London, UK, February 24 – Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, the Islamic political party, condemns the increasing sectarian violence and bloodshed in Iraq. The recent attacks on civilians and places of worship including the attack on the Al-Askari mosque in Samarra and an explosion near a primary school in Kut have no basis in Islam.
Commenting on the rising sectarian violence, Dr Imran Waheed, a media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "Sectarian violence only further helps to prolong the occupation and causes oppressed peoples to fight each other rather than work to end the occupation of their lands. Those who have illegally occupied their lands gain most from such bloodshed which diverts attention from the footage of occupying armies beating Iraqi youth and humiliating prisoners."
"We call on our Muslim brethren in Iraq to put aside sectarianism and work under the banner of Islam such that the people of Iraq are able to be the architects of their own political destiny, free from foreign interference and brutal occupation."
"In contrast to the rise in sectarian violence we are witnessing under divisive foreign occupation, when the Islamic Khilafah [Caliphate] returns in the Muslim world it will unify the masses and their resources under one sincere and independent leadership."