Introduction: Shariah Investments

Shariah Banking also known as Islamic banking or Shariah Compliant finance is a powerful economic tool of Political Islam, disguised as a harmless religious method of investing for Muslims. Western investment firms like Citigroup, HSBC, Dow Jones, UBS, and AIG have created Islamic banks within their corporate structures, hiring Shariah Authorities or Imams to manage this new entity with full discretion. Their ultimate goal is to create a global Islamic nation (umma) wherein both Muslims and non-Muslims are under Islamic sovereignty. These Shariah “scholars” use all forms of Jihad (aggressive and stealth) to further their goal. Shariah Finance is the most insidious and effective form of stealth Jihad.

The growth and momentum of the $1 trillion dollars nascent Islamic banking market, growing at 20% a year is driven by the promise of billions of dollars of annual oil revenues each year from the middle east, looking to be invested, and the billions of dollars of profits it represents. This market was formally created in the 1970’s by the Muslim Brotherhood to harness new Middle East oil wealth to benefit the vision of radical Islam, more correctly known as Shariah-Islam.

What is missing from this market is a true assessment of the risks of this market and lack of full disclosure; in other words; investments are being sold into the marketplace with only half the facts being told. In legal terms, this is securities fraud. Poor due diligence (no one kicking the tires), weak transparency and incomplete disclosure is the formula for every market meltdown, our global markets have experienced from Enron, to Madoff to the Sub-Prime Mortgage meltdown. Shariah Islamic Banking market is likely to be the next global and American economic disaster, but with a Jihad, terror financing and human rights abuse twist.

The marketing materials of firms like Citibank, UBS, Barclays, HSBC, AIG, and Blackstone Finance focus on two seemingly harmless details of “Islamic” investing 1) limited "interest income" and 2) un-Islamic banned “sin” industries of alcohol and gambling. Therefore, investment firms describe Shariah finance as “interest-free,” “ethical,” and “socially responsible” investing. Shariah mutual funds, Shariah bonds, Shariah insurance products and Shariah hedge funds are being created.

Here is are the facts that are missing and not being told to investors, shareholders and American customers of the banks and insurance firms using American dollars to build this new Shariah market:

There is no disclosure about these issues:

The definition of Zakat includes the clothing and feeding of terrorists and other expenses of Jihad;

The connection between Shariah, Jihad, the Taliban, and Iran;

The numerous other “un-Islamic Industries” for which Shariah investment is forbidden, including: products or construction that benefits Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Protestantism, or any other non-Islamic religion; any project that promotes equal rights for women or gays; and Western defense industries, books, films, TV, and radio.

Shariah authorities’ commitment to world dominance and Jihad, even against liberty-minded Muslims;

Shariah-compliant investments are complicated but legal "derivatives" that re-label "interest income" as "rents" or "profits." The Obama administration has labeled "derivatives" as "toxic assets." These instruments triggered the economic collapse of 2008 and created the need for the taxpayer-funded $3 trillion of bank bailout.

Shariah Finance is being promoted as “ethically responsible,” “culturally respectful” Islamic religious investments. However, Shariah Law is the written doctrine that connects the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Iran and Saudi Arabia. It mandates violent Jihad, stones women, forces girls to marry, and calls for the death of Muslims who leave the faith. And Shariah dollars are spent to create an Islamic economy devoid of western culture, health and welfare services for gays, businesses to empower women, and any religious service, product or real estate project (other than Islam). Is this “ethically responsible”?

There are members of Congress who have expressed concern about this market. So far, the SEC and US TSY is looking the other way, mired in our current economic crisis.

Included in this section are real-time news articles announcing new Shariah Investments being introduced into the marketplace. The offerings of Shariah investments include:

Shariah Mutual Funds

Shariah Bonds or Sukuk

Shariah Mutual Funds

Shariah Insurance Products

Shariah Credit Cards

Shariah Mortgages

Shariah REITS ( Real Estate Investment Trusts)

Shariah Exchange Traded Funds

Shariah Commodity Exchange Traded Funds

Shariah Foreign Exchange Traded Funds

See the Fact Sheet for more. Click on the Map to see where Shariah Finance is growing.