HTB protests arrest of its members outside meeeting of visiting Bangladesh leader
London UK, 27 April 2010 – Many Muslims gathered today outside an Awami League meeting arranged to discuss the issue of war crimes, which was addressed by Sayed Ashraful Islam – MP (member of the Bangladesh parliament visiting Britain) and General Secretary of Awami League, and Dr Mudassir Ali – advisor to Sheikh Hasina.
Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain organised the protest to condemn the unjustified arrests of Asst. Prof. Mohiuddin Ahmed – spokesman of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Bangladesh, and his deputy – Kazi Murshedul Huq. The protest also highlighted their hypocrisy of talking about war crimes whilst they themselves are committing crimes of treachery and betrayal.
Nazmul Haque, chairman of Bangla committee Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, condemned the recent arrests of Mohiuddin Ahmed, Kazi Murshedul Huq and other activists of the party, and said that the government arrested them because Hizb ut-Tahrir was openly exposing the malicious plans of the Sheikh Hasina government and her imperialist masters, US-India-UK. These arrests took place soon after Hizb ut-Tahrir protested against the planned US military exercise, ‘Tiger Shark-2’ which will take place in late May. It is worth mentioning that Mohiuddin Ahmed was under house arrest for six months after a previous protest by Hizb ut-Tahrir against the US’s first ‘Tiger Shark-1’ exercise. After 6 months of house arrest the Awami League government was unable to bring forward any evidence to support their false allegations; now out of desperation they have resorted to fabricating lies. This is evidence that Sheikh Hasina, like a loyal agent, is following direct orders from the US, and the US realises the strength of Hizb ut-Tahrir in its ability and potential to mobilise the people to resist her plans to subjugate Bangladesh. This clearly demonstrates the inability of the Sheikh Hasina government to protect the interest and security of the country, and whilst she talks about war crimes, the real crimes are being committed by her party, the crime of treachery. It was her party that assisted in murdering our brightest officers at Pilkhana and now allow US control over our military.
Liakot Sarkar, senior member of Bangla committee Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said in his speech that the Awami League government has joined the crusade with US-India-UK in their vicious war against Islam and the Muslims. The desperate measures taken by the government are a sign of their weakness and a fallacy of their so called democracy. The Awami League government along with the US, fears the rise of Islam and the establishment of the Islamic Khilafah State, hence it is actively working to silence the sincere da’wah carriers and politicians of Hizb ut-Tahrir. He also said that Hizb ut-Tahrir will continue to build support within the masses for a new politics in Bangladesh, which will end the Awami League’s politics of crime, corruption and terror that has crippled the country.
The speakers concluded by demanding the immediate release of Mohiuddin Ahmed, Kazi Murshedul Huq and all arrested party activists. They also urged the people to work with Hizb ut-Tahrir in resisting the Awami-US-India plan for Bangladesh, and to establish the Khilafah which is the only way forward for Bangladesh.
Bangla Media Representative
Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain