Press Release: Response to Published Article in the Times of India, Navbharat Times, Sahara Samay and One India Newspapers on February 15-16, 2015 Titled: “Hizb ut Tahrir May Become More Dangerous Than ISIS”
Response to Published Article in the Times of India, Navbharat Times, Sahara Samay and One India Newspapers on February 15-16, 2015 Titled:
“Hizb ut Tahrir May Become More Dangerous Than ISIS”
An article was published in the Times of India, Navbharat Times, Sahara Samay and One India Newspapers on February 15-16, 2015 allegedly claiming that Hizb ut Tahrir is a terrorist organization. The article contained a number of inaccuracies and misleading statements.
Hizb ut Tahrir is a global political Islamic party working for the resumption of the Islamic way of life through the establishment of the Islamic State on the method of Prophethood in the Muslim lands, through peaceful intellectual and political discourse. Hizb ut Tahrir is a well-known political and Islamic party, established in 1953 in Jerusalem, and is currently active in more than 40 countries throughout the West, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Despite the deliberate provocative actions, censorship, arrests and torture in violation of justice systems, it has been proven in an accurately documented manner that the party did not deviate from its peaceful political method and was not associated with any incident at all to prove otherwise.
The article described Hizb ut Tahrir as a “banned” party; and that is to indulge in misleading the readers and delude them into thinking that it is a party that carries out “armed” acts. While the fact is that countries that ban Hizb ut Tahrir do so purely for political purposes, aimed at preventing the party for being able to deliver the pure Islamic thought which it carries to the Ummah, thus it carries it in turn and works with it to establish it in real life. The regimes in these countries thought that through banning the Hizb, they are able to prevent its interaction with the Ummah, but disillusioned was their omen. We see the Ummah of Islam all over the world demanding the application of the law of Allah (swt) and the establishment of the State of Islam; a Righteous Khilafah on the method of Prophethood.
As for the relationship between Hizb ut Tahrir and the Mujahideen in India, then the relationship between the Hizb and all Islamic movements is no more than that of advice and correction, following the words of the Prophet (saw): «الدين النصيحة», “The Deen is but advice” (Narrated by Muslim).
We would like to remind the editorial team in the Times of India, Navbharat Times, Sahara Samay and One India Newspapers of their responsibility towards the objective and independent journalistic work. The professional journalistic work requires that the press reports are accurate and fair, and we hope for the newspapers to take this into account, so as to avoid our resorting to judicial proceedings in the future.
The Central Media Office
of Hizb ut Tahrir