Here’s Evidence That the University of Westminster Students Union Has Been Taken Over By Hizb Ut Tahrir

Alan A, February 18th 2012, 6:00 am (A WRITER ON HARRY’S PLACE)

Have a look:

This is a joint statement from Westminster Global Ideas Society and Westminster Students’ Union.

We regret to inform you that the ‘Economic Future: What’s the real solution’ event which was due to take place today, Thursday February 16, 2012 at 5.30pm is now cancelled.

The Students’ Union is completely opposed to this decision made by the University as the Global Ideas society (a registered Student’ Union society) has complied with the procedures set out by the SU and University when organising the event.

Several students, a lecturer and Peter Tatchell, according to the University, who opposed the appearance of a Hizb ut Tahrir member, posed a violent threat to the event. They had planned to disrupt the event, though all were unsure whether it would escalate to violence or not. The University was unable to ensure the safety of both speakers and attendees; therefore the university decided to cancel the event. However, it is the view of the Students’ Union, that the University has a responsibility to ensure that there is  adequate safety for students and guests on University premises, in accordance with the Universities UK ‘Freedom of speech on campus: rights and responsibilities in UK universities’ document.

The decision to cancel the event had nothing to do, whatsoever with the scheduled appearance of Jamal Harwood (the Media Representative of Hizb ut Tahrir). The no-platform policy is not an adopted policy at Westminster University and is not binding on the Univeristy of Westminster Students’ Union. Therefore, the NUS have no authority to dictate Westminster SU policy.

If you wish to complain about the cancellation, please email Carole Mainstone, the Registrar & Secretary on

The Global Ideas Society plans to reschedule the event for March 8th at 5.30pm in Fyvie Hall. Which I hope you will be able to attend, we will update about this shortly.

Please share this statement widely.


Gulum Alamgir, President of Global Ideas Society

Jenny Ybanez, VP Communications

Tarik Mahri, President

This being Hizb ut Tahrir, they’re incapable of telling the truth.

This is the truth, from Peter Tatchell:

I had no knowledge of the event at all. I did not seek its cancellation or threaten to disrupt it. If I had known about the Hizb ut-Tahrir speaker, I would have protested peacefully against him (as I have done in the past). I have a long history of non-violent direct action. I have never in my 45 years of human rights campaigning committed any violent acts, even when violently assaulted myself. The idea that I had threatened violence is absurd.
In May 1994, at their Wembly conference, I was subjected to death threats from members of Hizb ut-Tahrir. They explicitly threatened to track me down and kill me.

Hizb ut-Tahrir is a clerical fascist organisation. According to its draft constitution and spokespeople’s statements it believes in:

  • The replacement of secular democracy with Sharia based theocratic rule.
  • The subjugation and inferiority of women and their debarring from holding ruling positions
  • The superiority of Muslims over non-Muslims, and the denial of full rights and citizenship to the latter.
  • The banning of non-Islamist political parties.
  • The death penalty for Muslims who leave their religion.
  • The death penalty for those guilty of blasphemy against Islam.
  • The death penalty for gay people and women who have sex outside of marriage.

In short, Hizb ut-Tahrir is a far right organisation that seeks to impose a theocratic dictatorship worldwide. It is more fascistic than even the vile BNP.

It should be opposed at every opportunity. The rights and freedoms of ordinary Muslims should be defended against these fanatics who are, first and foremost, a threat to fellow Muslims.

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