London, UK, October 11 – At a press conference at the White House today, President Bush, spoke of a "world in which extremists are trying to intimidate rational people in order to topple moderate governments and to extend the caliphate." Referring to the American presence in the Middle East , he said, "And they want us to leave. And they want to topple government. They want to extend an ideological caliphate that has no concept of liberty inherent in their beliefs."
Responding to Bush's comments, Imran Waheed, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain , said, "Bush has confirmed once again that what Britain and America are fighting in the name of the 'war on terror' is the Islamic political system or Caliphate. Bush is continuing the propaganda campaign of Western governments that maligns the political work in the Muslim world for establishing the Caliphate by equating it with fanaticism and violence."
"Bush and his allies are now in a state of desperation as millions of Muslims, from Turkey to Indonesia are calling for the return of the Shariah and the Caliphate to replace the corrupt dictators, monarchs and kings that have been loyally serving the West ever since they destroyed the Caliphate in 1924. Having failed to face the Islamic movement intellectually and politically and realising the inevitability of the return of the Caliphate on the world stage, Western governments have launched a worldwide war against Islam and the political work for the Caliphate."