View Full Version : Treasury Dept. submits to Shariah law - any truth to this!?!

11-06-2008, 02:47 PM
Treasury Dept. submits to Shariah law (http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/gaffney110408.php3?printer_friendly)

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The U.S. Treasury Department is submitting to Shariah --- the seditious religio-political-legal code authoritative Islam seeks to impose worldwide under a global theocracy.

As reported in this space last week, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Robert Kimmitt set the stage with his recent visit to Saudi Arabia and other oil-rich Persian Gulf states. His stated purpose was to promote the recycling of petrodollars in the form of foreign investment here.

Evidently, the price demanded by his hosts is that the U.S. government get with the Islamist financial program. While in Riyadh, Mr. Kimmitt announced: "The U.S. government is currently studying the salient features of Islamic banking to ascertain how far it could be useful in fighting the ongoing world economic crisis."

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The JewishWorldReview.com is that a legitimate website? It is not considered dangerous for computers, but what about dangerous regarding the truth? I received an email about this this morning and went to read about it. I have seen many references in Google searches too. I really don't know what to think. Why would be be submitting to any Islamic laws in finance?

And why would our Treasury Dept be so willing to reach out to Islamic Law when Mises.org would be a better choice if they really wanted to know what was going on?

I sure hope this is a hoax. But there's nothing about it on snopes.com.

Any thoughts? :confused:

11-06-2008, 03:12 PM
Did you read that on Malkin's site?

SHe is so right about a lot of things, but when she is wrong she is really, really wrong.

Sharia law loans money with no interest. Can't see that happening here.

11-06-2008, 03:27 PM
I am not familiar with Malkin's site, but it was sent to me in an email from someone I know (but not someone who normally forwards these types of things). It was in the form of a chainletter so my first reaction was to disregard it entirely.

Then I thought let me see whether this site is legit and did a search on Google and saw a bunch of references to it. Also checked Snopes.com. Then searched on the website name itself, and it appeared to be a legit site, but whether it's trustworthy or not, I don't know.

That's why I was asking here.

11-06-2008, 03:59 PM
Interesting that we haven't heard much about this. If you search on Google for:

site:www.ustreas.gov "Islamic Finance 101" (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site%3Awww.ustreas.gov+%22Islamic+Finance+101%22&btnG=Search)

This is no where near the first time they have gone to 'school' on this. You see references back to 2002.