The Media Office of Hizb ut-Tahrir [Arabic for Islamic Liberation Party] in Lebanon
In the name of Allah the most merciful,
"Allah has promised those among you who believes, and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the earth, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practice their religion, that which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islam). And He will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me. But whoever disbelieved after this, they are the Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah.) (Sura 24:55)
Arrest of Osman Bakhash from the Media Office of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Lebanon
State Officers, dressed up as civilians, have broke into Mr. Osman Bakhash's Office in the Makassed Hospital where he works, and arrested him and taken him into an unkown location. This came after the broadcast of Hizb ut-Tahir's activities in Lebanon on LBC TV [ Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation] on Wednesday Night. The broadcast included an interview with Engineer Osman Bakhash, form the Media Office, in which he answered questions that were posed to him. His arrest comes after the arrest of Ali Aslan And Waseem Shaa'rani during the past 10 days, on the accusation of membership with "Hizb ut-Tahrir". These arrests are an indication that we are living in a Police State, that closes people's mouths, and replies to arguments and reason with Fire and Steel.
This campaign of arrests and continuous chasing of Hizb ut-Tahrir members has no valid argument in the laws for which the Lebanese state claims to apply and look upon.
It is of our interest to reveal that what the State Officers are doing under the instructions of the concerned authorities, will not stop the struggle, path, and call of Hizb ut-Tahrir; neither will it change its method, which is calling to Islam through argument and reason, even though this call was to be faced by the policy of imprisonement, which is an indication of the bankrupcy of the people in charge of this state, and their failure to resort to the usual means of persuasion.
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