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January 3, 2011
Paris, France

Eight men went on trial on Monday in Paris for their alleged roles in an armed gang accused of using explosives and the threat of violence to finance Islamic terror operations.

Prosecutors say the gang set up a restaurant and a cybercafe to try and hide their criminal activities — an "elaborate strategy to promote and finance the cause" of terror, the indictment alleges.

The trial, set to continue until Jan. 28, takes place five years after the suspects' arrest in an anti-terror sweep. It is common in France for investigators to work on cases for years before they go to trial.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Finance Mon, 03 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000
Oklahoma and Shariah Law This is the wording of an Oklahoma Ballot Measure (State Question 755) passed in the November 2, 2010 election by 70% of the popular vote.The measure amends the state constitution to forbid judges from considering Islamic law or international law when making a ruling.


State Question 755

This measure amends the State Constitution. It changes a section that deals with the courts of this state. It would amend Article 7, Section 1. It makes courts rely on federal and state law when deciding cases. It forbids courts from considering or using international law. It forbids courts from considering or using Sharia Law.

International law is also known as the law of nations. It deals with the conduct of international organizations and independent nations, such as countries, states and tribes. It deals with their relationship with each other. It also deals with some of their relationships with persons.

The law of nations is formed by the general assent of civilized nations. Sources of international law also include international agreements, as well as treaties.

Sharia Law is Islamic law. It is based on two principal sources, the Koran and the teaching of Mohammed.

Shall the proposal be approved?

For the proposal
Yes: __________
Against the proposal
No: _________


The summary of the measure reads: A Joint Resolution direction the Secretary of State to refer to the people for their approval or rejection a proposed amendment to Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma; creating the Save Our State Amendment; requiring the courts of this state to uphold and adhere to the law as provided in federal and state constitutions, established common law, laws, rules and regulations; prohibiting consideration of certain laws; providing ballot title; and directing filing.]]> (Shariah Team) Shariah Finance Thu, 09 Dec 2010 04:37:10 +0000
CAIR Fights Oklahoma Anti-Sharia Law, Not Jihadis

Human Events
November 14, 2010
By Pamela Gellar
Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma became the first state to pass a proposition that Sharia-based court decisions and foreign law should be banned, an idea any patriot could love. But on Monday morning a federal judge, Vicki Miles-LaGrange, issued a temporary restraining order blocking Oklahoma’s new state constitutional amendment—that had just been approved by 70% of the vote—which forbids courts to decide cases using Islamic law (Sharia). The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is trying to block the law, and for now they’ve succeeded:
The restraining order will remain in place until another hearing on November 22.

Yet whatever temporary successes Muslim supremacists appear to attain, I believe that the suit and other actions like it are a good thing. The Islamic supremacists are showing their hand and revealing their agenda. The Ground Zero mosque revealed the true face of Islamic supremacists to the American people and unmosqued their real goals, and now, so, too, will the lawsuit being brought by the Hamas-linked, Muslim-Brotherhood front CAIR against the good people of Oklahoma. My colleague, Robert Spencer, an expert on Islam, asks about the Oklahoma Sharia law hearings, “Will Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani be available to testify?”

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is awaiting death by stoning in Iran after being falsely convicted of adultery. That’s Sharia.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Law Sun, 14 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000
"Ground Zero Imam" Avoids Being Served Complaint, Later Is Charged With Nuisance, Emotional Distress, Assault Lawsuit filed by Freedom Watch & Declaration Alliance on behalf of first responder Vincent Forras against Ground Zero Mosque citing "intentional infliction of emotional distress". View the complaint.

Declaration Alliance
September 14, 2010
New York, NY

Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, today announced that the “Ground Zero Imam” and his mosque, the Cordoba House/Park51 Project, were served with the class action complaint filed by First Responder Vincent Forras. The complaint alleges that the building of the planned mosque would be a legal nuisance and that the entire project, to be built in the immediate vicinity of Ground Zero, is a blatant attempt to inflict emotional distress on the inhabitants of New York City; in effect a form of psychological terrorism.

Both the Imam and the mosque have ties to terrorist interests, and a large donor to the Imam's enterprises gave handsomely to the Holy Land Foundation, a convicted terrorist front group. In addition, during an interview on CNN’s “Larry King Live” the Imam refused to say where the money was coming from to build the mosque at Ground Zero. There is other considerable evidence connecting the “Ground Zero Imam” and his mosque to persons and entities associated with terrorism.

When Freedom Watch, plaintiffs’ counsel, sought to have the complaint served personally upon the defendants, including the Imam, servers were prevented from giving it to them. In this regard, plaintiffs sought to serve the Imam after his speech yesterday at the Council for Foreign Relations in New York City.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Law Tue, 14 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0000
New Law Protects Free Speech from Foreign Courts The Securing the Protection of our Enduring and Established Constitutional Heritage or SPEECH Act, passed by both the House and Senate and awaiting President Obama’s signature, prevents lawsuits brought against American writers in foreign courts from limiting free speech in America. “It protects authors, journalists, and publishers by preventing U.S. federal courts from acknowledging or enforcing a judgment in a foreign libel suit that goes against the First Amendment... The bill also empowers authors and publishers to clear their names by showing that a foreign judgment is not in line with American law, even when the foreign plaintiff has not tried to enforce the judgment in the United States.”

The Epoch Times
August 5, 2010
By Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld
Washington, D.C.

A bill to protect authors, journalists, and publishers from “libel tourism” recently passed both houses of Congress. The bill, known as the SPEECH Act, prevents lawsuits brought against American writers in foreign courts from limiting free speech in America. The Securing the Protection of our Enduring and Established Constitutional Heritage or SPEECH Act passed the Senate and House in July.

Libel tourism refers to bringing a defamation lawsuit in a foreign country that is unrelated to the published material and where protection of free speech is weaker than in the United States. The goal is usually to silence or intimidate the journalist or author. Recent defamation lawsuits in the U.K. and Canada brought against American authors spurred legislators to take action.

Director of the American Center for Democracy Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, who documents and publishes terrorist organization’s funding sources, has been campaigning for protection from the judgments of foreign courts. After she exposed how Saudi billionaire Khalid bin Mahfouz funded al-Qaeda, Hamas, and other terrorist organizations in her 2003 book "Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It," Mahfouz sued her for libel in London.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Law Thu, 05 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Iran's Post Bank - International Connections and U.S. Relationships The U.S. Treasury designated Post Bank of Iran as having ties to Bank Sepah. Both banks are provided financial services to Iran’s ballistic missile program. Post Bank of Iran has provided millions of dollars to North Korean weapons manufacturers as well.

The Terror Finance Blog
June 16, 2010
Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, June 16, 2010, the U.S. Treasury Department officially designated Post Bank of Iran for “providing financial services to, and acting on behalf of, Bank Sepah”. Both financial institutions are now designated under Executive Order (EO) 13382. Post Bank reportedly facilitated business on behalf of Bank Sepah for Iran's defense industries and overseas beneficiaries. Originally Bank Sepah was designated for providing financial services to Iran's missile industry, including two entities linked to Iran's ballistic missile program. Bank Sepah was also subsequently designated by the United Nations in March 2007 under UNSCR 1747.

Specifically, Post Bank is accused of facilitating millions of dollars between an Iranian-based ‘Hong Kong Electronics’ which provided support to designated North Korean entities, including Tanchon Commerical Bank (designated under EO 13382 and UNSCR 1717) and a weapons proliferator, Korea Mining Development Corporation (designated under EO 13382)

According to the prestigious London headquartered global database Bankers’ Almanac, owned by the Reed business information group, Post Bank reportedly maintains eight correspondent banking relationships. These include banks located in countries that are strong allies of the United States. Correspondent banks provide financial services, such as access to foreign currencies and markets, to other banking institutions when they do not have a physical presence in any given location.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Finance Wed, 16 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Libel on Tour: April 28 Success: LA passes a bill which provides that no foreign law shall be applied here if it violates a right guaranteed by the American Constitution. This law will insure that the U.S. Constitution will not be subjugated to Shariah Law. This was in response to a child custody case in a Maryland court, which deferred to Shariah Law. Under Shariah Law, fathers have custody over mothers, and more rights in general, in a court of law.
April 28, 2010
By James Gill
Baton Rouge, LA

Within minutes Monday a legislative committee repudiated both Islamic and British law.

Neither, perhaps, represents an immediate threat to justice in Louisiana, but it was not entirely an alarmist and xenophobic stunt when the committee approved two bills by Rep. Ernest Wooton, R-Belle Chase. Mostly, but not entirely.

One of Wooton's bills, which provides that no foreign law shall be applied here if it violates a right guaranteed by the American Constitution, is by any rational measure superfluous. But it is not unknown for immigrant litigants to invoke the tenets of Sharia to which, the committee was told, the Maryland courts deferred in a child custody case.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Law Wed, 28 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Fighting USG Shariah Finance: The AIG Credit Facility Trust Is Illegal The lawsuit brought by US Marine Kevin Murray against the US Treasury and Timothy Geithner questioning whether the AIG taxpayer bailout violates the establishment clause (the U.S. govt is prohibited from owning a religious business) is moving full speed ahead! All efforts by the U.S. government to stop the lawsuit (and there have been many) have been dismissed time and time again by the judge who believes there is a real case here. Now, the lawyers bringing the suit have discovered that our own U.S. government illegally transferred bailout money to AIG through an illegal trust. While this does NOT address the issue of Shariah, it will likely ensure that this lawsuit will continue on, with more press coverage and eventual discovery that Shariah is not just a religion but a political movement whose mission is to overtake our country and replace our U.S. Constitution with Shariah Law.

Atlas Shrugs
February 2, 2010
New York, NY

The federal government is opposing a Michigan man's request to take the deposition of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in a lawsuit that challenges the bailout of American International Group Inc.

A lawsuit was filed in 2008 on religious grounds, claiming the government should not have bailed out AIG because the insurance giant sold financial products specifically tailored to Islamic principles.

The lawsuit says AIG sells Takaful insurance, which is based on communal assistance that has been accepted by some Islamist religious officials.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Mona Majzoub is scheduled to hear arguments Feb. 8.

In May, U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff denied a request to dismiss the lawsuit at an early stage, saying the case raises questions about whether the government is promoting religion.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Finance Tue, 02 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000
CAIR Admitted Fundraising for Convicted Terror Group CAIR has admitted to raising money for The Holyland Foundation, a Shariah charity that was indicted for funding Hamas. In the wake of September 11, CAIR used its website to ostensibly raise funds for victims of the attack on the World Trade Center, including fire fighters. The money was being sent instead to The Holyland Foundation, creating more victims of terror. The check above is payable from the Holyland to CAIR in 1994, as they helped give them a head start in operations costs. CAIR, in turn, raised funds for the terror charity.

December 25, 2009
Washington, D.C.

While the Council on American-Islamic Relations has contended its designation by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in a major terror-finance case is unjustified, the group has admitted in a legal brief it solicited donations in the wake of the 9/11 attacks for the Holy Land Foundation, the convicted American fundraising arm for the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas.

The admission – a previously unnoticed declaration in talk-radio host Michael Savage's lawsuit against CAIR – was attached to a brief filed this week in the Muslim group's suit against a father and son who carried out a six-month undercover investigation in which they obtained 12,000 pages of incriminating documents and made secret audio and video recordings. Lawyers for P. David Gaubatz and Chris Gaubatz filed a motion to dismiss the case this week that contends CAIR has no claim because it does not legally exist.

Gaubatz lawyer Daniel Horowitz, who also represented Savage, attached a copy of CAIR's admission with the filing of his motion this week.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Law Fri, 25 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000
Experts: Lawsuit Could End 'Cancerous Pro-Jihad Group' CAIR is suing The Gaubatz father and song team for taking sensitive material from their Washington offices. Defendants are claiming that CAIR cannot sue as they changed their official name in 2007 in the fog of the Holyland Foundation trial. Says counterterrorism expert Steve Emerson, “"it certainly appears that CAIR changed its name due its being named as an unindicted co-conspirator…CAIR does not exist legally and therefore cannot sue."

December 22, 2009
Washington, D.C.

A lawsuit by the Council on American-Islamic Relations against a father and son who conducted an undercover counter-terrorism investigation of the controversial Muslim group could backfire badly, according to several counter-terrorism experts observing the case.

As WND reported, CAIR claims P. David Gaubatz and his son, Chris Gaubatz, stole sensitive material from the group's Washington office under false pretenses. But lawyers for the defendants filed a motion to dismiss the case this week that contends CAIR has no claim because it does not legally exist.

Just two weeks after CAIR was named by the Justice Department in May 2007 as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist finance case in U.S. history, the organization changed its name to the Council on American-Islamic Relations Action Network, explains attorney Daniel Horowitz in a 34-page brief filed in federal court in the nation's capital.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Law Tue, 22 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000