Friday, August 19, 2005

Britain - Hizb ut Tahrir: A Terrorist Organization

Some people claim that HT is not a terrorist organization and that they advocate turning Britain, indeed the world, into an Islamic state by peaceful means. Some commenters here have criticized me for calling them terrorists.

Harry's Place has some information from HT on hijackings that might be of interest.

If you click on this link, you can read Hizb ut Tahrir's learned and authoritative statement on the position. The ruling in question dates from 1988. It is Hizb ut Tahrir's present policy. It has not been rescinded, and it has not been superseded.

It provides that

- Aeroplanes from an "Islamic country" is "Muslim property" and cannot be hijacked.

- Aeroplanes from a "Kafir state with whom there is no direct war with Muslims" may not be hijacked.

- Aeroplanes from a "country which is at war with the Muslims, like Israel, it is allowed to hijack it , for there is no sanctity for Israel nor for the Jews in it and their property and we should treat them as being at war with us". In that case it is permitted to hijack and destroy the aeroplane and terrorize and kill the passengers.

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