The Islamic Party of Liberation

(Washington Times) - Ariel Cohen The U.S. government should be taking a close look at Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami (Islamic Party of Liberation), a clandestine, cadre-operated, global radical Sunni political organization that operates in 40 countries around the world, with headquarters apparently in London. Analysts note the increasingly militant rhetoric, participation of Hizb fighters in the coups in the Arab world and on the side of the Taliban in Afghanistan, and explosives and weapons found when Hizb members are arrested. Hizb's proclaimed goal is jihad against America and the overthrow of existing political regimes and their replacement with a caliphate, a theocratic dictatorship based on Islamic religious law.

2003-07-17 00:00:00

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