London, UK, July 18 – Hizb ut-Tahrir strongly rejects the baseless allegations of the Sunday Telegraph linking us with Al-Qaeda and the London bombers.
Further to this article, Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain would like to point out the following:
(1) Hizb ut-Tahrir has chosen the path of intellectual and political work and rejects militancy, violence or armed struggle. Hizb ut-Tahrir has no association whatsoever, past or present, with Al-Qaeda.
(2) None of the London bombers were members of Hizb ut-Tahrir or had any affiliation whatsoever with Hizb ut-Tahrir.
(3) Asif Hanif and Omar Sharif, who were responsible for a Tel Aviv suicide bombing in April 2003, were not members of Hizb ut-Tahrir and had no affiliation whatsoever with Hizb ut-Tahrir.
(4) Zeeshan Siddique is not a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir and has no affiliation whatsoever with Hizb ut-Tahrir.
Dr Imran Waheed, the Representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "We have written to the editor of the Sunday Telegraph to complain about these baseless allegations. We will not hesitate in resorting to legal action against other media outlets that choose, despite this statement, to propagate such allegations."
"It is important to note that after over fifty years of repression at the hands of the rulers of the Muslim world, the party has not erred from its non-violent methodology in the slightest. We note that some of these baseless allegations are attributed to Pakistan's ISI intelligence service who frustrated with their inability to curb Hizb ut-Tahrir's political work in Pakistan now resort to lies and propaganda in an attempt to tarnish the party."
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].
Imran Waheed – Media Representative
Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain