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What you have done in 2018 is a warrant for what you will do in 2019

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent a new year message to US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. In his new year message to Trump, Erdoğan addressed his US counterpart as “Dear Mr. president, my dear friend”, stating that the last year had been a period in which Turkey and the US overcame difficulties and showed reciprocal efforts to bring bilateral relations to a desired level.


Unfortunately, Erdoğan emphasized in his New Year message to the aforesaid imperialist kafir presidents, who invaded the lands of Muslims and killed and oppressed them, that the bilateral relations which are based on reciprocal respect and sincere dialogue will be improved in line with joint efforts and strategic objectives.

Well, what joint efforts did Turkey make with USA in 2018 and before? What kind of good works did it perform for the well-being of the Muslims and humanity? What did the strategic cooperation it has with USA to bring to the local community and Turkish people? Which need of Turkey did the USA meet until today, say it? Why are you afflicted with such a derogation just to protect your power?

Didn’t you see Russia’s massacres in Syria since 2015, so you want to continue the cooperation in 2019? Don’t you know what China has done to Uighur Muslims in East Turkestan, so you desire its sixpenny commercial agreements? Is there anyone who doesn’t know about the British and French imperialism, nevertheless you want to continue the cooperation with them? When did you forget what the enemy of Islam the Indian government did in Kashmir, so you beg them?

What do you see when you look back at 2018? What have you done in 2018, is it a warrant for what you will do in 2019? Well, take a look at 2018:

The Islamic countries were not short of persecution and tears. Muslim blood was shed in streams and irrigated the arid lands. The disbelievers’ and collaborators’ dirty hands touched the chastity of Muslim women. The humiliation of Muslims, plunder of our wealth and increase of persecution by the imperialist Kuffar have continued this year too. In short, 2018 wasn’t different from the past 95 years since the abolishment of the Khilafah. The blessed Isra and Miraj soil which is the first qiblah of Muslims is still occupied by the Zionist entity in 2018. The Zionist entity brought oppression to every inch of Palestine. The arrogant USA moved its embassy to Jerusalem in 2018, by taking courage from the coward rulers of our lands.

The Muslims in Syria left another year behind wherein the sound of bombs got mixed up with screams, with thanks to your friend Russia. Those who betrayed the revolution by your instructions have been disclosed more clearly in 2018. You said that you were on the side of the Syrian revolution, but you thrust out your hand to the Assad regime. The revolution became unclaimed, except by a handful Muslims and sincere Syrian people. 2018 became a year of poverty, hunger and death for Yemen. For Myanmar a year of despair, for East Turkestan a year of loneliness, for all the Muslim lands like Sudan, Libya and so forth a year of dereliction.

2018 was neither different for Turkey. The British Parliamentary System has been replaced by the American Presidential System. When the presidential system is established, everything will be all right you said and you achieved to convince the people of those ornate lies. As for the sincere Muslims, they are aggrieved and oppressed again. You imprisoned those who want Khilafah by unjust and unlawful trials, but you handed over Pastor Brunson to America just because Trump wanted to.

Shortly, when you look back at 2018, there’s no single case in favor of the Muslim Ummah. Because the Muslim Ummah is cluttered in pieces! Because this Ummah is in need of a Khaleefah which will unite its borders, armies and wealth. We hope that 2019 will be a year wherein all the problems of the Muslim Ummah are solved. A year announcing the comeback of her old magnificent days, a year wherein Rasulullah’s state re-enters the world stage. We hope that it’ll be a year wherein the flag of tawhid decorates the sky, tyrannical governments are overthrown one by one and the imperialist kuffar look for a place to hide. My prayer to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala is that 2019 will be the year wherein the Second Khilafah Rashidah (rightly guided Caliphate) is established. Believe it, that is not at all difficult for Allah.


Mahmut KAR

Head of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Turkey