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UK moves to declare Hizb ut-Tahrir a terrorist group

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UK House Secretary James Cleverly put a draft order earlier than Parliament on Monday to declare Hizb ut-Tahrir a terrorist group below the Terrorism Act 2000, making it an offence to belong to the group.

Hizb ut-Tahrir is an Islamic political group that operates in 32 nations worldwide however is banned in a number of states, together with Germany and Egypt. It goals to ascertain the Islamic Khilafah, which, in line with their web site, entails “presenting the Islamic options to deal with modern issues, political activism and finally working for political change within the Muslim nations in a non-violent manner.”

For the reason that attacks by Hamas on October 7, the group has not condemned the actions of Hamas. Below UK legislation, particularly the Terrorism Act 2000, the House Secretary can “proscribe” an organisation based mostly on an assessment “that it commits or participates in, prepares for, promotes or encourages, or is in any other case involved in terrorism.” Which means it turns into against the law to belong to that organisation, invite assist for it, prepare conferences in assist of it or put on clothes that signifies an individual is a member or supporter, amongst different offences. The utmost sentence for such an offence is 14 years.

The House Secretary said that Hizb ut-Tahrir is “an antisemitic organisation that actively promotes and encourages terrorism, together with praising and celebrating the appalling 7 October assaults.” He went on to say, “Proscribing this terrorist group will be certain that anybody who belongs to and invitations helps for them will face penalties. It can curb Hizb ut-Tahrir’s means to function because it at the moment does.”

Hizb ut-Tahrir responded on Twitter, stating that they rejected the notion that they’re anti-semitic or encourage terrorism. They said that of their work “to ascertain the Islamic Khilafah (Caliphate), Hizb ut-Tahrir has by no means resorted to any kind of violence or armed battle.” They went on to state that they might problem the proposed proscription “utilizing all accessible authorized means.”

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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