Update: Hizb ut-Tahrir Antisemitism in Sydney, Australia

On March 10th 2015 I wrote an article about Hizb ut-Tahrir and Antisemitism in Sydney, Australia  {LINK HERE.} in which in wrote  about the “The Reasons for the Establishment of Hizb ut-Tahrir”

Hizb ut-Tahrir was established in response to the saying of Allah (swt),

“Let there be among you a group that invites to the good, orders what is right and forbids what is evil, and they are those who are successful”  [TMQ 3:104]

Its purpose was to revive the Islamic Ummah from the severe decline that it had reached, and to liberate it from the thoughts, systems and laws of Kufr, as well as the domination and influence of the Kufr states. It also aims to restore the Islamic Khilafah State so that the ruling by what Allah (swt) revealed returns.

The Aim of Hizb ut-Tahrir

Its aim is to resume the Islamic way of life and to convey the Islamic da’wah to the world. This objective means bringing the Muslims back to living an Islamic way of life in Dar al-Islam and in an Islamic society such that all of life’s affairs in society are administered according to the Shari’ah rules, and the viewpoint in it is the halal and the haram under the shade of the Islamic State, which is the Khilafah State. That state is the one in which Muslims appoint a Khaleefah and give him the bay’ah to listen and obey on condition that he rules according to the Book of Allah (swt) and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saw) and on condition that he conveys Islam as a message to the world through da’wah and jihad. 

Read on…. http://www.hizb-australia.org/hizb-ut-tahrir/about-us

Da’wah for the uninitiated is proselytising/ attempt to convert someone to one’s own religious faith or to espouse one’s doctrine..

Two videos of the spiritual head of Hizb-ut-Tahrir, Ismail al-Wahwah at a rally in Lakemba in Sydney on July 25 2014 had come to light.  Antisemitic well and truly.

The speech was published and translated by Memri TV and is filled with references to Israelis and Jews, with Ismail al-Wahwah calling for the world to be set free from Jews.

He’s also referred to a 7th-century massacre of Jews in what is now Saudi Arabia.

Quoting the Koran, Mr al-Wahwah adds Jews would no longer be safe.

 “The Jews will not thrive and will not live in safety because they are the slayers of the prophets. The Koran says “Then your hearts became hardened after that, and became like stones or even harder.” They are people with hearts of stone. Wherever the Jews thrive corruption abounds.”

In a separate video, Mr Dour­eihi talks of a “civilisational struggle between Islam and kufir (non-Muslims)” and calls for Jews to leave Israel or be forced out.

THE NSW Jewish Board of Deputies has called on the state government to prosecute key members of Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir who it says publicly called for violence against Jews.

In the Australian  Jeremy Spinak, President of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies  said the comments were a

“blatant call for violence against Jews on the basis of their race”.

“It is clear that the speech threatened physical harm toward Jews (and) it also incited others to threaten physical harm toward Jews,”

 In his letter to the Anti-Discrimination Board he wrote….

“It is important to note that the diatribe was crude Jew-hatred reminiscent of last year’s anti-­Israeli rallies in Sydney that ­descended into blatant anti-Semitism, complete with Nazi swastikas and placards evoking racist images that had nothing to do with any Middle East conflict.”

Jeremy Spinak also stated Mr Wahwah’s speech had been delivered in Arabic and the complaint was being made now because a copy carrying English subtitles had recently been released.

 Yesterday the Sydney Morning Herald wrote that

“Two videos of anti-Semitic rants by a radical Muslim leader have been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions and may become the first act of discrimination to attract a criminal charge in NSW.”

The article goes on to say:

“The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies last month sent the videos to the Anti-Discrimination Board NSW, which forwarded them to the Director of Public Prosecutions because the alleged racism might be serious enough to incite violence or involve a threat of physical harm.”


“A successful prosecution will add further fuel to Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s argument to ban Hizb-ut Tahrir for so-called hate preaching.

However, Fairfax Media has learnt the Director of Public Prosecutions has never laid a charge under the Anti-Discrimination Act, let alone achieved a successful prosecution”

It writes:

“Since anti-discrimination legislation was introduced in NSW in 1989, the Anti-Discrimination Board NSW has referred 30 cases to the DPP.

None have been prosecuted because, in most cases, the DPP was of the opinion that it would not successfully have been upheld, Anti-Discrimination Board president Stepan Kerkyasharian said.”

Ismail al-Wahwah, of Hizb-ut Tahrir, speaking at a rally at Lakemba to denounce the attacks by Israel on Palestinians. Photo: Steven Siewert

It concludes:

When a second video emerged last month, then minister for citizenship and communities Victor Dominello said he found it “deeply disturbing” and would ask the Anti-Discrimination Board to consider both videos “concurrently and expeditiously”.

“The freedom of speech that we enjoy in Australia is precious and we cannot allow it to be abused in this way,” he said in March. “Hateful and derisive speech has no place in our harmonious multicultural society.”

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies expressed concern the group’s hate speech could inspire the next Man Haron Monis.

The Martin Place gunman was a regular attendee at Hizb-ut Tahrir events and was photographed with Mr al-Wahwah.

“There is no place in Australian society for hate-speech of the kind engaged in by representatives of Hizb ut Tahrir and so we trust that in this case a decision to prosecute will be made as soon as practicable,” president Jeremy Spinak said.

A spokesman for Hizb ut-Tahrir, Uthman Badar, previously said Mr al-Wahwah’s comments were in response to Israel’s “brutal” attacks on the Gaza Strip and the resulting “cheap allegation of ‘hate speech’ is a McCarthyist attempt to silence dissent”.

Mr Abbott has attracted criticism from the Muslim community for threatening to ban Hizb-ut Tahrir, a religiously-motivated political group  that advocates for a caliphate, or Muslim state.”


Search “Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia” on YouTube, believe me it’s quite and eye opener what Hizb ut-Tahrir is doing and saying in Australia .

Whilst I would like it banned, I am of a mind that it shouldn’t because if it is, it will go underground and then how will it be monitored?

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  1. It’s surprising that there’s never been a prosection under the Anti Discrimination Act, ostensibly because it’s considered none of them would have been successful in leading to a conviction under the Act. However, the words of Hizb ut-Tahrir must surely come within the ambit of the legislation.

    In addition, the words must be a breach of Australian law – incitement to violence etc.

    My feeling is that rather than banning this evil group, they should be prosecuted and heavily fined. That’s what lead to the demise of the equally racist KKK in America. Hit them in the hip pocket!

  2. So how does all this fit in with our Jewish Communal leaders obsession with Multiculturalism and Interfaith both failed programs when it comes to dealing the Muslims?

    • Put it this way, Sydney is under control, but I am sure your ‘loony left lot’ in Melbourne is a whole other issue, especially your Leftist rabbonim.

  3. Jan Poddebsky

    A female journalist who was forced to sit with the ‘sisters’ in the back of a Hizbut Tahrir meeting while
    the ‘brothers’ sat in the front is suing Hizbut Tahrir for $100,000 for sexual discrimination. It will be fascinating to see whether legal action based on racism (anti-Semitism) or sexism succeeds. Possibly both?