Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain Responds to Draft Legislation
London, UK, September 15 – In the light of the publication of draft legislation by the Home Secretary earlier today, Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain reiterates its ongoing commitment to non-violent political work. Hizb ut-Tahrir has a record of over 50 years of following a method of non-violent political activity against the unelected dictators and despots who rule the Muslim world with the approval of Western governments. In its work to establish the Islamic Caliphate in the Muslim world, Hizb ut-Tahrir has never resorted to any sort of armed struggle and nor has it ever incited people to kill civilians. It has throughout its history worked through intellectual and political means while its members have been tortured and killed in their thousands.
Dr Imran Waheed, a media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Muslim community have issued clear denunciations of violence and terrorism. However, the Muslim community will not accept to be silenced in its opposition to Western foreign policy or in expressing its solidarity with those living under occupation in the Muslim world. All people of conscience, Muslim and non-Muslim, must prevent a knee-jerk reaction to recent events which would drive a rift between communities in the UK and set the course of British politics onto the slippery slope of intellectual censorship and totalitarianism."
"Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain continues to receive dozens of messages of support from leading Muslim and non-Muslim groups and personalities. Not everyone may agree with our politics but everyone agrees that banning a non-violent political party is injustice and will set a very dangerous precedent."