PRESS STATEMENT:The allegation of militancy and terrorism on Hizb ut-Tahrir in Bangladesh is a lie, government conspiracy and false propaganda
Hizb ut-Tahrir strictly refutes the baseless media reports that accuse Hizb ut-Tahrir of the threats of bomb blast at important places in response to the arrest of its members in Bangladesh. Arrests based on political victimization and counterfeit accusations can not stop us from the accountability of the rulers and the struggle for the re-establishment of the Khilafah. It’s ridiculous to accuse a political party of the type of Hizb ut-Tahrir of militancy which, since its inception in 1953, has not wavered a single inch from its non militant stance despite of the fact that thousands of its members are still in jails in Central Asia and Arab countries while many are tortured to death. Friends and foes, all testify the non militant struggle of the Hizb ut-Tahrir. Moreover, this fact is well known to the whole Ummah that Hizb ut-Tahrir extracts its method for the re-establishment of the Khilafah from the thirteen years of Prophet Muhammad’s (saaw) struggle in Mecca, wherein he (saaw) did not grant permission for any militant activity.
Therefore, Hizb ut-Tahrir considers the use of weapons for the re-establishment of Khilafah a violation of the Shariah. Actually it is only Hizb ut-Tahrir that stands in the face of the emergency government of Bangladesh, continuing its political activity despite all the harsh emergency laws and accounting them for surrendering the sovereignty to America and India. That is why the Bangladeshi government arrested the members of Hizb ut-Tahrir that includes professors and students of various universities just before they were about to conduct a press conference.
We appeal to the media organizations that before relaying any "official truth" of the government regarding Hizb ut-Tahrir kindly cross verify such illogical news stories from the media office of Hizb ut-Tahrir. We hope that the media organizations will print and telecast out refutation of this baseless news story in the same manner as they had previously covered the false story.
The Official Spokesman of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Pakistan
Date: 22 Ramadan 1429 AH No:
22nd Sep 2008 CE