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Muslim CSOs send protest letter to UK over designation of Hamas as terrorist group

14/01/2022 03:27 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 -- Some 20 civil society organisations (CSOs) from Malaysia and several other countries today sent a protest letter to United Kingdom’s (UK) Home Secretary Priti Patel over the British government's decision to designate Hamas as a “terrorist organisation”.

The letter was handed over by the Consultative Council of Islamic Organisations of Malaysia (MAPIM) through the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.

The CSOs involved include Secretariat for the Ulama Assembly of Asia, Alliance of World Masaajid in Defence of Al Aqsa, Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM), Indonesian Advocacy Centre for Law and Human Rights (PAHAM), Humanitarian and Justice Organisation Cambodia, International Islamic Tassawur Centre, as well as SHURA from Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand.

In urging the British government to revoke its decision, the protest letter stated that Hamas is a national liberation front with the goal of liberating Palestine from the Zionist settler colonialism.

“Instead of acting against the perpetrators of apartheid, Britain has proscribed a movement which is resisting apartheid,” the letter read.

The British government reportedly proscribed the whole of Hamas as a “terrorist organisation” under the country’s 2000 Terrorism Act and warned that its members and those who support the group could face stiff jail terms.

The al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the group, has been banned in Britain since 2001 but the interior ministry extended the ban to its political entities.




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