Hizb ut-Tahrir is not a peaceful organization any more than Islam is a peaceful religion. The organization’s goal is to impose Islam Â and Shar’ ia on non-Muslims by Da’wah. If Â non-Muslims reject the Da’wah then the Caliphate is obliged to use jihad to remove the obstacle. Hizb ut-Tahrir must be exposed and stopped.
And what are we doing to protect our society from supremacist Islamo-lunacy?
“All the resources of the Muslims will be used to ensure the global dominance of Islam.” (Manifesto, 25, HuT Publication)
Islamic spokesmen in the West are fighting against anti-Sharia laws in various states by assuring people that Muslims in non-Muslim polities must obey the laws — as if this means that they shouldn’t or wouldn’t try to implement Sharia. Yet Hizb ut-Tahrir wants Sharia rule all across Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. This would mean the toppling of many governments that do not implement the fullness of Islamic law. Will Western Islamic spokesmen stand up and explain how Hizb ut-Tahrir has gotten Islam all wrong, wrong, wrong?
London. Hizbut Tahrir, a global Islamist party banned in many Muslim states, said on Friday that Pakistanis should take to the streets to call for Islamic rule and join a campaign to end subservience to Washington that was advancing “from Indonesia to Tunisia.”The party, which says it is non-violent but is accused by some analysts of seeking a coup in Islamabad, added that “powerful factions” in Pakistani society including the military should also take part, but violence had no place in its work.
Hizbut Tahrir won international attention when Pakistan’s army said on June 22 it was questioningÂ four majors about alleged links to the party, following the arrest in May of a brigadier suspected of having such ties. Brig. Ali Khan, whose lawyer has denied the allegations, was the highest-ranking serving officer arrested in a decade. […]
In an interview, party spokesman Taji Mustafa saidÂ the party sought to emulate the creation of the first Islamic state in what is now Saudi Arabia by “winning public opinion in favour of Islam” through discussions, marches and rallies.
The party worked “to motivate all sections of society to express their determined will,Â such that they take to the streets and demand the Islamic Caliphate system.”
The party and its goal of an Islamic ruler, or Caliph, who implements Shariah law posed no threat to Pakistan, said Mustafa, based in Britain, where the party is not banned.
“The threat to Pakistan comes from Zardari, Kayani and Gilani who support drone strikes that kill their own citizens, and who collude with a US-led war of terror,” he said, referring to the president, army chief and prime minister. […]
The party’s Pakistan branch issued a statement earlier in June saying Muslims all over the world, or the “Ummah”, were looking to Pakistan’s army to provide support for the party’s goal of setting up an Islamic state, or Caliphate (Khilafah).
Asked to comment, Mustafa said the party’s search for their support was not aimed at obtaining armed backing since that “contradicts our method for bringing about change.”
“Seeking nusrah (support) was a practice of Prophet Mohammad when he worked to establish the first Islamic state in Medina,” he said. “It is to ask the powerful factions in society – including the military – to support our call for the implementation of the Khilafah system, to side with the people and to stop propping up the current treacherous regime which is using the military to fight its own citizens as it supports America’s war and drone strikes – something that is hugely unpopular.”
Mustafa said that globally the party operated in more than 40 countries, both Muslim-majority and -minority countries. It sought to bring the former under a Caliphate. In the latter, it sought to preserve a strong Islamic identity among Muslims.
“Despite the attempts of several Western-backed rulers to ban Hizbut Tahrir in parts of the Muslim world, our call for the Khilafah system is gaining traction by the day from Indonesia to Tunisia,” he said.
His remark echoes those of many Islamist organizations that portray this year’s Arab uprisings against political despotism and economic stagnation as Islamist-inspired. Many Arabs say Islamists have played only a minimal role.
And which side of that dispute is correct is already becoming clear.