Congressman Paul Broun (R-GA) is heading up the briefing, "The Truth Behind Sharia/Islamic Finance" . Broun recently circulated a "Dear Colleague" letter inviting fellow representatives and their staff to attend the briefing, the letter claims islamic finance "violates U.S.laws" and "has supported Islamist extremists and sponsors of terrorism." Presenters David Yerushalmi and Alex Alexiev will expound on islamic finance regarding US financial laws.
Well, our favorite muslim civil rights group, CAIR has come out in an effort to silence any type of probing by our government, citing racism and islam bashing, before the event even begins. Using the "Pay to Play" news wire service, PR Newswire, CAIR issued this bulletin hoping it'll be picked up by a legitimate news source.
In short, CAIR is calling on Rep. Paul C. Broun (R-GA) "to add a balancing perspective" and "Any fair presentation of Islamic finance should exclude those who hold racist or anti-Muslim views and include actual experts on Islam," said CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor. "Elected officials deserve accurate and unbiased information, not thinly-veiled bigotry." I agree, but facts are facts, and if islamic/sharia banking practices are in violation of US law, our elected officials need to know. When it comes to money and the transactions there of, there is no grey. It's clearly black and white, it make no difference who presents the information.
The briefing is so contentious it has the CAIR spin doctors attacking the presenters in an all out character assassination. CAIR claims the briefing "features two individuals known for their hostility to Islam and Muslims". Their press release is full of past associations, opinion statements and published articles painting the presenters in a less than steller light. But nothing negative regarding their ability to illustrate the facts relating to islamic finance.
Just another rant from this unindicted terror co-conspirator as the onion continues to be peeled.