On Sunday, the American chapter of noted Islamist extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) hosted its annual Khilafah (“Caliphate”) Conference using Facebook Live. HT is banned in at least 13 countries worldwide and is most notoriously known as the breeding ground or “conveyor belt” for many individuals who have gone on to form or join explicitly violent enterprises, including alumni 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, former al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and al-Muhajiroun founder Omar Bakri Muhammad. The event, titled “Global Turmoil To Global Tranquility,” has been viewed more than 8,300 times, shared by 71 users, and is still accessible online. HT America’s Facebook page has 30,000 followers.
CEP Executive Director David Ibsen released a statement commending the InterContinental Hotels Group and the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites for prohibiting Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), a group whose alumni include 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and former al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, to host its annual Khilafah Conference at the company’s location in Carol Stream, Illinois.
The international Islamist network Hizb ut-Tahrir wants to bring its anti-Western rhetoric to a Chicagoland hotel.
Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), the “party of liberation,” has been linked to religious extremism around the world. Nonetheless, the group’s U.S. chapter, HT...
An international Islamist network and its anti-Western rhetoric wants to check into a Chicago area hotel.
That organization is Hizb ut-Tahrir (“HT”), the “party of liberation,” which has been linked to religious extremism around the world. Nonetheless, the...