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The authorities has proscribed extremist Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir as a terrorist organisation.

Security minister Tom Tugendhat mentioned the Islamic fundamentalist organisation “encourages and promotes terrorism” as he condemned the group’s “disgraceful celebration of Hamas’ appalling attacks on Israel”.

Home secretary James Cleverly has laid earlier than parliament a draft order to proscribe the Sunni Islamist political organisation underneath the Terrorism Act.

If backed by MPs, it is going to come into drive on Friday. It would imply “belonging to, inviting support for and displaying articles in a public place in a way that arouses suspicion of membership or support for the group will be a criminal offence”.

Founded in 1953, Hizb ut-Tahrir is a global political group whose long-term goal is to determine a world Caliphate dominated underneath Islamic legislation.

While their headquarters are in Lebanon, the group operates in not less than 32 international locations together with the UK, United States, Canada and Australia.

The proscription of Hizb ut-Tahrir consists of the worldwide organisation, in addition to all regional branches, together with Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain.

Proscription can imply jail sentences of as much as 14 years for these related to organisations. And the sources of a proscribed organisation are terrorist property and could also be seized.

The authorities had confronted strain to proscribe the group within the wake of pro-Palestine demonstrations, at which demonstrators from Hizb ut-Tahrir had chanted “Jihad”.

Mr Cleverly mentioned: “Hizb ut-Tahrir is an antisemitic organisation that actively promotes and encourages terrorism, including praising and celebrating the appalling 7 October attacks.

“Proscribing this terrorist group will ensure that anyone who belongs to and invites supports for them will face consequences. It will curb Hizb ut-Tahrir’s ability to operate as it currently does.”

Hizb ut-Tahrir’s reward of the 7 October assaults and related incidents, in addition to describing Hamas as ‘heroes’ on their central web site constitutes selling and inspiring terrorism.

Hizb ut-Tahrir has a historical past of praising and celebrating assaults in opposition to Israel and assaults in opposition to Jews extra extensively. The UK stands strongly in opposition to antisemitism and won’t tolerate the promotion of terrorism in any kind.

This group’s antisemitic ideology and reward of assaults in opposition to harmless civilians in Israel outlines the need of its proscription.

Mr Tugendhat mentioned: “Hizb ut-Tahrir clearly encourage and promote terrorism.

“Their celebration of Hamas’ appalling attacks on Israel, going so far as to call the terrorists who raped and murdered Israeli citizens ‘heroes’, is disgraceful.

“We stand firmly against antisemitism and hatred against the Jewish community in the UK.”

Several international locations have banned Hizb ut-Tahrir for his or her numerous actions, together with Germany, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan and a number of other Central Asian and Arab international locations. Austria banned symbols of the group in May 2021.