Update: Live stream here.
Will it take place on Father’s Day or not? The first venue backed out. Background here and more on the notorious pro-jihad, pro-sharia group via MEMRI – Advocates Jihad, Says Iran And Saudi Arabia Are ‘Modern Non-Expansionist Nation States’ And Have Thus Abandoned ‘The Definitive [Islamic] Obligation Of Jihad’ As Stipulated In The Koran.
A public meeting in support of the Syrian people’s struggle for change, held by Hizb Al-Tahrir America in Chicago in March 2012, was addressed by a schoolgirl, who spoke of the role of women in an Islamic awakening. She said: “We will raise the next army of Abu Bakr [the first caliph of Islam], [the] army of [Prophet] Muhammad…. We are more than capable, equipped to Islam, and Allah is on our side. We are the backbone of this Ummah… Without us Muslim women, this Ummah will collapse, and with us it will rise and continue to rise until Islam is victorious, until Islam takes its rightful place as the only system for humanity.”
Webinar on Jihad by Hizb Al-Tahrir America: “Fighting The Ruler Who Does Not Implement The Rules Of Allah… Is Not Called Jihad”; “Jihad Has To Be Fighting The Kuffar [Infidels] In The Way Of Allah”
Hizb Al-Tahrir America has posted numerous videos on YouTube, and links to them from its website. It also produces a series of webinars on key Islamic concepts such as jihad. In a webinar titled “Jihad: The Rulings from the Shariah Perspective,” dated April 22, 2010, Dr. Ayman Hamed, speaking in English, explains:
“What is the definition of jihad? Jihad, in the language [i.e. linguistically], is known as doing the best, and exhausting the effort. This is the linguistic and the literal definition of jihad. But when Islam came [into being, it] gave jihad a different meaning, a specific reality to express.
“When Islam came, jihad came [to mean] to be exhausting the effort and doing the best in fighting the Kuffar [infidels] in the way of Allah…. [There are three elements to jihad.] So, it is exhausting the effort, doing the best – number one; in fighting the Kuffar – number two; in the way of Allah… directly or indirectly – [the number three]. So, ‘directly’ can be… physical involvement in fight. And ‘indirect’ can mean [giving] money or [delivering] speech [in favor of jihad].
“Now, anything that is not involved in the fight… [against] the Kuffar in the way of Allah… is not called jihad. So, fighting… rebellious people against some state is not called jihad. As well as, fighting the ruler who does not implement the rules of Allah… is not called jihad; that’s called fighting…. So, Jihad has to be fighting the Kuffar in the way of Allah….
“There are two types of jihad. The first one is the offensive jihad; and the second type is the defensive jihad. The defensive jihad relates to a land of the Muslims which is occupied. And it is an obligation of Muslims to defend that land and free it and liberate from the Kuffar… The topic of tonight is the offensive jihad. So, it is the jihad that Allah… prescribed as a way to spread and get the Dawah [preaching of Islam] to the non-Muslims… I will start with a quote from Koran. Allah… says: ‘Fight those who do not believe in Allah.…'”
Much more at Memri.