The Washington Times has a good piece on Shariah-Compliant Finance this morning, authored by Simon Roughneen. Roughneen did a good job of covering the issues involved, though I wish he had mentioned the system of zakat by name, because that is one of the aspects that makes Shariah-Compliant Finance so worrisome. When slimey enemies of America and the West like “Creepy” Qaradawi and “Ugly” Usmani get to direct zakat payments to their favorite charities, then we can be all but certain that we’re funding the enemy…

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/13/shariah-bankers-west-ready-for-faith-based-alterna/

 

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