08 October 2014
Hizb ut Tahrir has condemned the terrorist group Islamic State and is overtly non-violent – so why is Tony Abbott “angry and frustrated” he hasn’t been able to ban the group, and hopeful new laws will allow him to do so?
As he shared his contempt for the group with radio broadcaster Alan Jones on Wednesday, the Prime Minister said the “thoroughly objectionable organisation” not only campaigned against Australia’s values but may “promote terrorism”.
Hizb ut Tahrir is founded on the principle of creating an Islamic caliphate that is governed by sharia law. It despises the West and holds it responsible for the humiliation of Muslims.
Almost every issue is seen through the prism of malevolent Western domination, and spun accordingly.
…Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman, an academic at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore who did his doctorate in Australia on the group, says the “conveyer belt” theory doesn’t stack up. Hizb, overall, acted as a bulwark against Islamic radicals taking the next step and turning to terrorism, he said.
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Last updated on 09/10/2014