Hizb Al-Tahrir Al-Islami [Islamic Liberation Party] holds its sixth annual conference in Birmingham today under the banner "Are you British or Muslim?" Ten thousand people, mostly Muslim, will participate in the conference. It discusses the necessity of the participation of Muslims in the political life in Britain.
British authorities initiated a media pursuit plan against the websites of Hizb Al-Tahrir to see whether it really calls for killing Jews as is claimed and as its slogan indicates. The party takes of the Qur’anic verse "And slay them whenever ye find them" [Sura 2:191] as their motto. Dr. Omran Wahid, the General Secretary of the party, said: "We will not wash our hands of the Qur’anic verses that has to do with the Jews. At the same time, we aim at establishing an Islamic caliphate not in Britain but in Arab or Islamic country."
Hizb Al-Tahrir was established in the early 1950’s in Jordan at the hands of Taqi Eddin Al-Nabahani. It is banned today in Arab and Islamic countries. It claims Britain as its stronghold based on the large Islamic community there. It concentrates its discourse on establishing an Islamic caliphate.