The Britain-headquartered and financed terrorist group, Hizb ut-Tahrir was named on May 14 as the "Sunni group" that attacked the Alawite minority, killing three people in Tripoli, Lebanon.
Tripoli is the second-largest Lebanese city, and has become a hub of terrorists seeking to oust Syria's Bashar al-Assad. A few weeks earlier, Lebanese security had intercepted a ship, loaded with arms from Libya and elsewhere, heading for Tripoli, Lebanon, to strengthen the British-run terrorists. In February, al-Akhbar ,a Beirut-based daily, had reported: "Just six weeks into the start of the Syrian uprising last year, Hizb ut-Tahrir in Lebanon started organizing weekly protests — aimed at the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad — in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli."
On May 3, Firas Chofi, in his column in al-Akhbar, wrote: "In Hizb ut-Tahrir's (Party of Liberation) opinion, the Syrian regime is certainly going to fall and the opposition is an agent of the West, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. They assert that an Islamic state should be established in Syria while foreign military intervention only serves the enemies of Islam. Chofi quoted Hisham al-Baba, a member of the Central Media Committee in Hizb ut-Tahrir, saying: 'The Islamic Caliphate state cannot be conceived of without [Greater] Syria. It has what no other spot on Earth has in terms of honor, esteem, and status after Mecca and Medina.'"
A report in the London-based Winds of Jihad said that Britain is still funding Hizb-ut Tahrir with hundreds of thousands of pounds in taxpayers' money. "Despite Mr. Cameron's pledge to stop bankrolling undesirable organizations, accounts published in recent weeks reveal that many bodies closely linked to Islamic subversives continued to enjoy substantial public funding in 2011."