Tory lies about Hizb ut-Tahrir are populist attempts to boost poll ratings
London, UK, November 21 – Recent lies about Hizb ut-Tahrir by leading Tory MP Phillip Hammond on last Thursday’s BBC1 Question Time program are little more than frantic attempts to boost their diminishing ratings. During the program, he said Hizb ut-Tahrir is an organisation “committed to the murder of Jews”.
Taji Mustafa, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, “In recent weeks the brash arrogance of David Cameron and his ‘young Turks’ has been diminished by their relationships with Russian oligarchs and the difficulties they face in sounding relevant on the Global Economic crisis.”
“The result has been rumours that their own support base, dissatisfied that George Osborne was not sacked, now question Mr Cameron’s credibility. Hence, they have returned to type and jumped on a bandwagon – this time Nick Griffin’s – with a cheap slanderous attack on Hizb ut-Tahrir. Phillip Hammond’s statement has no basis in fact, was comprehensively rebutted when first uttered by David Cameron and is the latest addition to their other anti-Muslim policies.”
“Support for Cameron may yet slip further. His arrogant assumption that he will be Prime Minister looks less likely than it once did. Consequently, it would not be surprising if we saw him reverting to nasty populist attacks on Muslims in general and Hizb ut-Tahrir in particular as he exploits peoples lack of information and plays on their worst prejudices and fears.”