Join us this week on a special Unscripted podcast with the head of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, Dr. Abdul Wahid.
He talks about various topics including his life story, how he was “radicalised” by Margaret Thatcher, Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain’s successes and failures, revolution vs evolution, different approaches to political activism, Muslim politicians including Sadiq Khan and Ilhan Omar, and much more.
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I don’t think that HT are as influential as they were in the 90s. There seem to be many other Muslim groups with opposing methodologies who are playing a bigger role in shaping the mindset of Muslims in the UK today. I think that in the 90s HT was a sort of ‘Gateway’ group as for many second generation Muslims it was due to HT that they first encountered the whole idea of a Caliphate. Some of these Muslims did eventually leave HT, moving on to more ‘radical’ methods of establishing one. Others joined groups that have less radical methods. Nonetheless, the concept of a Caliphate has been firmly ingrained in the mindset of many second and third generation Muslims now. I’m not sure what the UK government will gain from banning HT. It’s like ‘closing the stable door after the horse has bolted’.