Hizb ut-Tahrir slams Blair’s ban

Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain has slammed Prime Minister Tony Blair’s pledge to ban the Islamic group in the country as a part of anti-terror measures that also drew immediate criticism from rights groups and individual lawyers.

“Hizb ut-Tahrir is a non-violent political party,” spokesman Imran Waheed told Agence France-Presse (AFP) Friday, August 5.

“Our members are all for political expression, not for violence,” he said, calling Blair’s remarks “most unjust” and pledged the group would battle any ban via the courts.

Islam Online, 6 August 2005