The Islamist party Hizb ut-Tahrir's annual Scandinavian conference on October 14 was a resounding success this year. In front of thousands of enthusiastic onlookers in Denmark and Sweden, a clear message was conveyed:
"Our goal is for the caliphate to cover the Muslim world, including Spain," said "sheikh" Isam Umayrah.
The main venue is Bella Center in Copenhagen, but the conference also has live satellite links to four other venues in Denmark and one in Stockholm. Proceedings are also broadcast live on the Internet.