A group that hosted a pro-sharia, pro-caliphate talk at an Ontario college describes itself as a "political party."

A press release distributed Friday says "Hizb ut-Tahrir is a political party that works with the global Muslim community to resume the Islamic way of life by re-establishing the Khilafah (caliphate) in the Muslim lands, and this work is achieved through intellectual and political means alone."

On Wednesday, Sun Media broke the news that Hizb ut-Tahrir was banned from hosting events at Mohawk College in Hamilton. In November, the group hosted a speech headlined "The Truth Behind the Syrian Refugee Crisis" on college property that included sharia and caliphate promotion.

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