VIDEO & REPORT: The Future of Muslims in Britain
London, 22 January 2011: Over a hundred and fifty people attended the launch of the latest report from Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain, titled ‘The Future for Muslims in Britain’.
The audience of local community leaders, activists, teachers, khateebs and others – heard presentations summarising the themes in the report.
Speakers, Dr Abdul Wahid and ustadh Kamal Abu Zahra, both senior members of Hizb ut-Tahrir in the UK, outlined the British government’s on-going agenda to secularise the Muslim community, which is also an aim of Britain’s colonial foreign policy.
They explained how the propaganda attacks on Islam lead to a climate of anti-Muslim hatred, which politicians and media have helped to create and how this is part of a campaign to bully Muslims into accepting western values, which they had hitherto been unconvinced by.
They showed how Muslims have to counter these attacks by arguing that Muslims have to protect their Islamic values in the community. This could only be done by Muslims using their community institutions to enable Muslims to understand their deen – Islam – so they know how to rebut these attacks.
They encouraged Muslims to convey these values through discussions with the wider society – including the opening of Mosques to non-Muslims – in order to counter the propaganda.
Finally, they urged Muslims to support the call for Khilafah in the Muslim world, saying that the call for Islam was growing across the world, as shown by the recent demonstrations in Tunisia, and that the campaign to ‘reform’ Islam was one around the world.
Download PDF: The Future for Muslims in Britain
Dr Abdul Wahid on the future of Muslims in Britain
Kamal Abu Zahra on the future of Muslims in Britain