"The Islamist" Confesses Movement's Global Aspirations

Validating Tashbih Sayyed's warnings about Islamism in the West, once radical-Muslim Mr. Ed Husain confirms the plutocratic threat that fundamentalist Islam poses. In this interview in Britain's "Sunday Times" he affirms civilization's challenge.

"My time in Saudi Arabia bolstered my conviction that an austere form of Islam (Wahhabism) married to a politicised Islam (Islamism) is wreaking havoc in the world. This anger-ridden ideology, an ideology I once advocated, is not only a threat to Islam and Muslims, but to the entire civilised world!

I vowed, in my own limited way, to fight those who had hijacked my faith, defamed my prophet and killed thousands of my own people: the human race.

I was encouraged when Tony Blair announced on August 5, 2005, plans to proscribe an array of Islamist organisations that operated in Britain, foremost among them Hizb ut-Tahrir. At the time I was impressed by Blair’s resolve. The Hizb should have been outlawed a decade ago and so spared many of us so much misery. Sadly the legislation was shelved last year amid fears that a ban would only add to the group’s attraction, so it remains both legal and active today. But it is not too late."

Sky News also featured an exploration of the issues he presents in new book, "The Islamist." Read entire transcript.

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