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Muslim Extremism in Britain: Ban Hizb ut-Tahrir

by | 2nd, May 2007

ED Husain was once part of the secret cell structure of Hizb ut-Tahrir, an extremist organisation banned in most Muslim countries. The group promotes racism, calls suicide bombers martyrs, and urges Muslims to kill Jewish people.

Writing in the Telegraph, Husain says HT had “free rein on university and college campuses” in the UK “where it advocated that British Muslims were a community whose allegiance lay not with Queen and country, but to a coming caliph in the Middle East.

“This caliph would instruct us to act as agents of the caliphate in Britain, and open a ‘home front’ by assisting the expansionist state. We believed that all Arab governments were not sufficiently “Islamic” and were liable to removal; entire populations would submit to the army of the caliph, or face extinction.”

And this is not a load of nutters dreaming of the revolution. As Husein writes: “All this can easily be dismissed as extremist claptrap. But the mindset and ideology that spouts this worldview – Islamism – is entrenched in certain sections of the Muslim community in Britain.”

What to do? Is it worth even arguing with such rabid hatred?

“To argue that dialogue will win over extremist Islamists is a myth; theirs is a mindset that is not receptive to alternative views, and does not recognise the sacred nature of all human life.”

We should outlaw the enemy.

“The rhetoric of jihad introduced by Hizb ut-Tahrir in my days was the preamble to 7/7 and several other attempted attacks. By proscribing Hizb ut-Tahrir, we would send a strong message to extremists that Britain will not tolerate intolerance. Yes, we are a free country with a proud tradition of liberty, but it has always had limits.”

Husain has spoken out. And surely the nutcases who seek to divide and conquer will turn on him.

Time to ban this odious group of anti-Semites and race haters. Time for British Muslims to turn on the enemy within.

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