SIMFEROPOL (QHA) - Head of expert and analytical council at the Crimean Council of Ministers Alexander Formanchuk says that today the Islamic political party Hizb ut-Tahrir doesn’t pose a threat for the Crimean society. However, he believes that activities of this party should be closely monitored by the state.
In his comments to QHA news agency, Formanchuk said that we should not underestimate this party. At the same time he said he doesn’t oppose activities of this party in Ukraine.
“Today Hizb ut-Tahrir doesn’t pose a threat in Crimea. There are not many of them and they don’t have concrete outlets here, except for the fact that their followers are leaving for Syria, - said Formanchuk. - But I would not underestimate them. It is not by accident that this party is banned in many countries, including in Germany.”
“I do not support the ban for this party’s activities. However, Mejlis opposes Hizb ut-Tahrir as this party has changed imams in some mosques in Crimea and allegedly has control over these mosques”, concludes Formanchuk.
The political analyst also believes that members of Hizb ut-Tahrir party are “struggling against Mejlis”.