Suit Filed Over AIG’s Promotion of Shariah Law
One week ago today, officials at the Thomas More Law Center announced they had filed a federal lawsuit (pdf) against Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and the Federal Reserve Board to stop all bailout funds from going to American International Group, Inc., the insurance giant many know better as “AIG.”
According to the lawsuit, the U.S. government, through its ownership of AIG, is not only violating the Constitution, but also promoting and financing the destruction of America using American tax dollars.
The basis of the lawsuit is, according to the TMLC news release, that AIG intentionally promotes Shariah-compliant businesses and insurance products, which by necessity must comply with the 1200 year old body of Islamic canon law based on the Quran, which demands the conversion, subjugation, or destruction of the infidel West, including the United States. To help achieve these objectives and with the aid of federal tax dollars, AIG employs a three-person Shariah Advisory Board, with members from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Pakistan. According to AIG, the role of its Shariah authority “is to review operations, supervise its development of Islamic products, and determine Shariah compliance of these products and investments.”
“This lawsuit not only raises significant Constitutional issues, it also shines a light on serious national security issues that our own government has created by direct financial support and ownership of a business that supports anti-American, radical Islamic activities,” said Richard Thompson, TMLC president and chief counsel. “Make no mistake, there is an internal cultural jihad underway against our great nation, and I fear that many of our political leaders are unwittingly complicit in it.”
[Editor's Note: I strongly encourage you to read the entire text of the Thomas More Law Center news release about this lawsuit, filed in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of Kevin J. Murray, a former Marine infantryman who served two tours of duty in Iraq, as it provides a great deal of information that deserves much more coverage than it is now receiving in the nation's news media -- and, for that matter, in the blogosphere.]