Hizb-ut-Tahrir is an Islamic group that has stated in the past that it wants to establish the caliphate by “peaceful” means. The content of these leaflets, however, demonstrates how hollow that claim of being “peaceful” was — and why H-u-T and other Islamic groups that share the same goals as violent jihadists should be regarded by Western authorities in exactly the same way they regard those who are plotting violent actions. “Islamic Group Spokesman Charged in Denmark,” from AP, with thanks to Fjordman:
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – A radical Islamic group spokesman has been charged with threatening the government for distributing a leaflet urging Muslims to “eliminate” rulers that prevent them from joining the Iraq insurgency, a Danish prosecutor said Monday.
The leaflets, from the Danish chapter of Hizb ut-Tahrir, called on Muslims to travel to Iraq to join the insurgents fighting coalition troops. They also urged Muslims to “eliminate your rulers if they stand in your way” – a phrase prosecutors interpret as a direct threat to the Danish government.