Indian Police Probe Hizb ut-Tahrir Support for Terrorism
Long-time readers of SFW may remember Hizb ut-Tahrir as the worldwide Islamist organization that held a convention in Chicago a few years ago dedicated to replacing capitalism with an “Islamic system.”
Hizb ut-Tahrir claim to be peaceful. Indian authorities have an idea that they may not be so peaceful after all. In fact, they are investigating evidence that Hizb ut-Tahrir has been providing financial support for Jihadist terrorism, such as the Indian Mujahideen and Lashkar e Taiba…
The authorities say they have evidence that the Hizb ut-Tahrir organisation, active in dozens of countries around the globe, has been lending support to homegrown terror cells plotting attacks around India.
According to New Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar, whose Special Cell forces have been investigating the 2010 German Bakery blast in Pune, evidence has emerged which suggests that Hizb ut-Tahrir provides support to the Indian Mujahideen (IM) terror group. IM is believed responsible for the bakery attack, in which seventeen people died.
“Hizb ut-Tahrir has no direct role, but gives intellectual and often financial assistance to IM,” Kumar told Khabar South Asia. “The large number of educated, technically-qualified people that IM has succeeded in indoctrinating and recruiting is a result of Hizbut’s role.”