Extremist Conference in Chicago

Ryan Mauro is a fellow with the Clarionproject.org, the founder of WorldThreats.com and a frequent national security analyst for Fox News Channel. He can be contacted at ryanmauro1986@gmail.com.


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Hizb ut-Tahrir, an Islamic extremist group working for uniting the world under Sharia law, chose to hold its second annual conference on July 11 at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook. The hotel has caved under public pressure and has just decided not to host the event, but HUT is still promoting the conference and can be counted on to look for other venues in the area. The organization has chosen the home of President Obama, the leader of the free world, to pursue its anti-democratic agenda by taking advantage of the freedoms it seeks to vanquish.

“HT recruiters use religious language to pull the confused Muslim youth to their side in an effort to undermine American democracy. The danger of this conference is that it legitimizes HT as a mainstream organization and allows it to further spread its hate-filled message that divides Muslims and non-Muslims,” Zeyno Baran, a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, told FrontPage.

Hizb ut-Tahrir has accurately been described as “a conveyor belt to terror” by Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, the moderate Muslim leader of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. Although the group condemns terrorism and doesn’t publicly support violence, several of its members have gone on to become major terrorists, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

The group may not embrace the tactics of Al-Qaeda but their goals are the same. Hizb ut-Tahrir’s first conference in the U.S. was held last year in Chicago and was titled, “The Fall of Capitalism & the Rise of Islam.” It was attended by between five and six hundred people, and one speaker openly called for throwing out the U.S. Constitution and putting Sharia law in its place.

Although Hizb ut-Tahrir has condemned the 9/11 attacks and has been criticized by Al-Qaeda, this does not make them moderate. They support violent jihad overseas, praising Palestinian suicide bombers as “martyrs,” calling for the destruction of Israel, and supporting those fighting non-Muslim soldiers in Muslim lands. Footage has been found of the group’s leaders supporting militants in Kashmir and Chechnya and leaflets have called on Muslims to fight Coalition forces in Iraq.

Hizb ut-Tahrir does not openly support terrorist attacks in Europe, but its top official in the United Kingdom refused to condemn the 2005 London bombings. He said that he’d only “condemn what happened in London only after there is the promise from Western leaders to condemn what they have done in Falluja and other parts of Iraq and in Afghanistan.” A book by one former leader says that non-Islamic government leaders should “either retract or be killed.” The group’s Facebook page links to a sermon by Anwar al-Awlaki, a high-level Al-Qaeda member believed to have been tied to the Fort Hood shooting, the Christmas Day underwear bomb plot, and actively planning further attacks.

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  • http://www.crusaderknight.blogspot.com James Pawlak

    Sounds like a good event to try out some new ideas in hyperbaric devices.

  • USMCSniper

    Hizb ut-Tahrir’s first conference in the U.S. was held last year in Chicago and one speaker openly called for throwing out the U.S. Constitution and putting Sharia law in its place you say! That is reason enough to kill' 'em all, wrap 'em all in their prayer rugs, put 'em in piles and burn 'em, and let Allah sort 'em out!

    • willic

      I agree. The hotel should host a big pig roast for their meals.

    • Brett

      What we need is another Black Jack Pershing who executed muslim terroirsts with bullets dipped in pigs blood, then buried them with the remains of the pig. Of course this will never happen with the current political correctness ruling the day but if things ever really get out of hand & suicide bombs are killing us left & right I could see this happening again some day.

  • BS1977

    Why does our government allow these people in our country? Really, they hate the US, hate our Constitution, our freedoms, that women are in business and government. I say, cancel their passports, their citizenship and get them on the first boat back to Krapistan…….We are too tolerant, too permissive and too stupid !!! Wake up, Americans!!!!

    • Turbeaux

      "Why does our government allow these people in our country? Really, they hate the US, hate our Constitution, our freedoms, that women are in business and government. I say, cancel their passports, their citizenship and get them on the first boat back to Krapistan…….We are too tolerant, too permissive and too stupid !!! Wake up, Americans!!!!"

      Want to cut the government and government spending in half in less than a year and at the same time be even more protected from Islamic terrorists attacks, ban and reverse Muslim immigration at the same time we revert the federal government to the way it was before 9/11.

      Hell, the only reason Bush doubled the size of the federal government and federal spending in response to 9/11 was just so we could continue to accommodate Muslim immigration and all its excess baggage.

      Wouldn't it have made more sense to ban and reverse Muslim immigration? I mean no Muslims living in the USA equals zero probability of Islamic attacks.

      Hell, we don't have any other choice really since we are on the fast track to bankruptcy, yet I don't hear anyone even proposing it.

      Moreover, Islam like Communism, Nazism, Fascism, etc. is a system of totalitarianism that needs to be defeated just like we defeated the aforementioned forms of totalitarianism before. Allowing millions of Muslims to immigrate to America is analogous to allowing millions of Communists to immigrate to America during the height of the Cold War. That would have been totally insane. Yet, that is exactly what we are doing today.

      • http://www.simplyfoodndrink.com cooking tips

        I definitely agree with the above suggestions. You can't really trust these Muslims.

  • http://www.realcourage.org Jeffrey Imm

    Ryan – the Marriott Oak Brook stated that they were no longer hosting the event there http://www.realcourage.org/2010/06/chicago-ht-201

  • moriyah

    "the Marriott Oak Brook stated that they were no longer hosting the event there"

    I don't believe it….

  • Turbeaux

    Dr. Zuhdi Jasser is a fine man and a patriotic American. However, there are very few Muslims living in the West and the Islamic world that would consider him anything other than an apostate, and while he may advocate reform, the reality is he would get his throat slit in a New York second if he advocated such reform in the Islamic world. Hence, while Jasser is a very fine man and loyal America he is hardly indicative of average Muslims living in America and in the Middle East. If anything, he is an exception to the rule.

    Moreover, there is only one reason Muslims support jihad against non-Muslims and that is because it is mandated. Thus, when Muslims claim they don't support violence, it should be obvious that is taqiyya. Also, when a Muslim group refuses to denounce violence and uses a cop out lame excuse like, for instance, what happened in Falluja, it should be obvious that the Falluja excuse is taqiyya as Muslims only attack non-Muslims because it is mandated that they wage jihad against unbelievers. The reality is the obligation to make Islam supreme throughout the world is the sole reason why Muslims attack non-Muslims. While they may claim to be victims or cite stupid reasons like the Kyoto Protocols, as OBL once did to justify attacks, the real and only reason that motivates Muslims is it is mandated by their holy texts.

  • http://federatedrepublic.com Federated Republic

    The most sickening part of this whole charade by the murdering Muslims is that they intimidate the moderate Muslims who still want to practice their religion in mosque. The trouble is most of the mosques in this country are run by or infiltrated with Muslims radicals who threaten anyone if they speak against Jihad.
    We have Muslims in this country who are basically no better off than living in Saudi Arabia when comes to the same level of religious freedom we experience here in the USA. That is the real crime here!

    • Turbeaux

      Uhm…how can there be so-called moderate Muslims when Islam is a religion of submission whereby all Muslims must submit to the will of Allah and the freedom of conscience is forbidden, where apostasy is punished by death, and where to even question the will of Allah (blasphemy) is also punished by death. Hence, for a Muslim to be a moderate he would have to exercise the freedom of conscience to reject certain aspects of Islam, however, in Islam that is known as shirk, and shirk is an offense punishable by death. Hence, I ask again, how can their be so-called moderate Muslims according to you? Maybe you are confusing taqiyya spewing Muslims for moderate Muslims, but if they are devout Muslims, they are not moderate,

      • Jared

        HOW TRUE!! There is NO moderate islam. As prescribed by their imams, "MODERATE" muslim MUST sit quiet until their khalifah emerges —– then they go full rage against non-muslims.

        DECEPTION! DECEPTION! DECEPTION! —– Taqiyya method: direct lying, like Hussein Obama placing his hand on the Bible at inauguration whereas he is muslim!

        Kitman method: lying by omission, like 'islam is peace'. However, second part of this sentence is cut off; and it is "when you submit".

        Never trust SHITLAM!

  • Ghostwriter

    And Muslims continue to wonder why most Americans have a negative view of Islam. It's groups like this and their rhetoric and their belief that Islam should be forced on everyone. Maybe if they just left everyone else alone to practice their own religion in peace,they wouldn't have such problems.

  • Muslim lies exposed

    Muslims around the world cheered the destruction of the WTC in NYC. Supporting the Palestinians (Yes they're Muslims too!) is tantamount to treason. Post ICE agents at these events and check their documentation. Boot out the illegal ones. LONG LIVE ISRAEL!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/WilliamJWard WilliamJamesWard

    Ahhhhhaaaaaa lets see, moderate, radical, moderate, radical, moderate, rad……
    AAahhhh yeah USMCSniper you win………………….William

  • Rockmelon

    The only way to regain relative peace is to kill all of the muslims before they kill us. but of course, WE can't do that so we'll just have to accept the consequences.

  • BS77

    Invite the cobra into one's tent and pretend it can't hurt you. That's liberalism.

  • Stephen Gele

    Anti-sharia bills HB 785 “American and Louisiana Laws for Louisiana Courts” and HB 701 “Free Speech Protection Act” passed the Louisiana House of Representatives. See video: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/WM/2010/May_20… (time stamp 1:57-2:05) & Daily Journal http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Journals/H_Journals_… (pages 20-21). For the bills see http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocum… and http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocum…?
    did=687795 . Video of testimony before the House Civil Law Committee & the Senate Judiciary A Committee: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/WM/2010/April_… and http://senate.legis.state.la.us/video/2010/April/… (time stamp 3:06 – 3:30) and http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Video... (time stamp 4:20 – 14:30).
    Anti-sharia bill SB460 also passed Lousiana Senate 33 to 3. See http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocum… Daily Journal http://senate.legis.state.la.us/SessionInfo/2010/… and video http://senate.legis.state.la.us/video/2010/May/05
    (time stamp 2:12 – 2:23).