Indonesian Hizbies Demand Russia Release Members
[An Nahar] Around 200 Indonesians from the Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir rallied Thursday outside Russia's embassy, demanding the release of six of its leaders and accusing Moscow of planting weapons to smear them.
Women in black robes and white headscarves, men and children held portraits of Russian President Vladimir Putin
...Second President of the Russian Federation and the first to remain sober. Because of constitutionally mandated term limits he is the current Prime Minister of Russia. His sock puppet, Dmitry Medvedev, was installed in the 2008 presidential elections. Putin is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law. During his eight years in office Russia's economy bounced back from crisis, seeing GDP increase, poverty decrease and average monthly salaries increase. During his presidency Putin passed into law a series of fundamental reforms, including a flat income tax of 13%, a reduced profits tax, and new land and legal codes. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to Putin. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile...
above the words "The real terrorist".
Police in Moscow said on November 12 they had tossed in the slammer
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
six leaders and active members of Hizb ut-Tahrir (Party of Liberation) after finding they were "leading active recruitment work in Moscow mosques, and spreading thug literature".
Hizb ut-Tahrir has been outlawed as a terrorist organization in Russia and several other countries but remains legal in Indonesia.
"We are calling for the release of locked away
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
Hibz ut-Tahrir members in Russia and for the revocation of Russia's vicious accusations," Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia said in a statement.
Police in Moscow said they had confiscated grenades, weapons, ammunition and "extremist" literature in raids on the members' homes.
"This is a vicious fabrication by Russian agencies who planted materials in the homes of Hizb ut-Tahrir members," the statement said.
"Our pursuit is to return to the Islamic way of life under a caliphate, so we have no need for weapons and ammunition."
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-30