[FoRK] To steal a tagline ...

geege schuman geege4 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 11:06:15 PST 2008


On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 12:06 PM, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:

> Because what could be more American than charging interest?
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Sorry - did you read the post?


> According to the lawsuit, through the use of taxpayer funds, the U.S.
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> government acquired a majority (79.9%) ownership interest in AIG, and as
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> part of the bailout, Congress appropriated and expended an additional $40
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> billion of taxpayer money to fund and financially support AIG and its
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> financial activities. AIG, which is now a government owned company,
engages
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> in Shariah-compliant financing, which subjects certain financial
activities,
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> including investments, to the dictates of Islamic law and the Islamic
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> religion. This specifically includes any profits or interest obtained
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> through such financial activities.
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> An important element of Shariah-compliant financing is a form of
obligatory
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> charitable contribution called zakat, which is a religious tax for
assisting
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> those that "struggle [jihad] for Allah." The amount of this tax is between
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> 2.5% and 20%, depending upon the source of the wealth. The zakat religious
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> tax is used to financially support Islamic "charities," some of which have
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> ties to terrorist organizations that are hostile to the United States and
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> all other "infidels," which includes Christians and Jews.
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> The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, recently convicted
for
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> providing material support to Islamic terrorist organizations, is an
example
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> of an Islamic "charity" that qualifies for receipt of the zakat. Thus, as
a
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> direct consequence of the taxpayer funds appropriated and expended to
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> purchase and financially support AIG, the U.S. government is now the owner
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> of a corporation engaged in the business of collecting religious taxes to
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> fund interests adverse to the United States, Christians, Jews, and all
other
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> "infidels" under Islamic law.


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