Well, how does organizations such as Hizb-e-Tehrir operate? Illusions and secrecy mark their actions and yet, alas, they are untraceable and our all powerful agencies have been saying that they are little successful in dismantling the network. Agencies might be doing their best but it looks that they have not penetrated or not considering the actual methods of communications between the leaders, activists and low ranking associates of HuT.
Well, during early 2000s, I had been rounded by a friend of mine who took me to a protest by Hizb-e-Tehrir held in Karachi Company, Islamabad. Well, how did it happen? I received an urgent phone call from that friend of mine. He told me that a function has been arranged by his friend but they are very short of attendees and vacant seats need to be filled. He requested me to join him to the function because and bring as many people as I could. I didn’t bring anyone but I myself went to that friend of mine for the sake of friendship. To my utter dismay, that function was basically a protest arranged by Hizb-e-Tehrir. I was shocked and disgusted because of the folly tricks that Hizb-e-Tehrir activists have been using to gather as many people as they could.
That is not enough. I saw activists of Hizb-e-Tehrir going around in markets and asking people to come to the protest for all blah blah blah and they emphasized vehemently that food shall be served after the speeches. Being greedy for food is our national habit. We have seen how people attack food during weddings and funerals and, well, eat as if they have been eating for the last time. Temptation of food is something that is not resistible. So hoards of people came all to that protest for the free food that they would be serving afterwards and as many soft-drinks as they would like…
This is not only cheap but also awful in my views. These extremists are feeding their ideology to people and the best thing that they can do is that they offer free food in the beginning. Well, this is just one thing and that was late back. Good ten years back at least. Now HuT is an organized terror-preaching organization and distributes pamphlets on imported 80g paper after every Friday Prayer and do wall chalking and display big banners calling upon people to stand up on the call of Jihad against American agents.
A news item disturbed me when I heard that HuT was planning an Arab Spring in Pakistan. How did this organization became so powerful in this region? Well, first thing is that these Islamists were never taken seriously back in 90s and they were always apple of agencies’s eyes and enjoyed patronage of ISI and other intelligence agencies. So their money links were never actually investigated. Is it too late then to investigate their monetary links? It is though late but not too late. We know that HuT and other Terror-breeding and terror-spreading organizations are sponsored by Arabs. Terrorists are funded by Arabs solely. Though in certain cases hand of RAW cannot be ruled out but in case of HuT, the daddies are Arab oil barons having so much money that they don’t know what to do with them.
Our country lacks vision and Foreign Policy. The Foreign Policy inserted into Pakistan Studies Books by Zia ul Haq is anti-Pakistan and Arab centered. The point to write all this is that our ISI or, as a matter of fact, no agency is capable of thwarting the monetary links of HuT because we are afraid to name the real facilitators of terror: Arabs. So today some agency guy confessed that they are not able to achieve any breakthrough in disbanding HuT.
Well, we should not forget that Caliphate Minded Army Generals and other decorated officers have been supporting HuT. Maybe they wanted to be on the important positions during Caliphate and HuT must have promised Gen Ali the lucrative position of Amir ul Momineen. Hizb-e-Tehrir is deep-rooted and it requires serious effort if we are really interested in weeding it out. The first thing that we ought to do is that we need to stop the hate material that HuT is propagating. Well, this is true that Cyber Jihad cannot be culled even by Americans but we can take concrete steps in thwarting the distribution of printed hate material by Hizb-e-Tehrir if we really want to.
However I am not seeing any serious move by any agency at least in Islamabad regarding the displaying of Hizb-e-Tehrir banners and distribution of Hate Material by them. It is still going in in Sector I-10, I-9, G-10, G-11 and G-9. Well, not to mention directly under the nose of many bravepolicemen.