Moazzam Begg’s detention exposes government’s political expediency
London, UK, October 1st 2014 – After six months of detention, Moazzam Begg was released today after the British government dropped all charges against him related to travelling to Syria.
Regarding this development, Taji Mustafa, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain said:
“Alhamdulillah – All thanks and praise is to Allah, we are pleased to hear about the release of Moazzam Beg, after months of incarceration and separation from his family.”
Moazzam’s case, along with others arrested for traveling to Syria, has been used to manufacture a climate of opinion that the government will use to further its policies regarding Muslims in the UK, in particular for their support of causes dissenting from British foreign policy.”
“The smearing of one man was being used to smear an entire community, heightening public fear and suspicion.”
“We hope that people see the politicised way in which laws are applied to the Muslim community.”
“We hope the Muslim community remains steadfast in speaking out for their Ummah, despite the threats and intimidation thrown at them by the British state.”