London, UK, October 16 – In an effort to cover up the huge internal crisis of leadership facing the Labour Party and the opposition to the failed Iraq war from all quarters, including the army, the Government is spearheading a vicious attack on the Muslim community.
The latest sensationalist speech by the Communities Secretary, Ruth Kelly, advocates targeting so-called Islamic 'hotspots' and 'extremism' at universities and colleges. In recent weeks, Ruth Kelly, has accused Muslim schools of breeding isolationism and extremism and has attempted to blackmail the Muslim community into towing the government line. The Guardian newspaper has also reported that universities will be asked to spy on Muslim students.
Commenting on these developments, Dr Imran Waheed, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "By once again attacking the Muslim community, Ministers are trying to divert attention from the huge leadership crisis facing the Government and the fallout from the disastrous military action in Iraq and Afghanistan. The leadership of the government is in a mess and Ministers are vying with one another to launch attacks on the Muslim community to improve their popularity and secure their positions in a future administration. The occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan is a disaster by all accounts with even the head of the Army admitting that it is the occupation that is causing violence and instability."
"It is clear that Ministers prefer headlines about the 'veil' and 'extremist hotspots' to those of 650,000 deaths in Iraq or the internal crisis that has engulfed the Labour Party. The government is seeking to make the Muslim community the focus of attention while its foreign policy atrocities are the real cause of tension and insecurity."