Sunday, July 21, 2013

Refutation of Media Allegations linking Hizb ut-Tahrir to the Indian Mujahideen


Central
Media office
H. 09 Ramadan 1434
M. 2013/07/18
No:1434 AH/ 66
Press Release
Re: Article Published in The Daily MailIndia Today & Dinamlar Newspaper on the 10th July 2013 and 12th July 2013 respectively entitled
"Bodhgaya Blasts: Indian Mujahideen forges links with global terror outfit"

Respected Editors,
After Greetings,

We are writing in response to an article published in the DailyMailIndiatoday and Tamil Newspaper Dinamlar that outlined alleged links between the Indian Mujahideen and Hizb ut Tahrir. The article contained a number of inaccuracies and misleading statements which we like to clarify.

Hizb ut Tahrir is a global Islamic political party that seeks to re-establish the Islamic Caliphate State in the Muslim world through intellectual and political discourse far from violence founded on the method of the Prophet (saw). Hizb ut Tahrir was established in 1953, and now works in over 40 countries in Muslim and non-Muslim lands. Despite provocation, censorship, extrajudicial arrests, torture, and even death, it is well documented that there has not been a single incident where the party has wavered from its method and took to the use of violence.

The article labels Hizb ut Tahrir as a ‘banned' organization, which is highly misleading to the reader and incorrect! Hizb ut Tahrir operates and has recognized offices in Lebanon, Tunisia, Yemen, Sudan, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, and has media representatives known by person, addresses and phone numbers in the following: Syria, Turkey, Libya, East Africa. As well as working in a number of other countries in the world such as Australia, United Kingdom, Denmark, the Netherlands and the United States, Sweden and others ... Where Hizb ut Tahrir has faced a ban, the decisions have been politically motivated, extra-judicial and primarily designed to placate a special interest group.
With regard to the alleged link between Hizb ut Tahrir and the Indian Mujahideen, we categorically deny that there has everbetween any association between the two organisations, either within India or any other country.

We would like to remind the editorial team at the Daily Mail and India Today of their responsibility of maintaining honest and independent objective reporting. We hope that the paper places the utmost importance on the accuracy and integrity of its reporting and will carefully consider these points mentioned above so as to obviate the need on our part to resort to legal proceedings in the future. We demand that you publish this clarification statement in your newspaper.

Kindly feel free to raise any query at the listed addresses.
Kind Regards,


Osman Bakhach
Director of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
Hizb-ut Tahrir:
Central Media office
Address & Website
Al-Mazraa P.O. Box. 14-5010 Beirut- Lebanon
www.hizb-ut-tahrir.info
Tel: 00961 1 30 75 94 Mobile: 00961 71 72 40 43
Fax: Telefax
E-mail: media (at) hizb-ut-tahrir.info

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