Monday, August 27, 2007

Palestinians back caliphate over politics

Telegraph By day, they are the middle class, putting in days as mild-mannered teachers, factory supervisors and office clerks. But by night, the growing number of supporters of Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Islamic fundamentalists who reject modern democracy in favour of a pan-Islamic religious caliphate, are gathering in the West Bank to recruit the thousands who have grown disillusioned with the vicious stand-off between the secular Fatah and Islamist Hamas. "Any person living in Palestine now realises political parties, especially the Islamic ones, have not achieved anything for the individual,"
And so you favor a Caliphate, which is a rule by religion, which is what Hamas favors, and which you say has failed the most.
said Sheikh Abu Abdullah, a thin-framed man with a wiry beard.... "Any talk about a return to the caliphate, any talk about a return to religious values is something that is attractive to people,"
What Islam needs is Separation of Mosque and State. That way you could worship as you choose, and have whatever religious values you want, and have a well ordered state that did not interfere.
said Majid Abu Malah, 55, an Arabic-language teacher who attends regularly. He, like many others, says he has given up on both Hamas and Fatah, and will not vote in the next election. "I believe in what [Hizb ut-Tahrir] gives."
Which is a promise of World Domination, but without the violence in the street that you hve with two other parties that want to control things.
Hizb ut-Tahrir, founded in Jerusalem in 1953 but largely dormant until recent years, is banned in dozens of countries, though it is legal and has a strong presence in Britain. Its platform calls for the eventual overthrowing of Arab-world governments to be replaced by a caliphate, which would also encompass Israel.
I wonder what Israel thinks about that, and if Hizb ut-Tahrir will be satisfied with control of just all Arab lands. Not.
The organisation argues that it does not advocate violence; however, it has been accused of inciting racism and hatred, and is known for activities such as demonstrations against cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed last year.
Which certainly did not involve violence.

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