Jubilation at Saddam's capture....

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    Jubilation at Saddam's capture should not be mistaken as acceptance of occupation

    "Ladies and gentlemen, we got him." Those were the words spoken by Paul Bremer following the capture of Saddam Hussein near Tikrit Saturday. It was met with jubilation by the assembled media and spontaneous outbursts of rapid gunfire in Baghdad and throughout Iraq. Journalists declared that this was a momentous occasion in recent history, to the extent that every leader wanted a piece of the limelight, even the opportunist President of France. Just like the ‘liberation’ of Iraq was heralded as a vindication of the West’s war, the capture of Saddam was viewed as a vital result at a time where ‘successes’ are thin on the ground. Bush is gearing up for his election campaign, as attacks on US troops continue, and as Blair is still being grilled about the convenient absence of WMD and other domestic concerns, it seems that Christmas has come early.

    Whilst all of this is happening, the colonialist nations are counting on the prevailing atmosphere to change the position of the Muslims regarding their occupation of Iraq. It is at this time that we have to be even clearer of our stance and the view of Islam.

    Firstly, the capture of Saddam is no great loss to the Muslims. Far from being the champion of Islam, he actively worked against those calling for Islam. His torture and murder did not confine itself to one section, rather all sections bore the brunt of his Western sponsored terror campaign.

    Secondly, the reported jubilation at the capture of Saddam does not mean approval of what replaced his demise. Rather it is satisfaction of his capture and nothing more. The claim that this will somehow dent the movement fighting the occupation army is laughable. An indicator of the scepticism must be understood in light of Blair’s speech announcing his capture. He called upon those Muslims who actively take part in resistance against the occupiers to cease their activities and to place their effort behind the coalition authority. This was followed by downplaying of an immediate cessation in fighting the occupation. The claim that these actions are being conducted by Ba’aath loyalists is one that has been dispelled on numerous occasions, it is in the interests of the colonialists to maintain this mendacious explanation.

    Thirdly, Muslims need to be clear that the US plans to leave Iraq next June are in fact an illustration of US deception. The US may cut back on its troop numbers, but the colonialist hold over Iraq in all sectors are envisaged to continue for generations to come. This includes changing of its constitution, appointment of people the US approves of for the interim authority, privatising companies which are then opened up to US companies to control as well as making Iraq dependent upon the US in every other sphere.

    Fourthly, Muslims the world over must realise that although it is correct that the Muslims of Iraq stand firm against the occupiers, this is different from resolving the occupation. The ending of occupation requires a state for the Muslims. This is for two reasons:

    (a) The reality illustrates that it is only a state that is based on Islam that will be able to present a defence against those who have sights on our lands. It is this state that will have the power to organise a unified stance against occupation, which will be able to muster an army to prevent occupation, can use the apparatus of a state to challenge the picture of events the West paints and can effectively present the Islamic view globally.

    (B) Allah (subhanahu wa ta’aala) has commanded ahkam (laws) for people to apply. Islam sets the measure for how the reality should be and commands the Muslims to ensure it is translated to reality. This is best illustrated by the focus of the Messenger (SalAllahu alaihi wasallam) who mobilised the Muslims towards the establishment of Islam. He showed through his actions that he was working to change the situation. It was not a fluke that after 13 years of struggle that Islam was represented by a state in Medina. It was as a result of a series of steps that Allah commanded.

    It is this Islamic state that the Muslims must aim to establish, and this must follow the steps that Rasool Allah (salAllahu alaihi wasallam) enacted with vigour and despite the easier options he could have undertaken to avoid the persecution. It is this method which aims at solidifying a particular mindset based upon Islam amongst the people, which challenges the prevalent corrupted thoughts and thinking and which reminds those with the power of their covenant with Allah, and their duty to transfer the reigns of power and their allegiances from the system of Kufr to the system of Islam.

    It is this Khilafah, achieved through following the method of Rasool Allah (salAllahu alaihi wasallam) that is the salvation for this Ummah. The Muslims are obliged to work towards it through intellectual and political work, without due consideration to those who wish to thwart it and bypassing those who are the willing agents diverting the attentions of the Muslims away from this solution which Allah (subhanahu wa ta’aala) commanded.

    هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَى وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ
    It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), to make it prevail over all other ways of life even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) hate (it). [TMQ Al-Taubah: 32-33]

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