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A Friendly Approach to Extremists

Here is a video of a Hizb ut-Tahrir meeting in London. It is typical of the extremist party.

Note in particular what Qasim Ali says about Pakistan from 19:45 minutes in:

My brothers and sisters, it is the Islamic government, if you work with Hizb ut-Tahrir to establish it, that will protect our nuclear assets, that will never see the governance of America over our lands, that will absolutely adhere to the words of Allah when he says: “and prepare for them from power and tether your horses so that you may strike fear into the heart of the enemy”.

My brothers and sisters, this maxim, this principle, that we will be strong, we will not weaken our armed forces, we will not weaken our nuclear assets, we will be prepared to strike fear into the heart of India and America.

Yes, Hizb wants to get hold of nuclear weapons to threaten others in the name of Islam.

Israel too must be threatened. This is from a Hizb press release:

Jews are the same “Maghdoob” (on whom Allah was angry) nation about which Allah (swt) Himself ordered Muslims to seek refuge from their evil ways five times a day. This and such other deeds are only the handiwork of this cursed nation, whose forefathers were made monkeys and pigs for their inexcusable actions.

There is only one way to stop the aggression of Israel and save the captive Muslims of Gaza, and this way does not pass through halls of National assembly, OIC or UN rather it originates from the garrisons of the Muslim armies. This is the responsibility of the Generals of the Muslim armies to point their tanks and missiles towards Israel and mobilize their armies to eradicate the state of Israel from the face of the planet. And if these traitor rulers try to come in their way they should trample upon them as well. We call upon the Pakistani army to fulfill their responsibility and prepare nuclear bombs and other weapons for Jihad instead of polishing them to give guard-of-honors. And if Zardari or Gilani comes in their way they should uproot them and give bayaa to a sincere Khaleefah to fight under this command to annihilate Israel.

The venue for the meeting in the video above was Friends House in London.

Experts on extremism have approached Friends House several times to ask them to stop hosting Hizb ut-Tahrir and other Islamist hate preachers.

The lettings policy itself states (pdf):

A booking may be refused if:
– The aims and policies of the organisation or individual are in serious conflict with Quaker beliefs. Written details of the aims or policies of new groups wishing to hold meetings in Friends house are normally requested

– Violence or the encouragement of violence at a meeting may reasonably be anticipated

Yet Friends House refuses to back down. Tomorrow it will host yet another Hizb meeting:

If you would like to tell Friends House what you think of it continuing to host haters, please write to the man responsible for bookings, Paul Grey, on, with a cc to Further contact details are available here.

Update: Joe Muggs has made the following suggestion in the comments (many thanks Joe):

The Recording Clerk of Britain Yearly Meeting:

Direct mail for Quaker Outreach dept: and

Be respectful, and understand that many of these people may be as frustrated as I am with the paralysis that besets the organisation in dealing with difficult issues.