One of the fastest growing global, Sunni Islamic political organizations is Hizb al-Tahrir (the Islamic Liberation Party, HT). HT often escapes in-depth analysis because the group itself does not use violence to seek political change. As a result, it is not on the U.S. government’s list of terrorist organizations. Nevertheless, HT is pursuing an agenda at odds with the West, and eventually the group could pose an active threat to the United States and its allies.
Karagiannis, Emmanuel. 2010. "Political Islam in Central Asia: The Role of Hizb al-Tahrir." CTC Sentinel (February): 13-15. http://www.ctc.usma.edu/sentinel/CTCSentinel-Vol3Iss2.pdf