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Hizb al-Tahrir in Denmark Issues Statements Denouncing Caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and Calls for the Establishment of an Islamic Caliphate
By SITE Institute
February 8, 2006

The recently established website of Hizb al-Tahrir in Denmark, , has posted two statements in which the group condemns the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad as an ?attack on all Muslims in the entire? world, and blames the ability of such slander to be published on the absence of a Pan-Islamic state, Muslim rulers? neglect to act, and Muslims? acquiescence to aggression upon them. According to the group, the Danish government has a history of making ?harsh laws? against Muslims in Denmark, closed Islamic schools, and allegedly launching campaign to frighten Muslims.

To meet these acts, Hizb al-Tahrir in Denmark advocates the creation of an Islamic Caliphate to defend the Prophet and establish Islamic law on earth. Further, they urge Muslims, and ?especially the people with power in the Muslim lands,? to work with the group to remove the ?unbelieving? regimes in the Muslim world.

Fadi Abdullatif, the spokesman for Hizb al-Tahrir in Denmark who created the website February 6, 2006, and signed one of the statements, was charged in August 2005 of calling for the killing of the Danish government. According to a BBC report , Abdullatif and his group distributed flyers in Denmark that advocated the extermination of the Muslims? rulers as Muslims travel to fight in al-Fallujah, in Iraq. The website he created bears the vitriol in the Arabic language, but links to the English branch of the Hizb al-Tahrir organization contain innocuous statements and media reports.

A translation of both statements is provided to our Intel Service members.

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