Analysis, Central Asia

The Tyrant Karimov’s Regime Declares Condemned Muslims to be Traitors and Enemies of the State!

On 3 March, news agency Radio Liberty reported: “A group of residents of the Ferghana region of Uzbekistan was arrested on suspicion of involvement in “Hizb ut Tahrir”. 11 residents of the Altyarik district of the Ferghana region aged 25 to 34 years were arrested during a police raid. The people in masks arrived early in the morning when people went to the mosque for a morning prayer”.


Tyrant Karimov’s crimes against the Muslims of Uzbekistan began to resemble the times of the “Great Terror”, a period of mass Stalinist repressions of 1937-1938. As then, today the authorities of the tyrant go in the morning looking out for those Muslims who come for a morning prayer and arrest anyone whom they do not like. So in mid-February more than 30 Muslims of the Ferghana region were arrested on their way to the mosque for the morning prayer.

Today, as then, the authorities go into the houses with the lists and ask the parents: “Where and when have their children left? Is there any connection with them and when will they come back?”. Matters are worse with the relatives of the convicted Muslims. The police make the Mahalla committee collect all the inhabitants of the Mahalla and the relatives of the convicted are publicly abused, insulted and threatened. They call them enemies of the state, traitors and helpers of terrorists. They threaten to evict them from the Mahalla and bury them in a separate cemetery.

Today Muslims in Uzbekistan do live in such an atmosphere of fear and terror! What a perverted situation this tyrant Karimov and how much his servants and executioners hate Islam and Muslims! How right indeed Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was when said:

«إِنَّمَا الْإِمَامُ جُنَّةٌ يُقَاتَلُ مِنْ وَرَائِهِ وَيُتَّقَى بِهِ»

“The Imam is a shield, behind whom the Muslims protect themselves.”

The Muslims of Uzbekistan are in urgent need of an Imam who protects them from the tyranny of Jewish Karimov!

Inspired by the support of atheists in the West in the face of the United States the tyrant Karimov imprisons, tortures to death dawah carriers, Shabab of Hizb ut Tahrir. Under the tacit approval of the world community, tyrant Karimov commits unthinkable crimes in the hope of stopping the Islamic call in Uzbekistan. Jewish Karimov and his executioners never reflect on the promise of Allah:

سَيُصِيبُ الَّذِينَ أَجْرَمُواْ صَغَارٌ عِندَ اللّهِ وَعَذَابٌ شَدِيدٌ بِمَا كَانُواْ يَمْكُرُونَ

“Soon will the wicked be overtaken by humiliation before Allah, and a severe punishment, for all their plots.”


They slander dawah carriers accusing them of terrorism in an attempt to turn people away from Islam and stop the call (dawah), but Almighty Allah 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