UPDATE: According to this article on the Daily Herald the Khilafah Conference was moved at the last minute. After many calls and controversy, the “Meadows Club” which was to host the event, backed out. The conference will now be held in Hickory Hills. I find it extraordinary that Hizb ut-Tahrir is not on the Secretary of State’s list of foreign terrorist organizations in light of the information I quoted below that Morocco has banned it as a “saboteur organization”.—Original article below:
In a previous article entitled “New Khilafah” I explained how Islam is moving toward its “One World Government”, and some history on the last Caliphate. The Muslim Brotherhood was established in 1928 to restore that institution, and in 1953 another organization, Hizb ut-Tahrir was begun with that same objective. We saw the “Arab Spring” unfold last year and the resulting move to re-establishing of Sharia in those formerly authoritarian or dictatorial governments is under way. The move to unite the Islamic nation states continues to progress, and with Israel as the common nemesis, the fuel of hatred will not cease to advance the movement. The Muslim Brotherhood continues to consolidate power in these areas, and has been following its planned strategy of “Culture Jihad” throughout the West, particularly in the United States. This document, “An Explanatory Memorandum on the Strategic Goal for the Group [MB] in North America” which defines this plan was seized by the FBI from a Virginia mosque and entered in as evidence in the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial of 2008. The memorandum outlines a “settlement” strategy which is intended to “eliminate and destroy the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands, and by the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated…” (p.7).
Hizb ut-Tahrir (Party of Liberation) has gone so far as to criticize the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party in Egypt, “The Freedom and Justice Party”, for being too moderate in the process in Egypt. That’s a remarkable critique considering the calls from Egypt’s Brotherhood to void the peace treaty with Israel.
Hizb ut-Tahrir is a banned international Islamic party advocating the change of a “corrupt” society and turning it into an Islamic society. The party also embraces the Islamic call and jihad in hopes of realising the dream of a caliphate and the establishment of an Islamic state governed by the principle of halal and haram according to party supporters’ understanding.
Richid Elmounasafi, an analyst specialised in terrorism-related criminology, told Magharebia that “in its principles and major goals, Hizb ut-Tahrir is similar to many of the cells that were previously dismantled, such as the Ansar al-Mehdi cell led by Sheikh Hassan Khattab which was dismantled in August 2006 and which had the major goal of undermining the existing regime to establish the Islamic caliphate state.”
Nonetheless, Hizb ut-Tahrir will hold its 2012 America Khilafah Conference just outside Chicago at Rolling Meadows, IL on June 17th. You can view their promotional trailer below. Happy Father’s Day, America. H/T Act! for America