Cameron’s letter exposes his opportunism in calling for ban on Hizb ut-Tahrir
London, UK, July 4th 2007 – While David Cameron alleged in Parliament
today that Hizb ut-Tahrir is "poisoning the minds of young people and
has said that Jews should be killed wherever they are found", less than
a year ago he wrote to the then Chairman of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain's
Executive Committee, Jamal Harwood, to express his gratitude to the
party in this country for its criticisms of the foreign policy of the
government, writing that his comments had been "noted and appreciated".
The letter begins by saying that, "David is most grateful to you for your comments on relationships between western governments and the Muslim world. He fully takes on board the points put across to him…Your comments are noted and appreciated" The letter concludes, "Thank you again for writing; your views have been taken on board".
Commenting on this, Dr Imran Waheed, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "Many will find it remarkably hypocritical and opportunistic that less than a year ago, Cameron was expressing his gratitude for our comments on Israel's bombardment of Lebanon, yet now he calls for our banning, alleging that we call for the killing of Jews."
"We completely reject David Cameron's playing of politics with security and his baseless accusation that our organisation calls for the killing of Jews. His accusations are not surprising given that Hizb ut-Tahrir has been an ardent critic of the Zionist state, while Cameron has described himself as a Zionist. Perhaps Mr Cameron has not, this time, jumped onto a bandwagon, but onto a sinking ship."