The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.


It would seem, that some in our nation think that what has come around to England is a perfect fit for us. It wasn't bad enough that Sec. of Treasury Henry Paulson controls our entire economy and now has control over nearly a TRILLION dollars to nationalize what he wants, but now.....

The Treasury Department has announced it will teach "Islamic finance " to U.S. banking regulatory agencies, Congress and other parts of the executive branch tomorrow in Washington, D.C. – but critics say it is opening a door to American funding of Islamic extremism.

According to its announcement, the "Islamic Finance 101" forum is "designed to help inform the policy community about Islamic financial services [Ed, That's Sharia Finance people!], which are an increasingly important part of the global financial industry."

The Treasury Department has collaborated with Harvard University's Islamic Finance Project to coordinate the event.

So, it's bad enough that our economy may go full fledge Socialism, but now it will have a backbone of Islamic Sharia law?!?

It is becoming increasingly popular, having reached $800 billion by mid-2007 and growing at more than 15 percent each year. Wall Street now features an Islamic mutual fund and an Islamic index.

Nothing like giving the enemy even more money!!



#1 Peter 06-Nov-2008

You're over-reacting. Under strict Islamic law charging interest is not permitted. Needless to say, this restriction, without limit, would put a crimp on the kind of entrepreneurial activity I am sure you would support among U.S. Muslims. Thus, Muslims have developed ways of providing capital without violating the letter of their laws. See, e.g.,

And it this is hypocrisy, then every religion is full of hypocrisy. Orthodox Jews have "Sabbath Goys" to turn the lights on for them on the Sabbath. Evangelical Christians somehow equate unbridled capitalism with the message of the Gospels. It's theh way the world works.

But all that's going on here is an effort to understand how financing works for religious Islamic businesses.
#2 captainfish 06-Nov-2008
Evangelical Christians somehow equate unbridled capitalism with the message of the Gospels. It's theh way the world works.

But all that's going on here is an effort to understand how financing works for religious Islamic businesses.

Ummm... no! The Gospel has nothing to do with Capitalism. Nothing whatsoever. It does have everything to do with freedom of choice. Islam, like Liberalism, like Socialism, is all about NO-choice.

And, if you read the article, you would have seen that it is not about understanding how Islam works its business in their countries, but how we can change our economic policies to better suit Islam. This has been coming for years now as England has nearly completed its "change" to Sharia Law.

By the way, the world does not WORK the way the USA does. That is what makes the USA unique, different, special and important. That is why our markets affect everyone elses. Our market, our economy drives the world. There is absolutely no need to make our economy, our policies, our way of life, like everyone elses when theirs is insufficient to even support their own country.

People come to the US because of who we are. Not because they want to be under the same form of government and limited economic freedoms. (exception to muslims and certain people south of the border).
#3 Peter 06-Nov-2008
neither we nor England are in danger of becoming subject to Sharia law, and getting caught in fears we are is to distract us all from matters of real immediate concern.

I seem to remember something about a camel and the eye of a needle, but maybe I was reading a different book.
#4 captainfish 06-Nov-2008
Yep, you are right. Fanatical Islam and Sharia Law are nothing for us to be afraid of. They have done absolutely nothing to us or anyone else who values freedom.

And you are right again Peter. Jesus did tell that person that it was easier for a camel to go through an eye of a needle than for a Christian to give up Capitalism. I am sorry I forgot. Thanks for correcting 2000 years of history.
#5 Peter 06-Nov-2008
Oh yeah, fanatical Islam has had a huge impact on your life and mine. I'm not minimizing 9/11 -- NYC was my home for many years, and I had friends die that day -- but come on. What single aspect of your life has ever been affected by fanatical Islam that wasn't brought on by either 9/11 or a war in Iraq we chose. And, by the way, Iraq was not a home of fanatical Islam. Fanatics, yes. Fanatic followers of Sharia law? No way.

And you honestly think Shariah law is one of the great threats to liberty in the U.S.? If so, you and I simply inhabit different realities.

And sorry: I didn't realize the Gospels were really and truly the first Libertarian tracts. Choice is what they were about, eh? I thought they were about goodness and love. I don't understand what's so horrifying about trying to understand that those who do choose to live among us as Muslims (oh my god, are they really allowed to?) might run their financial arrangements differently than the rest of us, just as I might run my Saturday differently than you.
#6 captainfish 07-Nov-2008
[i]Oh yeah, fanatical Islam has had a huge impact on your life and mine. I'm not minimizing 9/11 [/i]

Yes, you are. 9/11 was an attack on our country and our economy. Our capitalistic economy. Have you not heard you not heard our enemies blast us for our capitalism? How gleeful they were when our economy faltered after 9/11?

And just because we fear a thing, does not mean that its impact upon our lives isn't real.

We feared USSR for many decades. Did they ever directly attack us? No, but they were a force to be feared and fought against. Islam, like Communism (and Socialism), is a growing threat to our nation and any nation that vows individual freedom.

There is no reason for the government to be advising our economists on how to operate under Sharia Law if there is no presence of Islam. Do they know something about the coming that we are not being made aware of?

Start reading articles about how England is being changed from within to adopt Sharia Law. Start reading up on what exactly Sharia Law is. Start opening your eyes to how far England and other European countries have changed once they have placated Islam. Look at Michigan now. Look how far it has fallen under liberal agendas.

When you open the doors to dual governments and economies, you lessen the effectiveness of your own. If they want a Sharia based economy, then they can go back home to Iran, Syria, Egypt, or wherever. This is capitalism.
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