Clashes over ban for Hizb ut-Tahrir

HizbThere have been Commons clashes over whether or not Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir should be banned. Conservative leader David Cameron told MPs that ministers should act against “groups which are seeking to radicalise young people”. The government had pledged to ban the group two years ago, he said. “We think it should be banned. Why hasn’t it happened?” Gordon Brown said that “you have to have evidence” to ban any group. But Cameron said that Hizb ut-Tahrir is “poisoning the minds of young people”.

ePolitix, 4 July 2007

See also Conservative Party press release, 4 July 2007

Read Hizb ut-Tahrir’s reply to Cameron here