The revelations last week, by former CIA and NSA Consultant Edward Snowden, exposed that America is running a secret program called PRISM to access emails, photographs, telephone calls and text messages. This violation of people’s privacy has drawn a stiff response from America’s friends and foes alike. The European Union’s Justice Commissioner has written to the US Attorney General demanding that he answer seven questions related to the protection of the rights of EU citizens, while the Chinese have expressed outrage over America’s hypocrisy. An article in The China Daily quoted Li Haidon, at the China Foreign Affairs University, as saying: “For months Washington has been accusing China of cyber-espionage but it turns out that the biggest threat to the pursuit of individual freedom and privacy in the USis the unbridled power of the government.
President Obama attempted to justify America’s criminal intrusions into the privacy of the worlds’ citizens by saying that it is necessary to protect Americans from terrorism. This shows that nothing is sacred inAmerica’s so-called ‘war on terror’, and now the world has become tired of the hypocrisy and stupidity of it.
Hizb ut Tahrir says: “By declaring a war on terror, America has declared war upon the whole world: spying wherever it pleases, spying on whoever it pleases, no border is secure; no alliance sacred; no law binding and no right absolute. At home or abroad, no person is safe and no man is free.”
The scale of America’s spying operation: more than 61,000 hacking operations globally since 2009, is matched only by the wall of silence from the rulers of the Muslims’ countries. After all, it is Muslims and the resurgence of Islam that is the primary target of American espionage, but the rulers of Muslim lands are clients for the West, puppets for America’s ideology of greed, mouthpieces for America’s lies and enemies of Islam and the Muslims, so their silence over the invasion of the privacy of Muslims comes as no surprise. These spineless ‘rulers’ have already accepted the invasion of their air space by American drones that kill their civilians in Mali, Yemen, Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and elsewhere. These shameless ‘rulers’ have even gathered together to ensure the slaughter of Muslims in Syria to attempt to thwart, for America’s sake, the rebirth of the noble Khilafah in the heartland of Islam. Their silence over the invasion of the privacy of Muslims, while the rulers of the rest of the world shout their objections load and clear for the sake of their own citizens and their interests is therefore only
Oh Muslims, victory is from Allah (swt) and the end to America’s tyrannical assaults on the sanity of the world will soon be at an end, so intensify your work for the establishment of Islam and the appointment of your shepherd: the Khalifah, who will shade you from the arrows and missiles of your enemies, who will protect your dignity and ensure your privacy and the sanctity of your homes. Unify your call with the Muslims, your brothers, who struggle for the return of Islam in this world: It is only for Allah, It is only for Allah! There is none but you Oh Allah! Oh Muslims, we in Hizb ut Tahrir call upon you to work with Hizb ut Tahrir under the leader of the Scholar Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah to return as the leaders of the world once again, to be removed from the darkness of Kufr to the light and justice of Islam
The Central Media Office of Hizb ut-Tahrir
Sunday, 7th Shaban 1434 AH