Mazin AbdulAdhim: “Normalizing relations with Zionists is absolutely forbidden”

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Based in London, Ontario Mazin AbdulAdhim is a Muslim scholar and a prominent leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir Canada.

On November 24, 2018 Mazin AbdulAdhim posted on Facebook:

A Uyghur Muslim goes to Hajj without the permission of the Chinese government, and he is sentenced to *death* for it. His wife was killed in prison, and over $14 million of his family’s assets were seized by the government.

I have no doubt in my mind if this was taking place against literally any religion or belief system in the entire world – even Nazis, KKK, or anything else – the world would be in an uproar.

But the leaders of the Capitalist nations want to see Muslims silenced, controlled, and crushed under the boots of oppressive tyrants.

The Capitalists want to maintain their iron-fist control over the immense wealth, waterways, and airways of the Muslim lands. They would rather see every Muslim on earth beaten, tortured, and imprisoned in internment camps, or killed, and not see Muslims become politically and economically independent of them.

This is just them testing the waters, seeing how far they can go before people speak up. The longer the world remains silent over this, the more likely this will become standard practice in much of the world to come. And don’t expect the leaders of the world – Muslim or otherwise – to utter a word unless there is some financial or political gain from it.

We have abandoned our political affairs to our enemies, and this is our reward. The Khilafah [Caliphate – Islamic State] fell in 1924, and we acted like it doesn’t matter. And when Muslims called for it, a large cross-section of the Ummah [Muslim nation] fought against the call. And now we see endless death, destruction, and oppression to Muslims around the world – and we only have ourselves to blame.

This situation will never be fixed with petitions, or protests, or news articles, or asking MPs, or anything silly and naive like that.

The only solution for our situation is to place our affairs in the hands of those who actually care about Islam and about the Ummah [nation] of Islam. And this will only happen under a Khilafah [Caliphate – Islamic State].

Commenting on his own Facebook post Mazin AbdulAdhim wrote:

We should definitely continue to boycott all products made by the Zionists and products made by companies that are openly supportive of the Zionist occupation. Everything that even annoys them is worth it, as we receive Ajr [reward from Allah] for it. Plus the boycott movement has proven somewhat effective in hurting the Zionist economy. Boycotting the Zionists is different from others, because they are directly occupying our land – and one of the most sacred lands on earth for us – and therefore any act of normalizing relations with them is absolutely forbidden and a betrayal to the Ummah [nation] and Islam.

As I said, the difference is a direct military occupation by a foreign government using their own foreign troops and is trying to make that land their own and take it from us. And yes, Spain is an occupied Muslim land, but the Muslim population there has been almost entirely removed from there, so it is not a land that we are struggling to keep at this time. Palestine, on the other hand, is a land that we are struggling to keep, plus it has our first Qibla [Islamic direction of prayer] in it. Al-Quds [Jerusalem] has a unique status in Islam, as you know. As for boycotting, I didn’t say don’t boycott worse enemies. But the boycotting of the Zionists is different, because the US is a legitimate government, whereas the Zionists are not recognized by Muslims and have no legitimacy at all with us. So anything the Zionist occupation produces is produced by an illegitimate authority, and we should refuse to do any business with them or have any relations with them at all, as that would be an act of normalizing relations with an illegitimate government. As for the US occupying Afghanistan, they are not trying to turn Afghanistan into a state of America. Their citizens are not emigrating there in order to populate it and claim it as their own. Sure, you can boycott them, and that is fine, but it’s not the same as those directly occupying our land and trying to take it over and claim it as *their own* land.

What depends on perception is the extent of the land being contested. And the whole of Palestine is seen as contested by the Muslims in the region. There are regular attacks on the areas controlled by the Zionists, and regular friction between Zionists and Palestinians throughout the occupied areas.

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