Enough, already!
The strength of your arms, that our Lord (swt) privileged you with, is the means to decisively end further harm to Pakistan, the Pure, the Good. What is required from you is carefully planned action for the pleasure of Allah (swt), undertaken by the sincere officers, in order to seize the authority and give it to the sincere and aware of Hizb ut Tahrir, so that it can establish the Khilafah (Caliphate) on the Method of the Prophethood.
Clasp your hands firmly with Hizb ut Tahrir now, remembering your brother-in-arms who preceded you in establishing Islam as a state and a rule in Madinah. Remember well, dear brothers in Islam, those who gave the material support (Nussrah) to RasulAllah ﷺ, such as Saad bin Muadh (ra). When Sa’ad (ra) died, his mother wept and RasulAllah ﷺ told her, «لِيَرْقَأْ – لينقطع – دَمْعُكِ وَيَذْهَبْ حُزْنُكِ لِأَنَّ ابْنَكِ أَوَّلُ مَنْ ضَحِكَ اللَّهُ إِلَيْهِ وَاهْتَزَّ لَهُ الْعَرْشُ» “Your tears would recede and your sorrow be lessened if you know that your son is the first person for whom Allah smiled and His Throne trembled.” [At-Tabarani] Is it not time now, O brothers? Respond!
Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah Pakistan
22 Rabii al-Akhir 1439 AH
9 January 2018 CE