Al-Ghurabaa and “Saved Sect” banned

The BBC reports that the Government has banned al-Ghurabaa and the “Saved Sect” (along with the Baluchistan Liberation Army and a number of Kurdish groups, including PKK fronts). It has not, however, banned Hizbut-Tahreer, despite Tony Blair announcing in his “rules have changed” speech last year that he would, although the situation is still “under review”.

I’m not sure that banning the two ex-Muhajiroun groups will have much effect on their activities, because both are probably unregistered organisations based around loose social networks and perhaps email lists. No doubt they will both disband, continuing their activities as individuals, although their well-known provocative rallies and other sick PR stunts are likely to be more muted due to “anti-glorification” laws.

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