Monday, July 17, 2006

Two British-based Islamist groups are to become the first to be banned under laws outlawing the glorification of terrorism

BBC News:

Muslim protesters demonstrate outside the Danish embassy in London

John Reid said he was taking action against Al-Ghurabaa and the Saved Sect.

Under an order put down in Parliament, it will be an offence to belong to the groups, encourage support for them or wear clothes suggesting support.

Mr Reid said the move sent a signal that the UK would not tolerate people who supported terrorism.

The groups are both thought to be offshoots of Al Muhajiroun, which was founded by controversial cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed.

Mr Reid is also banning two foreign groups, the Baluchistan Liberation Army and Teyrebaz Azadiye Kurdistan.

And Kongra Gele Kurdistan and KADEK are also being added to the banned list because they are two alternative names for the Kurdish terrorist group PKK, which is already outlawed.

Al-Ghurabaa and the Saved Sect were named earlier this year as the organisers of the protests outside the Danish Embassy in London against cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad.

Some protesters held placards with slogans such as "massacre those who insult Islam".

Tony Blair said last August that Al-Muhajiroun itself - or its successor group - and the Hizb ut Tahrir organisation would be banned.

Al-Muhajiroun has disbanded but Hizb ut Tahrir is not on the Home Office's list of proscribed groups.

A spokesman said decisions about whether to ban other groups were still pending.

Asked about Hizb ut Tahrir, the spokesman added: "This does remain a group about which we have real concerns and we are keeping the situation under review."

The laws outlawing glorification against terrorism were only passed after a prolonged stalemate between the House of Commons and House of Lords.

Critics of the measure said it threatened to restrict freedom of speech and legitimate debate.

But as he announced the bans, Mr Reid said the laws meant the government could make it even more difficult for terrorists to operate.

"I am determined to act against those who, while not directly involved in committing acts of terrorism, provide support for and make statements that glorify, celebrate and exalt the atrocities of terrorist groups," he said.

"I am also committed to ensuring that those organisations that change their name do not avoid the consequences of proscription."

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At 2:03 PM, Blogger FranceSucks said...

So much for freedom of assembly. Why not just deport the stupid fucks and let good Britons be free. I am sure they all have something criminal or wrong on their immigration status.

At 4:08 PM, Blogger hoss_tagge said...

western nations made a monumental policy miscalculation when they allowed muslims to immigrate. the best thing they can do is end all muslim immigration and ensure that all illegal muslims are deported. then place all muslims in their nations under extremely close surveillance and put the screws to them when they step out of line.


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