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Abdul Wahid, member of Hizb ut-Tahrir's executive committee and west London GP

By David Goodhart   September 2005

Q Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) is a radical Islamic group that stresses nonviolence (at least in Britain), so many people were shocked at Tony Blair’s suggestion that you might be banned. But there are two big problems with HT. First, you seem to play a “transmission belt” role for many young British Muslims who get their first taste of fundamentalism from you and then move on to more violent groups. Second, you have openly opposed the idea of co-operating in the handing over of terror suspects to the authorities. How can you reassure politicians and the public on those points?

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