Press Release: O Oppressive State! Do you Fear the “System of Islam” Book Issued by Hizb ut Tahrir!? Impossible! Fear will not Save you from Fate!
O Oppressive State! Do you Fear the “System of Islam” Book Issued by Hizb ut Tahrir!? Impossible! Fear will not Save you from Fate!
On Sunday, 02/03/2015, security forces which conduct a routine patrol in the city of Izmir detained Brother Ayhan Aladağ, a member of Hizb ut Tahrir who carries the Dawah to re-establish the Islamic State once again, and requested the car license and his driving certificate from him. After presenting the required documents, they searched the car thoroughly, and arrested the Brother under the pretext of finding the book “The System of Islam”, written on it “Hizb ut Tahrir Publication”. And despite the absence of any evidence for his arrest; he was dragged to the court on duty. In the court, when he was asked by the Attorney General: Are you a member of Hizb ut Tahrir? Brother Ayhan Aladağ said: “Yes, I am a member of Hizb ut Tahrir, and I am proud of that”. Accordingly, he was arrested by the court order of the Attorney General.
To start with, we congratulate our brother, the courageous sincere Dawah carrier, Ayhan Aladağ, for his blessed stance which deserves all the appreciation, and we ask Allah to multiply his reward. He came out carrying the Islamic call (Dawah) to the Muslims. He came out in order to call them to the Islamic state and the Khilafah Rashidah system on the method of the Prophethood, which will salvage them from the Kufr systems. He was on his way to meet his brothers from the Dawah carriers in a study circle (Halaqa) in which they study Islam, but the oppressors obstructed his way, and persecuted him unjustly, just as the enemies of Islam from the people of Mecca did when they were obstructing the Muslims on their way to Dar al-Arqam. May Allah Almighty protect Ayhan’s children and his family, and grant him patience, keep him firm, and expand his reward…
Next, we address the oppressive rulers and judges. So, O the rulers of the Republic of Turkey! And O you oppressive judges! Did not you say: that the era of oppression is over in Turkey?! Did not you say that injustice will not inflict any person who undertakes an intellectual or political action in Turkey, and that he will not be impeded?! Are these your words, and your haphazard actions which you call them the solution; become valid on those who wreak mischief in the land, and execute various kinds of torture, killing and wounding, and do not include the Dawah carriers of Hizb ut Tahrir’s members?! Is not it? And your tyranny does not perpetrate except members of Hizb ut Tahrir who are working to resume the Islamic way of life, does not it? You are afraid of the thought of Hizb ut Tahrir, and afraid of the book “The System of Islam” which carries within its pages the ideology of Islam that seeks the intellectual leadership in the Islamic Ummah. For this reason alone you arrest a Muslim brother for a book he carries. So where is your law, which lifted the ban on books?! How far; for fear to benefit the destiny, and how far; your patchwork, by which you try to maintain this corrupt stinking regime, to work.
O judges and rulers! Do not be afraid of Islam and its regime; because within the system of Islam there is mercy. And because within it there is justice, within it there is the prosperity and happiness, and within it there is good and blessing. So do not be enemies to Hizb ut Tahrir and its Shabab, nor oppress them, because they are the pioneers of the good, and they are the enemies of evil and Kufr. Do not think that by your oppressive actions against members of Hizb ut Tahrir and by arresting them you win, rather you lose. Instead, the winners are the sincere workers who march and remain straight on Allah’s path. The winners are the patient and steadfast to win Allah’s satisfaction. So far you have oppressed more than 500 brothers of our Shabab, and have sentenced nearly 200 of our brothers to imprisonment for 1000 years or more. We thank Allah that Muslims respond to Hizb ut Tahrir’s call and are not deterred by your tyranny. So, no matter how much you try to tarnish Hizb ut Tahrir’s image, and no matter how much you oppress its members; Muslims stand alongside the oppressed and the vulnerable and not with the oppressors. And no matter how much you try to tarnish Hizb ut Tahrir’s image, and no matter how much you oppress its members, the Almighty Allah is the Supporter of those who support His Deen. And that He is the best Disposer of affairs.
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِن تَنصُرُوا اللَّهَ يَنصُرْكُمْ وَيُثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَكُمْ
“O you who have believed, if you support Allah, He will support you and make your feet firm” [Muhammad: 7]
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
in Wilayah Turkey