Tony Abbott seeks advice on crackdown on Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir

Prime minister Tony Abbott is exploring options for a further crackdown on radical Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir.

“We are seeking advice from agencies on options for taking action against Hizb ut-Tahrir,” a spokesman for Abbott told Guardian Australia. The spokesman would not confirm if banning the organisation or the funding of the organisation was on the table.

“There is no place in our community for organisations or individuals who nurture extremism, propagate hatred and radicalise young Australians,” the spokesman said. “We have already made it an offence to advocate terrorism and made it easier to ban terrorist organisations.”

Abbott named the group in his address to the National Press Club on Monday.

“If cracking down on Hizb ut-Tahrir and others who nurture extremism in our suburbs means further legislation, we will bring it on and I will demand that the Labor party call it for Australia,” Abbott said.

Hizb ut Tahrir is active in Canada but operate with a much higher profile in both the US and Great Britain.

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“…Hizb ut-Tahrir rejects democracy as being un-Islamic and a Western system. But it members seem to have no qualms about using Western freedoms to promote their expansionist agenda and aggressive goals. Article 56 of their draft constitution for the proposed state describes conscription as a compulsory individual duty, for all citizens: “Every male Muslim, fifteen years and over, is obliged to undergo military training in readiness for jihad.”

As the leader of Hizb ut-Tahrir America, Dr. Mohammed Malkawi, remarked at a conference in Jordon in June 2013: “Let Britain, America, and the entire West go to hell, because the Caliphate is coming, Allah willing.”