There are many Muslim groups in the world. Though not all are bad people, some are, they all believe that someday Islam will take dominion over the earth. Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), or the Islamic Liberation Party, is little known in the United States, but has far-flung activities in Britain, Europe, Indonesia, Palestinestine, among other places, and "has lately entered the social networks of cyberspace, posting propaganda videos on YouTube to troll for recruits to its campaign for uniting Muslims worldwide in a new caliphate."
One of HT's goals is to destroy Israel and "liberate Palestine from occupation, racism and impurity by going back to the strict practice of a true Islam." In August, an HT rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah drew some 10,000 people under the banner "The caliphate, a force for the future." Although the man who founded HT in 1953 in Jerusalem, Sheikh Taqiuddin al-Nabhani, was a Palestinian--a qadi (Muslim judge) and an ex-Muslim Brother seeking a more radical alternative to the Brotherhood--HT was until recently an insignificant player in Palestinian politics. Not anymore. A Palestinian civil servant and HT adherent recently told the French daily Libération:
This year, thousands of Palestinians have joined our ranks, especially youngsters. They have had enough of democracy and its corruption, the Palestinian Authority infidels, and the fighting between Fatah and Hamas. They want the caliphate. Although HT has no militia of its own and refrains from calling for armed struggle, it could always develop a military wing. Already, the sudden rise in the group's popularity, coupled with allegations of financing from Saudi princes, has become a source of concern for Hamas, Fatah, and the Israeli Shin Bet (the internal security service).
Indonesia is another place where HT is gaining popularity. On August 12, 100,000 people attended an HT meeting at the Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta to promote the idea of reestablishing the caliphate. The crowd chanted "Khalifah, Khilahah" ("Caliphate, creation" in Arabic) under a banner reading, "The Islamic caliphate rules the world." Back in 2000, HT's first Indonesian conference on this theme drew only a few thousand people.
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Virginians who live in the rest of the state look askance at Northern Virginia, and with good reason: the sprawling suburbs of D.C. are like a piece of Yankeeland dropped into the bosom of our sovereign Commonwealth. I voluntarily exiled myself from NoVa thirty years ago, and whenever I have cause to return, I stand with my son atop Arlington Ridge, sweep my hand in the direction of Pentagon City and Alexandria, and warn him: “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”
Unfortunately, we all have to pay attention to Northern Virginia, because that’s where the people are, and that’s where the money is. The state Senate keeps the old ways of the Commonwealth from being swamped completely, but NoVa pays the piper in Richmond, and it still gets to call much of the tune.
And so it is with the Virginia Commission on Immigration. It was just recently created, with members appointed by Governor Tim Kaine, but it is already doing the bidding of the unholy alliance between the open borders business lobby and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Jihad Watch broke the story of the appointment of Dr. Esam S. Omeish to the commission, and that was what made the big splash yesterday — the chairman of a Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organization took his place on the panel.
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The Koran states that Muslims must obey local laws UNTIL they have attained sufficient numbers and influence to affect a change to Islam. That's what's going on. (See: Sura 2, The Cow) and Obligation of Jihad