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Associated Press: Turkey seeks to contain Islamic radicals

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - As the only Muslim member of NATO and a candidate to join the EU, Turkey has come to be seen as a bridge between East and West - held up by Washington as a shining example of how Islam is compatible with modern democracy. But as U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to come here next week in a trip some herald as a milestone in ties,…
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AFP - Bangladesh arrest 27 for anti-govt leaflets:police

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DHAKA (AFP) - Twenty-seven Bangladeshis have been arrested for distributing leaflets criticising the government's handling of a savage mutiny by border guards against top military officers, police said Saturday. The men were taken into custody following the February 25-26 revolt in the capital in which more than 70 people were slain by rank-and-file guards, Masudur Rahman, a senior official of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told AFP. "The men arrested are…
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Indonesian Muslim group Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia says Clinton not welcome

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Jakarta - About 100 Indonesian Muslims rallied outside the US embassy in Jakarta Monday to protest a planned visit this week by US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The protestors from the conservative Islamic group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia waved placards denouncing Clinton as a "Zionist agent" in reference to Israel. "Hillary, you are not welcome here," read a poster held by a woman wearing a white headscarf."Hillary is not…
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International Economic Conference Media Coverage

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Following the announcement by Hizb ut-Tahrir of an International Economics Conference in Khartoum, Sudan on 3rd January 2009, there has been news and commentary on the conference appearing in the global media. On Tuesday 16th December, the "Al-Sudaniyah" newspaper wrote that Hizb ut-Tahrir was organising an international conference in Khartoum. It noted that there would be presentations by economists, Muslim scholars and scholars from the Shabab of Hizb ut-Tahrir. It…
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Hizb ut Tahrir's women reject capitalism

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Makassar, South Sulawesi (ANTARA News) - Muslimah (female Muslims) grouped in Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) rejected capitalism which was identical to colonialism, according of a spokeswoman of HTI Muslimah."Capitalism facilitate the greed of capitalists to build wealth for economic growth. The greatness of a capitalist country is achieved at the expense of other countries whose natural resources have been exploited by the capitalist countries," said Febrianti Abassuni here on Tuesday.The…
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Uzbek Police Detain Women On Extremism Charges

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TASHKENT (RFE/RL) -- Police in Tashkent detained 28 women this week for alleged religious extremism, and their relatives have alleged that the detainees were abused in custody. An unnamed source in the Tashkent police told RFE/RL's Uzbek Service that two of the women are regional leaders of the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir party. The arrested women are reportedly related to people who have been sentenced for involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir activities…
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Kyrgyzstan Jails 32 Suspected Islamists

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BISHKEK (Reuters) -- The Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan has jailed a group of suspected Islamists for organising a protest last month, officials said on November 28.A group of 150 protesters in southern Kyrgyzstan clashed with riot police on October 1 during celebrations to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Dozens were arrested.The Prosecutor-General's Office said 32 of them, including two women and a teenager, received…
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10 Hizb ut-Tahrir men freed

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The 10 Hizb ut-Tahrir leaders and activists arrested on September 18 were released from Rajshahi Central Jail Tuesday night.They were arrested in Rajshahi on suspicion of their involvement in militancy and inciting anti-state activities.The release came after police submitted before a court a discharge report. Based on the report, the Rajshahi District and Sessions Judge's Court earlier that day granted them bail. Hizb ut-Tahrir had threatened of waging a movement…
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