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"Suffering Under Capitalism" to Be Replaced By New, Better Type of Suffering

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According to the Southtown Star, a local Illinois newspaper owned by the Chicago Sun-Times, Hizb-ut-Tahrir, a radical Islamist group exposed in Ed Husein's recent memoir The Islamist, is coming to a the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn for a conference dedicated not the elimination of "Jewish power" or the restoration of the Muslim caliphate (though I suspect these pressing concerns will be addressed), but to declare the end of capitalism:

Although the group dismisses democracy - the theme of Sunday's conference is the "Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam" - they hope to elect one Muslim worldwide ruler, or caliph, and hold that person accountable.

The conference, widely believed to be the first of its kind in America, includes lectures titled "The Suffering Under Capitalism" and "Ownership and Distribution of Wealth in Islam."

Checkout the impressive production values of this Hizb America video promoting the event. It features all the typical b-roll of American decadence—money, divorce, lack of beards—plus a shot of the classic Dead Kennedy's album "Plastic Surgery Disasters":

For those wishing to celebrate the "fall of capitalism" with a ballroom full of lunatics, show up at the Hilton Hotel in Oak Lawn, Illinois between 11AM and 5 PM this Sunday!