Yes, They Really Do Want to Take Over the World
If we think it’s just ISIS who wishes for an Islamic caliphate – think again. There is yet another who call on the followers of the “religion of peace” to form another Islamic state, governed only by Shariah law.
On Aug. 12, 2007, 100,000 Muslims gathered for the first Khilafah conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, to call for the return of the caliphate. It was one of the largest political gatherings of Muslims ever to have taken place. The event was organized by the Islamist party Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), whose stated intention is to create a new caliphate encompassing the “Muslim world.”
A key speaker, Dr Imran Waheed, was refused entry to Jakarta due his ties to terrorism and forced to deliver his speech by video link. Where does the good doctor live? Oh, he’s a psychiatrist living in England – too radical for Jakarta, but evidently not for politically correct England.
Every year since Khilafah conferences have been held worldwide. They are also held here in America – right under our noses.
Hizb ut-Tahrir, Arabic for “Party of Liberation,” is an international organization that seeks to establish a global Islamic caliphate. Established in Jerusalem in 1953, HT claims to be a political organization “whose ideology is Islam.” A closer look at the group’s ideology and international activity reveals that HT not only promotes Islam as a way of life, but is also fundamentally opposed to capitalism and democracy and is explicitly hostile toward Israel and Jews. Their official flag is the black flag of jihad, flown by many terrorist organizations.
HT America held its first major event in the U.S., a conference entitled “Fall of Capitalism and Rise of Islam,” at the Hilton in Oak Lawn, Illinois, on July 19, 2009. It’s pretty clear what their mission is. No ambiguity there – and at the Hilton no less.
But none would be more indicative of its true beliefs than HT America’s 2011 Khilafah conference, titled, “Revolution in the Muslim World: From Tyranny to Triumph,” on June 26, 2011. In the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, Illinois, speakers at the conference focused on HT’s larger agenda of establishing a global Islamic caliphate, which entails ousting existing governments.