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What price for an Islamic state?
Dr Imran Waheed of Hizb Ut Tahrir
Dr Waheed goal is the liberation of Muslim lands from "colonialism"

In a Hardtalk on November 18, Tim Sebastian meets the British representative of a Muslim Group which wants to found an Islamic state - Khilafa

The group, Hizb Ut Tahrir, is banned in many Arab countries as well as Russia and Germany for inciting racial hatred.

Dr Imran Waheed claims that thousands of British Muslims are calling for a complete revolution in the Muslim world.

When pressed on Israel, Dr Waheed makes it clear his party believes their end goal is the liberation of Muslim lands from "colonialism":

"It is the right of Muslims to resist occupation of their lands ... Israel does not have a right to exist." Tim Sebastian asks, "Your goal is the destruction of Israel ... You are happy with that?" "We are," says Dr Waheed.

When pressed on how this Muslim super state could come about, Dr Waheed talks of utilising armies across Muslim countries, in a kind of wake up call:

"All it takes is one phone call to a general in one of the armies in the Muslim world to realise its about time he rescued the dignity of Muslim people from the Western colonialists."

HARDtalk can be seen on BBC World at 04:30 GMT, 11:30 GMT, 15:30 GMT, 19:30 GMT and 00:30 GMT

It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 04:30 and 23:30


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