Hizb ut-Tahrir

And again! Hizb ut Tahrir holds yet another rally in London and is, for the third consecutive time, decisively rejected by ordinary Muslims.

Al-Jazeera reports:

Pity the Islamists; the rug has been pulled out from under their feet.

There is a lot of debate at the moment about what the fallout from the Middle East’s uprisings will mean for the region. Is this the start of an Islamist uprising or the birth pangs of a more liberal and pluralistic Arab world?

My erstwhile friends and comrades in Hizb ut Tahrir — the liberation party, innit — have released a new report on ‘The future for Muslims in Britain’. The new pamphlet professes to look at the British state’s ‘anti-Islamic agenda’ as part of its ‘war on Islam’.

Today, Westminster University was to be the venue for a debate between Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) member Jamal Harwood and Swiss academic Dr. Jean-Francois Mayer.  Yesterday, HT released a statement claiming that the government have intervened, and forced the University to cancel the event.

The recent controversy surrounding the funding of schools with links to Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) has certainly shaken the group right up to its British leadership.  Now the Spittoon blog are reporting that they are in contact with a mole within the group, who is passing on vital information including details on an uppcoming Executive Committee election.

In ‘The God Delusion’, Richard Dawkins refers to the religious indoctrination of children as a form of abuse: it petrifies them with stories of hell and damnation, while simultaneously stunting their capacity for independent thought and reason.  Haringey Council – no strangers to the failure of providing proper care to local children - is clearly not a fan of this idea: on Friday it gave its backing to a school run by religious extremists Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT).

Now that the Conservative Party has admitted that David Cameron made a small error when criticising the government for giving public funds to the Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation (ISF) – a charity which runs schools that teach Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) ideology – the ball is right back in Labour’s court.

In today’s Prime Minister’s Questions, David Cameron used evidence from the Centre For Social Cohesion’s report, Hizb ut-Tahrir: Ideology and Strategy, to grill Gordon Brown over £113,000 in Government grants received by Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) backed Islamic Shaksiya Foundation (ISF).

So now we know. Hizb ut Tahrir, the group which loves to project itself as the vanguard of Islam has been receiving handouts from the British state to run a series of schools called the Islamic Shakhsiyah (means ‘personality’) Foundation (ISF).

The Shadow Home Secretary has recently promised that a Conservative government will crack down on all types of extremists, including the ‘non-violent’ ones.  At the Tory conference yesterday he made two specific promises.