FOX News: Islamic 'Extremist' Group, Hizb ut-Tahrir, Holds Conference In Chicago - 07/19/09 حِزْبُ التَحْرِير
The theme of the conference is the Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam.
Some have questioned the goals of Islamic groups but in his Cairo speech Obama viewed himself as a champion of Islam. He stated:
"I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."
In fact, the worldwide Hizb ut-Tahrir organization traces its roots in opposition to the West since the fall of the last Caliphate after WW I.
In Australia, the group feels that it has been discriminated against since WW I. The group feels the need to revive a militaristic and forceful response against what it feels is an attack on Islam.
According the group's description of its mission in Australia:
Rajab is the month in which the journey of al-Isra wal-Miraj occurred, the battle of Tabuk was fought, and the month in which Salahudeen liberated Al-Quds. But Rajab is also the month in which the Khilafah was destroyed. In each of these instances of history lie great lessons for Muslims. It is these lessons, and their relevance to contemporary revivalist efforts, that will be explored in this years campaign.
Fox News with Eric Shawn discusses the stealth Jihad of Hizb Ut-Tahrir--a shariah-supremacist group meeting at the Chicago Hilton. The name of the group means The Islamic Liberation Party and the theme of the conference is "The Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam". James Lafferty, from the Center for Security Policy, talks about the danger posed by this Islamic group.
Fox News reported on the Hizb ut-Tahrir America Conference held in Chicago.
Dr. Walid Phares is a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies where he focuses on Middle East history and politics, global terrorist movements, democratization and human rights. Dr. Phares also leads the foundation's Future of Terrorism Project, which considers how the Jihadi-Islamist threat will mutate over time and what can be done to defend against new, more deadly strains of terrorism.
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser condemns the jihadist recruiting organization and calls upon American Muslim organizations to specifically condemn the Islamofascism of Hizb ut-Tahrir.
In Britain the group has considered any change or accommodation in Islam as an attack on the religion and entails forcing the faith to be a secular force alone.