London, UK, July 6 2007 – Hizb ut-Tahrir strongly rejects the baseless allegations by some media outlets linking us with the suspects arrested in connection with incidents in Glasgow and London.
Further to these allegations, Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain would like to point out the following:
(1) Hizb ut-Tahrir's methodology is one of intellectual and political work and not militancy, violence or armed struggle.
(2) None of the suspects arrested were members of Hizb ut-Tahrir or had any affiliation whatsoever with Hizb ut-Tahrir.
(3) The facts, based on Hizb ut-Tahrir's literature and activities, clearly show that Hizb ut-Tahrir prepares its members only with the political means for change. Globally, it remains a fact that large numbers of people who joined Hizb ut-Tahrir left militancy after being convinced of Hizb ut-Tahrir's political methodology on the basis of Islamic evidences. In Uzbekistan, the IMU (a militant Islamic group) witnessed a large turnover from its ranks to Hizb ut-Tahrir.
(4) The commitment of Hizb ut-Tahrir not to be involved in any violent or militant activity is based on its faith and understanding of the revelation of God, which makes its involvement in any terrorist or violent activity impossible, either in theory and practice. No person can join Hizb ut-Tahrir until he or she adopts this political and intellectual methodology and approach.