The security forces used live ammunition to disperse thousands of protesters in the vicinity of the Army Command Headquarters, resulting in the deaths and injuries among the demonstrators and the army. According to (Sudan Tribune, this morning, 9/4/2019), forces likely linked to security forces, on board about 14 pickup trucks, returned at 10 am, in a fourth attempt to forcibly remove demonstrators, and began shooting indiscriminately. They also threw bombs and tear gas, but elements of the army confronted them and forced them to retreat.
This regime continues in its arrogance, shedding prohibited blood and killing sacred lives of the people of this country who demand their legitimate rights in a just government and a decent life.
The killing of innocent people is one of the major sins that Allah abhors, Allah (swt) says: وَمَن يَقْتُلْ مُؤْمِنًا مُّتَعَمِّدًا فَجَزَآؤُهُ جَهَنَّمُ خَالِدًا فِيهَا وَغَضِبَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَلَعَنَهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُ عَذَابًا عَظِيمًا “But whoever kills a believer intentionally – his recompense is Hell, wherein he will abide eternally, and Allah has become angry with him and has cursed him and has prepared for him a great punishment” [An-Nisa: 93]. And the Prophet ﷺ said: «قَتْلُ الْمُؤْمِنِ أَعْظَمُ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مِنْ زَوَالِ الدُّنْيَا» “Killing a believer is more grievous before Allah than the extinction of the whole world.”
This killing, with the continuation of provoking statements by the government that criminalizes this peaceful revolution and described it as sedition! There is no greater sedition than not ruling by what Allah has revealed. The Minister of the Interior, Bishara Jumu’a Aro said: “The demonstrators burned the comprehensive security sites and looted its furniture and partially damaged 6 police vehicles in the state of Khartoum, revealing the arrest of 2496 demonstrators… He pointed out that since the beginning of the protests, 422 reports have been issued by the police, 39 of which were fatal; 201 citizens were injured and 282 members of the regular forces, majority are from the police, including 270 injured, some are serious. And he views these numbers as a proof of the non-peaceful nature of the protests.” (Sudan Tribune)
In this statement is a clear distortion, there were videos that proves the lies of the minister’s claim, showing the peaceful nature of the demonstration, and reveals the use of live bullets by the security services against the demonstrators and the fall of a large numbers of dead. The Prophet ﷺ said:«سَيَأْتِي عَلَى النَّاسِ سَنَوَاتٌ خَدَّاعَاتُ يُصَدَّقُ فِيهَا الْكَاذِبُ وَيُكَذَّبُ فِيهَا الصَّادِقُ وَيُؤْتَمَنُ فِيهَا الْخَائِنُ وَيُخَوَّنُ فِيهَا الْأَمِينُ وَيَنْطِقُ فِيهَا الرُّوَيْبِضَةُ» قِيلَ وَمَا الرُّوَيْبِضَةُ قَالَ: «الرَّجُلُ التَّافِهُ فِي أَمْرِ الْعَامَّةِ»، “There will come to the people years of treachery, when the liar will be regarded as honest, and the honest man will be regarded as a liar; the traitor will be regarded as faithful, and the faithful man will be regarded as a traitor; and the Ruwaibidah will decide matters.’ It was said: ‘Who are the Ruwaibidah?’ He said: ‘Vile and base men who control the affairs of the people.’”
These are the rulers of this time who rule us with iron, fire, injustice and impoverishment, or kill us in cold blood, with the sanctity of murder and the greatness of its sin.
We in Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah of Sudan affirm the right of people to claim their rights, to hold unjust rulers accountable and even to overthrow them, and to work to establish the law of Allah, in which justice is achieved and security is established. The army must join the ranks of the Ummah and respond to its demands for real change based on Islam, which is an obligation and promise, of the establishment of the state of Islam, the Khilafah Rashida (rightly guided Caliphate) on the method of Prophethood, which is the promise of Allah (swt) and the glad-tiding of the Messenger ﷺ. Allah (swt) said: وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُم فِي الأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَى لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُم مِّن بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْنًا “Allah has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon the earth just as He granted it to those before them and that He will surely establish for them [therein] their religion which He has preferred for them and that He will surely substitute for them, after their fear, security.” [An-Nur: 55]
Ibrahim Othman (Abu Khalil)
Official Spokesman of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Sudan
Tuesday, 03rd Sha’ban 1440 AH
No: HTS 1440 / 43