The Islamic group Hizb-ut-Tahrir has given Forum 18 News Service a remarkably open acknowledgment of radical Muslim goals.
It’s all here. Hizb-ut-Tahrir wants to:
1. Restore a worldwide Caliphate, uniting the world under Islamic rule;
2. Ban all faiths apart from Islam, Judaism and Christianity (members of other religions are not listed as “People of the Book” in the Qur’an);
3. Regulate all religious practice according to Sharia law;
4. “Give all non-Muslim states a choice between either joining the Caliphate under Sharia law, or paying a tax to the Caliphate. Failure to pay the tax would be punished by military attacks.”
What the story doesn’t say is that Hizb-ut-Tahrir is not saying anything new; it’s expressing classic principles of Islamic jurisprudence that are shared by many Muslims worldwide who are not members of this particular organization. Sheikh Omar Bakri in England, for example, has said much the same thing. I profile many others in Onward Muslim Soldiers.
More on this remarkable story at Dhimmi Watch.