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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Crying wolf: fear of Islam

Crying wolf: fear of Islam

me kind of prejudice thatMichael Kugelman often writes insightfully on Pakistan and South Asia. Yet, when it comes to those who work for Islam, he displays the same kind of prejudice of the ignorant.

I am no supporter of HT, but I do not know of any instance where have they been involved in violence.

Secondly, what is wrong with working for a Caliphate. In the West's mind, it is all right to work to break down a Muslim country, but not to weld them together as one unit.

Yet because it wants Muslims to unite under a Caliphate, it worries the Western mind no end.

Pakistan's Hidden Threat from Within

Aug 07, 2012
Hizb-ut-Tahrir is not known to have committed a violent act in Pakistan. Instead, according to analysts, it looks for turncoats, proselytizing among officials in inner circles who have the power to bring the government down from within. If they succeed, Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal might fall into hands that are even less reliable than those of the military, which controls the country’s security.
The organization operates in more than 40 countries, including Britain and the United States, and has been active in Central Asia for more than a decade. But special concern arose in Pakistan after an army brigadier named Ali Khan was arrested in May 2011; his six-month trial, on charges of having ties to Hizb-ut-Tahrir, and of conspiring to overthrow the government, ended in June but a verdict has not yet been announced.
Hizb-ut-Tahrir’s ultimate goal is a global caliphate — an Islamic political and religious domain — across the entire Muslim world, and Pakistani researchers suggest that it has targeted Pakistan as a potential starting point. Several weeks before Brigadier Khan’s arrest last year, Pakistani intelligence warned the government that the movement was planning an Arab Spring-style uprising.
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op-ed article appeared in the New York Times.