Tories will ban Hizb ut-Tahrir

This is an extract from the speech delivered by Chris Grayling, shadow Home Secretary, at the Tory party conference in Manchester yesterday.


The Home Office has another key responsibility.

The security of our people and of our nation.

To take the lead in the battle against terrorism.

And the fight against an ideology of hate and violence.

An ideology that damages the reputation of decent, law abiding British Muslims as well as threatening life and limb.

And let’s be clear. That ideology wants to destroy the civil liberties that make this country what it is. No Government should allow them to do so, and the way this Government has eroded those liberties is shameful and must be reversed.

Our police and security services have done a magnificent job in protecting us against the terrorist threat.

We owe them a huge debt of gratitude.

But we are still not tough enough on those who spread a doctrine of hate in Britain.

So I will immediately ban Hiz b’ut Tahrir, and any other group that actively incites hatred and violence.

We also have extremists using video links to hold meetings with banned preachers of hate from overseas who urge violence against our society.

If I am Home Secretary the people who organise those meetings will be arrested and prosecuted.

Under this Government the extremists have been free to protest on our streets and incite violence and hatred in the most blatant ways.

We cannot and we will not allow this to continue.

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  1. 264u
    Posted October 10, 2009 at 10:32 PM | Permalink

    Hardly worth banning the buggers, their support has dwindled anyhow and, with the exception of the ever reliable Islam Channel, people have rejected them.

  2. Abu Faris
    Posted October 11, 2009 at 8:29 AM | Permalink

    HT’s very own “media representative”, Taji Mustafa, has offered an inadvertently hilarious rebuttal to Grayling:

    Read the sole comment on this press release. Seemingly, Grayling and the Tories are engaged in the:

    spreading across the world… [of] the ideology of freedom and demo-crazy.

    Crikey! How dare they?

  3. ron whelan
    Posted January 18, 2010 at 11:10 PM | Permalink

    After the Danish cartoons, many people said they “may not agree with what others might say but would fight for their right to say it”. It seems that rings hollow. We are banning people for their views. Are the Monster Raving Looney party also to be banned?

  4. Posted January 19, 2010 at 6:24 AM | Permalink

    As far as I am aware, the Monster Raving Loony Party has never had members who went on to commit acts of terrorism.

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