Interview with former British Hizb ut-Tahrir member

This past week Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende interviewed Maajid Nawaz, a former high-ranking member of Hizb ut-Tahrir's British branch. I had started translating the interview, which was conducted in English but published in Danish. While doing so, I realized that Nawaz had been interviewed in September on the BBC Newsnight show, and that he had already revealed quite a bit back then.

On Newsnight Nawaz revealed that Hizb ut-Tahrir wants to be a nuclear power and has taken steps in that direction ever since Pakistan became a nuclear power in 1999. He also points out that despite officially rejecting violence, Hizb ut-Tahrir does advocate violence once the Khalifate will be established, and is willing to kill millions of infidels in the process of expanding it beyond the Muslim world. I suppose a nuclear bomb would be helpful in that stage.

Danish and British authorities are still debating whether to ban the movement.

The interview can be seen on the BBC site, of see the Newsnight site.

In the Berlingske interview Nawaz said that the British Hizb ut-Tahrir consciously tones down its most warlike message for fear of being banned. The Danish branch, on the other hand, holds a more aggressive stance, which has often been criticized by its sister parties. That might be why the Danish Hizb ut-Tahrir announced several months ago that the party will now work to integrate Muslims and cooperate with Danish imams on community issues. Precisely like the British Hizb ut-Tahrir has been doing for several years already

Source: Berlingske Tidende (Danish)

See also: Denmark: Local Hizb ut-Tahrir leading recruitment in Germany and France, Copenhagen: Imams cooperating with Hizb ut-Tahrir

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