"Fanatics want to convert entire world" - Hizb ut Tahrir and Al Muhajiroun storm meetings and grab headlines
Dhimmitude doesn't pay: UK Leader of pro Muslim 'Respect' party threatened with death by radical Islamists
MIM: 'The wages of dhimmitude are death:
George Galloway , the leader, founder,(and apparently the only members ), of the new Respect party in the UK, has been courting the Muslim vote thinking that his anti Iraq war stance would win him support. But even his abject dhimmitude did not save him from a death threats and accusations of being 'a false prophet' which were made by members of Al Muhajiroun.
It is worth noting that Galloway's eagerness to save his skin lead him to speed from the meeting and leave his 23 year old daughter outside on the sidewalk, where she had to be helped to safety by police. Galloway's ignominious flight from the Muslims he was courting show that even those who believe "if you cant beat them join then" aren't going to be spared if the Islamists attain power.
Fanatics want to convert entire world
Banned in Germany and across the Middle East, Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Party of Liberation, is one of the most controversial - and also the strongest - Islamic groups in Britain today.
Hizb rejects the "corrupt society" of Britain and the West and, as George Galloway learned last night, even the most impeccable anti-war credentials are not enough to win its approval.
Its central belief is for a single Islamic state - a caliphate - which should start by uniting all Muslim countries, then embrace the entire world, including non-Islamic parts.
As Hizb's own website says: "The work of Hizb ut-Tahrir is to ... change the situation of the corrupt society so that it is transformed into an Islamic society."
Hizb "aims to bring back the Islamic guidance for mankind and to lead the Ummah (the Muslim community) into a struggle with Kufr (non-believing), its systems and its thoughts so that Islam encapsulates the world."
Hizb started on this mission in Britain with the Jews: it was accused of anti-semitism in its work in universities and has been banned from many university campuses after noisy campaigns in the Nineties.
It is not just the British election that the group rejects. In its East End heartland, it opposed the recent Brick Lane festival on the ground that it promoted "a culture of drinking alcohol, dancing and free-mixing" between the sexes.
It also advised Shabina Begum, the Luton girl who recently won a High Court ruling that she was entitled to wear a head-to-toe jilbab to school.
Hizb holds frequent conferences and speaker meetings, attracting numbers perhaps higher than any other Muslim group in Britain. Up to 8,000 people attended its last annual conference, although far from all of those were members.
It has a particular appeal for young middle-class Muslims, the same sort of people who so often make up the core of Islamic terror groups.
The actual membership may total less than 1,000. No one has proved a direct link between Hizb and terrorism, but the group's leaflet was found at the family home of Omar Sharif, the British man who launched a failed suicide attack in Tel Aviv.
Hizb's British founder, Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammed, left in 1996 to form an even more radical group, al-muhajiroun (The Emigrants). That organisation believes terrorism is a vital part of Islam, glorified the 9/11 highjackers for "the magnificent 19," and has earned itself a starring role in the tabloids.
The security serbutvices watched it but some described it as an example of "showbiz extremism" rather than a serious threat.
Last October, al muhajiroun announced it was shutting down and uniting with other groups, raising fears that it could be linking up with Hizb. Yesterday, former members of al-muhajiroun stormed the flagship Regent's Park mosque in an antielection protest, echoing the attacks on Mr Galloway and Oona King.
Hizb's British leader, a 28-year-old IT consultant called Jalaluddin Patel, insists the group is not violent and is no threat to the West. But he adds that we in Britain "need to understand what is really an inevitable matter, that Islam is coming back, the Islamic caliphate is going to be implemented in the world very soon".
Galloway Forced to Flee Meeting after 'Death Threats'
Anti-war campaigner George Galloway was "threatened with death" by a gang of Islamic extremists, his spokesman said today.
The Respect candidate, who is fighting Labour's Oona King for the Bethnal Green and Bow seat in East London, was meeting locals in a tenant association's room last night with his daughter Lucy when a 40-strong group of militants burst in.
Locking the door behind them, the mob denounced Mr Galloway as a "false prophet" and declared that the sentence for this was "death".
In a separate incident over the weekend, his opponent Ms King had her car tyres slashed and she was pelted with eggs.
The Bethnal Green and Bow seat has been a volatile campaigning ground.
Eggs and vegetables were previously thrown at Ms King, who has been criticised for supporting the war in Iraq, just over a week ago when she attended a memorial to Jewish war dead.
In Mr Galloway's case, the alarm was raised by his son-in-law Jay Stewart who had left the meeting at Withy House on Globe Road, east London, with his children Sean, three, and baby Lola shortly before the disturbance took place.
Mr Galloway's spokesman Ron McKay said: "(George) was held hostage and threatened with death. Can you imagine what that was like ?"
He added: "Luckily Jay had taken the children out just before."
Police were called and helped former Labour MP Mr Galloway to his son-in-law's car which sped away from the scene.
Mr McKay said he believed the gang was linked to the disbanded al-Muhajiroun group and those thought responsible for storming a Muslim Council of Britain press conference earlier yesterday.
ISLAMIC extremists issued a death threat against George Galloway, the former Glasgow MP, when they stormed a meeting of his anti-war Respect party in London's East End.
Mr Galloway, who is in a bitter battle with the sitting Labour MP, Oona King, for the Bethnal Green and Bow seat, was left shaken after a group, believed to be linked to the disbanded al-Muhajiroun organisation, barged into the meeting at a tenants' association on Tuesday.
Locking the door behind them, the mob denounced Mr Galloway - who was with his daughter - as a "false prophet" and declared that the sentence for this was "death".
Campaigning in the area has been volatile. In a separate incident over the weekend Ms King had her car tyres slashed and she was pelted with eggs. Yesterday police were called to stand guard outside a restaurant in which Ms King was holding a meeting.
Last night, a stormy hustings meeting at the People's Palace, Queen Mary University of London, was attended by both Mr Galloway and Ms King and had a heavy police presence.
At it, Ms King called for a rapprochement to quell the "poisonous atmosphere" that had developed.
She told the meeting organised by Telco, an East London citizens' organisation, that she had asked all four candidates to meet with the local police commander today. Mr Galloway expressed his "concern and sorrow" that Miss King had also been attacked.
The meeting was disturbed by shouts and scuffles as three young men clashed with police in the foyer outside the hall.
The same group which intimidated Mr Galloway were also believed to be behind the disruption at a Muslim Council of Britain press conference earlier on Tuesday which ended in violence.
In Tuesday's incident involving Mr Galloway, the alarm was raised by his son-in-law, Jay Stewart, who had left the meeting at Withy House in east London shortly before the disturbance took place. Police had to help Mr Galloway and his daughter to his son-in-law's car .
Ron McKay, Mr Galloway's spokesman, said: "There was a skirmish outside with some of the local kids getting dragged in and blows were traded."
Mr Galloway was especially frightened for the safety of his daughter, Lucy, 23.
Yesterday, a 22-year-old man named as Shah Jalal Hussain was charged with possession of an offensive weapon. A 33-year-old man from Maidstone, Kent, received a caution for affray and a 35-year-old man from Forest Gate, east London, remained in custody.