Hizb ut-Tahrir – ‘so extreme that even the BBC criticises it’

Torygraph journalist Damian Thompson whips up hysteria over a video produced by Hizb ut-Tahrir Malaysia, which “represents the new face of Islamic propaganda – slick, plausible, terrifying”. Thompson describes HT as “an Islamic supremacist group that wants to establish a global Caliphate. That means a Caliphate in Britain” (which a moment’s thought would indicate to Thompson is a bit unlikely, given that Muslims make up around 3% of the population in the UK). Indeed, according to Thompson, HT “is so extreme that even the BBC criticises it”!

Daily Telegraph blog, 18 August 2007