The Pakistan Army is reported to have taken into custody one serving Brigadier and four Majors for having links with the Hizbut Tehrir (Party of Liberation).A detailed note on the HT will follow.
On December 17,2010, the Pakistani chapter of the Hizbut Tehrir (HT) 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 U.S. and India. The letter was published simultaneously in English and Urdu on the website of the HT.
“¦issued an open letter to the Pakistani armed forces, calling upon “sincere” Islamic soldiers to establish Khilafah (Islamic caliphate) in Pakistan.
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.
“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”¦”
“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 (GHQ) 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.”
“But rather than allowing Americas occupation [of Afghanistan] to collapse, the traitor rulers [of Pakistan] are working to extend Americas foothold in the region”¦”
“[Pakistani] Rulers Have Created a Warlike 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 U.S. President Barack Obama to announce a delay in America’s limited troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“But rather than working to end the oppressive Hindu rule, Pakistans 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.
“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 breakup 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 publicize Western aid [e.g. 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.”