Sunday, August 07, 2005

Members Of Extremist Muslim Organization
May Face Charges of Treason In Britain

From Associated Press:

LONDON - Islamic militants who have voiced support for the bloody July 7 terror bombings in London could face charges of treason, the Attorney General's Office said Sunday.

It said prosecutors might seek access to tapes made by an undercover Sunday Times reporter who reportedly recorded members of a radical group praising the suicide bombers as "the fantastic four."

The newspaper's story said its reporter spent two months as a "recruit" of the group, the Saviour Sect, and described the organization as inciting young British Muslims to become terrorists.

Good, now what about these guys?:

A radical Islamic group declared yesterday it would resist all attempts by Tony Blair to ban the organisation.

Officials of Hizb ut-Tahrir warned that the government's proposals would be interpreted by the Muslim community as part of an 'anti-Islamic' agenda and could trigger civil unrest.

'The move is a perilous route that is harming community relations and could lead to civil unrest comparable to that which affected the black community,' said Imran Waheed, spokesman for Hizb ut-Tahrir.

He also rejected calls for the Muslim community to root out extremism and dismissed claims that the organisation was harbouring terrorists as 'ludicrous'.

However, experts believe that Hizb ut-Tahrir's extreme views may have helped to radicalise young British Muslims. The National Union of Students banned Hizb ut-Tahrir from campuses in 1995 after its speeches, leafleting and methods in a number of universities caused worry and distress. Leaflets called for Muslims to 'exterminate' the Jewish authorities in Israel.

The group, however, says it does not advocate or condone violence. Instead it aims to restore the caliphate, the all-encompassing Muslim state which existed in the first years of Islam, and to spread its power around the world.

Waheed said: 'God help us if the level of frustration grows among the Muslim community and there is no-one there like us to challenge it."

What would we do if we didn't have a Jihad-espousing, terror-promoting group like them holding the thin blue line between civilization and chaos, huh?