Former Hizb-Ut-Tahrir leader defects, and that's good news, says former congressman Tom Tancredo from Colorado. "They are prepared, once having established a country, to fight other countries, killing people in the pursuit of unifying the states into one state." says Majid Nawaz, the British-Islamic defector who was raised on 1990s hip-hop and by liberal Muslim parents. A son of an engineer, Nawaz, a former Hizb-Ut-Tahrir leader, has come to realize the pure evil of the movement he once helped organize.
Truth or deception? I guess we can know for sure, if and only if the death threats and fatwahs pile high against him. But then, given the suicidal martyr complex of these radicals, how can one ever be sure that this is not simply the next phase of lulling the enemy infidel back to sleep? Nevertheless, it does a heart good, even if the mind is unpersuaded that this man is a true defector from this death cult.
Hizb ut-Tahrir states its aim as unification of all Muslim nations over time in a unitary Islamic state or caliphate, headed by an elected caliph. This, it holds, is a religious duty, "an obligation that Allah has decreed for the Muslims and commanded them to fulfill. He warned of the punishment awaiting those who neglect this duty." One analyst, however, quotes the work of Hizb ut-Tahrir founder Taqiuddin al-Nabhani to suggest that once Hizb ut-Tahrir has succeeded in creating a unified, transnational Islamic state it should press on to expand the state into non-Muslim areas. According to al-Nabhani's work The Islamic State, Muslims abroad "should work towards turning their land where Islam is not implemented, and which [is thus] considered as Dar al-Kufr, into Dar al-Islam". Hizb ut-Tahrir is opposed to individual liberty and freedom, rather it promotes the overthrow, both democratically or militarily, of democracies and dictatorships alike, arguing they are un-Islamic.
By his fruits...
"I believe we are in a clash of civilizations," said Tancredo. "Terror is a tactic but not the thing we are at war with. We are at war with radical fundamentalist Islam."