Chicago: Anti-Democracy Hizb ut-Tahrir Group Event in Lombard, IL on December 20

By R.E.A.L. Organization • on December 13, 2009

Once again, another village in the Chicago suburbs will be the target of a public event by the anti-democracy, religious supremacist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir on Sunday, December 20 – this time using a government-managed community center in Lombard, Illinois.

Hizb ut-Tahrir is an extreme group that is opposed to democracy and religious freedom, has called for the killing of Jews, recently called for whipping of homosexuals and stonings to combat AIDS, has reportedly called for the murder of a university official in Bangladesh, and in July distributed pamphlets in Chicago’s Oak Lawn suburb calling for the “death penalty” for those who leave Islam.   Hizb ut-Tahrir  is an international organization that according to a former member Ed Husain, Hizb ut-Tahrir calls for an “expansionist, violent, totalitarian Islamist state.”  According to BBC and the Daily Telegraph, Hizb ut-Tahrir has been linked to calls for killing Jews and Hindus, radicalizing individuals to become suicide bombers, and according to the New Statesman has been linked to high-level terrorists.

Hizb ut-Tahrir's Banner: The Flag of the Islamic Supremacist "Caliphate"

Hizb ut-Tahrir's Banner:

Hizb ut-Tahrir America is holding its latest group event in the Chicago suburban village of Lombard, Illinois on the subject “Crisis in Pakistan – Current Events & Future Direction.” Hizb ut-Tahrir America opposes the Pakistan government’s military efforts against the supremacist Taliban terrorists in Waziristan, which is a primary haven for both the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

Image from Hizb ut-Tahrir America's Web Site Promoting a Chicago Suburb Event on Pakistan on December 20

Image from Hizb ut-Tahrir America's Web Site Promoting a Chicago Suburb Event on Pakistan on December 20

In July, the London Times reported on British members of Hizb ut-Tahrir that had been incited to go to Pakistan to seek to influence Pakistan military members and others to instigate a “coup” against the current Pakistan government.  The London Times report described how Hizb ut-Tahrir members’ “aim was to subject Muslim and western countries to Islamic rule under sharia law, ‘by force’ if necessary”… where ” ‘every woman would have to cover up’ and stoning to death for adultery and the chopping off of thieves’ hands would be the law, he said.”  The London Times report added that Hizb ut-Tahrir aims of “Islamic rule would be spread through ‘indoctrination’ and by ‘military means’ if non-Muslim countries refused to bow to it. ‘Waging war’ would be part of the caliphate’s foreign policy.”

Those seeking to be involved in violent Jihad have been drawn to Pakistan, with five Americans from the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC arrested in Pakistan last week; according to CBS News, they sought to promote “jihad.” Hizb ut-Tahrir Pakistan’s manifesto calls for all male children at age 15 to get military “Jihad training” (page 37).

From Page 37 of Hizb ut-Tahrir Pakistan's Manifesto - Calling for "Jihad" Training for all male children 15 years of age

From Page 37 of Hizb ut-Tahrir Pakistan's Manifesto - Calling for "Jihad" Training for all male children 15 years of age

While the village of Lombard is promoting “Peace,” Hizb ut-Tahrir America seeks to use Lombard community facilities to incite Americans in Chicago with its supremacist perspective of events in Pakistan.  Unlike July 2009, when Hizb ut-Tahrir America rented a private facility (Holiday Inn in Oak Lawn, IL), this time Hizb ut-Tahrir will be renting space from a public building from the Village of Lombard Parks District (similar to Hizb ut-Tahrir Canada’s  approach in Mississauga, Canada in July 2009.)

Hizb ut-Tahrir America has rented the Lombard Community Building at 433 East St. Charles Road for their December 20, 2009 event from 5:00 to 6:30 PM Central Time.  We are certain that the Village of Lombard Parks District and Lombard Government has no idea who and what Hizb ut-Tahrir is, nor would they even think to inquire.  We urge readers to contact the Lombard government and media to make them aware of this.

Lombard Park, IL Govt-Managed Community Center -- where Hizb ut-Tahrir plans to meet on December 20

Chicago suburb - Lombard, IL Govt-Managed Community Center -- where Hizb ut-Tahrir plans to meet on December 20

Like Hizb ut-Tahrir Canada’s use of a government facility for their event in July, Hizb ut-Tahrir America is counting on use of such government facilities to spread anti-democratic views and opposition to religious freedom by using smaller cities’ parks and recreation facilities, anticipating that there will be limited scrutiny to their applications for use of government facilities.

In recent weeks, a major United Kingdom university stopped the Hizb ut-Tahrir from using public university facilities for a debate.  On December 10, BBC reported that attempts by the Hizb ut-Tahrir to hold a public event at Queen Mary College was canceled once the media reported about them.  In their report BBC stated about Hizb ut-Tahrir that “A leaflet displayed on its website once urged Muslims to ‘kill [Jews] wherever you find them’.”  A spokesman for Student Rights told BBC that “Hizb ut-Tahrir speakers have been known to condone suicide bombings and support Islamist movements which undertake terrorist acts such as Islamic Jihad.”

In July 2009, Hizb ut-Tahrir America held an event at a Chicago suburban Oak Lawn Illinois Holiday Inn attacking democracy, promoting supremacism, and distributing pamphlets calling for the “death penalty” for those who commit the “treason” of leaving Islam (pamphlet pages 62 and 67).  [This pamphlet "'Islamic Reformation' - Exposing the battle for hearts and minds" continues to be distributed by Hizb ut-Tahrir, through its "official" web site Khilafah.com, linked to Hizb ut-Tahrir America's website promoting the December 20 event in Lombard, Illinois.]

Local Chicago media reported on the July 2009 Hizb ut-Tahrir event, as did national media such as FOX News, interviewing Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.)‘s Jeffrey Imm on the subject on July 19 and July 20.   R.E.A.L.’s Jeffrey Imm led an all-day, pro-democracy protest to Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Oak Lawn event, which drew between 30 and 50 attendees.

Pro-Freedom, Pro-Democracy Rally in Chicago Suburb of Oak Lawn, Illinois Challenging Hizb ut Tahrir Conference

Pro-Freedom, Pro-Democracy Rally in Chicago Suburb of Oak Lawn, Illinois Challenging Hizb ut Tahrir Conference

Muslims such as Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), reject the supremacist, anti-democratic message of Hizb ut-Tahrir as a “Jihadist indoctrination group.”  In AIFD’s comments regarding Hizb ut-Tahrir America’s July 2009 event in the Chicago Oak Lawn suburb, AIFD stated that:

“Hizb ut-Tahrir is an Islamist network that is committed to creating an Islamic Caliphate that spans the globe. The organization is banned in Germany and Russia as well as several Arab countries and targets Muslim children between the ages of 9 and 18. Many compare their efforts to organizations like the Hitler Youth. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, is counted among their alumnus.”

Dr. Jasser stated that “Hizb ut-Tahrir preaches an ideology that calls for the destruction of the principles that America is founded on.”

Others reported on the July 2009 Chicago Hizb ut-Tahrir event including the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), led by former CNN analyst Steven Emerson, with reports stating “Anti-Semitic, Anti-Christian Propaganda on Display at Caliphate Conference,” and “Hizb Ut-Tahrir: Shariah Takes Precedence over U.S. Constitution.”

BBC television broadcast on its Panorama television show on the Hizb ut-Tahrir, interviewing a British “influential Muslim figure” who stated about Hizb ut-Tahrir to BBC: “I believe that if Hizb ut-Tahrir are not stopped at this stage and we continue to let them to politicize and pollute the youngsters’ minds and other gullible peoples minds, that what will happen in effect is that these terrorism acts and these suicide bombings that we hear going on around us in foreign countries, we will actually start seeing these incidents happening right outside our doorsteps.”

Clip from BBC Panorama TV Show on Hizb ut-Tahrir

Clip from BBC Panorama TV Show on Hizb ut-Tahrir

Another Clip from BBC Panorama TV Show on Hizb ut-Tahrir

Another Clip from BBC Panorama TV Show on Hizb ut-Tahrir

We support our unqualified, universal human rights for all.  We urge Hizb ut-Tahrir supporters to drop the burden of the hate of supremacism from their hearts, and to rejoin the family of humanity in support of our universal human rights.

Resources for Additional Action and Research:

R.E.A.L.'s Jeffrey Imm Leads Protestors to Challenge Hizb ut-Tahrir

R.E.A.L.'s Jeffrey Imm Leads Protestors to Challenge Hizb ut-Tahrir

R.E.A.L. Postings referencing Hizb ut-Tahrir

World AIDS Day: Hizb ut-Tahrir Calls for Stonings, Whippings, Islamic Caliphate

National Post Describes Anti-Jewish Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Growth on College Campuses

Bangladesh: Anti-Freedom, Supremacist Group Hizb ut-Tahrir Threatens to Murder University Official

UK: Hizb ut-Tahrir Anti-Democracy Supremacist Group Schools Receive Government Funding

White House Adviser Joins UK Interview with Anti-Democratic Hizb ut-Tahrir Group

Supremacist Hizb ut-Tahrir Event Promoted with Beheaded Statue of Liberty

UK: Press Reports of “Furious Residents” over Supremacist Hizb ut-Tahrir Conference

Canada: Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) Supremacist Group to Meet in Govt-Managed Community Center

UK: Hizb ut-Tahrir Supremacist Group Claims Thousands Attend London Conference, Plans August 2 Birmingham Conference

Chicago’s Moment of Freedom: Chicagoans Stand Up for Freedom Challenging Hizb ut-Tahrir

July 19 – Chicago: R.E.A.L. Pro-Freedom Protest to Challenge Hizb ut-Tahrir America Conference


Lombard Park, IL Govt-Managed Community Center -- where Hizb ut-Tahrir plans to meet on December 20

Lombard Govt and Media Contacts

Village of Lombard, Illinois Government
– Email: info@villageoflombard.org
List of Lombard Contacts

Lombard Park District
– Telephone Number: 630-620-7322
– Email: info@lombardparks.com
Contacts

Lombard Media:

The Lombardian, which publishes Wednesday, 1-630-627-7010 , Email: lombardian@sbcglobal.net
E.A.MacKay Enterprises, 116 S. Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148, Speak Out!: 1-630-629-TALK

Lombard Spectator, 1101 W. 31st St., Suite 100 Lombard, IL 60148
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Black Flag of Islamic Supremacist Caliphate

Black Flag of Caliphate

Background:

Hizb ut-Tahrir Pamphlet distributed in America events calling for the “death penalty” for those who leave Islam – page 62 and 67 – “‘Islamic Reformation’ – Exposing the battle for hearts and minds”

Hizb ut-Tahrir Manifesto at Hizb ut-Tahrir web site “Universal Islam”alternate link

Hizb ut-Tahrir’s “The System of Islam (Nidham ul Islam)” by HT Founder Taqiuddin an-Nabahani

Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Pakistan Manifesto (page 37 calls for every male child aged 15 to have “Jihad” training)

Responsible for Equality And Liberty: “Why We Challenge Hizb ut Tahrir”

Hizb ut-Tahrir Logo

Hizb ut-Tahrir Logo

Related Articles on Hizb-ut-Tahrir

July 4, 2009 – London Times: “British Islamists plot against Pakistan”
— Hizb ut-Tahrir calls for “the creation of the caliphate in which strict Islamic laws would be rigorously enforced”
— “Tayyib Muqeem, an English teacher from Stoke-on-Trent, said he had moved to Lahore to convert Pakistanis to the movement.”
— “At Lahore’s Superior College, where Muqeem has set up a Hizb ut-Tahrir student group, he said the organisation’s aim was to subject Muslim and western countries to Islamic rule under sharia law, ‘by force’ if necessary”
— “In a caliphate, ‘every woman would have to cover up’ and stoning to death for adultery and the chopping off of thieves’ hands would be the law, he said”
— “He added that Islamic rule would be spread through ‘indoctrination’ and by ‘military means’ if non-Muslim countries refused to bow to it. ‘Waging war’ would be part of the caliphate’s foreign policy.”

June 18, 2009: Hizb ut-Tahrir America Enters Public Stage – by Madeleine Gruen

Hizb ut-Tahrir: Islam’s Political Insurgency, by Zeyno Baran

Hizb-ut-Tahrir’s Activities in the United States — by Madeleine Gruen
—- “Its membership has swelled, putting on track its objective of persuading the global ummah that the establishment of a caliphate”

Hizb ut-Tahrir in North America – by Andrew Cochran

“Hizb-ut-Tahrir wants worldwide Sharia law”

Hizb ut Tahrir London meeting: an eyewitness report

At massive rally, Hizb ut-Tahrir calls for a global Muslim state

Thousands call for Caliphate at Indonesian meet

Islamists launch PR ‘war’ against Western values — Hizb ut-Tahrir

“I know how these terrorists are inspired” — about Hizb ut-Tahrir

BBC: Hizb ut Tahrir
– “Hizb Ut Tahrir or HT is an Islamic splinter group, which is banned in many countries around the world. It operates freely in Britain.”
– “But Newsnight has discovered that its website promotes racism and anti-Semitic hatred, calls suicide bombers martyrs, and urges Muslims to kill Jewish people.”
– “The party has expressed support of suicide bombings in Israel. It denounces Western governments and what it sees as their lackey regimes in the Middle East.”
– “In Denmark, HT’s spokesman has been found guilty of distributing racist propaganda.”

BBC Video Report on Hizb ut-Tahrir

April 2008 – Daily Telegraph: “Islamists ‘urge young Muslims to use violence’”
— “Hizb ut Tahrir, which wants to overthrow democracy and establish a worldwide Islamic theocracy, distributed leaflets to young Muslims inciting them to resist the occupation of Islamic lands, according to a TV documentary by a former group member.”
— “One leaflet read: ‘Your forefathers destroyed the first crusader campaigns. Should you not proceed like them and destroy the new crusaders?’”
— “‘Let the armies move to help the Muslims in Iraq, for they seek your help.’ Another leaflet, handed out last August, pours scorn on the UN and tells followers to embark on a Jihad, or ‘holy war’.”
— “The Panorama documentary contains the first testimony indicating it has advocated the use of force. The group has been accused of fuelling terrorism in the past, but has always denied involvement in any form of violent activity.”
— “Omar Shariff, the first UK suicide bomber, who blew himself up in a Tel Aviv bar in 2003, is alleged to have been radicalised by Hizb ut Tahrir.”
— “Panorama has also uncovered a speech made in August last year by Ata Abu-Rishta, the global leader of Hizb ut Tahrir, when he called for the “destruction” of Hindus living in Kashmir, Russians in Chechnya and Jews in Israel.”
— “‘The Caliphate (global Islamic government) will liberate the countries and the people from the influence of the Kafer (non-believer) and its allies and the tyranny of its men and followers,’ he said.”
— “Rishta also spoke recently at its annual conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, where, as video footage in the Panorama expose shows, he whipped the 100,000-strong crowd into a frenzy by calling for a war on Jews. Saleem Atchia, a senior member of Hizb ut Tahrir UK, later made a firebrand speech from the same platform.”
— “Maher, a former friend of the bombers who tried to blow up Glasgow Airport in June and the organisation’s north-east ‘director’ until he left in 2005, claims its aims are the same the world over.”
— “He says its British disciples believe they will eventually fight on these shores.”
— “‘Hizb ut Tahrir despises democracy and believes Shariah law must be imposed over the whole world, by force if necessary,’ he said.”
— “‘I think unless we challenge this we are sleepwalking into a very dangerous future.’”

Wikipedia on Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Position on Terrorism

UK Guardian: “leaflets handed out by Hizb ut-Tahrir supporters in Copenhagen which claimed suicide bombings in Israel were ‘legitimate’ acts of ‘martyrdom’”

U.S. Government position on Hizb ut-Tahrir

Australian Herald Sun: “Aussies called to jihad”

Hizb ut-Tahrir promotion for Islamic Supremacist Caliphate conference shows "beheaded" Statue of Liberty and "burning" NYC

Hizb ut-Tahrir promotion for Caliphate conference shows "beheaded" Statue of Liberty and "burning" NYC