Theodore's World: Harvard Goes Halal ~ Sharia...Coming to the campus your kids will go to

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April 19, 2008

Harvard Goes Halal ~ Sharia...Coming to the campus your kids will go to

Islamofascism: Separate gym hours for Muslim coeds. Calls to prayer. Lectures on Shariah finance. A campus in the Mideast? Nope. It's all happening at America's pre-eminent college.

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Over the past few years, Harvard University has received millions in endowments from rich Saudi and Emirate sheiks. Now it's returning the favor by Islamizing its campus and promoting the Shariah agenda of its new Arab masters.

Recently, the Ivy League school has made special accommodations for the religious needs of Muslim students, including, and rescheduling of exams to observe Islamic holidays.

And this weekend it hosted a $400-per-person conference on Shariah finance led by officials from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The goal of the forum — sponsored by Harvard's Islamic Finance Project — is to "integrate" Islamic finance into the mainstream economy.

That's a tough fit, because Islamic, or Shariah, finance forbids investment in major Western industries, including those that derive substantial income from interest.

Banking and insurance, as well as alcohol, tobacco or pork-related industries, are not considered "halal," or allowable, under Islam. Entertainment is also unlawful.

Shariah-compliant investments are monitored by paid Shariah law advisers who must "purify" certain returns by donating them to Islamic charities — including some that promote jihad and support suicide bombings.

With $800 billion already in Shariah assets — and $1 trillion to $2 trillion in Arab petrodollars annually looking for an investment home — the potential for billions being siphoned off for terrorism is real.

This, of course, would be a serious criminal violation of U.S. law. Yet Western bankers, including many on Wall Street who are jumping into the Shariah finance market, don't know this.

One prominent Shariah adviser is Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi. He's a paid adviser to Arcapita (formerly Crescent Capital), which happens to sponsor Harvard's Islamic Finance Project along with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.
Al-Qaradawi is an Egyptian who has advocated suicide bombings and described Shariah finance as nothing less than "jihad with money."
He heads the Islamic American University and is a proposed trustee of the Islamic Society of Boston. The director of Harvard's Islamic Finance Project, S. Nazim Ali, is active in both the university and the Islamic Society. Ali is neither an economist nor a scholar. His background is in computers.

Another paid Shariah adviser is Sheik Muhammad Usmani, a Pakistani cleric who ran a madrassa that trained thousands of Taliban and who recently wrote a book supporting jihad and Islamic domination. He, too, has links to Harvard, according to the Center for Security Policy, a vanguard against so-called Shariah creep.

Roger Ferguson, president-elect of the university's board of overseers, joined Swiss RE in August 2006. Two months later, Usmani was named chairman of Swiss RE's Shariah advisory board.

Until recently, Usmani was listed as chief adviser to the Dow Jones Islamic Fund, which is run by the North American Islamic Trust, a recently named co-conspirator in a federal terror-financing case.

Usmani's name — along with the entire section covering the fund's "Shariah supervisory board" — mysteriously disappeared from the Islamic Trust's Web site after we exposed the fund's extremist ties in a Feb. 28 editorial ("The Risky Business of Islamic Finance"). Other key information on Shariah also has been purged. In addition, the Islamic Trust renamed its Dow fund the "Iman Fund" and amended several paragraphs in its prospectus.

It appears Islamists are trying to use such Shariah-compliant financial products as tools to get Islamic law through the back door into Western countries, including the U.S. They're enlisting our finest colleges in the project.

If Arab sheiks think they can buy American colleges and use our campuses to spread Wahhabism, Harvard only has encouraged them.

Wild Thing's comment........

I don't think our Nation or western culture will defend itself from islamofasism.

These poeple don't realize or maybe they don't care, one single connection to Islam has behind it many more. It never ends with a just the one obvious organization. Like the expression follow the money, we can also say with Islam follow the bloody trail.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 19, 2008 02:45 AM


HAPPY PATRIOTS DAY as today - 232 years ago - saw 77 Minutemen take on 700 Red Coats at Lexington & Concord.... As for Harvard, our Pilgrim founding fathers are turning over in their graves!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at April 19, 2008 05:20 AM

Basically, everything islamic oriented is related to terrorism. Some day in order to save theWest, we will have to remove/destroy the house of Saud. That is the heart and soul of radical islam, wahabbism.

In the meantime we need to(but won't) keep islamic influence, practice and money out of America. Hell, we won't even seek energy independence. Harvard is just one of many US institutions that is coming under islamic influence.

At this stage, we are losing the war with islam.

Posted by: TomR at April 19, 2008 05:34 AM

I know Harvard is trying to play nice with all their students, but they've gone overboard.
I like the fact that for overachieving students whose parents make less than a certain amount, they can go for free, but I don't know if my kids would like this stuffy uppity school.
I can see teaching these things in a history class or a religious class about the Middle East if you are a History major. If you really want to know about Sharia--go read the Koran or a book.
What about us Christians, Catholics, Jews, Atheists, Agnostics, Satanists, Taoists, Shintos, Hindus, Buddhists, Moonies and Hari Krishnas? We want our special rights too!!!!!

Posted by: Lynn at April 19, 2008 06:48 AM

Doesn't Harvard graduate some of the top lawyers in the country? How long will it be before these lawyers, who become judges, politicians and our political leaders, will want to institute Sharia law? Once they "grow up" and become Judges they'll be able to legislate Sharia from the bench while their cronies in Congress do likewise. Once it's integrated into their curriculum and they realize how they'll be able to use to to control the people it'll be forced upon us. It may be 20 years down the road but it'll happen. After all, it'll the the will of Allah.

Posted by: BobF at April 19, 2008 07:12 AM

One thing this will bring out of the shadows is the phony ACLU always attacking Christians. You can't pray in school, can't pray before a football game, no christians symbols are allowed at all in Public schools.

So says the ACLU.

Now we have moslems demanding, not asking or politely requesting, their religious needs be met at any public place, school, Airport or you name it. And Local, State amd Federal governments are bending over backwards to accomodate them.

As a predominent Christian nation when are we going to put a stop to.

Posted by: Mark at April 19, 2008 12:10 PM

Darth..."founding fathers are turning over in their graves"....they sure are.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 19, 2008 03:31 PM

Tom yes, here at home we are doing horrible not giving in to Islam.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 19, 2008 03:34 PM

Lynn, overboard is so right. It seems when any place gives in to Islam it opens the door wider for more and more of Islam to be at that place, no matter what place it is.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 19, 2008 03:38 PM

Bob that is the thing you're right. The lawyers many go on to be politicians then they will end up in our Congress and Senate. Like you said too, Judges etc. all levels of our government.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 19, 2008 03:41 PM

Mark, good one yes, this will show them up for sure. They have to say something about this or it will show even more how they only care about their own agenda against Christians.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 19, 2008 03:44 PM