This unfuckingbelivable. If you don’t think this country is in serious trouble with shit like this going on, you’re in a coma.
Via Andrew C. McCarthy at National Review Online.
American Taxpayer, Financial Jihadist
It is “financial jihad,” explained Yusuf Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s sharia compass — and the man Feisal Rauf, the brains behind the proposed Ground Zero mosque, admires as “the most well-known legal authority in the whole Muslim world today.” It was 2002 and Qaradawi, who endorses suicide bombing and the targeting of American personnel operating in Islamic countries, was giving a lecture on the need to use the international financial system to support Islamist goals — like Hamas’s war to destroy Israel.
The financial jihad has now achieved its greatest coup so far: It has co-opted the U.S. government as a partner. In fact, if you would like to see a contributor to the jihad, have a look in the mirror. Thanks to the Obama administration, every one of us is complicit. The bailout bonanza made each of us an owner of American Insurance Group (AIG). Under the stewardship of its real CEO, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, AIG proudly runs the world’s most lavishly funded sharia-compliant insurance business — and it is desperately trying to convince a federal court in Michigan that no one should have a problem with that.
Sharia-compliant finance (SCF) is now a thriving American industry. Sharia is Islam’s authoritarian legal framework. It aspires to control not merely spiritual life but all aspects of society, including economic matters. The purpose of SCF is to advance that mission in two important ways.
First, SCF legitimizes the incorporation of sharia into our legal system, despite the fact that many features of Islamic law are anti-constitutional. That is, once sharia governance is accepted in principle, Islamists shrewdly figure the skids are greased for imposing sharia tenets on other aspects of our national life (e.g., domestic relations, employment matters, criminal law, etc.). Second, because sharia is a discriminatory system, SCF promotes Islamist ideology and enriches Muslims at the expense of non-Muslims by controlling investments and “purging” interest.
Companies that practice SCF, including AIG, retain advisory boards of sharia experts. These boards, which often include Islamist ideologues, tell the companies which investments are permissible (halal) and which are not (haram). AIG’s “Shariah Supervisory Committee” includes a Pakistani named Imran Ashraf Usmani, who is the son and student of Taqi Usmani, a top cleric (a “mufti”) and a globally renowned sharia-finance authority. The mufti is author of a book that features a chapter urging Muslims in the West to engage in jihad against the countries in which they live.
In the insurance business, those who purchase policies pay premiums, which insurers like AIG then invest. To be sharia-compliant, investments must not be made in enterprises Islam forbids, e.g., finance (because it makes money off interest, which sharia prohibits), pork, gambling, alcohol, etc. Sounds harmless enough . . . except forbidden enterprises would also include businesses that support or otherwise work with the U.S. armed forces. Islamists consider our military to be an “infidel force” that is “at war with Islam.”
This is the Michigan lawsuit to stop the Islamofascist bullshit:
ANN ARBOR, MI – On May 26, U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence P. Zatkof denied the government’s motion to dismiss a case challenging the constitutionality of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) that funds and financially supports the federal government’s majority interest in American International Group (AIG), a company that boasts being the market leader in Shariah-compliant financing products, which comply with the dictates of Islamic law.
In December, the Thomas Moore Law Center filed the complaint against then Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson, Jr. and the Federal Reserve Board, later amended to include current Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Kevin Murray, a former Marine who served honorably in Iraq and objects, as a taxpayer, to being forced to contribute to the spread of Islam and Shariah law, which is hostile to his Christian religion.
The Thomas Moore Law Center (Center) is a nonprofit public interest law firm “dedicated to the defense and promotion of the religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life.”
Robert Muise, the Center’s trial counsel, is representing Murray along with Attorney David Yerushalmi, an expert in Shariah law and Shariah-compliant financing.
Through the use of taxpayer funds, the federal government obtained 80 percent ownership interest in AIG and then, as part of the EESA bailout, appropriated an additional $40 billion in taxpayer money to support AIG’s operations and financial activities.
Now, as a government-owned company, AIG continues to engage in Shariah-compliant financing, which the complaint asserts subjects certain financial activities to the dictates of Islamic law and the Islamic religion.
AIG defines “Shariah” as “Islamic law based on the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet [Mohammed].”
In Shariah-complaint financing, a Shariah authority issues a legal ruling or “fatwa,” either approving or rejecting particular investments or transactions. AIG delegates that authority to its Shariah Supervisory Committee, which reviews AIG’s operations, supervises its development of Islamic products and determines Shariah compliance of those products and investments.
According to the Center, members of AIG’s Shariah Supervisory Committee include Muhammed Imran Ashraf Usmani from Pakistan.
It states, “Usmani is the son, student and dedicated disciple of Mufti Taqi Usmani, the leading Shariah authority for Shariah-compliant finance in the world and author of a book translated into English in 1999 that includes an entire chapter dedicated to why a Western Muslim must engage in violent jihad against his own country or government.”
Wanna bet these transactions are being used to fund Islamic terrorism?
This is what you get when a Chicago Alininskyite with a propensity for Dhimmi behavior is elected president. Thanks alot, 52%ers.