Thursday, June 24, 2010

Obama's SCOTUS Nominee - Sharia Friendly?

Yet another interesting factoid has surfaced about President Obama's prospective Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan. It appears she has an unduly tolerant view of sharia law...which of course directly contradicts our Constitution in numerous ways.

As I've mentioned before, Ms. Kagan, as Dean of Harvard Law School sued to keep military recruiters off campus in violation of the Solomon Amendment because she was so incensed over the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy towards gays.

But as Senator Jeff Sessions, the top ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary revealed, at the same time she was throwing a tantrum over military recruiters, Elena Kagan had no problem with the University accepting $20 million from Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a member of the Saudi Royal family to establish a center for 'Islamic Studies' and shariah law.

According to shariah, homosexual activity is a capital crime, and in countries like Iran gays are routinely hung. But Elena Kagan had nothing to say about Harvard accepting a huge check to promote shariah. Is hostility towards gays OK with her provided the pay out is big enough? Do we want that kind of selective morality sitting on the highest court of the land - for life?

Even worse, there's a more direct connection to Elena Kagan and the advancement of sharia. She personally officiated in 2003 over the creation of an "Islamic Finance Project" at the law school itself. It's express purpose is to promote shariah-compliant finance by training and indoctrinating law students at Harvard to be advocates for it. As Frank Gaffney reveals, this is a lot more insidious than it seems, and is thought of by jihadists as a gateway agenda, a way to introduce sharia concepts as a way to later encourage submission to the entire agenda:

Shariah-Compliant Finance dates back to the 1940s, when it was invented by leading figures in the Muslim Brotherhood. This international organization has as its stated mission "destroying Western civilization from its own miserable hand." SCF is designed to further these seditious purposes by: legitimating Shariah in non-Muslim societies; compelling non-Shariah adherent Muslims to use SCF, rather than conventional financial products (in particular, arrangements that involve charging or paying interest); and diverting funds through techniques known as "zakat" (tithing) and "purification" to support jihad. In fact, one of the driving forces behind the SCF industry, Qatari Sheikh Yusef al-Qaradawi has actually called SCF-generated zakat "jihad with money."

Ms. Kagan's Islamic Finance Project has also played a prominent role in encouraging the U.S. government to endorse Shariah-Compliant Finance. Notably, a founding advisor to the Project, Harvard professor Samuel Hays III, conducted a "seminar for the policy community" in November 2008. It was sponsored by a former Goldman Sachs executive-turned-Assistant Treasury Secretary, Neel Kashkari, who at the time was responsible for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The signal thus sent could not have been clearer, either to Kashkari's colleagues in government or those in the financial sector: At a moment when the very viability of major banks and investing institutions critically depended on this individual's favor, it would be advisable to embrace Shariah-Compliant Finance.

I wonder if Kagan went on any of the lavish Saudi-paid junkets that were doled out to select members of the Harvard faculty during this period?

This just adds something else to the accumulating evidence that Elena Kagan is not only unqualified for the Supreme Court, she might just be downright dangerous.

(hat tip to Debbie over at Right Truth for steering this my way. And click on the link to read her fine piece on the State of Oklahoma's efforts to ban sharia law)

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1 comment:

Right Truth said...

More reason for Republicans to vote against her and be aggressive about their questioning.

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