All posts filed under: Europe

“Do not give up and do not be downhearted. You shall be uppermost if you are believers.”

وَلَا تَهِنُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَنتُمُ الْأَعْلَوْنَ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ “Do not give up and do not be downhearted. You shall be uppermost if you are believers.” (Aali ‘Imraan, 3:139) The recent period has witnessed a host of bloody attacks that have led to the deaths of civilians, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, including many women and […]

Clashes between Turks abroad after Turkey coup attempt

European countries are struggling to contain tensions within the Turkish diaspora community after the failed coup in Turkey widened the gulf between supporters of the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Fethullah Gülen who he accuses of orchestrating the coup. Recent days have seen mainly peaceful demonstrations outside Turkish embassies in Europe. However, there have been […]

Political Violence is Escalating in the UK, but No Amount of Violence is Considered Terrorism Unless it’s Perpetrated by a Muslim

Jo Cox was buried on the 15th July 2016. She is a UK member of parliament who was shot and stabbed to death with a knife during the campaigning for the referendum that led to the vote for the UK to leave the European Union. The day after her funeral, the UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper […]

Switzerland’s Niqab Ban Enforces its Xenophobic Secular Rule Against Islam and Muslim Women

On Friday 1st July 2016, Switzerland’s burqa ban was enforced in the southern Swiss canton of Ticino. Muslim women found wearing the Niqab in public places, including in shops, restaurants, hotels and public buildings would face a fine of up to £7,890. The embassy of Saudi Arabia instead of condemning such discriminating bans that will […]

Q&A: British EU Referendum Result

Question: A referendum took place in Britain on 23/06/2016 about remaining or leaving the European Union. The result was approximately 52% in favour of leaving. Following that the British Prime Minister Cameron announced his resignation on the basis that his government would remain for three months. So was the result of the referendum the opposite […]

We Strongly Condemn the Bombings in Istanbul and Mardin and Warn the Leaders Once Again!

June 7th and 8th, 16 people of whom 8 are police lost their lives and over 60 people were left wounded in the aftermath of the bombings in Istanbul Vezneciler and Mardin Midyat. As Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah Turkey, we condemn this vile terrorist attack which saddened countless families in this month of the Mubarak […]

Brexit: An Excuse for Open Racism and Abuse against Foreigners in Britain

Racial abuse is on the rise in post-Brexit Britain, a Conservative British MP said as police confirmed they were investigating several racially motivated crimes. (CNN) There has been a 57 percent increase in hate crimes since Brexit according to CNN and Facebook page Worrying Signs reports abuses taking place throughout Britain from regular people posting […]

Freedom, Democracy and Nationalism are ingredients for a dangerous culture that breeds the worst characters

Friday 17th of June 2016, Metro Newspaper reported that British football fans were documented on social media mocking refugee children who were begging for money in the city of Lile, France. “Michael Stothard, a journalist for The Financial Times, claims he saw the young boy drinking beer (alcohol) and posted a photograph of him on Twitter. […]

UK this Week: Unaffordable Rents, Unsecure Jobs and Uncertain Pension Prospects but Genetically Engineered Cats will Finally Save the Day

The UK’s Mirror Newspaper reported on the results of a survey on the 13th June, 2016, “on average, a single working person aged between 22 and 29 years old and renting a one bedroom home would spend 48% of their post-tax income on their rent.” In London, the average was 57%. The Mirror also reported […]

Q&A: Reasons and Causes for the Dismissal of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

Question: The media is still circulating the issue of Erdogan’s forcing Davutoglu to resign; some say that it is because Davutoglu was not enthusiastic about the subject of the presidential system, and others say it is because he slid into negotiations with the European Union on the issue of the flow of refugees to Europe… […]

Anti-terror rhetoric is a Cheap Trick for Promoting Islamophobia Globally

On the 30th of May 2016, Middle East Eye reported on a new research report published by European Network Against Racism that shows how “Islamophobia is a form of discrimination specifically targeted at women.” The report itself can be found in the following link: “The report, which covers eight European countries, focused on discrimination in […]

The Inability to Confront Islam Intellectually Has Forced Danish Politicians to Bury their Supposed Principles of Freedoms

The Culture Ministry in Denmark issued a statement on the 10th of May 2016. The subject of the statement was changes to the law applying upon the two laws of ‘People’s Awareness’ and ‘Municipal Agencies’. This was when the government and the following parties: Social Democrats, The Denmark People’s Party (The Liberal Coalition), the Socialist […]

Turkish Government Fails to Buy its Way into Europe with the Blood of the Muslims of Al-Sham

On 13 May 2016, the hypocritical Turkish EU Affairs Minister, Volkan Bozkir, accused the European Union of betraying Turkey, but this is his government’s reward for betraying the Muslim refugees at Turkey’s south eastern border with Syria. The Wall Street Journal posted the story as: “Turkey, EU Dispute Over Antiterror Laws Threatens Migration Deal.”

Erdogan and the AKP Restore Factory Settings on Secularism

President Erdogan answered questions of journalists during his visit in Croatia. Erdogan’s statements regarding the secularism discussions were striking. President Erdogan commented on the words of Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman who said, “There should not be secularism in the new constitution”. He said, “We laid down our view regarding secularism in the AKP’s constitution. Mr. […]

The UK Government’s Counter Extremism Agenda to Secularise Muslim Youth

Within the last decade British Muslims have been subject to an excessive level of propaganda and scrutiny. This has led to the amendment of existing terror laws and the introduction of the first all-encompassing social policy, which targets almost every aspect of Muslim life. The PREVENT agenda was presented as a vehicle to countering extremism. […]