Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Hizb-ut-Tahrir Extremist is Senior Worker in Immigration

A leading member of the radical Islamist group Hizb-ut-Tahrir, who believe that the whole world should be made into an Islamic Caliphate, is a senior member of the Home Office, working for the Immigration and Nationality Directorate. (Hat Tip - LGF)

Hizb-ut-Tahrir's spokesmen refuse to condemn any terrorist activities and, in fact, encourage followers to kill Jews and destroy Israel. The group claim to be non-violent, but an investigation by the BBC (of all people) has found that this is simply not so. Below is an audio of the interview (Hat Tip - DFH):

UPDATE: John Reid says he'll get his office to look into it:

If there is evidence, then the BBC no doubt will let us have it, and I instructed my officials last night to ask for such evidence.If there has been a breach of the code of conduct or the civil service code by an employee, that will be dealt with, and dealt with robustly.
No doubt, John, but will the vetting system be changed to ensure it doesn't happen again? And will your new and improved system catch foreign terrorists like Abu Hamza's son?