News Conference Thursday 11/6 at National Press Club
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COALITION TO STOP SHARIAH TO PROTEST U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT’S EFFORTS TO PROMOTE SEDITIOUS SHARIAH-COMPLIANT FINANCE
Coalition to Stop Shariah – www.USAStopShariah.org
Washington, DC: November 5, 2008: A new interfaith, bipartisan coalition of public policy organizations, human rights activists and religious groups, the Coalition to Stop Shariah, will hold a press conference Thursday morning, November 6, to challenge the U.S. Treasury Department’s sponsorship of a training seminar for government employees on managing U.S. financial assets in compliance with Shariah Law. Shariah Compliant Finance is a program that has been described by its leading practitioners as “financial jihad” against the United States.
Leading members of the Coalition will be holding a press conference at the National Press Club’s West Room at 10:00 a.m. They will be calling upon the Treasury to cancel the seminar it is co-sponsoring that afternoon with the country’s most prominent academic boosters of Shariah-Compliant Finance: Harvard University Law School’s Islamic Finance Project.
Thursday’s “seminar for the policy community” is entitled “Islamic Finance 101.” It will be held in Treasury’s headquarters building next to the White House and – judging by the slated speakers – it will amount to little more than a vehicle for promoting Shariah-Compliant Finance. Apparently, there will be no discussion of the seditious nature of Shariah, which explicitly seeks to destroy the government and Constitution of the United States in favor of a global theocracy.
Speakers will include Robert Spencer, renowned author and expert on Shariah law, Jihadwatch.org project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center; Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy; Dan Pollak for Mort Klein, Zionist Organization of America; Andrea Lafferty, Traditional Values Coalition, and others. Speaker updates will be listed at www.usastopshariah.org
Members of the Coalition include Concerned Women for America, ACT for America, Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, the Zionist Organization of America, Traditional Values Coalition, Center for Security Policy, Endowment for Middle East Truth, Unity Coalition for Israel, Let Freedom Ring, Christian Solidarity International, Tradition Family & Property Inc., Women United, Jewish Action Alliance, Florida Security Council, Society of Americans for National Existence and the Center for Security Policy.
The Coalition to Stop Shariah speaks for peoples of all faiths and political affiliations who do not want to submit to the jihadist doctrine of Shariah. Its members have joined forces to oppose those seeking to impose Shariah’s intolerant, barbaric code in America through the stealthy penetration of, among other things, our culture, legal system and capital markets. The Coalition is particularly concerned about the possibility that the Treasury Department will use the vast powers it has been given to cope with the subprime financial crisis as a means of promoting Shariah-Compliant Finance – a fear only heightened by the fact that the host of Thursday’s seminar is the same Treasury official responsible for the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Assistant Secretary Neel Kashkari.
The Coalition to Stop Shariah calls on the Treasury Department to cancel this indoctrination session, to cease its efforts to promote Shariah-Compliant Finance and to recognize Shariah for what it is – sedition – and treat it accordingly by, among other things, banning its application to U.S. financial institutions and products.
Coalition founder Frank Gaffney said, “The first campaign of the Coalition to Stop Shariah will be to challenge the Obama Treasury Department Transition Team to repudiate the U.S. Treasury Department’s embrace of Shariah Compliant finance. Coalition members are preparing a more credible “Shariah Compliant Finance 101″ course for the Obama Treasury Department Transition Team, and for members of the 111th Congress. The Coalition is alerting the Obama transition team and the U.S. Treasury Department that they are endangering America’s taxpayers, financial institutions and legal system by this introduction of Shariah law to the United States.”
EVENT: Coalition to Stop Shariah Press Conference
WHEN: Thursday, 6 November 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: The National Press Club, West Room, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington DC 20045