London, UK, June 20th 2008 – The Danish government yesterday rejected calls to ban the Islamic political group Hizb ut-Tahrir having found that there is no case to warrant such a move. It is the second time since 2004 that the government has looked at the issue and arrived at the same conclusion.
Commenting on this announcement, Taji Mustafa, Media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain said: “This decision will not surprise anyone who has studied Hizb ut-Tahrir over the last fifty years, knowing it follows an exclusively political methodology – despite the unbelievable persecution of its members in Uzbekistan, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan and other brutal regimes in the Muslim world.”
“However, the extremely vocal extremist voices will undoubtedly persist in calling for bans on Hizb ut-Tahrir in several countries because they:
1) Wish to silence Hizb ut-Tahrir’s frank criticism of colonial western foreign policy and support for dictators in the Muslim world.
2) Are unable to respond intellectually to Hizb ut-Tahrir’s critique of the western capitalist system that is currently forced on the Muslim world.
3) Find Hizb ut-Tahrir’s uncompromising opposition to the occupation of Muslim lands – including Iraq and Afghanistan – unacceptable. In particular, they are most vitriolic about Hizb ut-Tahrir’s uncompromising view towards Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine since 1948.
4) Use and abuse issues of terror and security as a political football in order to gain electoral advantage”
“We have no doubt that such extremist voices across Europe will keep up their hypocritical talk of free speech while simulatneously calling for a ban on this famously non-violent and growing political movement. Despite their futile efforts, Hizb ut-Tahrir’s political work to re-establish the Caliphate in the Muslim world will, insha Allah, intensify as it reaches out to the Muslim masses who desire the re-establishment of the Caliphate and liberation from western economic enslavement and political domination.”