From a Daily Mail investigation
Hizb ut-Tahrir, which wants to establish an Islamic state with Sharia law, has been holding a series of ‘roadshows’ across the country.
An undercover reporter who attended a number of the meetings was sold books suggesting suicide strikes are acceptable, and others saying jihad was ‘compulsory’ to spread the message of Islam.
The undercover reporter attended several of the group’s events in the past five months in locations ranging from East London to Bradford and Rochdale.They were sold five extremist booklets for £2 by a boy of around 13 running a stall at the Fairweather Event Hall in Bradford. . . .
Another book being peddled was called ‘Democracy is a System of Kufr’ – a derogatory term for non-believers. It said: ‘It is obligatory on the Muslims to completely discard democracy. It is filth.’ The book goes on to disparage homosexuality before claiming that ‘sex with all animals’ is increasing in the West.
Later Hizb ut-Tahrir follower Dr Mohammed Zahid, who has lectured at Newcastle and Durham universities, described the group’s continuing influence on campuses – despite being ‘no-platformed’ by the National Union of Students.
Dr Zahid said: ‘We are active on campuses, just not as much as we used to be.
Hizb ut-Tahrir wants to establish an Islamic state stretching from north Africa to the Philippines and has produced articles promoting martyrdom in Israel. When our reporter asked one member, Mazhar Khan, about the anti-Semitism row in the Labour Party, he defended Jeremy Corbyn.
He said: ‘When you say it how it is people just don’t like it. And he’s the only one saying it as it is. That’s why even his own party is turning against him.’