Summary of the Press Seminar Convened by the Economic Committee of Hizb ut Tahrir in Tunisia “We will prevent the collapse of Tunisia at the hands of the agents and the weak Firstly: The Economic File” The Current Situation

Summary of the Press Seminar Convened by the Economic Committee of Hizb ut Tahrir in Tunisia
“We will prevent the collapse of Tunisia at the hands of the agents and the weak
Firstly: The Economic File”
The Current Situation

State Revenues:
– Of every 100d (Dinar) from the revenues we find: 60d are directly plundered from the pockets of the poor and middle class + 24d are loans (10d of which is domestic and the rest is foreign) + 5.5d from domestic companies + 5.5d from the sum of the plundered natural resources + 5d from State owned properties.

State Expenditures:
– Debt interest (payments) 1705 million Dinar i.e. it is one and a half times the wages of the army in Tunisia; commanders, officers and soldiers all included. This therefore means that we give the amount of a salary and a half above what is given to all the officers and soldiers who are on the frontline, in Ribaa interest based payments from the budget.
– In respect to health and particular in regards to the provision of necessary equipment the spending on this does not even reach 0.4% of the budget, in scientific research it doesn’t even reach 0.2% whilst only 0.7% of the budget is allocated to security equipment. In relation to food, then from every five loaves of bread that the people of Tunisia consume there are four loaves in the hands of colonialism! Then after all of that we desire to have a state of brains, a people who are free of defects and sickness in addition to desiring security and stability. So what prospects are the weak and the agents providing for us?!!

As for Industry:
– The provision of mechanical equipment, construction or assembly equipment, means of transportation and spare parts cost us annually 16300 million Dinar in sum i.e. 60% of the budget and this is alongside a difficult currency and a deficit that accumulates every year.
– This is in addition to the inability of the country to manage its natural resources, so that those who want to be bold against us are bold, whilst the regime is considered to be incapable of presenting any alternatives to the foreign companies. The Chief General Director of the company British Gas in Tunisia said in June 2014 in the form of a blatant challenge: “What is the alternative that the government has prepared in the situation of Amilcar’s licence being withdrawn?”
– As for what relates to military and security weaponry and equipment then the matter is even more dangerous and the harm is more apparent. This is as we are incapable of producing the necessary equipment to arm the army and security forces and it has reached the point where the governments beg for basic second hand used equipment in accordance to the conditions set by the colonialist states…

What do we demand?
– The immediate establishment of industry in its consideration as a Shar’ii obligation which will enable us to:
    Arm the security apparatus and army without our security and stability being held ransom to the interests of the manufacturing states, their conditions and temperaments…
    Administer and manage our natural resources and wealth as a public property in which its benefit returns back to the land and the servants (people) and so that they do not remain being drained by the foreign companies…
    The caretaking of the people’s affairs through the provision of their requirements including machinery for factories and agriculture. This is in addition to the provision of medicines and the equipment required for scientific research and other areas…
In the absence of the above the country will remain in a strangling crisis, being bound by imposed conditions whilst the economic and financial situation continues to slump. Above that the country will remain suffering from an incomplete and deficient sovereignty whilst the political decision making remains held to ransom by the Kaffir West and its institutions.
– The complete exit from indebtedness whatever that costs us in terms of sacrifices and the cutting of all standing ties and relations with the colonialist states and financial institutions like the World Bank and IMF. It also requires dealing with the debt crisis from its roots with a correct treatment in accordance to the rulings of Islam.
– Restoring the State’s role in respect to a rightly guided politics so that it becomes a state that takes care instead of just taking, a state that provides for the necessary and required fundamental needs of its subjects; each and every individual from them. A state that stops the wasting and squandering of public money in imposed projects that are contrary to the Shar’a and to the reality of what is needed…
– Restoring the role of the people in relation to the regional projects, in regards to that which is beyond the needs and in which the opinion of the majority is binding upon the state. This includes rejecting a regime that is detached from the general masses, in which the western commands are implemented and where the details are decided by a very small group who then compel the majority of the people via the oppression of the law and by the force of implementation…
– The foreign policy is from the most important areas of the state’s spending because it carries a message of guidance and mercy and because it must be held in awe where it is the one who acts rather than being the object of the actions of others…

The weak and the agents are not capable of implementing these solutions because they are like employees within the western departments who sign wherever they are asked of their signature. These solutions are from a rightly guided politics upon the methodology of the Prophethood and none can implement them apart from the one who has made the firm resolution to establish the best state for the best Ummah. Hizb ut Tahrir alongside the aware and truthful politicians, men of law and the honourable and people of strength, will make, as a result of its establishment, a slap in the face of the weak and the agents who carry the slogan of: ‘I can’t’ and who can’t bear the pain of removing the colonialist tumour that exists in the economy and politics, so that they continue to live forever within a deep hole.

Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Tunisia