On 25th April, Regnum News Agency published a news report stating that in Bashkortostan a criminal case was filed against Vadim Khabirov, the accused to create cells for an extremist organization, along with four other local residents. The report stated, “The court found that Khabirov is an active member of the terrorist organization (Islamic group Hizb ut Tahrir) that is banned by law, and is involved in the creation of extremist cells of the local population.”
With regard to the concept and meaning of ‘extremism’, according to the legal custom of the Russian Federation, there is no clear and specific definition to the concept of ‘extremism’, as this concept is still vague. The proof of this is what Andrei Demidov, Member of the joint Russian Federation said, “The story is that this concept (extremism) in Russia is quite vague, and possible that this is not by chance, because under the broad concept of extremism anyone critic of the authority could be incriminated.” But how could the court release such laws, and how it issued charges of creating extremist cells if the concept of extremism is such vague? The lie of the judges and their representatives is very clear in their claims; for example, they said, “The defendants held meetings periodically in a rented apartment, to study the ideas of the banned organization in order to spread extremist views and ideas and expand their call.”
Vadim has been previously tried in 2007, where he was sentenced to one year imprisonment, with judgment been respited. And in 2010 he was arrested in the Chelyabinsk region, where he was sentenced to two years imprisonment, under the second part of Article 282 of the Russian Federation.
Members of Hizb ut Tahrir, which is a political party, invite Muslims to resume the Islamic way of life, following the method of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. They do not undertake any material work; not in Russia, nor in elsewhere. The party’s platform and method are as clear as the sun at high noon, and whenever liars tried to conceal and distort the truth, it would always win and prevail. The Authorities in the Kremlin have largely strayed by hiding and distorting the truth, in addition to misleading the Russian public opinion. It is very clear that the authorities in Russia do not want the Russian people to listen to the voice of truth that guides them to their goodness and success in both realms. So it scares people of the alleged terrorists and extremists by conducting frame-up terrorist bombing, to justify its repression against the Dawah carriers. The Shabab of Hizb ut Tahrir are continuing in carrying the call of truth, following the path of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, and they will not be discouraged by these lies and crackdowns, rather this deepens their determination to seek the pleasure of Allah. They are confident in Allah’s victory, and the soldiers of falsehood enlisted in evident loss.
O the Ummah of Islam; is there amongst you a Moatassim to meet the distress of the oppressed and the afflicted under the whips of the Caesar of the Kremlin?
يُرِيدُونَ لِيُطْفِؤُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَاللَّهُ مُتِمُّ نُورِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُون
“They desire to extinguish Allah’s Light with their mouths. But Allah refuses to do other than perfect His Light, even though the kafirun detest it.”
Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir
Monday, 1st Rajab 1435 AH