Opposition To Hizb Al-Tahrir Activity In Lebanon, Among Palestinians
The Islamist organization Hizb Al-Tahrir (“The Liberation Party”), which advocates the restoration of the Islamic Caliphate, has announced that its global convention will be held in Beirut on July 18, 2010.
The Lebanese Al-Akhbar daily reports that Lebanese security elements plan to prevent the conference.
According to the Lebanese daily Al-Liwaa, Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’d Al-Hariri has postponed “to another time” a demand by several ministers to discuss revoking the organization’s license.
It should be noted that Hizb Al-Tahrir is banned in most Arab and Islamic countries, and in several Western countries. In Lebanon, it was banned until 2006, but then-interior minister in the Al-Siniora government Ahmad Fatfat, an Al-Mustaqbal party member, permitted it to renew its activity.
Meanwhile in the Palestinian arena, Hizb Al-Tahrir accused Hamas security forces of preventing a ceremony in Gaza to mark the fall of the Ottoman Caliphate, by sabotaging equipment and the hall in which the ceremony was set to take place, and by harming organization activists en route to the ceremony.
In addition, it was reported that the PA government prevented a similar ceremony in the West Bank.
Sources: Al-Akhbar, AHAK, Al-Liwaa, Lebanon, July 15, 2010; Paltoday.com, July 13, 2010
Posted at: 2010-07-15