The radical Islamist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, which has pursued an Islamic Caliphate since 1953, held a massive conference in Ramallah on Saturday, calling upon the armies of Jordan and Egypt to intervene directly and “free Palestine."
Thousands participated in the event, which was billed as “Tent of Believers: the Caliphate Through the Path of the Prophet, and the Tent of Hypocrites, Heretics, and Imperialists."
Black-and-white flags bearing the pledge of allegiance to Allah and Mohammed were waved while participants chanted slogans calling for the “liberation” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
“Officers and soldiers, break down the borders [of Israel]," chanted attendees. “With the Caliphate, we’ll liberate the captured Al-Aqsa Mosque."
Baher Salah, a senior Hizb ut-Tahrir official, spoke at the event, saying that the organization was revealing American conspiracies aimed at Islam in general and "Palestine" in particular, including a supposed plan to eliminate the “Palestine problem."
Other speakers at the conference called on the armies of Jordan, Egypt, and Pakistan to attack Israel and "free" the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and to unify the Muslim world under a global Caliphate.
Denying that Islam supports terrorism, the speakers claimed that Islam would eventually rule the entire world and liberate it from the tyranny of capitalism, establishing true peace in the world.