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Act against US, India: Militant group appeals to Pak army

Last updated on: June 24, 2011 01:03 IST

The Pakistan Army is reported to have taken into custody one serving Brigadier and four Majors for having links with the Hizb-ut-Tehrir (Party of Liberation).

On December 17,2010, the Pakistani chapter of the Hizb-ut-Tehrir had issued an open letter to the  Pakistani armed forces, calling upon "sincere" Islamic soldiers to establish Khilafah (Islamic caliphate) in Pakistan.

The letter, titled O Muslims! Deliver This Letter to All the Sincere Ones Whom You Know in Pakistan's Armed Forces accused Pakistani rulers of bowing before the United States and India. The letter was published simultaneously in English and Urdu on Hizb-ut-Tehrir's website.

The letter said:

"You are leading the largest and most capable Muslim armed forces in the world. The Muslim armed forces alone have the material strength to establish the Khilafah. As such you are the successors of the noble Ansar, who gave the material support (Nussrah) to Sayyedenah Muhammad… [Peace be upon him] for the establishment of the Islamic state in Madinah [the Saudi city].

Moreover, you must move now to uproot Pakistan's traitor rulers. For even though the weaknesses of America and India are more evident than ever before, Pakistan's traitor rulers are racing to extend support to them, using the considerable resources of the Muslims to do so.

"O officers of Pakistan's armed forces!

"As for America, her economy is collapsing… America is afraid that her defeat in Afghanistan, known as the 'graveyard of empires,' would spell doom for her own capitalist empire. As such America is compelled to exhaust her resources in a quagmire, just like the Soviet and British empires before her.

"But rather than allowing America's occupation [of Afghanistan] to collapse, the traitor rulers [of Pakistan] are working to extend America's foothold in the region. Using the excuses of training and intelligence sharing, the rulers have granted America an unprecedented presence within Pakistan.

America has officers that walk through Pakistan Army's General Headquarters with their sleeves rolled up, making themselves at home. She has Marines in Baluchistan trying to secure the area adjacent to the Chaman border [along Afghanistan]. American intelligence directs operations, including drone attacks, whilst sitting in truck containers, with air-conditioning units visible in the summer.

"America's Air Force personnel have a permanent presence in [the Pakistani town of] Jacobabad. Her private military organizations fan fear within the people, through brutal attacks in the markets, streets and mosques. Her military and intelligence personnel are flooding into Pakistan through Dubai under an agreement with the traitor rulers. And these are just some of the examples, O brothers."

"[Pakistani] rulers have created a war-like situation, which is not between the kafir [infidel] American occupiers and the Muslims, as it should have been – but between Muslims, the Muslims of the tribal areas, and Pakistan's armed forces"

 "Compensating for America's own troops' lack of bravery and her Western allies' withdrawal from the occupying forces, the traitor rulers ensure that the full burden of America's dirty and tough war is on your shoulders. You can witness how much America needs you from the fact that the [Pakistan Army's] delay in the North Waziristan operation, [as a means] to support America's operations in Kandahar, forced US President Barack Obama to announce a delay in America's limited troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

"As yet another service to America, the traitor rulers use a mixture of deception, bribery and threats to persuade you to fight. The traitor rulers publicize that America can initiate the break up of Pakistan and threaten its nuclear arsenal, as pretexts to justify their continued support to America… it is their [i.e. Pakistani rulers'] very support that allowed America into the region, [and] supplies… [of] weapons and food [through Pakistani territory, which help] expand her presence within Pakistan.

"The traitor rulers publicise Western aid [for example,. for Pakistan flood victims] to say that beggars cannot be choosers and so Pakistan is compelled to assist America – even though loans from the Western capitalist colonialist have only ever come with conditions to ensure economic exploitation of resources, from Africa to Latin America, and even though this region's immense resource wealth is one of the factors that prompted America to invest billions in its war."

"O officers of Pakistan's armed forces!

"As for India, after over 60 years of oppressive and discriminatory Hindu rule, India is a fragile entity that is weaker than ever before, with a myriad of separatist movements working to tear her apart. Moreover, India lacks essential resources and is dependent on the Muslim Lands [unclear] for providing gas and oil as well as securing sea and land routes for mineral resources.

"But rather than working to end the oppressive Hindu rule, Pakistan's traitor rulers have worked to strengthen it, for the sake of America, who seeks to woo India into its influence, to counter China and any Khilafah that arises. The traitor rulers mobilize Pakistan's security forces to persecute and arrest the Kashmiri Mujahideen, granting the cowardly Hindu occupying forces a great gift, which they neither deserve nor could achieve for themselves.

"The [Pakistani] rulers assisted India in fencing the Line of Control, consolidating the Hindu occupation [of Kashmir]. And the traitor rulers protect the American occupation which established a foothold for India in Afghanistan, in the form of consulates, from which Indian intelligence launches mischief in Baluchistan and the tribal areas.

"O officers of Pakistan's armed forces!

"The traitor rulers are allying with the kuffar [infidels], as if this was the source of strength and well-being for the Muslims. In reality, alliance with the kuffar is a source of fragility, weakness, despair and humiliation. Allah… said, 'The parable of those who seek allies other than Allah is that of a spider who builds a house; but indeed, the weakest of houses is the spider's house – if they but knew' (Surah Al-Ankaboot 29:41).

"You must seize the traitor rulers and end their support of the Ummah's enemies. The situation is on your side, your enemies are faltering and you are strong. Your strength can be seen from the fact that you faced American- and Indian-backed mischief in the tribal areas and Baluchistan, whilst being tested simultaneously by floods and traitor rulers.

"Above all, you are a Muslim army that believes in victory and martyrdom, which multiplies your strength. The Islamic feelings run deep within you, so you witnessed no desertions when fighting the kuffar to defend Muslims in Kashmir, but you witnessed many when fighting Muslims in the tribal areas to defend America. It is these Islamic feelings that America fears and wants removed from you."

"O officers of Pakistan's armed forces!

"Some of you stand with the traitor rulers and the kuffar Americans, supporting them for worldly gains with full knowledge of the mischief that they do. Know that such people will be punished with the traitors at the hands of the Ummah when the Khilafah is established soon, Insha Allah [Allah willing]. And know that Allah's punishment… is greater than any suffering in this life. Allah… said, 'So, Allah made them taste the disgrace in the present life, but greater is the torment of the Hereafter if they only knew' (Surah Al-Zamar 39:26).

"Others of you are silent, squandering the strength that Allah… has bestowed upon you and about which you will be asked on the Day of all Days. Do you not see how the army of Fir'awn [i.e. Pharaoh, the evil hegemon] was punished along with the tyrant they obeyed? Does this life and its fleeting pleasures tempt you from the eternal bliss of Jannah [Heaven]?

"Allah… said, 'O you who believe! What is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the cause of Allah, you cling heavily to the earth? Are you pleased with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But little is the enjoyment of the life of this world compared to the Hereafter' (Surah at-Tawba 9:38).
B Raman