Written statement to Parliament

Alternative names for proscribed organisation Al Muhajiroun

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This written ministerial statement was laid in the House of Commons by James Brokenshire and in the House of Lords by Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

Immigration and Security Minister (James Brokenshire):

We have today laid an Order under section 3(6) of the Terrorism Act 2000 which, with effect from tomorrow, will specify “Need4Khilafah”, “the Shariah Project” and “the Islamic Dawah Association” as aliases of the proscribed organisation known as Al Ghurabaa, The Saved Sect, Al Muhajiroun and Islam4UK. This organisation was proscribed in 2006 for glorifying terrorism and we are clear it should not be able to continue these activities by simply operating under alternative names.

The effect of this Order is that being a member of or supporting any group operating under these names will be a criminal offence as to do so will amount to being a member of or supporting Al Ghurabaa, contrary to sections 11 and 12 of the Terrorism Act.