Wednesday, July 07, 2010


There has been a substantial body of material in the media about the international Islamist group Hizb Ut-Tahrir which held a conference for between 500 and 1,000 participants in Western Sydney last week. Read about it here, here and here.

There's one news outlet that remains reticent about this despicable group. Guess which one?

Here are some clues, quoted from the articles above and written elsewhere by reputable journalists:

It also calls on Muslims to fight Jews everywhere, and engages in vicious anti-Jew invective. Last month, HT in Bangladesh issued a press release to advertise a demonstration about the Gaza flotilla which said: "O Muslim armies! Teach the Jews a lesson after which they will need no further lessons. March forth to fight them, eradicate their entity and purify the earth of their filth."

HT explicitly rejects the use of violence in its quest for an Islamic state. But it supports militant campaigns against Western forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, and opposes the existence of Israel, which it calls an "illegitimate" state that "must be removed".

Get the picture?

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