Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain Hosts Delegation of Danish Journalists
On the 13th of January 2006, during their fact finding UK visit on the theme of Islam in Europe, Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain hosted a seminar for a group of 15 prominent Danish journalists.
The issue of the cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad (saw) was raised, but there was no journalist from Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper which had published them.
Taji Mustafa, talked about Islam in Europe and looked how certain government policies were alienating Muslims rather than enhancing relations within society. He proposed a vision of how community cohesion could be achieved.
Dr Nazreen Nawaz talked about Muslim women in Europe, and looked at how policies like the French hijab ban were trampling on the rights of Muslim women forcing them to choose between adherence to their Islamic beliefs and to access health, education and other basic services. She stressed the need to enter into sincere dialogue with Muslims in order to go beyond the old clich?s and stereotypes about Muslim women.
Jamal Harwoods presentation was on the Uniqueness of the Islamic Caliphate system which Hizb ut-Tahrir works to re-establish in the Muslim world. He examined how the Islamic model would successfully deal with some of todays global problems, including global debt and the treatment of minorities.