• Hizb ut-Tahrir Caliphate In Gaza?

    From Steve Asher@3:800/432 to All on Friday, August 25, 2006 01:44:08
    Radical Group May Declare Islamic Caliphate in Gaza
    By Julie Stahl
    CNSNews.com Jerusalem Bureau Chief
    August 24, 2006

    Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Encouraged by Hizballah's perceived victory
    in Lebanon, another radical Islamic party may declare an Islamic
    caliphate in the Gaza Strip on Friday, another step in its effort
    to see Islam rule the world.

    The Hizb ut-Tahrir (Liberation Party) advocates replacing all Muslim governments in the world with one Islamic leader who would then
    declare the establishment of a worldwide Islamic caliphate.

    Although the move has been described as largely symbolic, it
    highlights a growing trend among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip,
    analysts say.

    Hizb ut-Tahrir, an international Sunni Islamic movement, has gained
    popularity with Palestinians since Hizballah put up more of a fight
    in southern Lebanon than Israel and the world expected.

    The group rallied thousands of Palestinians to take part in a
    demonstration in Gaza City on Tuesday, which marked the anniversary
    of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire (the Islamic Turkish Empire that
    ruled the Middle East for some 400 years).

    According to the Jerusalem Post, protesters called for Israel to be
    wiped off the map and they called for the establishment of an Islamic
    caliphate to rule the Palestinian Authority.


    Full article at "Cybercast News Service" http://www.cnsnews.com/news/viewstory.asp?Page=/ ForeignBureaus/archive/200608/INT20060824c.html

    Cheers, Steve..

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