Cross-posted by Gary Fouse
Hizb-ut-Tahrir demonstration in Gaza, July 31, 2008
Members of Hizb ut-Tahrir, an international Sunni network with reputed ties to confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qaeda's chief terrorist in Iraq until he was killed by a US missile strike, met today at a Hilton hotel outside Chicago to host a conference entitled, "The Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam." Here is the story by Fox News:
According to Fox News, there were protesters outside the hotel-a heartening sign. Hopefully, the FBI was also present with tape recorders and room bugs. This is just another suspect group of Jihadis who are eagerly awaiting -and working for the downfall of America and our free capitalistic system. They say they are moderate (don't they all?) and they are not on any US Government terrorist watch list, so they cavort openly in our midst and work toward their goal of a world-wide Islamic caliphate. I say how dare they spread their sedition in our own country? Who do these people think they are?
This is an organization that condemns democracy and applauds suicide bombers in Israel as "martyrs". Anti-Jewish? Consider this statement:
In a 2000 article entitled "The Muslim Ummah will never submit to the Jews", Hizb ut-Tahrir expressed its feelings about the Jews:
"....insist on expelling more and more of the people of Palestine so that they can bring in more of the world's Jews. They are demolishing homes, confiscating land and property, imprisoning people, torturing them, breaking their bones and killing them… They violate agreements and are disloyal to the treaties they have signed. They violate the airspace and waters of Lebanon every day and with their arms they bomb its cities and villages. They have occupied the lands of Lebanon, Syria and Palestine, and they increase daily in their provocation and defiance to all the Arabs and Muslims… In origin, no one likes the Jews except the Jews. Even they themselves rarely like each other. He (in the Quran) said: "You would think they were united, but their hearts are divided" [TMQ 59:14] The American people do not like the Jews nor do the Europeans, because the Jews by their very nature do not like anyone else. Rather they look at other people as wild animals that have to be tamed to serve them. So, how can we imagine it being possible for any Arab or Muslim to like the Jews whose character is such? … Know that the Jews and their usurping state in Palestine will, by the Help and Mercy of Allah, be destroyed "until the stones and trees will say: O Muslim, O Slave of Allah. Here is a Jew behind me so come and kill him."
Take a look at how this organization operates in other parts of the western world like Denmark, the UK, Germany and Australia, where they alienate the host society.
Personally, I am fed up to here with certain immigrants who come to our country to enjoy the very freedoms they seek to destroy. They have no respect for our values, our freedoms-nor our predominant religion. They hate our Jewish fellow-citizens. They stand in stark contrast to those immigrants who come here with the purest of intentions and assimilate into American society, making it a better place for all of us.
And where do outfits like CAIR and the Islamic Society of North America stand on Hizb ut-Tahrir? With this conference going on, there is no mention of it on the websites of these principle "moderate organizations". I wonder how many members of CAIR and ISNA are attending this conference. I wonder if the Obama administration sent a spokesman to give the keynote address.
What I say to members of this organization is this: if you want to see the downfall of democracy, capitalism and the imposition of Islam and shariah law in America, you have no place in this country. Get the hell out and go back to where you came from.