Hizb ut-Tahrir call for nuclear war

Hizb ut-Tahrir, who have been argued to be part of the conveyor belt to extremism, have called for Pakistan to attack US troops. Their press release is on the webpage of the UK branch.

Pakistan, possessing nuclear weapons, missiles technology and half a million brave soldiers who are ready to attain martyrdom for Islam, is in a good position to injure and bruise an already battered America to an extent which she cannot afford to stomach right now. American bases in Bagram and Doha, which America will never wish to be in danger, are within Pakistan’s striking range both through our fighter planes and missiles.

You may remember that Hizb ut-Tahrir recently complained to OFCOM about Panorama when they felt the programme had misrepresented their party as one that encouraged hatred and created “the potential for Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain members to take violent action against non-Muslims both in Britain and abroad.” They lost.

I think it is fair to say that by threatening nuclear strikes Hizb ut-Tahrir are living up to their peaceful reputation.

The director of Civitas, David Green, is unimpressed:

“In calling for our allies to be killed HT has gone too far. British soldiers are fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with American, Canadian and Australian allies and the call to attack American soldiers would inevitably result in the deaths of British personnel.”

“Many have argued that we should not ban organisations like HT and instead engage in open debate with them to reveal the flaws in their reasoning. But after this statement Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain, Australia and America should surely be banned. Even the most liberal tenets of Western Democracy surely cannot extend to incitement by a subversive sect to murder loyal citizens abroad. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair called for a ban on Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain in August 2005 after the 7/7 London attacks by extreme Islamists. Surely that ban is now imminent following the sect’s 13th September statement.”