Civil servants allowed to join non-violent political group shock

Hizb“Home Office staff are free to be members of the Islamic extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, it was revealed yesterday. Those working in the department responsible for immigration and homeland security do not even have to declare membership of the fanatical organisation, the Government admitted. This means Home Secretary John Reid has no idea how many of his staff hold the group’s radical views and he has no means of monitoring their activities.

“The revelation – in a written parliamentary answer – comes after Home Office IT manager Abid Javaid, 41, was found to be a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, which supports a worldwide Islamic state run under hardline Sharia law and has refused to condemn last year’s London bombings [sic – see below]. Shadow Immigration Minister Damian Green said: ‘This is really shocking. It is a dereliction of duty for them not to find out how many more Hizb ut-Tahrir members are on the Home Office payroll’.”

Daily Mail, 1 December 2006

“We would like to make it absolutely clear that we believe there was no justification whatsoever for the attacks on civilians in London on July 7th 2005. Islam does not allow the killing of innocent civilians as occurred in London.”

Hizb ut-Tahrir press conference statement, 31 July 2005