London, UK, August 16 – On Sunday 14th August 2005, the Observer launched an attack on the Muslim Council of Britain [MCB].
In recent weeks, there have been many such articles attacking Muslim groups including Hizb ut-Tahrir, Muslim Association of Britain, Islamic Forum Europe, the Ramadhan Foundation and the Islamic Society of Britain , the common theme of such articles is to pressure the Muslim community into renouncing certain Islamic values.
Dr Imran Waheed, Media Representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "What is taking place is more than an attack on a Muslim organisation. The Observer's article pours scorn on common Islamic teachings and is unfortunately a thinly veiled attack on Islam. Such articles only add to the Muslim community's fear that recent events are being exploited by some sections in society to demonise legitimate Islamic values and beliefs. We urge the Muslim community to contact the Observer and express their views about this article."
Notes to Editors
Hizb ut-Tahrir is a non-violent political party that works throughout the Islamic world to resume the Islamic way of life by re-establishing the Islamic Khilafah [Caliphate].