Dr Imran Waheed
Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain
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London, SW7 4UB, United Kingdom

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London, UK, September 9 – Thousands of Muslims from the West, men and women, young and old, and of diverse ethnic backgrounds are set to attend a conference in London this Sunday, 15th September 2002, that is billed as the largest gathering of Muslims in Britain post-September 11th. The organisers of the conference are Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain and it is entitled “Beyond September 11th: The Role of Muslims in the West”.

Following the events of September 11th and the unleashing of the American war machine, better known as the “War Against Terror”, Muslims have been asked to make a choice – either they accept Capitalism and its colonialist worldview or be labelled the ‘terrorist’.

The conference will present a distinct, positive and intellectual agenda for Muslims in the West – a new approach, which leads to Muslims actively engaging in an intellectual debate with the wider society on the flaws of Capitalism and what Muslims believe to be the only alternative ideological system: Islam.

Speakers at the conference will include Issam Amireh, a well-known Imam from Palestine who was imprisoned by the Palestinian Authority and Dr Abu Muhammad, an Iraqi dissident. Topics for discussion include the inevitability of the clash of civilisations, the recent military escalation towards Iraq and the challenge of living by Islam in the West.

Dr Imran Waheed, a UK based doctor and an organiser of this Sunday’s conference, said, “In the wake of September 11th we will be delineating a clear, distinct and definitive path for Muslims in the West to follow. Islam can fill the spiritual and political voids that riddle the West and offers the world liberation from the shackles of an ideology that enslaves the masses to feed the few”.

The venue for the conference is London Arena, Limeharbour, London. The conference begins at 11.00 hrs BST and ends at 20.00 hrs BST.

Notes to Editors:

1) Hizb ut-Tahrir is an independent political party whose ideology is Islam. The party works throughout the Islamic world to resume the Islamic way of life by re-establishing the Islamic Khilafah (Caliphate). The party adheres to the Islamic Shari’ah in all aspects of its work. It considers violence or armed struggle against the regime, as a method to re-establish the Islamic State, a violation of the Islamic Shari’ah.