Finally, HIzb, at least in Australia, believes jihad, warfare to spread the religion, is now necessary. Ismail Al-Wahwah, head of the Australian Hizb ut-Tahrir, called for the armies of jihad to march on Dar al-harb at a seminar in Turkey.
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Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia leader says Muslim terrorist massacre on Charlie Hebdo cartoonists is a “cure” (for blasphemy)
Ismail Alwahwah, hardline Muslim leader from Hizb ut-Tahrir, a group advocating for an Islamic caliphate, who also attended rallies with Martin Place Islamic terrorist Man Haron Monis, says the attacks were a reaction to “daily humiliation of Muslims and insults to their book and prophet.”
Ustadh Abu Anas carrying the call for Khilafah in Syria
By the grace of Allah, the Exalted, Isma’il al-Wahwah (Abu Anas), member and Arabic media rep of Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia, has made his way to Syria to aid the blessed uprising. He will play a role in the political work undertaken by Hizb ut-Tahrir in Syria aimed at directing the uprising to its rightful destination, namely, the establishment of Islam in the form the Khilafah (Caliphate).
Abu Anas will be giving Friday sermons, addressing rallies, meeting with influential people and undertaking like actions as a means to impress the importance of maintaining the Islamic identity of the uprising and raising awareness against western attempts, led by the US, to hijack the uprising or deviate it from its path.
The following are but some of the activities undertaken by Abu Anas in Syria. We will add to these as more become available.
Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia
14 June 2013
Khutbah in Uthman ibn ‘Affan mosque, Hanaanu, Halab
Addressing a rally in al-Saliheen, Halab
Hizb criticizes Australia
Interview of brother Wassim Doureihi, Media representative of Hizb ut Tahrir Australia, on ABC TV’s Lateline program.
Uthman Badar (media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia) argues that Hizb rejects Western values and wants an Islamic Caliphate along with Islamic Shar’ ia.
The elephant in the room: western violence
- Thursday, 30 May 2013 02:52
The Islamophobes are out in number, warning the world about ‘Muslim violence’ in the wake of the attack in London.
They are finding the roots of Muslim violence in Islam and the Qur’an (Sheehan, Twisting Islam to justify cruelty), demanding that Muslims take responsibility and help deal with the problem (Howe, Muslims must help fight these terrorists), and impressing on Muslims the need to face the history of Islam and get rid of its bad bits (Kessler, Muslims must face history of Islam).
It has already been shown how Islamic texts are purposefully misread and misrepresented to arrive at the above-mentioned conclusions. But something far more sinister is exposed by simply applying the methodology of the above writers – searching for causal-relation between the observations of violence and the beliefs of its perpetrators – to a different, but culpably-related, subject: western violence (violence perpetrated by western states).
The observations list of western violence, even if restricted to the last couple of decades, is as long as it is ugly, featuring one nation-destroying war after another, support for dictators who make life hell for millions of people via brute violence, military bases littered all over the world, extrajudicial killing and imprisonment, and drone attacks, all of which kill incomparably more women, children and innocent civilians than combatants.
Indeed, if we were to tally a list of civilian deaths caused by western violence – as Alan Howe has done with Muslim violence – we would need much more space and use many more four, five and six digit figures in place of his two and three-digit ones. The bottom line: Muslim violence pales in comparison to western violence in all respects: numbers of people injured and killed, extent of economic and social impact, and brutality.
Any objective assessment of the facts shows this. If the subjective western conscience is unaware of this reality this is due to a carefully constructed false narrative about terrorism being repeated ad nausuem.
It is because when a Muslim kills a British soldier in the streets of London the entire world is informed of every minute detail for days on end, but when a British soldier stabs a Muslim child in Afghanistan (or when an elderly Muslim is brutally killed in London), there is little more than blip of coverage. The western victim is humanised through positive portrayals and family photos; the Muslim victim is but a statistic.
It is because events in which Muslims kill innocent people are ingrained in the public conscience, but events like half a million children dying due to hunger and malnutrition caused by western sanctions are unknown to many (justified as a worthy price by Madeline Albright). The Muslim perpetrator is dehumanised as irrational savage; the western perpetrator is excused as responsible policymaker making tough decisions.
It is because attacks against Muslims are given context, explanations and analysis, but attacks against western interests can only be condemned and apologised for; any discussion of explanations or root causes is shunned as an apologist justification.
In rejecting this sort of fallacious discourse and placing the focus where it should be – and by doing little more than flipping on their head claims made by Sheehan, Howe and Klesser in their above-cited pieces – we find the roots of western violence in the “extremist” beliefs of its perpetrators.
They attack in the name of freedom and democracy, armed with the meaningless platitudes found in their “sacred” texts such as the US constitution or the UDHR, seeking to impose their secular liberal ideologies disguised as universal values (“human rights”) – irrational values that belong in medieval Europe insofar as their substantiation rests on empty appeals to self-evident intuition devoid of ontological reality.
The existence of such imposition and systemic repression of opposing views (these days justified as the “intolerance of intolerance”) demolish the absurd claim that secular liberalism is a neutral position and belie the hollow slogans of freedom and equality.
Most westerners are peaceful, but western ideology groans under the weight of its own contradictions, as entreaties to freedom and equality are juxtaposed with imposition of values and war to install or maintain client regimes.
Those who gravitate to the wrathful policy of secular liberal states bring their own pathologies with them (e.g. George Bush Jnr, John Howard), which they then cloak in zealous piety. Apologists argue that those who use UN conventions and appeals to human rights to justify violence and war are not actually liberal; they represent anomalous abuses of power (worse apologists, like Sheehan et al, simply turn a blind eye to western violence).
But whilst it is correct to point that the difference between secular liberals and secular liberalism, it is no good to say that western violence has nothing to do with secular liberalism. Westerners must face their violent history, acknowledge the links between their values and the systemic violence these produce, and help to deal with the problem.
Modern westerners must be prepared to clearly acknowledge from where the evils, such as those mentioned above, have come. They must stand up openly against those otherwise well meaning westerners who will not do so. They must stand openly against the claims “extremist” policymakers make of a legitimate ideological basis for their depraved actions.
We need the non-Muslim community to energetically police itself. We need our fellow human beings who happen to be westerners – that vast majority of whom we are constantly assured just wish to live in peace – to aggressively root out the Obamas, Camerons and Gillards leading them. Condemning aggressive wars and protesting once in a while is not enough.
The secular liberal West is in need of more than a little housekeeping.
And those in-house must help.
Eight-year-old Ruqaya yesterday addressed a crowd at the Australian chapter of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Bankstown as part of their “Muslims Rise” conference, Nine News reports.
Ruqaya spoke of her love for jihad, which means a spiritual struggle or holy war, the global Islam community, known as Ummah, and the violent uprisings in Syria.
“These uprisings have demonstrated that this Ummah is alive and well, that her sentiments are for Islam, her love is for Jihad, she has unshackled herself from the fear which she held,” she said.
“Children as young as myself can be seen on the streets joining the uprisings, risking their lives to bring food, water and medicine to their wounded family members, some of them never returning to their mothers … Nobody is too young. ”
The alarming video comes as NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell ordered Family and Community Services Minister Pru Goward to investigate the background of a young child who was pictured at the riots holding a posters ordering the beheading of anyone against the prophet.
“We cannot incite our children to violence for any reason, and we cannot use our children to promote messages that incite people to violence,” Ms Goward said.
Seventeen people were injured and six were arrested and charged on Saturday, including champion boxer Ahmed Elomar.
The immediate priority for NSW detectives on Monday was to trace the as-yet-unidentified figures who used text messages and social networking sites to organise the protests, which quickly escalated into a riot.
Messages urged recipients to “defend the honour of the Prophet” and led dozens of people, mostly Muslim men, to gather in central Sydney and voice anger at the Innocence of Muslims movie.
Muslim leaders say they remain mystified about the identity of the protest organisers.
Sydney Lebanese community spokesman Keysar Trad said he received a text message on Friday urging recipients to “defend the honour of the Prophet” in Sydney’s CBD.
But he did not know who sent the message and he condemned the resulting violence.
“This was the dumbest thing that young people could do – all they’ve done is publicised a film that doesn’t deserve to be publicised,” Mr Trad told AAP.
The president of the Lebanese Muslim Association, Samier Dandan, told the ABC he also did not know the source of the messages, despite many inquiries.
Authorities are bracing for more clashes, although NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione says he hopes the voice of reason will prevail.
“If anyone is stupid enough to try this sort of thing again, I can tell you now, we’re more than ready,” Mr Scipione told Macquarie Radio.
Sources: Nine News, AAP, The Australian
Author: Ali Best. Approving editor: Matthew Henry.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 01:55
CONTROVERSIAL British Muslim leader Taji Mustafa says federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s suggestion he is a “preacher of hate” will add to tension between people of different beliefs.
Mr Mustafa has been in Australia to address the annual conference of Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir.
Following Saturday’s violent protests in Sydney against an anti-Islam film Mr Abbott said, “I don’t think we need the preachers of hate in this country”.
Mr Mustafa returned fire on Monday night on ABC television, labelling the Liberal leader an “opportunistic politician”.
“That’s a slur on my personality,” he said of Mr Abbott’s comment, which was repeated by his deputy, Julie Bishop, on Monday.
“It’s these kind of irresponsible statements that actually stoke up mistrust between communities.”
The opposition says the government should have denied Mr Mustafa a visa on character grounds.
But the Hizb ut-Tahrir leader says Mr Abbott “hasn’t seen any of my material” and if the opposition wants to revoke his visa on that basis “they should come and have a cup of coffee or maybe a barbie with me”.
Mr Mustafa said he found Saturday’s protest in Sydney “concerning”.
“We would like to promote peaceful, political protest,” he said.
“The original intention is not for any of these protests anywhere in the world to turn violent.”
He said the demonstration wasn’t solely about the low-budget movie Innocence of Muslims, which portrays Muslims as immoral and gratuitously violent.
Rather, Mr Mustafa said, the film triggered existing deep-seated feelings about the actions of western governments in the Muslim world.
“People see it as the latest in a series of attacks.”
Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says there was no reason to refuse Mr Mustafa a visa because Hizb ut-Tahrir is not a banned group in Australia, the United States or the United Kingdom.
But Mr Bowen is prepared to take action against anyone arrested over the violence in Sydney who turns out to be non-Australian.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 01:52
A spokesperson for the group Hizb ut-Tahrir in Australia has praised global protests by Muslims in response to an anti-Islamic video but says he does not support violence.
Uthman Badar said the video, which portrays Muslims as immoral and gratuitously violent, was a “red line for Muslims, and will not be tolerated.”
“By and large the response has been intellectual and political; it has been peaceful. It’s unfortunate the focus of media coverage has been on the minority which has been violent protest.”
Mr Badar said he wanted to make it clear neither he nor his group supported the violent protests that took place in Sydney at the weekend.
“Anyone who would have seen these scenes would have been concerned, and that includes us.”
“What we’re saying is this film is a trigger that brings to the fore more deep-seated issues, tensions between the Muslim world and the west.”
Speaking to SBS News Presenter Kathy Novak, Mr Badar called upon the media and political parties to be held accountable for how such events are displayed.