Thursday, January 17, 2008

CAIR; Head of Racist Group to Bash Islam at Congressional Briefing

I posted about the "muslim only banks" last year, here and here. These financial institutions adhere to sharia law regarding loans and investing opportunities, under the radar they’ve been operating in the United States for a very long time. The University Islamic Financial located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been offering 0% home loans to faithful muslims in America since the late 1970's. It's only taken 20 plus years and 4 passenger planes turned in WMD's, for congress to finally assemble a presentation to investigate, question and address the legality of their business practices.

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.


Ali Asad Somjee said...

interesting. it matters less what the presenters' view are on Islam and more their expertise on banking and finance law.

SkyePuppy said...

What CAIR is saying, in essence, is, "You just want us to stop violating banking law because you hate Muslims!"

No, the banks violated banking law because they hate the infidels.

janice said...

Ali, that's exactly what I was trying to say.

Skye, doesn't CAIR always try to make it "the infidels against islam"?

Dinah Lord said...

Ooh, thanks for this info, You Heard it Here. (I'm linking you on a post I'm working on right now.)

Mark my words, Islamic finance will be the way Sharia law is introduced in the US.

The bankers will sell us down the river in a heartbeat - and I should know I spent 12 years on Wall Street.

And CAIR's response is well - just so very CAIR. Play the hate/islamophobia/race card to shut down the debate.

Alex Alexiev has written the most cogent report on Islamic finance I've ever read. I've got the link around here somewhere if I find it - I'll post it...

Thanks. Great site. Stop by and see me sometime!

Cheers - Dinah

P.S. I also sent Rep Broun an email thanking him for paying attention to this 800 pound sharia gorilla banging on the door of our capital markets.

janice said...

Great idea Dinah, all of us who feel strongly about this should email rep. Broun.

Thanks for the kind words of support.

Dinah Lord said...

You're welcome.


Dinah Lord said...

Found that Alex Alexiev link!

Islamic Financing or Financing Islamism?