The National Jewish Assembly (NJA) commends the NHS for initiating an investigation into Dr. Abdul Wahid, the leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain (HUT). This important step comes in response to Dr. Wahid’s concerning statements and actions, made after October 7, which praise Hamas and promote Islamist extremism.
Dr. Abdul Wahid, an NHS GP who leads HUT in Britain, openly celebrated the Hamas attacks that took place on October 7 and claimed the lives of over 1,200 Israelis. During an interview on Talk TV, Dr. Wahid referred to the Hamas terrorists as “Brave mujahideen” and defended their actions, stating, “I will defend the right of the Palestinians to resist occupation.” Such rhetoric condones violence and fails to acknowledge the lives of innocent Israeli civilians who lost their lives in this brutal attack.
Hizb ut-Tahrir supporters have been seen at recent demonstrations outside the Egyptian embassy in London, where they called for jihad and the mobilisation of “Muslim armies” to liberate Palestine. Such calls for violence and the creation of a caliphate are incompatible with the values of liberal democracies and pose a significant risk to national security.
The NJA’s ongoing campaign seeks to raise awareness about the dangers posed by Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain and calls on the UK government to take decisive action to proscribe the organization. It is vital to prevent the spread of extremist ideologies and the radicalisation of individuals within our society.
The NJA encourages concerned citizens to support the campaign by signing our petition and sharing it on social media. Together, we can send a clear message that extremism and hate have no place in the UK.