Good for the Marriott Oak Brook. It will interesting to see which “moderate” Muslim advocacy groups speak out now in defense of Hizb ut-Tahrir and its conference, since Hizb ut-Tahrir openly supports Sharia and the restoration of the caliphate, with all that means for the denial of rights to women and non-Muslims. CAIR’s Brave Ahmed Rehab responded with roadblocks and detours when asked about them on Fox last year.
“Illinois hotel backs out of hosting Muslim group,” by Sophia Tareen for Associated Press, July 11:
CHICAGO — A controversial Muslim group has canceled its annual U.S. conference after a suburban Chicago hotel backed out of hosting the event.
American members of Hizb ut-Tahrir had planned a 2010 conference at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook on Sunday.
But organizer Ayman Hamed says the hotel sent a late cancellation notice without explanation. The hotel didn’t return calls for comment.
The self-described political organization wants to establish a worldwide Islamic state. It’s banned in Turkey and other countries.
The group doesn’t advocate violence and isn’t considered a terrorist organization by the U.S….
And that shows the weakness and short-sightedness of evaluating these groups solely on the basis of whether or not they employ or advocate violence.