Holiday Inn: Hizb ut-Tahrir is Haram

There was no joy in Carol Stream.

Executive Director David Ibsen today released the following statement commending the InterContinental Hotels Group and the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites for prohibiting Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), a group whose alumni include 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and former al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, to host its annual Khilafah Conference at the company’s location in Carol Stream, Illinois:


“We applaud the Holiday Inn Hotel and its parent company the InterContinental Hotels Group for refusing to accommodate HT – a group known internationally as a breeding ground for other extremist organizations. While every organization certainly has a right to free speech, commercial businesses have no obligation to allow their venues to be used as a way of propagating rhetoric intended to encourage extremism.”

Posted by: Howie at 12:33 PM


1 Is this post really true??? Wow, can't believe it. Hope that more organizations can get on board with this.

Posted by: gDavid at April 20, 2018 04:24 PM

2 I'm glad about who got shut out on this particular occasion. On another level I can't quite celebrate this as a complete success.

We know who our adversaries are, and the poison they propagate, and naturally we want to bag it all up and haul it to the dumpster like the trash it is.

Unfortunately, the tactic used here is all to often used against people who speak out against the spread of terrorist ideology. If you have been on social media trying to reason with people, you probably know what I mean.

I firmly believe that this gives an excuse to other of our opposition to disallow "their venues to be used as a way of propagating rhetoric intended to encourage extremism" like for instance the preservation of national boundaries.

If we can't get platforms to reach people with information either, than is it really a victory? I don't know.

USA, all the way!

Posted by: Michael Weaver at April 21, 2018 11:53 AM

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