Thursday, April 3, 2014

Capitalism has Hijacked Motherhood

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Capitalism has Hijacked Motherhood

Swathes of flowers, chocolates, cards, and gifts once again line the aisles of supermarkets, department stores, and card shops across the UK in preparation for Mother’s Day on the 30th March. Array upon array of merchandise with “I love mum” labels saturates the shelves of retailers, as if words and actions from children are not enough to convince mothers of the affection their offspring have for them, that they need to see it in writing. Motherhood has become a big and ever-burgeoning business within Capitalist states. Countries mark ‘Mother’s Day’ on different days. In the US and Australia, it’s on the second Sunday in May. However, there is a common theme that ties together its celebration in various states across the world and that is: Mother’s day has become yet another capitalist money-making gimmick that keeps the cash registers of retailers ringing and companies rubbing their hands in glee that they have succeeded in convincing cash-strapped consumers to part from millions of pounds or dollars of their hard-earned earnings, even in these economically challenging times.

In the UK, it’s an opportunity for big business to fill their commercial gap and line their pockets between Valentine’s Day and Easter celebrations. Marketing Week estimates that Mother’s Day is worth $409 million to businesses in the UK, while in Australia $1.36 billion is spent on the day. According to the 2013 National Retail Federation survey, US spending on Mother’s Day exceeds $20 billion annually, with more than $2 billion worth of flowers bought. There has been an upward spending trend on the day since 2009, and it is now ranked 3rd after Christmas and Valentine’s Day in terms of money spent by consumers in the country. In the UK, according to figures quoted by the Guardian, individuals are paying out twice as much on Mother’s Day as they were a decade ago. Expectations of what to buy are also changing – away from cards and flowers to expensive electrical goods, accessories, perfumes, and pampering sessions. Motherhood is therefore a lucrative business within consumerism dominated capitalist societies which have managed to market it as yet another product to increase profits for companies and generate wealth for economies, as one journalist writes, “For retailers Mother’s Day is certainly a cash cow”.
It is ironic therefore that within capitalist states that encourage individuals to celebrate and splash out on this day, they have simultaneously over the past few decades systematically undermined the status of motherhood within their societies for the remaining 364 days of the year. In the name of increasing economic growth, capitalist governments and systems have promoted the model of the working woman as the model of female success and the epitome of female empowerment. Last August, UK Chancellor George Osborne, when announcing new government plans to provide child-care support for families with two working parents, aimed at encouraging women with children into the workplace, stated, “This government is on the side of people who want to work hard and get on in life”. Subsequently, he received a wave of criticism from many mothers groups and journalists. They accused him of insulting and stigmatising stay at home mothers by firstly, failing to financially support women who chose not to work in order to raise their children, and secondly by suggesting that mothers who decide to take care of their children full-time are somehow failures who work less hard and have no drive to ‘get on in life’. Osborne also described the role of ‘stay-at-home mother’ as a “lifestyle choice”, insinuating that it held a secondary status compared to employment that should be viewed as the ideal path in life for women. The message was clear – that full-time mothers who chose not to work in order to raise their children were not deserving of the same financial rewards as working mothers; that the status of women correlates with the level of benefit they bring to the economy; that the role of mother is inferior to wage-earner; and that the contribution of stay-at-home mothers to the wellbeing of society is less valuable than the contribution of working women to the coffers and economic growth of the state.

Alongside the promotion of this erroneous template of female success, capitalist governments have moulded their benefits and taxation systems in a way to manipulate and coerce women to abandon their role as stay-at-home mothers and pressure them to enter the workplace to boost the economy, rather than supporting them in their vital role of nurturing and bringing up their children. In 2013, a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development reported that in the UK, the average family with one worker and two children loses 27.9% of their wages in tax. In contrast, single people and two-earner couples have seen their tax bills fall since 2009 due to benefitting from cuts in tax-free personal allowances and other changes.

Additionally in the UK, there has been a drive by its government in recent years to ease child-care accessibility for families in order to encourage women with young children to enter employment. This February, Liz Truss, the childcare minister recommended to local authorities to encourage schools to take in 2 year olds to ease the childcare shortage in the country and for their nurseries to open for longer during working days. Legislation is to be introduced to enable this to take place. One wonders whether a time will come when childcare facilities are attached to maternity wards to facilitate women who’ve just given birth to re-enter work without delay! Included in the UK budget this March was also a £750 million a year ‘tax-free childcare’ scheme for all families with two working parents who will receive £2000 per child each year towards childcare costs. The plan again received criticism from mothers groups who accused the government of favouring working mothers over stay-at-home ones. In defending the scheme, Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury made clear his government’s priority with regards to the role of mothers, when he said that it was economically beneficial for mothers to return to the workplace.

Turkey’s Democratic System Not Only Endorses Haraam But is Providing Financial Support to It

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
News and Comment
Turkey’s Democratic System Not Only Endorses Haraam But is Providing Financial Support to It

News: According to the Health Care Application published in the Official Gazette on 18th March 2014, the "voluntary" abortion of pregnancies up to 10 weeks will be financially covered by the Social Security Institution. Henceforth those who want an abortion will be able to undergo a curettage in public hospitals, provided that the pregnancy is less than 10 weeks. So far, the possibility for women to undergo a curettage in hospitals under the Ministry of Health and having the costs paid by the SSI only when seen as a "disease" or when a treatment was required, made the abortion seem like being prohibited under a hidden ban, because abortion was still free for those who had "enough money". Together with the "indirect prohibition" of abortion, there arose even companies in Cyprus who started "abortion tourism".

Comment: Including the abortion issue, it is obvious that the Islamic-looking government of Turkey, did none of its talks, promises and applications so far in the name of Islam, but rather in the name of political and economic costs. Because none of the bans, that would appeal to the Muslims, were implemented and remained only as “so-called” bans. According to Shariah sources, the permissibility of abortion is not given, i.e. abortion, after the Ruh (spirit) is breathed into the foetus, is both strictly forbidden and a deed that requires penalty.

Beside this haraam, no ban has been imposed on any haraam during the AKP era in Turkey. Furthermore, in the campaigns for the elections to be held on March 30, the AKP ministers are boasting with how much they contributed to the increase in haraam actions until today. For example, the former Transport Minister and Izmir mayor candidate Binali Yıldırım, recently tried to prove that they did not intervene in people's life style with his words: "We increased the number of raki (alcoholic drink) factories in our time from 2 in Tekirdag, to 18." Yet over the last decade, prostitution in our country increased by 220% and according to the prostitution report, the AKP confessed itself that "...the number of women working in brothels in 55 provinces of Turkey is 3 thousand, the number of licensed prostitutes outside of brothels amounts to 15 thousand; and the number of sex slave women without licences working in informal brothels, houses of prostitution, in hotels, and on streets is more than 100 thousand. 50 thousand of sex slaves in Turkey are still children... "

Kedatangan Obama Wajib Ditolak Oleh Setiap Muslim



Presiden Amerika Syarikat (AS), Barack Obama dilaporkan akan datang ke Malaysia pada penghujung bulan April 2014. Kedatangannya kali ini adalah sebagai ganti kepada lawatannya yang lepas yang dibatalkan atas sebab krisis dalaman negaranya. Duta AS ke Malaysia, Joseph Y. Yuan mengesahkan bahawa Obama akan bertemu dengan Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak bagi membincangkan isu-isu semasa yang boleh memberi faedah kepada kedua-dua negara dan beberapa memorandum persefahaman (MoU) berkaitan pendidikan dan perdagangan dijangka akan dimeterai.
Sebagaimana kenyataan dan pendirian yang telah dikeluarkan sebelum ini, kami, HIZBUT TAHRIR MALAYSIA dengan ini menegaskan sekali lagi bahawa kami menolak sekeras-kerasnya kedatangan musuh Allah ini ke Malaysia, kerana:-

Pertama: Barrack Obama merupakan ketua kepada negara imperialis yang nyata-nyata memusuhi dan memerangi umat Islam mengatasnamakan perang melawan keganasan. Peperangan yang dilancarkan oleh Bush dan diteruskan lagi oleh Obama ke atas Iraq dan Afghanistan sehingga menyebabkan kematian dan penderitaan ratusan ribu umat Islam dan kemusnahan yang begitu besar, adalah bukti nyata akan sikap Obama ke atas Islam dan umat yang mulia ini. Ini belum lagi mengambil kira peperangan yang tidak diisytiharkan oleh Obama ke atas Pakistan, Yemen, Syria dan banyak lagi. Ketidakstabilan di rantau Asia Barat pada ketika ini juga merupakan hasil daripada percaturan politik yang dimainkan oleh negara imperialis ini. Hegemoni mereka dalam pelbagai badan dunia seperi PBB, IMF, World Bank serta apa-apa yang lahir darinya merupakan manifestasi daripada penjajahan mereka ke seluruh dunia amnya dan ke dunia Islam khasnya.

Kedua: Kita menduga kuat bahawa kedatangan pemimpin utama negara Kapitalis dunia ini bukanlah hanya sekadar ingin membincangkan persoalan pendidikan atau ekonomi semata-mata, tetapi lebih dari itu yakni untuk mengukuhkan cengkamannya di rantau ini, mengukuhkan kedudukan politik dan ketenteraannya serta memastikan Malaysia akan terus berpegang teguh dengan demokrasi, hak asasi manusia, liberalisme, sekularisme dan pemikiran-pemikiran kufur lainnya dan yang tidak kurang pentingnya adalah agar Malaysia terus berpegang dengan fahaman moderat yang dimahukan Barat. Ini semua dilakukan AS untuk mengelak umat Islam dari kembali menerapkan syariah secara kaffah di bawah naungan Khilafah. Apatah lagi dengan isu kehilangan pesawat Malaysia Airlines MH370 yang penuh misteri, AS telah dan akan menggunakan isu ini sebaik-baiknya sebagai alasan untuk terus menancapkan cengkamannya di Malaysia.

Ketiga: Umum mengetahui bahawa Amerikalah yang melantik dan menjaga para penguasa Muslim yang diktator lagi khianat di kebanyakan negeri Islam hari ini, sama ada yang telah mati mahupun yang masih hidup. Dengan sokongan, kerjasama dan bantuan Amerikalah, para penguasa ini terus mengganas dan membunuh umat Islam sesuka hati sebagaimana yang kita saksikan di Mesir, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Syria dan banyak lagi. Pemimpin Muslim mana sekalipun yang bersahabat dengan Amerika sesungguhnya bukan sahaja akan tunduk kepada kehendak negara Uncle Sam itu, malah sebenarnya telah menjadi pengkhianat kepada Islam dan umatnya.

Keempat: Seluruh dunia mengetahui bahawa Obama adalah pendukung utama dan penjaga Yahudi Zionis dan entiti haram Israel. Hal ini sebagaimana diakui sendiri oleh Obama secara terbuka dan presiden AS ini telah berjanji dan sanggup melakukan apa sahaja demi kepentingan Zionis laknatullah itu. Kejahatan Zionis ke atas umat Islam dan tanah Palestin yang diberkati sudah tidak terkata dan semua kejahatan itu berlaku dengan kerjasama dan bantuan Obama dan presiden-presiden AS sebelumnya. Justeru, menyambut kedatangan Obama sesungguhnya tidak ada bezanya dengan menyambut kedatangan Zionis kerana keduanya adalah ibarat isi dan kuku.

Kelima: Allah SWT mengharamkan kaum Muslimin menjadikan orang-orang kafir sebagai teman kepercayaan. FirmanNya, “Wahai orang-orang yang beriman, janganlah kamu mengambil musuhKu dan musuhmu menjadi teman-teman setia…” [TMQ al-Mumtahanah (60):1]. Sejak awal Obama menjadi presiden AS sehinggalah sekarang, tangan Obama terus berlumuran dengan darah umat Islam hasil dari dasar imperialismenya ke atas wilayah umat Islam. Jadi, menerima kedatangan Obama, malah menghulur tangan persahabatan dengan musuh Allah dan musuh umat Islam ini, apatah lagi memberi sambutan kenegaraan yang penuh hormat kepadanya, adalah menyalahi perintah Allah SWT.

Sehubungan dengan itu, HIZBUT TAHRIR MALAYSIA menolak sekeras-kerasnya kedatangan Barack Obama ke Malaysia dan sekali gus ingin menyatakan dengan tegas bahawa:-

1. Kerajaan Malaysia di bawah pimpinan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak tidak sepatutnya mengundang mahupun menerima kunjungan Obama dan jika Perdana Menteri Malaysia benar-benar berpegang teguh dengan Islam dan mengambil berat urusan umat Islam, maka beliau hendaklah membatalkan kunjungan pengganas nombor satu dunia ini ke Malaysia dengan apa cara sekalipun.

2. Kesemua pimpinan kerajaan yang lain, termasuklah Ahli-ahli Parlimen, baik dalam kalangan kerajaan mahupun pembangkang, khususnya yang beragama Islam, hendaklah menekan dan mendesak Perdana Menteri agar membatalkan lawatan Obama ke tanah air kita. Inilah tanggungjawab pemimpin dan ahli politik yakni sepatutnya menjaga kepentingan umat Islam dan wilayah Islam, bukannya menjaga kepentingan Perdana Menteri, apatah lagi kepentingan AS.

3. Kesemua gerakan Islam hendaklah menyatakan pendirian dan melakukan aktiviti yang sewajarnya bagi menolak kedatangan musuh Allah ini ke sini. Tindakan berdiam diri dalam hal ini hanyalah menunjukkan ketidakpedulian dan ketidaksensitifan anda terhadap perancangan musuh Islam ke atas kita semua dan terhadap saudara-saudara anda di seluruh dunia yang sedang tenat menderita akibat kejahatan Obama dan hal ini adalah dilarang oleh Islam.

4. Setiap individu Muslim hendaklah berusaha semampu mungkin untuk menyatakan bantahan dan menolak kedatangan Barack Obama ke Malaysia kerana setiap Muslim adalah bertanggungjawab mencegah kemungkaran yang berlaku di sekelilingnya, apatah lagi kemungkaran yang dilakukan oleh penguasa yang boleh mendatangkan kemudaratan yang besar kepada umat Islam keseluruhannya.

Jurucakap Rasmi

Drugs and Parties Are Destructors of a Nation Caused by Freedom of Action Enshrined in Capitalism

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Drugs and Parties Are Destructors of a Nation Caused by Freedom of Action Enshrined in Capitalism

The sadness of the loss of MH370 which has caught the attention of the world has not settled down and yet, we are shocked again with the death of six teenagers in a concert held at Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur. The Future Music Festival Asia 2014 (FMFA) concert which entered its third day was canceled due to the death of several teenagers who allegedly overdosed drugs while three other teenagers were reported in comas and critical. Most likely this concert would have been continued if no deaths were reported. In this case, the mistake was merely pointed to the youths who took drugs and the syndicate supplying drugs to the teenagers involved. However, fault was not placed on the shoulders of the organizers nor the provider of the permit to the organizers! This concert gained full support from the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Dato 'Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz. In the West, concerts like this are known for drugs, which would involve the loss of life, damage to faith and moral decadence. As a minister, Dato 'Seri Mohamed Nazri should not have allowed the concert to be held and should also forbid any form of activities that will lead to negative implications, especially to teenagers and Muslims.

In a democratic-capitalist system, certain things are viewed good and beneficial if it can bring profit to the capitalists. If profit from the material aspect can be obtained through holding concerts like this, then they will be given the greatest space and opportunity for it to be executed. The organizers and the rulers of our country who issued the license have never thought of the negative short and long-term effects of their act on our generation of hope due to the organization of such concerts. Khairy Jamaluddin, the Minister of Youth and Sports issued a statement: “We will examine all aspects of organizing a concert in the country so that in the future, these concerts are free from drug abuse and immorality. We will not let this incident pass with the potential for relapse.” Another concert entitled ‘Live in Colour’ is scheduled to be held in Go Kart Circuit, Sepang on 19 April 2014.

This is what regularly happens when life is dominated by the democratic capitalism system. The system which glorifies the freedom to act in every aspect of life. People are not concerned anymore on whether their actions comply to the syariah or otherwise. In this corrupt system, an individual is said to have found true happiness in life if their physical needs and instincts are satisfied according to their lust and limitless desires. Therefore, it is not surprising when the young generation of the Islamic Ummah is lost in a world that prioritizes entertainment which destroys, destructs their moral and clearly contradicts the teachings of Islam.
Just look at the moral crisis faced by the youth of today, which has definitely reached a critical level. The democratic capitalist system has shaped a society where moral is declining day by day. The people who follow this system has replaced the purpose of life, which is supposed to be seeking Allah’s pleasure (ridha) into attitudes of individualism and being selfish. They are no longer sensitive towards issues affecting the Muslims. Most of them no longer prevent evil (munkar). Indeed, it is very saddening when some people consider evil (munkar) as something that has to be accepted together with the package of development and progression. Nau'zubillahi minzalik!

Drug trafficking which is increasingly rampant is a result of the application of the capitalist and secularism system where its benchmark is profit which has resulted in people living a hedonistic lifestyle and worshipping physical pleasure. The doctrine of liberalism in this system has taught people that everyone should be given complete freedom. Thus, an example of its implication are the city's nightclubs which are filled with the spread of drug trafficking and are unable to curb. Apart from that, this system is also framed the secularism ideology which isolates religion, thus the corruption will definitely be perfected. The society’s dignity and harmony structure is clearly threatened. Therefore, it is clear that the root of the drug problem is actually based on the worldview of the capitalism secularism system.

The Syrian refugees in Jordan

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News and Comment
The Syrian refugees in Jordan

On March 21, the BBC reported on “Jordan's 'forgotten' urban refugees from Syria”. The article covers the growing crisis of urban refugees in Jordan that have escaped Syria and even left the official refugee camps but are still living in danger due to the substandard housing and lack of financial security that has become the daily struggle for thousands of Syrian families. "After escaping the horrors of war at home, hundreds of thousands of Syrians who have fled the violence and deprivation are facing a second crisis in their place of refuge," said Andrew Harper, the UNHCR representative in Jordan. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says it is concerned that many Syrians living in urban areas have "reached the limits of their ability to cope", finding it hard to pay rents, while facing inadequate housing and educational challenges for children.

Contrary to what many may think, Jordan’s 600,000 Syrian refugees do not actually live in UN camps, they are dispersed in many urban areas and cities where they suffer from unemployment, malnutrition, poor medical attention and low living standards as there are little resources organized to meet their needs. The BBC report describes the reality of how most of these ‘family’ units are comprised of women and children who have lost male relatives at the hands of Assad’s regime and any surviving guardians are often wounded or too elderly making them physically incapable of working. The gross injustice of Jordan’s social laws forbid Syrian refugees to work, even if there are men willing and capable to do so, this means that charity donations from non-governmental organizations and local citizens are often the soul means by which people are able to eat and pay rent thus forcing Syrian refugees to live a hand-to-mouth existence that often forces men, women and children into the humiliating position of begging assistance and relying on the kindness of strangers as normal family structure have been fragmented by the war . The Women of the Central Media Office have investigated from our own sources that, although Jordan had allowed Syrian children to enter the government schooling system, the abject poverty has created a generation of Syrian youth that is disadvantaged as they often attend classes hungry and sick due to the inability of parents to feed and clothe them appropriately, let alone afford the basic equipment most school children take for granted such as school bags, pens, books, etc. Our sources on the ground have reported that often teachers themselves pay for snacks and meals for the particularly vulnerable or needy Syrian students. The recent cold weather has meant that children have even died due to lack of heating and furniture to keep children safe and warm as most Syrian’s in urban areas inhabit the cheapest, most run down properties and are unable to maintain basic living standards such as beds, heaters and carpets. The Jordanian government deserves nothing less than the harshest of criticism and accounting for the engineering of social poverty and depravation that is rife in the Syrian population. It is a shame of the highest order that it allows Syrian children to live in squalor and life threatening poverty after they have, by the mercy of Allah (swt), been taken out of the warzone that targeted them with bombs, poison gas and starvation, only to face an equally harrowing ordeal of daily survival under s system that treats them with the same contempt and inhumanity that Assad himself would be proud of! The Women of the Central Media Office deem the UN stipend of $140 (£85) per month for each Syrian family as an measure that adds insult to the great injury suffered by our beloved Syrian brothers and sisters and we, unlike our selfish and crippled leaders of the surrounding Muslim nations will not accept that this matter of their hardships continues without condemnation of those that have the power to raise the Syrians out of their insecurity, humiliation and misery. We call for all Muslims globally to work for the reestablishment of the Khilafah, the Islamic ruling system that will not throw crusts of bread to its needy Ummah, so as to watch them die slowly. We call for the system that, like Umar Ibn al Khattab (RA), would realise the call of Allah (swt) in the hadith of the Prophet (saw) when he said as narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:

كُلُّكُمْ رَاعٍ وَكُلُّكُمْ مَسْؤول عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهِ، الإِمَامُ رَاعٍ وَمَسْؤولٌ عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهِ، وَالرَّجُلُ رَاعٍ فِي أَهْلِهِ وَهُوَ مَسْؤولٌ عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهِ، وَالْمَرْأَةُ رَاعِيَةٌ فِي بَيْتِ زَوْجِهَا وَمَسْؤولَةٌ عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهَا، وَالْخَادِمُ رَاعٍ فِي مَالِ سَيِّدِهِ ومَسْؤولٌ عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهِ، -قَالَ: وَحَسِبْتُ أَنْ قَدْ قَالَ: وَالرَّجُلُ رَاعٍ فِي مَالِ أَبِيهِ وَمَسْؤولٌ عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهِ- وَكُلُّكُمْ رَاعٍ وَمَسْؤولٌ عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهِ

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

No Safe Sanctuary for Persecuted Uighur Muslims Except Under the Shade of the Khilafah

Press Release
No Safe Sanctuary for Persecuted Uighur Muslims Except Under the Shade of the Khilafah

Radio Free Asia reported on 15th March that Thailand Police rescued more than 200 suspected Muslim Uighurs from a human smuggling camp in southern Thailand – in the latest crackdown on a burgeoning trafficking network in Southeast Asia. Amongst those rescued were 60 women, including a pregnant woman and at least 100 children, most of them toddlers or still breastfeeding. In a possibly related incident, Malaysian police arrested 62 Uighurs who had illegally crossed the porous border between Thailand and Malaysia on Thursday 13th March, the New Straits Times Newspaper reported. Malaysia, a Muslim-majority nation with a chronic shortage of labor, is often the ultimate destination for growing numbers of Asian migrants and asylum-seekers who are falling prey to human trafficking rings.

Like the Rohingyas, Muslim Uighurs left their own land due to their oppressive living conditions and then became trapped in the trafficking network whilst fleeing from the tyrant Chinese regime and trying to find a better life in Malaysia. But unfortunately, they were arrested and detained by Thai police and threatened with deportation back to China where they could face punishment by the repressive Chinese government. This is just one of the countless heart-wrenching stories affecting Muslim women, extending from the Central African Republic, Syria, Myanmar, Russia, to the countries in the Far East of the Muslim world. Muslim Uighurs are helpless victims of China’s predator rulers and have also been humiliated and mistreated by the secular Thai regime – that is also persecuting Muslims in its own land. However, one of the greatest crimes is that our Uighar sisters have been ignored, abandoned and neglected by the Malaysian and other rulers of the Muslim world who have forsaken the Islamic concept of brotherhood and their duty to give protection and sanctuary to oppressed Muslims. This is due to their worship and implementation of the kufr secular nationalistic system.

As long as the Muslim world continues to embrace such corrupt man-made systems, the plight of Muslim women throughout the region will undoubtedly never end. The base problem of all this suffering is nothing but the absence of the Khilafah, the shield of the Ummah. It is the Khilafah which will unite the Ummah’s armies, resources, and weaponry of the Muslim lands, mobilizing its soldiers without hesitation to protect the honour of Muslim women and children, such that the enemies of Islam will be deterred and will shiver with fear at the mere thought of harming or oppressing a single Muslim.

Sunday, March 23, 2014




The Muslims of the Central African Republic are facing a genocide at the hands of Christian militia, with women and children bearing the brunt of this bloodbath. They have been subjected to the most horrific, brutal acts, including being tortured, shot, hacked to death, their bodies mutilated and burnt, and suffered the most gruesome rapes. Despite this, there has been minimal attention and coverage given to their plight by the Muslim media who are obligated to be their voice of support by Allah(swt), as every Muslim is.

On Friday, 21st March 2014, the Women's Section of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir will be organising a global letter-writing day of action to the Muslim media in support of the Muslim women and children of Central Africa.

Join this day of action in support of your Ummah by sending a letter to the Muslim media:

Pressure them to raise awareness of the genocide against Muslims in the Central African Republic!

Don't allow them to be silent to these brutal crimes against our brothers and sisters!

Call them to speak out against the inaction of Muslim regimes to protect the Ummah's blood!

Urge them to give their support to the establishment of the Khilafah that will protect all oppressed Muslims!

The letter to be sent & e-mail addresses for Muslim media can be accessed at

Please spread the word and encourage others to take part!

"...if they seek help from you in the matter of the religion, then it is your duty to help (them)..."
[TMQ Al-Anfal: 72]

Bashar Killer of Children and Women will not be able to Deceive the Women of Ash-Sham

Press Release
Bashar Killer of Children and Women will not be able to Deceive the Women of Ash-Sham

On 13/3/2014, media outlets reported the news of the surprise visit of the tyrant Bashar to the displaced people sheltering in the Dwair centre in Adra in the province of Damascus. The images showed the tyrant surrounded by a number of his bodyguards, as he spoke to the women and children in the Dwair centre; embracing a number of the children, and shaking hands with an elderly woman wearing a black Khimar. It also showed a picture of Bashar chatting alone with a man with three children standing beside him, and two women wearing Khimars, one of them was carrying a child.

This visit comes at a time when the number of Syrians who have been forced to flee their homes exceeded nine million people, which is more than 40% of the country's population; the UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimated that at least half of whom are children. There are currently more than 2.5 million Syrians registered or are waiting to be registered on lists of registered refugees in neighboring countries, this number is expected to exceed that of Afghan refugees soon as the largest group of refugees in the world, on the other hand, more than 6.5 million people fled their homes and now live as refugees inside Syria.

The charity organization, Save the Children, has recently warned in a report published on its official website of the serious deterioration in the level of medical and therapeutic services in Syria as a result of the ongoing fighting in the country. The report included shocking figures of the number of children who have been affected by the fighting in Syria: seven thousand children were killed, one child in every three children was either beaten, kicked, or shot, five million children in need of urgent attention as they are not killed under the shelling only but the situation reached a stage where the children meet their death as a result of illnesses that can be treated or prevented, even accidental injuries suffered by children usually become life-threatening as a result of the collapse of infrastructure and the lack of qualified medical staff and due to power outages. The vaccination program was affected dramatically, which led to the spread of diseases such as meningitis, measles and polio, as well as skin diseases due to overcrowding and poor living conditions and lack of water and proper sanitation.

In light of all this comes the President of this criminal regime brazenly and challenges the feelings and the tragedies of these refugees and brutally adds the salt on their wounds, like the one who kills the victim and walks in his funeral even receives condolence for the victim! He visits them claiming sponsorship for those displaced in some shelters when he is the reason behind their calamity and the basis of their plight and their tragic situation. This is a new manifestation of the contradiction of this regime which refuses but to continue its criminal policy, ignoring all human values, the policy of destruction, displacement and killing through starvation, cold and illness, and then assures them that he will provide the necessary needs for the homeless so that they can return to their homes! He kills and destroys the victims with one hand and embraces them with the other, like the fox who wore the preacher’s clothes to convince others that he follows a Deen!

Only the Khilafah Can Protect the Precious Lives of the Children of Sindh!

Press Release
Only the Khilafah Can Protect the Precious Lives of the Children of Sindh!

On Monday 10th March, Reuters, the BBC and other media outlets reported that dozens of children in the Tharparkar area of Pakistan’s Sindh province have died in the past few months due to malnutrition and other illnesses resulting from a severe drought that has caused a famine. Local media put the death toll of children in the region over the last 3 months at around 140. The drought is estimated to have affected 900,000 people with thousands suffering from malnutrition. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif travelled to the area on Monday, pledging $10 million in aid and mouthing the empty promise, “The people will soon be able to return to their homes and prosperity will come to these areas.”

Successive incompetent secular leaderships of Pakistan have turned natural disasters into humanitarian crises. The impact of this dry period in the Thar district of Sindh upon the lives of its people has been compounded by generations of failed capitalist economic policies, inadequate management of resources, insufficient investment in agriculture, and poor distribution of wealth in Pakistan by corrupt, self-serving governments and rulers – democracies and dictatorships alike. Severe poverty alongside a scarcity of proper health facilities in the region created the conditions that exacerbated the problem. In addition, delay in delivering aid to the affected area has been attributed in part to the failure of local authorities to pay transporters for their services for years. District administrators accept that Rs 60 million arrears are owed to the transporters. More importantly, this current human catastrophe is one that could have been averted with adequate preparations and preventative measures if the country were governed by rulers of foresight and vision who sincerely cared for their people. Responsibility for the deaths of these children therefore lies squarely on the hands of past and present secular regimes and systems that have acquired a portfolio of disastrous management of natural disasters. Additionally, it is a matter of criminal negligence that after months of drought and dozens of deaths, it is only now that Pakistan’s ruling elite have realized the seriousness of the crisis. Should not the affected areas have been crowded immediately with state bodies providing help and aid to the people? Rather, the Ummah today is blighted with rulers who dine on the most expensive and finest of foods and enjoy lavish lives in the lap of luxury while the children of the Ummah starve. Furthermore, it is an absolute travesty that in a country whose principle natural resources are arable land and water, and which is one of the world’s largest producers of wheat, rice, milk, sugarcane, and chickpea that its people should be suffering from poverty and malnutrition.

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