Hey, Homeland Security, are you paying attention, anyone, Janet?
Islamic Supremacist Group Holds First U.S. Conference
A group committed to establishing an international Islamic empire and reportedly linked to Al Qaeda is stepping up its Western recruitment efforts by holding its first official conference in the U.S.
Hizb ut-Tahrir is a global Sunni network with reported ties to confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Al Qaeda in Iraq’s onetime leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. It has operated discreetly in the U.S. for decades.
Now, it is coming out of the shadows and openly hosting a July 19 conference entitled, “The Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam,” at a posh Hilton hotel in a suburb of Chicago.
Hizb ut-Tahrir insists that it does not engage in terrorism, and it is not recognized by the State Department as a known terror group.
But some terrorism experts say it may be even more dangerous than many groups that are on the terror list.
“Hizb ut-Tahrir is one of the oldest, largest indoctrinating organizations for the ideology known as jihadism,” Walid Phares, director of the Future of Terrorism Project at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told FOXNews.com.
Phares said that Hizb ut-Tahrir, rather than training members to carry out terrorist acts like Al Qaeda, focuses instead on indoctrinating youths between ages of 9 and 18 to absorb the ideology that calls for the formation of an empire — or “khilafah” — that will rule according to Islamic law and condones any means to achieve it, including militant jihad.
Hizb ut-Tahrir often says that its indoctrination “prepares the infantry” that groups like Al Qaeda take into battle, Phares said.
“It’s like a middle school that prepares them to be recruited by the high school, which is Al Qaeda,” he said. “One would compare them to Hitler youth. … It’s an extremely dangerous organization.”
Phares said Hizb ut-Tahrir has strongholds in Western countries, including Britain, France and Spain, and clearly is looking to strengthen its base in the U.S.
“The aim of this conference is to recruit within the Muslim community in America,” he said. “The Middle East governments go after them, but in the U.S. they are protected, so having a base here is going to help their cells around the world.”
Oh look, a terrorist press release! Hello, FBI?
The Khilafah Conference 2009-America
Hizb ut Tahrir America Announces Khilafah Conference in Chicago on July 19th, 2009 Fall of Capitalism and Rise of Islam
(PRWEB) July 18, 2009 — On the occasion of the destruction of the Islamic State, Hizb ut-Tahrir America is holding a public conference on July 19, 2009. Under the title of “Fall of Capitalism and Rise of Islam,” the conference will address the era of global change. It will present Islam as a platform for an ideological alternative to replace a failing system that has failed the whole of humanity. From the midst of Africa to the cities of America, people are suffering from the failing policies that have left hundreds of millions of people in hunger and poverty. The conference will emphasize the importance of the Caliphate State (Khilafah) that will introduce a new world order based on equality, justice and the well-being of humanity.
As a religion embraced by more than 1.5 billion people, Islam is experiencing an international revival. The conference will address some aspects of the global activism for the Islamic revival worldwide.
Hizb-ut-Tahrir is a political party whose ideology is Islam. It is working in the Muslim world so that the Muslim people adopt Islam as their cause in restoring the Islamic way of life through re-establishing the Khilafah (Caliphate) Hizb-ut-Tahrir’s purpose is to revive the Muslim world from its declining state, and to liberate it from man made systems and laws. It also works to remove the domination and influence of the Western states over Muslims. Hizb ut-Tahrir is a non-violent organization, and has no history of such incidents since its inception more that 55 years ago.
The conference is open to the public, Muslims and non-Muslims, and the attendance is free. There will also be a press conference immediately following the event.
The Conference is being held on Sunday, July 19, 2009 from 11:am to 5:00 pm, at the Hilton Oak Lawn, 9333 S. Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453.
For more information, visit the conference website at: www.khilafahconference2009.com
Islamic ‘fringe’ group set to meet in Oak Lawn
Pro-terror group to hold conference in Chicago suburb
Pro-Terror Group To Meet In Chicago Suburb
Islamic Group Linked To Al-Qaeda To Hold Conference In Chicago
Hizb ut-Tahrir America Enters Public Stage
Hizb ut-Tahrir America Conference Update: HTA Books Grand Ballroom at Chicago Area Hilton
Hizb ut-Tahrir America Launches Web Site to Promote July Conference
Hizb-ut-Tahrir’s Activities in the United States
Hizb ut-Tahrir: An Emerging Threat to U.S. Interests in Central Asia
O Muslims! Eject the American political and military presence, and its intelligence agencies,
from the region, which are the real cause for the chaos and attacks
Hizb ut-Tahrir set for coup in Pakistan
Official Website of Hizb ut Tahrir
Hizb ut-Tahrir Media Office Official Website
Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami (Islamic Party of Liberation)
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
This group is clearly tied to al Qaeda, terrorism, recruiting terrorists (middle/high school age), and radical Islamic supremacism. It’s banned in many countries worldwide. How is it even possible such a conference is being held openly in the United States?
/why do I get the feeling this wouldn’t be happening if Bush was still President?
Filed under: Blog Entry | Tagged: Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, Al Qaeda, Caliphate, Chicago, Cicero Avenue, Department Of Homeland Security, FBI, FDD, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Foundation For Defense of Democracies, Future Of Terrorism Project, Hilton, Hizb Ut Tahrir America, Hizb Ut-Tahrir, Illinois, Islam, Janet Napolitano, Jihad, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Khilafah, Khilafah Conference 2009, Muslims, Sunni, Terrorism, The Fall Of Capitalism And The Rise Of Islam, U.S. Department of State, Walid Phares | 1 Comment »