The anti-democracy supremacist group Hizb ut-Tahrir has used the opportunity of International Women’s Day (March 8, 2010) to make renewed calls for its supremacist caliphate. As R.E.A.L. reported in July 2009 and December 2009, the Hizb ut-Tahrir America organization requires that women sit separately at the back of the room in their functions, as you can see from these photos of Chicago Hizb ut-Tahrir America event:s
On International Women’s Day, Hizb ut-Tahrir argues that it rejects the “gender equality movement,” and instead calls for imposition of its Islamic supremacist caliphate on the world in its report: “International Women’s day: Celebration or Commiseration.”
Hizb ut-Tahrir states at khilafah.com that:
“Regardless of the introduction of laws and global women’s organisations, women remain disadvantaged. Some argue that the Gender Equality movement has further entrenched the problems that women suffer since they are now expect to be equal to a man, work as hard as a man, and commit as much as a man. This notion is contradictory since ‘gender’ points to the biological differences between men and women, ‘gender equality’ eliminates gender from the discussion entirely.”
Hizb ut-Tahrir also states at khilafah.com that:
“Upon understanding the real protection and nurturing that a Khilafah state would bring men and women alike, is it any wonder that there is an overwhelming call for its return. The vast majority of those polled in a Gallup survey in 2005 said that they would want to see Shari’ah as the sole source of legislation. It is only the Khilafah that will ensure the rights of all citizens, men and women, Muslim and non- Muslim”
In Chicago at Hizb ut-Tahrir America’s July 2009 event, the pamphlet distributed by Hizb ut-Tahrir condemned efforts at “reforming Islam,” which Hizb ut-Tahrir also stated included “liberalising women” (page 5). Hizb ut-Tahrir also condemns efforts to promote “women’s rights and tolerance” as part of a “US plan” and a “struggle to reform Islam itself” (pages 10,11). Hizb ut-Tahrir condemned a U.S. “Freedom Agenda” giving priority to “Women’s groups engaged in gender equality campaigns.” Hizb ut-Tahrir rejects equality and instead seeks to promote “equivalence” of men and women based on having “equivalent” obligations under its interpretation of Islam. In Hizb ut-Tahrir’s pamphlet distributed at the Chicago July 2009 event, it states that “Equality is not the basis of Islam and never has been in the history of Islamic jurisprudence. This is a term alien to Islam.” (page 64).
The Blog Indonesia Matters also reports that “Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) champions polygamy and rails against gender equality and domestic violence laws.”