Seattle Appeases Islam With… Sharia Compliant Mortgages?!

I can’t even…

This can’t be right.

“Sharia,” which comes from the Koran and means “the right path,” prohibits the payment of interest — the primary way lenders earn. Many of Seattle’s 30,000 practicing Muslims, therefore, are hard-pressed to find Sharia-compliant financing options when buying homes, making large purchases or starting a business.

A Seattle housing committee suggested community and business leaders find a way to help them, a push the mayor endorsed. Seattle is just the latest to explore financing options for devout Muslims — following in the footsteps of Chicago as well as national financial firms and lenders like Bank of America. But the move to offer Sharia-compliant financial products has drawn fire. Critics have warned that it opens the nation’s financial system to Islamic radicals and terror groups, providing a mechanism for money laundering.

There are any number of things you can find offensive about that. Feel free to sound of in the comments section. I just want to throw out what I find is the most offensive…

The same Pacific Northwest, the same area of the country that wants to bankrupt Christians because they politely refused to bake a darn cake for a gay wedding…wants to give Muslims a sweet deal on a mortgage, because their “religion” prevents them from paying interest.

I just checked for verification and… yes, homosexuals are still crucified, burned alive, or thrown off buildings wherever Sharia law has been implemented.

‘Merica.

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ISIS Just Released An Entirely New Type Of Video That Could Be The Most Horrifying Of Them All

ISIS has released a chilling, bellicose video of its child soldiers urging Muslims and Arabs to stop talking and start acting. Unlike past videos in which children often had a supporting role, they speak directly and defiantly into the camera throughout the recently released footage.

Some children videoed were reportedly as young as 3. In the video, boys recited verses of the Quran and delivered monologues on violence.

“Where are the martyrs? Where are the suicide attackers?” one asks, later calling out, “Give me my weapon.” He then grabbed a gun almost as tall as himself.

The release of the video, which also depicted children training outside and listening to lectures on Shariah law, follows a number of killings recently carried out by the child soldiers fighting with the Islamic State group–or, as they were referred to in the video, “The Cubs of Dijla.”

The Muslim extremists have boasted of their child soldiers before. In November 2014, ISIS posted a video purportedly from Kazakhstan. As reported by The Guardian, the video showed a Kazakh boy of about nine combat-stripping an assault rifle, then training with others in its use.

“I will be the one who slaughters you, oh kuffar,” one boy said, grinning at the camera. “I will be a mujahid, if God wills it.”

A 10-year-old boy from the November video was also shown in a later video that depicted the execution of two prisoners.

Members of the Islamic State group routinely post images on social media of children holding severed heads and playing on streets where dismembered bodies are splayed carelessly on the sidewalk. One image posted to Twitter showed a child playacting the beheading of American hostage James Foley using a doll.

A U.N. report on war crimes in Syria pointed to the indoctrination of children as a “vehicle for ensuring long-term loyalty” and creating a “cadre of fighters that will see violence as a way of life.”

h/t: Vocativ

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Look Who Just Pledged $32 Billion To Promote Islam And Sharia Law In America

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a senior member of the Saudi royal family, announced that he will be giving away his entire $32 billion fortune to charity–but his past statements and commitment to promote Islam in the United States have raised red flags for some.

Alwaleed Philanthropies’ statement regarding the prince’s intentions indicates his donation would “help build bridges to foster cultural understanding.”

“Philanthropy is a personal responsibility, which I embarked upon more than three decades ago and is an intrinsic part of my Islamic faith. With this pledge, I am honoring my life-long commitment to what matters most – helping to build a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable world for generations to come,” says Prince Alwaleed.

Alwaleed is CEO of the Saudi investment conglomerate Kingdom Holding Company and has large stakes in Citigroup, Apple, Twitter, General Motors, 21st Century Fox, Euro Disney, and other companies, according to the Huffington Post. He has been called Saudi Arabia’s Warren Buffet.

Investor’s Business Daily notes that Alwaleed has extensive ties to Muslim Brotherhood leaders. “For example, he tapped ‘tele-Islamist’ Tariq Al-Suwaidan, widely reported to be a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Kuwait, as the channel director of his Islamic religious TV outlet Al Risala.”

The network’s “Supreme Advisory Committee” has included Abdullah Omar Naseef, whom ex-federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy says is “a major Muslim Brotherhood figure” who has helped raise funds for al-Qaida.”

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Alwaleed gave a check for $10 million to the Twin Towers Fund to aid victims of the terrorist attacks. However, after making the donation, he also released a statement, CNN reports, which called on the United States to “re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stand toward the Palestinian cause.”

“While the U.N. passed clear resolutions…calling for the Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and Gaza Strip decades ago, our Palestinian brethren continue to be slaughtered at the hands of Israelis while the world turns the other cheek,” the statement said.

Image Credit: Facebook/His Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud

Image Credit: Facebook/His Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud

Then-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani directed the check be returned. “To suggest that there’s a justification for [the terrorist attacks] only invites this happening in the future,” he said. “It is highly irresponsible and very, very dangerous…So I think not only are those statements wrong, they’re part of the problem,” the former mayor added.

According to Investor’s Business Daily, in 2002, Alwaleed “gave $500,000 to the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, which federal authorities have linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.”

In 2005, the prince contributed $40 million to expand Islamic studies in the United States. Twenty million dollars went to Harvard to create a campus-wide Shariah law studies program, while another $20 million was pumped into Georgetown University for a “Muslim-Christian understanding.”

In his statement released earlier this week, Alwaleed indicates that he plans to model his philanthropic work after the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The money will go towards “supporting needy communities, through health promotion, eradication of diseases, provision of electric power to remote villages and hamlets, building orphanages and schools, and much more, as well as providing disaster relief and empowering women, youth and poverty alleviation.”

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, commented: “Prince Alwaleed’s generous commitment promises to significantly extend the great work that his foundation is already doing. His gift is an inspiration to all of us working in philanthropy around the world.”

Anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller sees Alwaleed’s generosity as a Trojan Horse, believing the money will primarily go towards what she calls the “Islamization of America.”

The Saudis have spent billions already: 80% of the mosques [built] in America are Saudi funded. Islamic groups working to impose the sharia are largely funded by the Saudis.

“We can look forward to 32 billion more of the kingdom’s brand of Islam, while censoring criticism of Islam,” writes Geller.

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Shocking New Study Reveals Just How Many Muslims Support ISIS (And It’s Frightening)

Yet another poll of “regular” Muslims seems to show that a shockingly high number actually agree with Muslim extremism. This time, a poll finds that a whopping 42 million support the creation of a worldwide caliphate, an Islamic order that would outlaw all other religions.

Many non-Muslims console themselves with the assumption that “most Muslims” don’t support extremism or terrorism. But nearly every time a poll is taken, this notion that Muslims stand four square against extremism is shot down.

According to Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project, this new study should serve as a warning about Muslim extremism. With these results, “ISIS is only a fraction of what it could potentially become,” Mauro said.

“If we don’t act quickly, this is still going to grow,” he continued, “and what we’re looking at today is going to look like the good old days compared to the future.”

This isn’t the first time a study seemed to show that Muslims agree with or lean toward Islamic extremism.

A recent study of British Muslims found that fully a third felt that the British government was at fault for the radicalization of young Muslims, not Islam, not ISIS, and not al Qaeda.

Britain isn’t alone. A new study of U.S. Muslims conducted last month by the Center for Security Policy found that a large number of American Muslims felt that sharia law was better than the U.S. Constitution. They also felt that they should be allowed to ignore the Constitution and instead be judged by “sharia courts” in America.

Not long ago, another poll by the Pew Research Center found that 88% of Muslims in Egypt and 62% of Muslims in Pakistan favor the death penalty for people who leave the Muslim religion.

The same poll found that honor killings were acceptable to many Muslims and that putting adulterers to death was a perfectly sane punishment.

Finally, during the “draw Mohammad” controversy, not to mention the murders of 12 staff members of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, large numbers of Muslims around the world agreed that freedom of speech should be illegal and that any harsh words against Islam should be made a crime.

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US Troops Were Just Ordered To Publicly Do This In Honor Of Muslim-Celebrated Ramadan

According to a recent bulletin posted to the U.S. Central Command website, military personnel stationed in Islamic territories will be expected to fast from food, beverages and tobacco during the month of Ramadan.

Already several days into the Islamic holy period, the June 24 statement shared specific instruction and advice for those serving in the Middle East.

“U.S. military members serving in countries that observe Ramadan are required to adhere to certain practices while outside U.S. installations,” the CENTCOM announcement stated.

The article explained that many businesses would be closed during daylight in keeping with the holiday’s fast schedule. Furthermore, military policy requires adherence to some foreign practices during service abroad.

“The only personnel exempt from this requirement,” the bulletin stated, “are those performing strenuous labor outside U.S. controlled areas. They are authorized to drink and consume as much food as they need to maintain proper hydration and energy.”

News of this directive was met with sharp criticism by many on social media, including prominent anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller.

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Reaction to Geller’s post was mixed. Some believed the military is enforcing policies hypocritically.

“What happened to ‘separation of church and state’ that anti-Christian people love to quote?” one Twitter user asked.

Another called it “[m]ore of Obama’s BS,” wondering if Jewish troops are given Kosher food.

Others, however, pointed out that the policy restricts activities off U.S.-controlled bases only. One critic referred to criticism of the policy as a half truth.

“We have been told to not eat in front of the Afghans,” the user wrote. “Not to fast. Most of us do it as a matter of course.”

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