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geege schuman geege4 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 08:59:33 PST 2008


 NOW it gets interesting.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact THOMAS MORE LAW CENTER
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FEDERAL LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST TREASURY SECRETARY TO STOP AIG BAILOUT

FINANCING OF TERRORIST ACTIVITIES

ANN ARBOR, MI - A federal lawsuit

<*http://www.saneworks.us/uploads/news/applications/35.pdf*> was filed this

morning against U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. and the

Federal Reserve Board to stop all bailout funds from going to American

International Group, Inc. ("AIG"). According to the lawsuit, the U.S.

government, through its ownership of AIG, is not only violating the

Constitution, but also promoting and financing the destruction of America

using American tax dollars.

The basis of the lawsuit is that AIG intentionally promotes

Shariah-compliant businesses and insurance products, which by necessity must

comply with the 1200 year old body of Islamic cannon law based on the Quran,

which demands the conversion, subjugation, or destruction of the infidel

West, including the United States. To help achieve these objectives and with

the aid of federal tax dollars, AIG employs a three-person Shariah Advisory

Board, with members from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Pakistan. According to

AIG, the role of its Shariah authority "is to review [its] operations,

supervise its development of Islamic products, and determine Shariah

compliance of these products and [its] investments."

Of particular significance is the Pakistani Board member, Dr. Muhammed Imran

Ashraf Usmani. Dr. Usmani is the son and devoted disciple of Sheik Mufti

Taqi Usmani, the leading authority on Shariah financing who, in 1999,

authored a book dedicating an entire chapter on why a Western Muslim must

engage in violent jihad against his own country - even if Muslims are given

equality and freedom to practice their religion and to proselytize.

The lawsuit was filed in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District

of Michigan on behalf of Kevin J. Murray, a former Marine infantryman who

served two tours of duty in Iraq. Murray is represented by the Thomas More

Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor,

Michigan, and David Yerushalmi, an associated attorney who specializes in

litigation and is an expert on Shariah law

<*http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1105101*> and Shariah

compliant financing. Mr. Yerushalmi also serves as general counsel to the

Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C.

According to the lawsuit, use of taxpayer funds to acquire ownership of a

business that intentionally promotes, endorses, supports, and funds

Shariah-based Islamic religious practices violates the Establishment Clause

of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center,

commented, "This lawsuit not only raises significant constitutional issues,

it also shines a light on serious national security issues that our own

government has created by direct financial support and ownership of a

business that supports anti-American, radical Islamic activities. Make no

mistake, there is an internal cultural jihad underway against our great

nation, and I fear that many of our political leaders are unwittingly

complicit in it."

On September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorists, guided by principles of

Shariah-mandated jihad against "infidels," attacked and killed thousands of

innocent American civilians. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. went on the

offensive by engaging Islamic terrorists overseas in Iraq and in

Afghanistan. As in the past when our Nation faced great crisis, American

servicemen were called to action, and Kevin Murray answered the call. From

March to October 2003, Murray - a U.S. Marine - was deployed overseas in

support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Yet today, Murray's federal tax dollars are being used to advance the very

cause of global jihad he and his fellow servicemen were placed in harm's way

to overcome. Shariah explicitly demands the murder of infidels like Kevin

Murray and the destruction of the United States, which Murray took an oath

to defend. Shariah is the same law that is used to justify beheadings,

stonings, and amputation for petty crimes in places like Saudi Arabia, Iran,

and Sudan, which Americans deplore.

Nevertheless, AIG acknowledges and boasts its promotion of Shariah law and

Shariah-based business practices. AIG itself describes "Sharia" as "Islamic

law based on the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet [Mohammed]."

In further support of the federal government's endorsement of Shariah, the

U.S. Treasury department co-sponsored a seminar in November of this year

entitled <*http://t.ymlp166.com/yjbacaubmaraemmsaiaumueh/click.php*>
"Islamic

Financing 101" to promote Shariah financing among American institutions. The

Seminar was jointly sponsored by Harvard University, one of the many

American universities and colleges receiving millions of dollars from

oil-producing countries to influence their Middle East programs, which are

often staffed with professors who are anti-American, anti-Israeli, and

pro-Islamic.

"It is clear," said Thompson, "oil money is purchasing the sovereignty of

the United States and whatever loyalty to America these greedy financial

institutions, corporations, and universities have left. It's up to the

American people to take back their country from those who so easily betray

its interests."

The federal lawsuit challenges that portion of the "Emergency Economic

Stabilization Act of 2008" that appropriated $40 billion in taxpayer money

to fund and financially support the United States government's majority

ownership interest in AIG, which engages in Shariah-based Islamic religious

activities that are anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, and anti-American.

According to the lawsuit, through the use of taxpayer funds, the U.S.

government acquired a majority (79.9%) ownership interest in AIG, and as

part of the bailout, Congress appropriated and expended an additional $40

billion of taxpayer money to fund and financially support AIG and its

financial activities. AIG, which is now a government owned company, engages

in Shariah-compliant financing, which subjects certain financial activities,

including investments, to the dictates of Islamic law and the Islamic

religion. This specifically includes any profits or interest obtained

through such financial activities.

An important element of Shariah-compliant financing is a form of obligatory

charitable contribution called zakat, which is a religious tax for assisting

those that "struggle [jihad] for Allah." The amount of this tax is between

2.5% and 20%, depending upon the source of the wealth. The zakat religious

tax is used to financially support Islamic "charities," some of which have

ties to terrorist organizations that are hostile to the United States and

all other "infidels," which includes Christians and Jews.

The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, recently convicted for

providing material support to Islamic terrorist organizations, is an example

of an Islamic "charity" that qualifies for receipt of the zakat. Thus, as a

direct consequence of the taxpayer funds appropriated and expended to

purchase and financially support AIG, the U.S. government is now the owner

of a corporation engaged in the business of collecting religious taxes to

fund interests adverse to the United States, Christians, Jews, and all other

"infidels" under Islamic law.

Continued Thompson, "This lawsuit is as much about protecting constitutional

principles as it is about protecting our national security and preventing

another 9/11 - whether it be overt through flying planes into buildings or

covert through appropriating taxpayer money to fund an Islamic cultural

jihad."

The lawsuit seeks a court order to stop the taxpayer funding of AIG and its

Islamic-based businesses and activities.

The Thomas More Law Center has been involved in several cases dealing with

the insidious threat of radical Islam. Law Center attorney Robert Muise, who

is handling this case involving AIG, is also one of the Law Center's

attorneys defending LtCol Jeffrey Chessani, USMC, the senior officer charged

in the so-called "Haditha Massacre" case. Those charges were dismissed by a

military judge, and the government has appealed that ruling. Muise is also

representing former Marine Jesse Nieto, whose anti-Islamic terrorism message

was recently banned by military authorities at Marine Corps Base Camp

Lejeune because of some unknown complaints.

The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes America's Christian heritage

and moral values, including the religious freedom of Christians,

time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life. It supports a

strong national defense and an independent and sovereign United States of

America. The Law Center accomplishes its mission through litigation,

education, and related activities. It does not charge for its services. The

Law Center is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and

foundations, and is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c)(3)

organization.





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