London, UK , July 10 2007 – Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain , will launch a report entitled "Radicalisation, 'Extremism' and 'Islamism': Realities and Myths in the 'War on Terror'"
at a meeting in Central London on Friday 13th July 2007. The report
will be widely circulated amongst thinkers, academics, journalists,
columnists, politicians and think tanks.
The report exposes the many inconsistencies in the 'war on terror' narrative and the manipulation of security fears to attack political ideas that carry considerable support in the Muslim world. It examines the statements of politicians to prove that their primary concern is preventing Islamic political change in order to maintain their control over the Muslim world and illustrates the way that language and arguments are manipulated to falsely claim that Islamic political ideas are the root cause of the problem. The report goes on to cite credible research that calls into question the Bush-Blair argument that Islamic political ideas inherently cause violence and insecurity and explains the Caliphate and other Islamic political ideas.
Speaking ahead of the report's launch, Dr Imran Waheed, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain , said, "The current climate of fear and suspicion in the UK leaves many people searching for answers to questions about the causes and solutions to these complex problems. The most fundamental of problems is the inaccurate understanding and depiction of the causes of violence. Our report challenges misconceptions about radicalisation, 'extremism' and political violence, explains Islam’s political tenets and maps a way forward for the future."
"In the corridors of Washington and Westminster , Islam's political ideas are seen as a potential threat – not to security – but to the control, exploitation and interference that has continued for decades. Yet on the 'Muslim street' these ideas mean liberation from tyranny and oppression, a connection to their beliefs and history and the ability to shape their own political destiny."
The launch event will be held at Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street , London , E1 6LS (Nearest underground: Aldgate East) on Friday 13th July 2007 at 7 p.m.
Notes to Editors:
1. Following its launch, the full report will be available for download from our website.
Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain