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STOP Sharia Compliant Finance

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Dubai Islamic BankSCF or Sharia Compliant Finance is now the hottest product in the financial markets around the world. Wall Street in America is on board big time with this Islamic Banking scheme, although you would think Wall Street would be more careful especially as they are still enduring the GFC (Global Financial Crises) and suffered badly after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre in 2001. Ironic, isn’t it, that Al-Qaeda used funds derived from Sharia Finance to finance the terrorist act on America. But does Wall Street care? Not when your mantra is “Greed is Good”. It is estimated that the annual profits flowing into the Arab oil states is around one trillion dollars which means the Arab banks are awash with money. As we will see, part of the profit of Sharia Compliant Finance must be paid as Zakat to Islamic Charities. Now it is up to a board of Islamic clerics to decide which charities are the beneficiaries of this money. Does the humanitarian side to Islam shine here and do we see billions going to feed the hungry in Sudan, or build infrastructure in Gaza and the West Bank to improve living conditions for the poor Palestinians? No, in fact it is exactly the lack of this humanitarian side which exposes the fraud in Islamic charity. Sadly, much of the money finds its way into the hands of terrorist organizations like Hamas or Hezbollah.
 
What is Sharia Compliant Finance?
The marketing hype tells us that SCF is an “ethical banking” practice that Muslims everywhere are demanding because it supports the principles of Islam. It is ethical because it disallows interest and investments exclude anything involving pork products, alcohol, gambling, entertainment and of course (and don’t forget) anything to do with Israel. SCF advisors help these funds remain Sharia-compliant. Unfortunately, these authorities often are Muslim extremists who appear mainstream by consulting for such powerhouses as Deutsche Bank and Standard & Poor’s.

The zakat or donation to Islamic Charities is set at 2.5% or one dollar in every 40 dollars earned.

    Joy Brighton from ACT explains Sharia Finance
  

In 2002, Caribou Coffee had to explain the ties between its Atlanta-based sharia-compliant owner, Arcapita, Inc., and Arcapita’s sharia advisor, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi. He had defended “our brothers and children in Al-Aqsa and the blessed land of Palestine generously sacrificing their blood, giving their souls willingly in the way of Allah. Qaradawi eventually resigned from Arcapita.
Sheik Muhammad Taqi Usmani advises the Dow Jones Islamic Index. He has written: “The purpose of Jihad…aims at breaking the grandeur of unbelievers and establish[ing] that of Muslims”.
 
The North American Islamic Trust owns 69.8 percent of the Dow Jones Islamic Fund. The Justice Department identified NAIT last June as an unindicted co-conspirator in supporting Hamas’ murderous anti-Israeli terrorism. NAIT also owns Albany, New York’s Masjid As-Salam mosque. In April 2007, its founder, Mohammed Mosharref Hossain, and imam, Yassin Muhiddin Aref, received 15-year prison sentences for assisting an FBI sting operation to assassinate a Pakistani diplomat in Manhattan with a shoulder-fired missile.

Focus on Yusuf al-Qaradawi

Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a radical Muslim Brotherhood ideologue based in Qatar, has garnered worldwide appeal through a wideBan Qaradawi! network of associations and by making use of various media outlets. Through his speeches and writings, Qaradawi has demonstrated consistent support of terrorist groups that seek to undermine both a peaceful resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and, more broadly, reform  democracy in the Middle East. Qaradawi has established a worldwide following through television appearances and by utilizing the Internet.  He was relatively quick to take advantage of the Internet, launching a site in his name in 1997.  The site includes several of his fatwas supporting terror.  In 2006, Qaradawi used his Web site to denounce a Danish newspaper's cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad and declared February 3, 2006, an "international day of rage." Qaradawi hosts a weekly television show called "Shariah and Life" on the Arabic-language television news network, Al Jazeera, where he also expresses his support for terror.  For example, during an April 2004 show, he credited Allah with providing Palestinians "human bombs," instead of the planes, missiles and weapons that Zionists have.

Qaradawi has a long record of inciting violence against Jews and Israel. For example, during a sermon that aired on the Arabic satellite channel Al-Jazeera TV on January 28, 2009, Qaradawi told his audience, "I will shoot Allah's enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus I will seal my life with martyrdom."

What is it about Ireland?
We reported recently that one of the world’s richest men al-Mahfouz claims his residence is in Dublin, Ireland, and now we find Qaradawi is Chairman of two world-wide Islamic organizations also based in Ireland.
European Council for Fatwa and Research   
Qaradawi is chairman and president of this Dublin-based group, which he founded in 1997 to establish a central religious The crimauthority for European Muslims. The organization issues fatwas that guide European Muslims to follow Shariah, or Islamic law, outside of the Muslim world.
The Council does not acknowledge the state of Israel and rejects any compromise with the Jewish state. The Council's deputy, Faisal Mawlawi, stated on IslamOnline in June 2007 that Palestinians fight merely "to drive out the Zionist aggressors and to force them to return to the countries they came from."

During its annual conference in 2003, the Council issued a fatwa supporting suicide bombing operations against coalition forces in Iraq as well as against Israelis. In April 2004, Mawlawi published a fatwa on IslamOnline in response to the mutilation of the bodies of security contractors in Iraq, where he permitted such acts.  Two weeks after the fatwa was published, the body of a Spanish officer, who died during a raid on a terrorist cell associated with the March 11 Madrid bombing, was disinterred and burned.

International Association of Muslim Scholars   
Qaradawi is founder and president of the International Association of Muslim Scholars (IAMS), which was officially launched on July 11, 2004, in London, and is now based in Dublin. The group describes itself as a "pan-Muslim body," working on "safeguarding the Muslim identity and bridging the gap between the peoples and their rulers in the Islamic countries."  
Does Qaradawi use Ireland because he is banned from the UK and it is only a 45 minute plane flight from the UK and his co-conspirators can easily join him there?
Does this explain why there is so much anti-Israel and pro Palestine activity in Ireland, and why African muslims are flooding into Ireland while the Irish government turns a blind eye?
Does Arab oil money hold sway with the Irish Government?
 
Open Letter to Politicians
On the 30th July 2009 we mailed 60 letters to MP’s from both the Labor and Liberal parties, targeting the Cabinet and Shadow cabinet and relevant ministers including Treasury and Finance. In particular Chris Bowen who has made bold claims about making Australia the Sharia Finance hub of the South Pacific.



30th July 2009
The HON Xxxxx Xxxxxxxxx  MP
Member for XXXX
Parliament House
CANBERRA    ACT  2600

SHARIA ISLAMIC FINANCE

Dear Xxxxx,
We are greatly concerned about moves from the Federal government to encourage and support Sharia Islamic Finance in Australia. Wall Street in America is calling it the hottest sector of the financial market but is ignoring the great risk, and this at a time when it is dealing with the Global Financial crises.
The problem with Sharia Banking is simply this.
  • Sharia Finance is governed by Islamic Law, and
  • Islamic Law decrees part of the profit goes to Islamic Charities, and
  • slamic Charities have been identified as funding terrorist groups.

In fact, al-Qaeda used profits from Sharia Finance to fund the 9/11 attacks in New York in 2001. At least 27 Islamic charities in America have been cited as donating funds to terrorist organizations including Hamas.
Sharia Finance is a twentieth century invention by the Muslim Brotherhood and is supported by Arab banks. One of the founders is Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi who has been linked to the Twin Towers event and is currently banned from both the UK and the USA.

Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi speaks on Sharia Finance.
Sheik Qaradawi is one of the founding members of the Muslim Brotherhood and has links to Arab banks that support Sharia Finance. This is how Qaradawi defines Sharia Finance.
“I like to call it Jihad with money, because Allah has told us to wage war with our lives and our money”. So one of the founders of Sharia Finance is admitting its purpose is to wage war against the West. Actually, Qaradawi is following the Quran here and the teachings of the prophet Mohammed. Sura 9.5 says:
“fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them …. in every stratagem (of war)”.
And of course, using money or wealth is a legitimate stratagem of war.
 
Our Question to you:
If part of the profits of Sharia Finance must go to Islamic Charities and Islamic Charities are known to fund terrorism, isn’t the risk too great that we may be funding terrorist acts on Australian soil?
Please consider and oppose Sharia Finance in Australia.

Yours sincerely,

 
Noor Bank
A CALL to Action
It is obvious that our politicians are warming to Sharia Finance as a way of attracting the almighty dollar into Australia. We need a campaign to let our politicians know we DON’T want Sharia Finance in this country. We don’t want to finance terrorists attacks on our own soil.
Please either copy the above letter, change it to suit your needs or write your own, but we need as many people as possible to make contact with the decision makers in Canberra.
                                                     
Conclusion
It will be very tempting for the Rudd Government to entice money into Australia through the vehicle of Sharia Compliant Finance. I am sure we will be subjected to the usual “Rudd spin” as to how ethical it is and that it is good for Australia. But nothing could be further from the truth! Sharia Finance is just “Jihad with money”.
I certainly don’t want to fund my own destruction and based solely on history, the profits will eventually find their way into the hands of terrorist groups via Islamic Charities.
So make a stand and let your politicians know.

STOP Sharia Compliant Finance in Australia.

 


References
1.  Ehrenfeld R.     Funding Evil  How Terrorism is Financed

2.  Sharia Compliant Finance

3.  Banking Principles for Sharia

4.  Yusuf al-Qaradawi

5.  Sharia Finance Watch; Qaradawi and Hamas

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How the Arabs Hated The Quran
 
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History - Stolen Heritage

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