måndag, oktober 29, 2012

Hizb ut-Tahrir kopplas till aktiv terrorism

Indiska polisen lägger fram bevis på
direkta kopplingar mellan islamist-
gruppen Hizb ut-Tahrir och terror-
organisationer på Indiska halvön.
Hizb ut-Tahrir opererar sedan över
tio år i Danmark och har på senare
tid även börjat rekrytera i Malmö
och Stockholm.
The authorities say they have evidence
that the Hizb ut-Tahrir organisation,
active in dozens of countries around
the globe, has been lending support
to homegrown terror cells plotting
attacks around India.
Hizb ut-Tahrir, a fundamentalist Sunni
organisation which advocates the creation
of an Islamic caliphate and the exclusion
of Western influence, has long claimed
that it disavows terrorist violence, pointing
out that Islam forbids the killing of innocent
But recent revelations from Indian police
suggest the group's actions may not be
in line with its statements.
According to New Delhi Police Commissioner
Neeraj Kumar, whose Special Cell forces
have been investigating the 2010 German
Bakery blast in Pune, evidence has emerged
which suggests that Hizb ut-Tahrir provides
support to the Indian Mujahideen (IM)
terror group. IM is believed responsible
for the bakery attack, in which seventeen
people died.
"Hizb ut-Tahrir has no direct role, but
gives intellectual and often financial
assistance to IM," Kumar told Khabar
South Asia.
"The large number of educated, technically-
qualified people that IM has succeeded in
indoctrinating and recruiting is a result of
Hizbut's role."
In May, Delhi Police filed a charge sheet
in metropolitan court against 11 suspected
IM operatives for allegedly planning urban
bomb attacks all over India.
The men named were accused of trying to
create new IM terror cells.
Government intelligence has determined
that IM received both financial and intellectual
support from "a large number of foreign
terror groups, including Hizb ut-Tahrir",
Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally
Ramachandran confirmed to Khabar.
He said the government is "seriously concerned"
 that IM is attempting to gain assistance from
abroad in an apparent bid to "radicalise Muslim
youth from educated backgrounds".