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December 8 2003

Hassan Al-Zaidi
After the Unification of Yemen on 22 May 1990, and the allowance of political pluralism, hidden political parties started coming out in the open and practicing their political activities.
Most of these political parties have Arabic and international political and intellectual roots especially national and communist parties, such as the Baath Party of Yemen's region, and other similar parties.
No political party emerged with its own line of thinking from within Yemen except the ruling party, the National People's Conference, and other smaller parties which have limited effects and activities.
A couple of weeks ago, a new political party emerged under the name of the Liberation Party of Yemen Rule, represented by a black flag that has 'No God but Allah, Mohammad is the Messenger of Allah' written on a reduced image of the earth.
Despite the announcement of its rule of Yemen, and convening its first conference, for some unknown reasons, it has not yet been able to obtain a permit from the Ministry of Interior, and the Committee of Political Parties to practice its activities.
The Party, nevertheless, is practicing their political activities according to what the constitution has guaranteed, according to one of its leaders.
The Liberation Party – Yemen Rule called in its first conference to adopt a caliphate (succession) system as the only and most effective solution to all Muslim and world issues thereby imitating the Afghan Taliban Islamic approaches and structure.
Some politicians observers who have been following the affairs of Islamic movements see that the creation of the Liberation Party – Yemen Rule, and its announcement in this way is merely an attempt by the government to satisfy some Islamic Extremist elements which were affiliated with Al-Qaeda, or adopted the same ideas.
This may very well have be a compliment to the agreement reached between these elements and their leaderships (most of whose members were detained) on the one hand, and the government on the other hand, through the Dialogue Committee created lately by the President. According to those experts, the Committee encouraged those elements and their leaderships to abandon their extremist ideas, which could lead them to terrorist activities against foreign interests in Yemen.
The idea of allowing them to have their own unique Islamic political party that stands out from the rest aims at confining and supervising them. In addition, the experts say, it gives them some room to release some of their intellectual and religious energies, which could lead them to organize suicide attacks, as is the case in many countries especially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The base for this theory is the attendance of the Chairman of the Dialogue Committee, Judge Hamoud Al-Hattar, to the activities of the Party. However, the Rule of the Liberation Party in Yemen sees that the commencement of its work calls for the same idea as that of Shaikh Taqiyyaddeen Annabhani, which considered that the base of the eternal redevelopment of the Islamic Nation was the return of the caliphate (succession) system as it existed in 1953 in Haifa, occupied Palestine, the Land of the present struggle.
The leadership activities of the Liberation Party – Yemen Rule are still surrounded by fear, secrecy and pressure in the context of the fight against terrorism. For example, one of its prominent leaders, Dr. Abdullah Batheeb, indicated to me during the conference that he had just been released from detention by Political Security in Al-Mukalla a week prior to the conference after having been detained close to three months.
In studying the Liberation Party – Yemen Rule, we are attempting to present a summary of its political and ideological principles, which its elements use as a staging point in Yemen. This political party adopts Islam as its principal, and politics is its work. It works in and with the Nation to advocate Islam as its eternal principle, and to lead it to the re-adaptation of following, implementing and complying with what Allah sent down to earth. Liberation Party – Yemen Rule is a political rather than spiritual, scientific, educational, or welfare coalition, and the Islamic Principle is the spirit of its body, the nucleus and secret of its life.

Reasons for the party
The leaderships of the Liberation Party – Yemen Rule see that its creation was in response to what Allah says in Aal Imran chapter, verse 104: ” Let there be a group of thee advocating good deeds, implementing of virtue and preventing of vice, those are the successful.” It aims to re-elevate the Islamic Nation from the extreme slope it has reached, and liberating it from the atheist ideologies, systems and rules, and from atheist governments, their controls and influences. The rest of the work will be concentrated on the re-establishment of an Islamic caliphate state so governing with what Allah revelation may resume.

The goals of Liberation Party – Yemen Rule are the resumption of the Islamic lifestyle, spread of Islam to the world, and assist Muslims to return to Islamic lifestyle in the Muslim country complying with Islamic rules (Sahri'ah). This is the party's starting point, which is close to the Wahabi's movement. It adopts the principle of what is and what is not allowed in Islam under an Islamic rule, (the caliphate state).
In this system of government, Muslims elect their caliph and consent to abide his rule following the Book of Allah, and teachings of the Prophet, Peace Be Upon Him (PBUH). The caliph would spread Islam to the world and call for Jihad (Holy war against those not embracing Islam or paying taxes). The Liberation Party – Yemen Rule aims to return the Islamic Nation to the prestige and glory and it once had by taking over the initiatives from world nations thereby becoming the first nation in the world with an Islamic rule. It also aims to guide mankind to the right path, and lead the Nation in conflicts against atheism and its ideologies and systems until Islam prevails.

Membership and business
The Liberation Party – Yemen Rule has no discrimination amongst its members based on sex, national origin, color, or religious doctrine. Islam is the only common base that its member are expected to embrace, and adopt the Party's ideology. It, however, separtate the sexes.
The method in which the Liberation Party – Yemen Rule conducts business stems from its Islamic principle of changing society to an Islamic one by modifying its present ideology to the Party's.

Political action
The Liberation Party – Yemen Rule defines its political works by educating the Nation with Islamic culture stemming from its ideology and ridding it of the effects of the modern ideologies which represent the atheist countries. Ideological conflict and political struggle come to light in its political work as well. Ideological conflict is represented by conflicts with atheism and its systems, and the Islamic rule that pertains to them. The political struggle, on the other hand, is represented by opposing the atheist occupation, ridding the nation of their control, liberating it from their influences, and eradicating their ideological, intellectual, political, economic, military and other roots from Muslim countries, and offering selected alternatives. The party also works on holding officials accountable, and exposed their infidelities and conspiracies against the Islamic Nation and penalizing them if found guilty of violating the Islamic law.

The party's location
The Liberation Party – Yemen Rule sees that its location is international. However, it sees to establish a certain location or locations where most of the work will be performed and where the Islamic Nation will come to being. It is presently working in Arab as well as Islamic countries.

The summary of the duties of member of the Liberation Party – Yemen Rule aim to expand the general comprehension of its members as well as the nation, fighting the ideologies, beliefs, and systems of Western countries. Holding Arab and Islamic rules accountable and penalizing them when found guilty of violating the Islamic Law, and undermining their reign to be replaced by Islamic rule. Adopting the affairs of the Muslim Nation according to Islamic law.