Call to prosecute militant group
Last updated: 2003-09-02
Board calls for group to be prosecuted
The Board of Deputies has written to the Metropolitan Police calling for the prosecution of the militant organisation Hizb-ut Tahrir under the Public Order Act.
As recently as last week, the organisation repeatedly called for the killing of Jews on its website.
On various occasions over recent years, the Board has drawn to the attention of the police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Attorney General antisemitic statements made by Hizb-ut Tahrir. Recent remarks by its spokesman, Dr. Imran Waheed, and material posted on their website constitute a clear incitement to racial hatred.
Board Director General Neville Nagler commented: Hizb-ut Tahrir have repeatedly calling for the killing of Jews and the annihilation of the State of Israel. With the worrying increase in antisemitism in Great Britain over the past two years, it is unacceptable that this organisation continues to operate freely. Their dangerous vitriol cannot be allowed to spill on to British streets and we ask that the authorities act immediately to prosecute them.