Hizb ut-Tahrir to be proscribed – Blair

The Hizb ut Tahrir organisation and Al-Muhajiroun – or its successor group – are to be banned, Tony Blair has announced. “We will also examine the grounds for proscription to widen them and put forward proposals in the new legislation,” he said.

Imran Waheed of Hizb ut Tahrir said his group would fight any ban and insisted they were “non-violent”. The Muslim Council of Britain said the ban would be “counter productive”.

BBC News, 5 August 2005