London, UK, July 28 – Over a thousand Muslims will attend a national emergency meeting in London this Sunday [July 31st 2005] entitled "Speaking against Bush and Blair’s foreign policy is not Terrorism". The meeting will examine the aftermath of the London bombings and has been organised by the global non-violent Islamic political party, Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain.
Over a thousand delegates from across the UK will discuss the impact of western foreign policy in the Muslim world, the call for Muslim ‘moderates’ to combat ‘extremism’ and the challenges facing Muslims in Britain in the aftermath of the London bombings.
Speakers at the meeting include Dr Abdul Wahid, Jamal Harwood, Qasim Ali and Dr Imran Waheed.
Dr Imran Waheed, Representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "Over the last few weeks we have seen intense discussion about Western foreign policy and the Muslim world. In an attempt to blur the debate, some politicians and media have equated Muslim anger against Western foreign policy as terrorism. In fact, the reality in the Muslim world today, from Tashkent to Tripoli, is that the vast majority of work against western imperialism comes through non-violent political struggle. This meeting will address the rhetoric and present a compelling model for political change in the Islamic world."
The meeting will take place on Sunday July 31st 2005 at 4.00 p.m. at The Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0DG.
Members of the press are invited to a press conference at 3.30 p.m. immediately preceding the meeting.
Notes to Editors:
Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain is the UK branch of Hizb ut-Tahrir, a global independent Islamic political party. The global leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir, Ata Abu Rushta, is in the Muslim world. The party works throughout the Islamic world to resume the Islamic way of life by re-establishing the Islamic Khilafah [Caliphate].