Hizb ut Tahrir Britain - key in terms of cash and organisation to the party’s global aims - has its fingers all over various recent acts of terror. It’s a well-known conveyor belt for Islamic terrorists. A leaflet on one of their websites ‘Islamic State’ has a section talking about killing Jews “where ever you find them”. Their constitution says that all apostates who leave Islam should be killed. During a march in London organised by Hizb ut Tahrir a few years ago, Asim Qureshi from Stop Political Terror, who has repeatedly shared a platform with Hizb ut Tahrir, said: “…we see Hezbollah defeating the armies of Israel, we know what the solution is, and where the victory lies … we know that it is incumbent upon all of us to support the jihad of our brothers and sisters in these countries when they are facing the oppression of the West.” Both Omar Sharif, who blew himself up in Israel, and Muhammad Babar, who had originally planned attacks here in the UK, were linked with Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain. Hizb ut Tahrir used to be run by the jihadist preacher Omar Bakri.
In Britain, the Hizb ut Tahrir executive includes the following people: Nasim Ghani, Abdul Wahid, Taji Mustafa, Imran Waheed, Nasreen Nawaz, Hasan Al-Hasan, Jamal Harwood, Sajjad Khan and Akmal Asghar.
Hizb ut Tahrir’s Britain-dependent arms do resort to violence both in action and rhetoric. Yet still the party claims it is a non-violent party and that somehow it will peacenik its way to global domination. Hizb ut Tahrir reject any form of armed militia comparable to those of say Hamas and Fatah. Its posters on West Bank walls are a change from the usual litany of martyrs. As Hizb ut Tahrir refuses to participate in elections, there is not even the possibility of being rejected at the polls. It makes out to be far larger than it really is.
Hizb ut Tahrir has been very careful not to be exposed by the company it keeps. Until now. According to a recent posting on IPT:
Lebanon Now, an online Lebanese magazine, has reported a meeting of extremist Islamist groups in Beirut. Leaders from al-Jama'a al-Islamiyya, Hizballah, Hamas and Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HT) met in late August to discuss a number of issues, including how to confront any American peace plan for the Middle East. The participants affirmed that the plan "must be opposed by all possible means, especially by escalating acts of resistance."
The article contained few details. The gathering was diverse, though. Al-Jama'a al-Islamiyya (The Islamic Association) is a Muslim Brotherhood inspired group, as is Hamas; while Hizb-ut-Tahrir is a non-Brotherhood group seeking to re-establish the Muslim Caliphate. Hizballah, as a Shiite group, differs in a number of regards from other three, which are Sunni organizations. In the past, these extremist organizations have often had separate agendas. However, they all agree on the need to oppose US efforts in the Middle East.
The presence of Hizb-ut-Tahrir is noteworthy. The group has been engaged in a major effort to intensify its presence on the radical scene. As part of this campaign HT held a conference in the United States itself in July.
On the day that Britain’s powerful Sun newspaper ditched support for Gordon Brown’s Labour Party and the polls point to a likely change of government in Britain next summer, how long before Britain’s proscription laws are changed to disrupt groups like Hizb ut Tahrir who hate Britain, hate democracy and hate the West?
Who are Hizb ut Tahrir? Totalitarian terrorists. No place for them in modern Britain. No place for their dawah stalls on Britain’s streets. Those on the far left who have allied with them have made yet another great error in their already thoughtless lives.