Australia: Muslim group says arrests of Muslims headed to Syria to wage jihad bid to “intimidate and silence” Muslim community
Hizb ut-Tahrir “said the federal government was hypocritical in criticising such activities at the same time it had troops fighting in Afghanistan.” The fact that these jihadis were on their way to Syria to fight for the opposing side was apparently something they hoped the public would overlook. In any case, the openly seditious character of Hizb ut-Tahrir has gotten it banned in many countries — but not the U.S. or, apparently, Australia.
“Muslim arrests to ‘silence’ community,” by Ean Higgins for The Australian,
ISLAMIC activist group Hizb ut-Tahrir described the arrests yesterday of two Muslims alleged to have tried to join the struggle in Syria, or to have arranged for others to do so, as a bid to “intimidate and silence” the Muslim community.
Hizb ut-Tahrir, an international organisation dedicated to the creation of a global caliphate to rule all Muslims around the world, said the federal government was hypocritical in criticising such activities at the same time it had troops fighting in Afghanistan.