London, UK, August 12 – Tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers will sign a nationwide petition after Friday prayers today as part of a campaign opposing government proposals to silence legitimate political _expression in the Muslim community including the banning of the non-violent Islamic political party Hizb ut-Tahrir.
The petition is being launched today [12 August] at mosques and Islamic centres throughout the UK.
Dr Imran Waheed, Media Representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "The tens of thousands of Muslims signing the petition today will attest to the fact that Hizb ut-Tahrir is well known for its non-violent approach and that this has been demonstrated on many occasions including peaceful marches against military action in Iraq and Afghanistan and against France?s banning of the Hijab [headscarf]."
"We have been inundated with messages of support from the Muslim community – many of them know local members of Hizb ut-Tahrir who work in their community as doctors, lawyers, accountants and teachers. This petition will provide our community with an opportunity to make their views on these proposals known."
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].