Russian mass media: Hizb ut-Tahrir’s activities are based on creation of united global state of Khilafah
Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested the head of regional structure of the Islamic political party of Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami as a terrorist in Tatarstan Republic, FSB Center of public relations (COS) reports. The report says that the arrest of the head of Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami and party leaders was conducted in cooperation with forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Federal National Guard troops. According to COS, significant amount of Hizb literature prohibited in Russia, as well as communication devices and electronic data storage devices were found at the residence of “criminals”. Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami is a political party, conducting its activities in over than fifty countries over the world. It strictly follows the path of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him), and over its history of existence it never called for physical actions. Therefore, the states which claim about their democratic nature cannot find a reason to classify it among “terrorist organizations”. However, such states as Russia and Uzbekistan, cynically and without any justifications, slanderously enlisted Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami into the list of terrorist organizations. Russian news agencies, on one hand, classify Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islam as a terrorist organization, and write that it conducts its activities “aimed at overthrowing of the legitimate power including use of terrorism methods”; on the other hand, they admit that its activities in Russia are no different from its activities in other countries. “After intelligence and surveillance operations, we detected that by order of their foreign supervisors, the arrested people coordinated anti-constitutional activities based on the doctrine of establishing theocratic unitary state – so-called “Global Khilafah””, the Russian mass media write.