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Sheikh Hasina, the Spoiled Brat of the Rotten Capitalist System, wants to take the People back to the Era of the Oil Lamps and Lanterns

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Sheikh Hasina, the Spoiled Brat of the Rotten Capitalist System, wants to take the People back to the Era of the Oil Lamps and Lanterns

Amid the ongoing unbearable day and night load-shedding across the country, Sheikh Hasina has asked the countrymen to prepare for using oil lamps and lanterns to save energy. She addressed the people in a tone of insolence, “Everyone in our country should be prepared. The situation that is creating worldwide….eventually everyone will have to go with castor oil. You have to light a lamps and lanterns with that“. She was mocking on the people’s misery as if the common people themselves have exhausted all the energy of the country and Sheikh Hasina is punishing the people for that with a strong hand! Not long ago Sheikh Hasina said that reaching 100% electricity coverage to every house in the country had been a ‘landmark achievement’ of her government. Her clown ministers and party leaders would look on her as the ‘Prometheus of Light’ (!) in Bangladesh (“Sheikh Hasina: The Prometheus that brought light”, Energy adviser Taufiq-e-Ilahi Chowdhury, The Business Standard, September 27, 2022). But it did not take long for her much-lauded ‘success’ story to be exposed. In reality, Hasina’s so-called ‘development’ have taken our industries, factories, and overall production to the verge of collapse. More than 30 power plants are shut off due to the fuel crisis. The vulnerable households are now paying the price of her pro-capitalist-driven energy policies and immense corruptions that have been skyrocketing energy prices. Millions of middle and lower-middle-income people are now forced to choose between paying their essential bills and paying for food for their families. But, instead of protecting the vulnerable people, Sheikh Hasina vented her rage at them for demanding a smooth energy supply. Such a shameless and ruthless ruler she is who does not take any sense of ownership of people’s pain and misery! By giving false promises of development and growth to the people and filling the pockets of the gangster Capitalist elites, now she warns the people to be ready to face more difficult times and famine in 2023. Regarding such shameless people, the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “If you feel no shame, do as you wish” (Bukhari). Beyond a shadow of a doubt that Hasina is the spoiled brat of the rotten capitalist system. She enjoys morbid hatred for the people and thus wants to rule them with her treacherous politics. Can there be any other solution other than to remove her along with her wretched secular Capitalism?

O People, you have witnessed how Hasina’s government has crippled the entire energy sector by facilitating unlimited loot for the local and foreign capitalist elites and colonialists. Without implementing the policy of self-sufficiency in power generation, her government has kept the power sector dependent on quick rental schemes as per the prescriptions of neocolonial institutions like WB, IMF and ADB. As a result, she has no choice but to take the people back to the era of oil lamps and lanterns while claiming 100% home-to-home gas & electrification. It is already obvious that her so-called development fiction and growth narratives are open deceptions, hypocrisy, and shameless farces with the people. What kind of development is that which takes people to the dark medieval times? In fact, secular Capitalist governments always resort to lies and deceit, and the criminal Sheikh Hasina is no exception. She knows very well that the deflated balloon she has created in the name of development will soon burst, and as a result of which she has now started to urge people to use lamps and lanterns.

O Muslims, the Western-backed secular rulers amongst us are the manifestation of the true darkness that Allah Azza Wa Jal warns us about. The fire they light will eventually lead us to darkness and despair. By tolerating these puppet secular rulers and their evil ruling system, we are harvesting our own sorrow. You cannot seek true development from the rulers who represent the darkness of the disbelieving Western colonialists and safeguard their heinous interests only. So wake up from this slumber, O Muslims! Do not seek light from the enemies of Allah. Reject their secular capitalist ruling system as a whole.  The only true path to light and salvation is to return to our natural abode – the second Khilafah Rashidah (the rightly-guided Caliphate) on the method of Prophethood. Only the imminent Khilafah is capable of producing rulers who are caring, responsible, and accountable to their citizen irrespective of their race and religion. Allah (swt) explains in the Quran,


*مَثَلُهُمْ كَمَثَلِ ٱلَّذِى ٱسْتَوْقَدَ نَارًۭا فَلَمَّآ أَضَآءَتْ مَا حَوْلَهُۥ ذَهَبَ ٱللَّهُ بِنُورِهِمْ وَتَرَكَهُمْ فِى ظُلُمَـٰتٍۢ لَّا يُبْصِرُونَ*

“Their parable is like that of a person who lit or kindled a fire; and when that fire lit up what is around them, God took away their light and left them in darkness, unseeing.” [Surah Al-Baqara:17]

Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Bangladesh