Ein volk, ein reich, ein caliph: CSM profiles Hizb ut-Tahrir

posted at 8:45 pm on May 9, 2006 by Allahpundit

Remember that “journalist” at the Guardian who got canned last year when Scott Burgess exposed him as a member of a radical Islamic group?

Meet the group. Pound for pound, perhaps the most Orwellian paragraph I’ve ever encountered:

“[President] Bush says that we want to enslave people and oppress their freedom of speech,” says Abu Abdullah, a senior member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Party of Liberation. “But we want to free all people from being slaves of men and make them slaves of Allah.”

You’ll have to read all of this one, I’m afraid. Too much, and too important, to blockquote. Stick with it until the end or you’ll miss the best part.

The BBC aired a report on Hizb ut-Tahrir three years ago. Video is available at the link but it’s low-quality. Read the transcript instead and note how, for all of the group’s bluster about persuasion through nonviolent means, lots of Muslims were/are worried about them. With good reason:

We don’t believe peace at any cost, first of all. Second of all is that, it is not encouraging violence, it is encouraging retaliation, there’s a difference. Violence is unprovoked, without reason. That is not what the party is encouraging. What they’re saying is that we have the right to retaliate.

GlobalStrategy’s primer on the group is here. Zeyno Baran’s treatment in NRO from 2004 is even better, describing them as a “conveyor belt for producing terrorists” and citing intel sources who claim one of the group’s most famous graduates is none other than Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

There’s an official webpage here, but the British chapter’s site is livelier. Think they’re serious about this Caliphate thing?


If you have to ask whether “Director of Jihad” is equivalent to a Department of “Defense,” you didn’t read the CSM article carefully enough.

Update: Imagine my surprise: SeeDubya links Hizb ut-Tahrir to the cartoon jihad.

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This is serious. The talk in the leading article about a peaceful takeover brings to mind what Bible scholars say about the Anti-Christ’s rise to power. It is said that he will be chosen to lead in a peaceful manner, and not by revolution. Given Islam’s direct conflict with Christianity and Judaism, this does not bode well. I sincerely hope that the US is doing more than just watching.

Jezla on May 9, 2006 at 10:58 PM

This is not news. The koran says the same thing very plainly. Islime is a lie. It has been a lie since that evil madman (piss be upon him) slit his first throat. Everyone knows it, but no one will act, because to condemn or even criticize this abomination makes you a…gasp!…racist.

Our own insane laws ensure our suicide. The only way to stop the inevitable is to fight these monsters on their own terms…and we haven’t the guts to do it. Action, even the mere mention of action will only turn your own people against you, get you expelled or fired, or land you in prison. You see, Christians, Americans, and white folk are the cause of all misery on the planet since the beginning of history to date. Ask any sociologist.

You can take a koran and the hadiths, show people, right in their face, literally thousands of verses that proudly state the murderous goal of islime and they will immediately, invariably begin the most incredible verbal gymnastics to explain them away, and paint you as a paranoid racist nazi. Trust me, I have been sounding the claxon for over 30 years, and no one listens. No one.

America and all of Western civilization truly deserves its fate. Curse our slavish PC weakness.

ecamorg on May 10, 2006 at 5:15 AM

LOL, very good ecamorg.. hit the nail right on the head.

Great White on May 10, 2006 at 10:01 AM