Hizb ut-Tahrir London Conference Will Go Ahead Sunday as Planned
London, UK, September 1 – Contrary to an article in today's Times newspaper, Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain would like to point out that its day long national conference on Sunday [4 September 2005] will go ahead as planned, with no changes to either its schedule or venue.
The conference entitled 'Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Vision for the Caliphate' will throw light on the work of Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Caliphate. It will also dispel the misrepresentation and misunderstanding of Islam that exists in the West.
Dr Imran Waheed, Media Representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "From the very outset the venue for Sunday's conference was aware that the event was a Hizb ut-Tahrir event. They were also aware of the speakers at the event and the issues to be discussed. The event has been widely publicised amongst Muslims and non-Muslims and is open to all those who want to understand our non-violent political work for the Caliphate in the Muslim world."
"The sensational suggestion by the Times that Hizb ut-Tahrir used a Latin American dance company as a front is quite simply laughable and is sadly a reflection of the tabloid journalism that Muslims have become accustomed to. Like many organisations, we have used the services of an event planning company, which has no links to salsa dancing or Latin America."
"The conference comes at a time when proclamations of Western politicians and thinkers have placed Islam, Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Caliphate in the world?s spotlight. Those who work to see the return of the Caliphate have been labelled as adherents of an "evil ideology". Muslim thinkers who advocate Islamic governance have been labelled 'extremist' by some in the media. Islam's view towards women and non-Muslims is frequently misrepresented. These are just some of the issues the conference will seek to throw light on."
The conference will take place on Sunday September 4th 2005 at 11.00 a.m. at Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ. The conference will end at 6.30 p.m.