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Pro-caliphate group gathers in Mississauga
by Anthony Furey
A controversial pro-caliphate organization is holding another event in Ontario this weekend.
"Join us to discuss the strength of the ummah," reads an invitation to an event hosted by Hizb-ut Tahrir Canada in Mississauga on Saturday. "Ummah" is typically used to denote Muslims around the world.
The goal of Hizb-ut Tahrir, which was founded in the 1950s, is to unify all Muslims and Muslim countries into a large caliphate. It's banned to varying degrees in many countries around the world, ranging from Germany, France, Russia and most Arab countries. The causes of the bans range from alleged participation in terrorist activities to racism and anti-Semitism. In Canada and the United States it faces no bans or allegations of illegal behaviour. However, previous conferences in the US have been canceled due to controversy and public outcry.
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