FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COALITION TO STOP SHARIAH TO PROTEST U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT’S EFFORTS TO PROMOTE SEDITIOUS SHARIAH-COMPLIANT FINANCE
Coalition to Stop Shariah
Contact: Christopher Holton ([email protected])
Washington, DC – November 4, 2008: A new coalition of public policy organizations, human rights activists and religious groups is being launched to oppose and counter the stealthy insinuation into this country of the seditious theo-political-legal program adherents to authoritative Islam call Shariah. The first focus of this Coalition to Stop Shariah will be to challenge the U.S. Treasury Department’s embrace of an instrument of that program described by its leading practitioners as “financial jihad,” but marketed in the West as “Shariah-Compliant Finance (SCF)” or “Islamic finance.”
At 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, 6 November, leading members of the Coalition will be holding a press conference at the National Press Club’s West Room. They will be calling upon the Treasury to cancel a seminar it is co-sponsoring that afternoon with the country’s most prominent academic boosters of Shariah-Compliant Finance: Harvard University Law School’s Islamic Finance Project.
Thursday’s “seminar for the policy community” is entitled “Islamic Finance 101.” It will be held in Treasury’s headquarters building next to the White House and – judging by the slated speakers – it will amount to little more than a vehicle for promoting Shariah-Compliant Finance. Apparently, there will be no discussion of the seditious nature of Shariah, which explicitly seeks to destroy the government and Constitution of the United States in favor of a global theocracy.
The Coalition to Stop Shariah speaks for peoples of all faiths and political affiliations who do not want to submit to the jihadist doctrine of Shariah. Its members have joined forces to oppose those seeking to impose Shariah’s intolerant, barbaric code in America through the stealthy penetration of, among other things, our culture, legal system and capital markets. The Coalition is particularly concerned about the possibility that the Treasury Department will use the vast powers it has been given to cope with the subprime financial crisis as a means of promoting Shariah-Compliant Finance – a fear only heighted by the fact that the host of Thursday’s seminar is the same Treasury official responsible for the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Assistant Secretary Neel Kashkari.
The Coalition to Stop Shariah calls on the Treasury Department to cancel this indoctrination session, to cease its efforts to promote Shariah-Compliant Finance and to recognize Shariah for what it is – sedition – and treat it accordingly by, among other things, banning its application to U.S. financial institutions and products.
EVENT: Coalition to Stop Shariah Press Conference
WHEN: Thursday, 6 November 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: The National Press Club, West Room, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington DC 20045
The Center for Security Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan national security organization that specializes in identifying policies, actions, and resource needs that are vital to American security and then ensures that such issues are the subject of both focused, principled examination and effective action by recognized policy experts, appropriate officials, opinion leaders, and the general public. In 2007, the Center began an indepth investigation of Shariah-Compliant Finance and a nationwide public education campaign about its associated legal, financial and national security risks. The Coalition to Stop Shariah is one of several policy initiatives resulting from the Center’s Shariah-Compliant Finance investigation. For more information, visit http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org or call 202-835-9077.