In a video posted on the Internet on November 15, 2014, Junes Kock, spokesman of the Scandinavian chapter of Hizb ut-Tahrir, said that the entire world has allied itself against the Muslims and called on the mujahideen fighting in Syria to "join ranks" and "unite in the fight against tyranny and oppression."
Following are excerpts:
Junes Kock: I remember when the uprising began in Syria. Many of us were excited because the courageous people of Syria rose up to remove a tyrant, and because all we heard were Islamic slogans, and all we saw were Islamic symbols. I remember staying up all night following the developments on TV and the Internet. For the first time in a long time, it seemed that there was a perceivable basis for the establishment of a Caliphate on the method of the prophethood.
But we Muslims were not the only ones who followed this closely. Infidel nations around the world were nervously following in despair. They tried, one time after the other, with several meetings in Geneva, and several proposals for a secular interim government, but all their plans were rejected, and the people of Syria seemed to be determined on an Islamic solution.
Days became weeks, weeks became months, and months became years, and now, more than three years have passed, and where are we? Have we forgotten the blessed uprising? Have we forgotten our Islamic goal? Have we forgotten our trust in Allah?
Some became weak and sold their honor for a small price, and fled from the battlefield to relish in neighboring countries, with money received from the infidels. Some became hopeless and received funds and weapons from the infidels, out of goods intentions, but with catastrophic results. Others sold everything and allied themselves with the enemies of Islam, and helped to kill their brothers.
But there is goodness in Syria. So this message is not only to the Muslims in Syria, but to all Muslims, because this blessed revolution and the establishment of the Caliphate is a vital issue for all Muslims. The entire world have allied themselves against you – against the mujahideen, against the people of Syria, against all Muslims.
This new alliance of countries from near and far have not come to fight terrorists, but have come to fight the Muslims and Islam. The infidel West and the cowardly traitor Arab states did not come to your rescue before and do not come to your rescue now. They come out of fear of Islam, and to keep the entire region as their slaves as before.
To the mujahideen, to the commanders, to the brigades, to the people of Syria: It is time to make a choice. It is time to consider who you are and what you want. We are all Muslims, and you should know that there are millions of Muslims around the world who support you in every way, as long as you have an Islamic goal.
We ask Allah to reveal plans of the infidels, and to destroy their attempts to fight Islam. We ask Allah to help you join ranks, to unite in the fight against tyranny and oppression. We Allah to help you stand firm against all attempts to derail this blessed revolution. We ask Allah to give you absolute sincerity, and to aid you, and to give you victory. We ask Allah for this victory to the beginning of the Caliphate, according to the method of the prophethood.