‘Extremist at the Home Office will keep his job’, Mail complains

“A Home Office official exposed as a leading member of an Islamic extremist group will keep his £40,000 job because Tony Blair has failed to ban the organisation. In the wake of the July 7 bombings last year, the Prime Minister promised to outlaw Hizb ut-Tahrir, who refuses to condemn suicide bombers and has called for the destruction of Israel.

“But nothing has been done. As a result, Abid Javaid’s bosses at the scandal-hit Immigration and Nationality Directorate are powerless to sack the 41-year-old. He will stay on unless it can be proved that he abused his position as a senior executive officer in the IT department….

“Tory spokesman Patrick Mercer blamed a huge failure of political will by the Government for the shambles. He said: ‘This government talks tough, but fails to deliver, and here is a prime example. The result is the Home Office doing nothing about somebody working at the heart of Government who could be an enemy of the state.’ Mr Mercer warned that – as the rules stand – dozens more extremists could be employed in the Home Office and across Whitehall.”

Daily Mail, 16 November 2006

Meanwhile Robert Spencer condemns “Still more dhimmitude from British authorities. Hizb-ut-Tahrir has been banned in many countries, including some majority-Muslim countries. Why not in Britain?”

Dhimmi Watch, 15 November 2006