A message posted on July 21, 2005 to a Hizb al-Tahrir website claims that Britain is the primary enemy of Islam, and reprimands Muslims for denouncing the attacks in London. The commentary alleges that Britain has been involved in relentless attacks against Muslim people. The attacks originated during the Crusades and continued with British involvement in the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire as well as British support of Israel against Palestine and Egypt. While noting that they do not condone attacks against civilians, the author states that they "still cannot offer to the British people any denouncements or apologies, because these British aggressors and occupiers do not deserve any sympathy, or even a word of condolence"
Further, the message questions why people and especially Muslims denounce the bombings in London, when the American and British ?war-machine killed thousands of people yearly [and] we don?t hear from the international community any apology contest.? The author believes that it is Britain that is responsible for offering ?million of apologies to the Islamic people? because of alleged ?countless crimes? against Muslims and ?conspiracies which didn?t stop against the Islamic nations, until now.?
Hizb al-Tahrir is an international political organization, banned in most of the Middle East and Caucuses but with strongholds in the UK and Central Asia, that advocates the return of the Islamic Caliphate. The group has been accused of having connections to bombings in Turkey and bombings throughout Uzbekistan in the fall of 2004.
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.