London, UK, August 11 – Hizb ut-Tahrir, the non-violent Islamic political party, is holding a series of local community events to call for unity and truthfulness to address the atmosphere of fear and anxiety that has arisen in the Muslim community in the aftermath of the London bombings.
Those attending the events will discuss the impact of western foreign policy in the Muslim world, the call for Muslim 'moderates' to combat 'extremism' and the challenges facing Muslims in Britain in the aftermath of the London bombings. They will also be reacting to the proposal to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir, an Islamic political party with a 50 year plus history of non-violence. Many Muslim and non-Muslim personalities and organisations have already expressed amazement at the proposal and UK government documents clearly state that the party is not involved in terrorism or violence.
Speakers at the events will include Jamal Harwood, Dr Imran Waheed, Taji Mustafa, Dr Abdul Wahid and Jalaluddin Patel.
Dr Imran Waheed, Media Representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "At this time we will be urging the Muslim community to remain calm and united, while continuing to speak out against Western foreign policy in the Muslim world. These public meetings are an ideal forum for anyone who has any questions or comments about Hizb ut-Tahrir's aims or methodology."
The details of the events are:
Luton: Thursday 11th August 7.30 p.m. – Cygnet Hotel, 246-248 Dunstable Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 8JL
Walthamstow: Saturday 13th August 6.45 p.m. – Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Road, Walthamstow, E17
Manor Park: Saturday 13th August 6.45 p.m. – The Shalom Centre, 395 High Street North, Manor Park, E12
Whitechapel: Sunday 14th August 4.00 p.m. – Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Road, London, E1
Notes to Editors:
Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain is the UK branch of Hizb ut-Tahrir, a global independent Islamic political party. The global leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Ata Abu Rushta, is in the Muslim world. The party works throughout the Islamic world to resume the Islamic way of life by re-establishing the Islamic Khilafah [Caliphate].