Our message to Cameron: Ban HT and show the world what freedom and democracy really mean!
London UK, 13th April 2010 – David Cameron has called for a ban on Hizb ut-Tahrir in the Conservative party’s manifesto launched today which once again twists the truth and states that “a Conservative government will ban any organisations which advocate hate or the violent overthrow of our society, such as hizb-ut-tahrir”.
In response to this call , Taji Mustafa, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain said, "We say to Cameron and his like: ban Hizb ut-Tahrir if you dare to show the world the cowards you really are.”
“Instead of accepting our challenge to debate ideas, he will try to ban an Islamic political party with over 50 years of non-violent political activism.”
“There can be no better way to show people what hypocrites they really are – that their lofty talk of ‘freedom, democracy and pluralism’ are mere hollow words.”
“More people will come to realise what “neocons” Cameron’s Tories are – that the ‘liberal’ image the Tory front bench desperately tries to portray is no more than a façade for neoconservatism in Britain: to continue the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, to offer uncritical loyalty to Israel and suppress Muslim political voices in Britain.”
“Their desire to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir shows they really fear that our ideas have taken a hold amongst Muslims around the world, because of our uncompromising criticism of Western foreign policy in Muslim countries, and relentless call to replace tyranny and dictatorship in the Muslim world with an Islamic Caliphate that will bring security, stability, authority to the people, and accountability and justice – all enshrined in the Shariah.”
“We say to Mr Cameron, do your worst but you can never ban our ideas from growing.”
“His actions would simply be adding to the exposure of weakness of his own ideology, by adding a ban on a non-violent group to the West’s record of Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, rendition, torture and the abandonment of habeas corpus.“
“They justify invading Muslim countries on the basis of securing ‘freedom and democracy’ but then try to shut down political discourse through a ban.“
“In their world freedom only counts as long as you are subservient to the values dictated by these hypocritical and corrupt politicians. This is the hypocrisy of their freedom and we have no fear from that. Hizb ut-Tahrir will continue its work across the world.”
“We repeat our challenge to Cameron to face us in an open debate though we suspect the Tory party will not have the guts to take up this challenge. But if they try to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir, then the world will see who they really are and how weak their freedom and democracy really is.”