The Hizb ut Tahrir is a UK based Islamic organization , it has been considered an ‘organization of concern’ by the British Home Office for at least five years . Even then the HuT managed to get huge amounts of money from the British Government for its foundation to set up schools to teach the Hizb ideology and Arabic to children from the age of 3.
HuT was founded in 1953 , the initial aim was to “fight assimilation” into British society. Their system of choice is a global Islamic super state, or “caliphate”, which has no boundaries in Muslim countries and then the rest of the world. They believe that Muslims believing in democracy are Kafirs or apostates. It wants all Muslims to stay away from non-Muslims and boycott “corrupt” British elections and the political process. This is a very rigid stance to take for the organization particularly more unbelievable as they are based in the UK , such an attitude would only limit Muslims and turn them into aliens .
Certain questions were raised in Pakistan about their patronage. The British at times looked very suspicious to the Pakistan government , in June 2011 twelve British trainers, deployed at FC training center near Quetta and 6 Americans, were ordered to leave Pakistan. These trainers would aggressively oppose the use of Frontier Constabulary against Baluchi insurgents.
This decision was taken at the 9 Corps Commanders Conference. The British enjoy better bilateral relations with the Pakistan government but were found operating on American directions. It was suspected that the MI6 tried to infiltrate Pakistani security institutions.
Brigadier Ali Khan was arrested in connection with these developments. “Brigadier Ali was a patriotic and respectable officer but British intelligence disguised as Hizb ut Tahrir tried to get closer to him and he could not identify it,” said an official. Pakistani intelligence had ample evidence that MI6 agents were influencing the Hizb ut Tahrir. Interestingly, in that same time period , British think-tanks raised a debate that who would the British trained FC support in case of cross-border raids.
This understandably raised alarm in the Pakistan army and the trainers were sent back. Their NOCs providing access to Joint Staff Headquarters were revoked, during this expulsion process many foreign agents were identified and politely asked to leave .
Pakistan Army was being set-up with the use of created characters to show army links with militants and a threat to the nuclear arsenal , fortunately this was terminated successfully. The Hizb may also have links with the TTP ,the Pakistani Taliban and other anti -Pakistan camps . So the Hizb ut Tahrir agenda is more agreeable to Western agencies and not the Muslim world.
In June 2011, Major Gen.Athar Abbas disclosed that the arrested Brigadier Ali Khan and four other detained majors were questioned about their HuT links. At the very least, the Hut’s aim was to defame Pakistan army in some manner and break the military discipline maybe in the form of mutiny.
Pakistani intelligence found something dangerous and mysterious about it and it was banned as early as 2003, the MI6 refused to condemn it even though Arab and Central Asian countries also banned it . The Hut penetrated their armies too to attempt and bring about governments of its choice by pushing the pan-Arabic spin. The Hizb ut Tahrir is still legal in the UK and going strong , they want a global Islamic state, or caliphate and have an estimated one million followers worldwide, according to The New Statesman.
It is also reputed to be linked with the Muslim Brotherhood which has long been used to weaken governments in the Middle East. This week the HuT set an emotional trap for Pakistanis.They protested in thousands outside the Al-Aqsa mosque appealing to Pakistan Army to redeem the holy city from Jewish ‘filth ‘.
This rally was interestingly permitted by Israeli authorities and covered extensively by its media .
They chanted “O the army of Pakistan! Come for the sake of the rule of the Koran! O nation of millions! Awaken to support your religion! O our imprisoned Al-Aqsa Mosque! We bear the glad tidings of liberation!”
“This is the call of Hizb ut-Tahrir: Advance with your mighty army to Jerusalem. You are worthy of the honor of liberating it,” The sheer irony that Israel allowed this protest in which innocent Palestinians participated with enthusiasm was a warning signal . The rally proved that Pakistan is immensely popular and the last hope of the Palestinians but the dark reality was that it was also a set-up by Israel and HuT and Pakistan could smell the conspiracy . It is quite obvious who funded the rally , the plan may be to break down boundaries of Muslim nations and discourage nationalism so that they cannot resist the coming of the New World Order .
The origin of the HuT is largely unknown and shrouded in mystery , its initial source of funding is still a well-kept secret. The leaders of the HUT hold very hurtful views about our Quaid Jinnah, Hizbut Tahrir,s magazine Khilafah was founded by the Syrian militant Umar Bakri.
He said this about the founder of Pakistan in the December 1996 issue:
“Jinnah defies Allah… Jinnah went one step further than most traitors, the man also has the audacity to justify his Kufr actions by Islam” . And further “How dare this man associate a Kufr concept such as democracy with our Prophet (saw)”. The Quaid was accused of “inner secularism” as a Hindu was in Pakistan’s first cabinet.
The August 1947 speech was also condemned in which Jinnah requested tolerance for minorities.
The article ended with “These are only some of the examples where Jinnah clearly defied Allah (SWT) and chose the way of the Kafir over the way of the Prophet (saw)”.
Akbar S Ahmed, former British High Commission in the UK , wrote in his book Islam under Siege: Living Dangerously in Post-Honour World. “In Britain, Sheikh Umar Bakri’s Khilafah, the journal of the Hizbut Tahrir, attacked Jinnah as a kafir and an insult for a Muslim. Moreover, it accused Jinnah of being an enemy of God and of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) because Jinnah supported women, Christians and Hindus, and advocated democracy. Why, I asked myself, did they pick on Jinnah? Because, I concluded, Bakri saw him as a major ideological opponent. Significantly, after the American strikes in Sudan and Afghanistan in 1998, Bakri emerged in the media to claim that he represented Bin Laden in Europe”
How can such an organization be acceptable to any Pakistani when they hold the Father of the Nation in such contempt ?
Today Hizb ut-Tahrir is active in 40 countries and banned in most of them , they claim to work for a global Muslim caliphate but their reality is much more destructive.
By: Sabena Siddiqi
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