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Author: Maliach, Assaf (Dr.)

The Islamic Liberation Party Flexes its Muscle

In light of the escalation of fighting between Israel and the Palestinians throughout the month of February 2008, the Liberation Party (Hizb al-Tahrir al-Islami – HT) called to seek vengeance against the Jews (“the siblings of the apes and pigs”) and Israel (the “the Jewish

Somalia – Africa’s Afghanistan?

On June 5, 2006 the Islamic Courts Union (ICU), a loose coalition of eleven religious leaders led by Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmad, seized Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. After weeks of bloody fighting and 15 years of anarchy in this Horn of Africa nation, fears are being

Hizb al-Tahrir al-Islami and the Cartoon Fracas

Since the beginning of the wave of protests, the Party has attempted to maintain the image of a moderate party which communicates its messages using non-violent methods.On the other hand, it does not hesitate to use radical religious terminology which is likely to incite violent

Islamic Radicalism under the Cover of Political Pragmatism

The year 2005 appeared to mark a radicalization of the Islamic Liberation Party (Hizb al-Tahrir al-Islami – HT). A review of HT’s activities and its leaders’ declarations showed that there was not an organizational radicalization, but rather a “deviation” by individual members or branches from