Press Release: Arrests of Shabab of Hizb ut Tahrir on the Anniversary of the Eruption of the Revolution!!

Arrests of Shabab of Hizb ut Tahrir on the Anniversary of the Eruption of the Revolution!!


The security forces in Sidi Bouzid arrested five Shabab of Hizb ut Tahrir on Thursday, 17th of December 2015, on the day when the sparks of the revolution broke out and a day that became a memory and symbol in respect to rejecting oppression and arbitrariness.

The circumstances surrounding the arrests related to the three from them raising slogans that rejected the land being held hostage and calling for liberation from the dominance of the western states that control every nook and cranny in the country. And despite the Shabab abiding by the arrangements that had been put in place in terms of not raising party slogans within the main square of the celebration, the security forces nevertheless proceeded to detain them from outside of the square.

So after five years since the outbreak of the revolution, has practising political work become forbidden and the invitation to Islamic thoughts become a crime? Has ‘the chief official’, according to Sibsi’s statement, given the orders to detain any Shab who calls to give honour to this Deen and return this Ummah to being the best Ummah?

So to all those who lie in wait for the Da’wah of Haqq (the truth), we say to them:

Know that the honour of Islam that is within our breasts refuses for us to be humble before other than Allah Ta’Aala and they we will continue to go forward to establish the Deen of Allah upon the earth to take all of the people out of the oppressiveness of secularism and its proponents and into the light of Islam and its justice… That will be within the shade of the rightly guided Khilafah upon the path of the Prophethood that the Messenger of Allah (saw) gave us the glad tidings of its return. These detentions will not increase Hizb ut Tahrir and its Shabab in anything other than strength and steadfastness… That is what has made the people rally around us and support our Da’wah… And by the permission of Allah Ta’Aalaa the voice of Islam will remain strong in the province of Zaitouna until Allah permits His victory and way out and at that time all of the criminals will never be saved.

وَسَيَعْلَمُ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا أَيَّ مُنقَلَبٍ يَنقَلِبُونَ

“And those who have wronged are going to know to what [kind of] return they will be returned” [Ash-Shu’araa: 227].

Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir

in Wilayah Tunisia

Thursday, 06th Rabii’ I 1437 AH
17 December 2015
Ref: 09 / 1437