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September 13, 2005

Independent: 'Militant' Infiltrates Reuters


The British Independent reported on Sunday that a member of the terrorist group Hizb ut-Tahrir is employed at Reuters:

A militant Islamist group that Tony Blair has said should be banned has members in some of Britain's most important institutions, including the NHS and blue-chip companies such as IBM and Reuters, an Independent on Sunday investigation has revealed. . . .

The IoS has now learned that at least two members of Hizb, which seeks to form a global Islamic state regulated by sharia law, work for the computer giant IBM, and that Reuters, the international news and financial information agency, has at least one member among its employees.

After being informed of this, a Reuters spokesperson said: "We require our journalists to be very sensitive to any activities which might lead to their impartiality being questioned. We of course recognise the right of people to hold their own views.

"We are not aware of any of our employees being members of Hizb ut-Tahrir. If it becomes illegal, then certainly we would review the matter on the 'Do their private actions impact our public reputation?' principle."

This revelation comes on the heels of publicity surrounding another Hizb member who was gainfully employed at the Guardian newspaper:

Recently, the IoS disclosed that The Guardian had employed Dilpazier Aslam, a Hizb member, as a trainee journalist, and articles he wrote after the London bombings did not mention his connection with the group. He lost his job at the paper after refusing to give up his membership.

Posted by TS at September 13, 2005 07:29 AM


What's the big deal? They are only hiring people who share the same ideals and goals? Does it really matter if those goals are shared by hatemongers?

(note sarcasm)

Posted by: Hidden Nook at September 13, 2005 08:09 PM

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