Hizb ut-Tahrir

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Noun1.Hizb ut-Tahrir - the most popular and feared Islamic extremist group in central Asia; advocates `pure' Islam and the creation of a worldwide Islamic state
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
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These linkages also connect them to various transnational Islamic movements, such as the Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (Indonesian Liberation Party, HTI) and the Muslim Brotherhood.
In Jakarta, the capital, about 1,000 members of the hard-line Islamic group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia rallied outside the building housing the local organiser of the contest.
Sketching the history of constitutional challenges to Pancasila since its introduction in 1945, Raillon highlights new threats to the doctrine as a direct result of the efforts of Islamic fundamentalist groups such as Laskar Jihad and Front Pembela Islam and the pan-Islamic Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia, which has been particularly effective in penetrating student circles, as well as the electoral success of the Justice and Prosperity Party (PKS), which calls for a central role for Islam in public life.