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According to a 1991 U.S. Library of Congress report on Sudan, the IDB also supported Faisal Islamic Bank, established in 1977 under Sudan's Faisal Islamic Bank Act by Saudi prince Muhammad ibn Faisal Al Saud and managed by local Muslim Brotherhood members and their party, the National Islamic Front. Soon other political groups and parties formed their own Islamic banks. Together, Sudanese Islamic banks then acquired 20 percent of the country's deposits "providing the financial basis to turn Sudan into an Islamic state in 1983, and promoting the Islamic governmental policies to date."25 Sudan Islamized its banking in 1989. However, Pakistan was the first country to officially Islamize its banking practices, in 1979.
Rising oil revenues encouraged MB leaders to formalize al-Banna's vision. In 1977 and 1982, they convened in Lugano, Switzerland, to chart a master plan to co-opt Western economic "foundations, capitalism and democracy" in a treatise entitled "Towards a Worldwide Strategy for Islamic Policy," also known as The Project. MB spiritual leader al-Qaradawi wrote the explicit document, dated 1 December 1982.26 The 12-point strategy includes diktats to establish the Islamic state and gradual, parallel work to control local power centers ... using institutional work as means to this end. This requires "special Islamic economic, social and other institutions," and "the necessary economic institutions to provide financial support" to spread fundamentalist Islam.27
In other words, this is a coordinated plan to spread not some "Religion of Peace", but the very ideology that terrorists adhere to.
Consequently, the IDB founded the AAOIFI in 1990. AAOIFI members include the Saudi Dallah al Baraka Group, al-Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation, and Kuwait Finance House28 -- all implicated in funding al Qaeda and other MB offspring, according to Richard Clarke, the former national coordinator for security, infrastructure protection, and counter-terrorism.29 The 18 AAOIFI members also include Iran and Sudan, both on the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions list; Iran is a U.S. State Department-designated terror-sponsoring state, too. UAE banks wired most of the funding for the 9/11 attacks.30
In addition, the "de facto Islamic Central Bank," the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB),31 was established in 2002 in Kuala Lumpur "to absorb the 11 September shock and reinforce the stability of Islamic finance." Chairing the organizers' meeting, then Malaysian Prime Minister Mohamed Mahathir stated, "A universal Islamic banking system is a jihad worth pursuing to abolish this slavery [to the West]." IFSB members include the central banks of Iran, Sudan, and Syria (all designated state sponsors of terrorism) and the Palestinian Monetary Authority (PMA), which is widely documented since its inception to be a terror funder.32
I hope my regular readers by now understand that terrorism is not occurring on a shoe-string budget; rather, it is a proxy war being waged by people who know that if we really understood what was going on, we'd regime change them right out of a job, so they do this covertly.
Was it Benjamin Netanyahu? "It's the regimes, stupid."
According to Dallah al Baraka Group and Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) president Saleh Kamel,33 more than 400 Islamic financial institutions34 currently operate in 75 countries.35 They now hold more than $800 billion in assets36 growing 15 percent annually. HSBC, UBS, J.P. Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds TSB, and BNP Paribas are but a few that offer Islamic banking and shari'a-based products to their Western clients -- and promote them as "ethical investments."
So what is at risk, here?
"It's the economy, stupid."
And much, much more.
Billionaire Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel and his family, like other wealthy Saudis, have built their terror-funding-affiliated $3.5 billion Dallah al Baraka Group to service the shari'a.37 Its business, finance, and media sectors incorporate agriculture, communication, health care, real estate, tourism, trade, transportation, and finance companies -- including 10 banks and many leasing and finance firms, Arab Radio & Television and Arab Digital Distribution, and the International Information & Trading Service Co., producing the Top 1000 Saudi Companies Directory, among other publications.
Rapidly rising oil prices fill the coffers of Islamic banks, fuel the expansion of shari'a economics and financial jihad -- and threaten the United States and the entire non-Muslim world, in real time. Indeed, shortly after 9/11, Osama bin Laden called on Muslims "to concentrate on hitting the U.S. economy through all possible means.... Look for the key pillars of the U.S. economy. Strike the key pillars of the enemy again and again and they will fall as one."38
Of course we won't hear about any of this from Bush & Cheney, nor will we hear about this from McCain or Obama. They will argue over federal taxes on gasoline, and debate health care and social security, and we will think we have an election; the real issue about how not just Western but all infidel societies everywhere are being targeted by Islamist economic warfare, with the sole goal of bringing us to our knees in forced submission, will not be addressed.
The NASDAQ acquisition, purchases of over 52 percent of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and 47.6 percent of OMX (Nordic exchange), and vigorous expansion of shari'a finance all steadily implement al-Banna's plan to spread and ultimately impose shari'a worldwide.
Bourse Dubai in December 2006 loudly proclaimed its new conversion to "shari'a compliance and accounting practices."39 Yet, responding to a specific inquiry on the Islamic nature of Bourse Dubai from the Partnership for New York City on 22 October 2007, Bourse Dubai denied being an Islamic exchange.40 Still unaware of the implications of importing shari'a finance, however, hoards of Westerners eagerly attend such pricey events as the October 2007 Islamic Finance Summit in New York,41 which focused on the "innovations in shari'a compliant finance." According to an eyewitness, when one participant timidly inquired, "What is shari'a law?" a leading Islamic scholar responded from the podium: "It's good for you."
Executing rape victims, gays and lesbians, and anyone who wishes to leave Islam -- "It's good for you."
Lost on the attendees was the inescapable fact that shari'a calls for the supremacy of Islam, thus negating the U.S. Constitution.42
Does anybody even read that document anymore?
I do, and I'll be most of my American readership is familiar with it, too.
Stay tuned to Stop Islamic Conquest as Financial Onslaught continues.