British Islamists Call For Global Caliphate At London Conference
The Great Britain Hizb ut-Tahrir chapter held a conference yesterday in London and called again for a global caliphate. The radical group insisted that Pakistan’s future lay in the implementation of a sincere Islamic leadership through a new Khilafah.
The British branch of a world-wide radical Islamist group, Hizb ut-Tahrir, held a conference in London on Saturday, in which speakers called for the overthrow of Muslim governments and their replacement with a single Islamic state, known as the caliphate. According to Hizb ut-Tahrir’s website, “thousands” of people attended the conference.
Hizb ut-Tahrir – the Liberation Party in English – is active in dozens of countries, but has been banned in several Arab states, as well as European countries such as Germany and Russia. It is also illegal in China. In Britain, the organization is still legal, despite instances of the group’s members and websites being found to promote anti-Semitic incitement to violence and calls for suicide bombings. In Australia, the organization is facing the prospect of a ban.
The Hizb ut-Tahrir website in Great Britain had more on the challenges facing Pakistan at the conference this weekend:
Brother Asif Khan, head of Hizb ut Tahrir’s Pakistan Committee addressed how the Khilafah would address some of Pakistan’s key domestic problems of corruption,poverty, oppressive taxation and insecurity.
Sajjad Khan addressed Pakistan’s key foreign policy problems, not least that it is being forced to fight the war on terror on behalf of the US. He argued that the khilafah’s strength was that it would unify islamic lands pooling human, energy and material resurces.
In a lively question and answer session, questions were asked about the key issues of nuclear power, the risk of future leaderships becoming corrupt and what Muslims in Britain could do from here to help the call for Khilafah in Pakistan.
Related… The Independent today has analysis of the PPP quagmire and the Dem’s reaction to Musharraf.
Of course, democrats are wrong about replacing Musharraf like they prove to be with most of their foreign policy decisions. Pervez Musharraf may be the only thing holding this nuclear country together at this point. Replacing Pervez at this juncture would bring more chaos- not less.
Democrats never seem to learn.