I saw this add on the left of the page as I watched the video... I thought is was some kind of sick joke, but holy f*****g s**t, it was real!
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Quote:Last week, Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff, a federal district court judge in Michigan, dismissed a constitutional challenge to the U.S. Government’s bailout of AIG, which used over a hundred million dollars in federal tax money to support Islamic religious indoctrination through the funding and promotion of Sharia-compliant financing (SCF). SCF is financing that follows the dictates of Islamic law. The challenge was brought by the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and co-counsel David Yerushalmi, on behalf of Kevin Murray, a Marine Corps veteran of the Iraqi War. TMLC filed a notice of appeal immediately after the ruling and will be seeking review of the decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of TMLC, commented: “Judge Zatkoff’s ruling allows for oil–rich Muslim countries to plant the flag of Islam on American soil. His ruling ignored the uncontested opinions of several Sharia experts and AIG’s own website, which trumpeted Sharia-compliant financing as promoting the law of the Prophet Mohammed and as an ‘ethical product,’ and a ‘new way of life.’ His ruling ignored AIG’s use of a foreign Islamic advisory board to control investing in accordance with Islamic law.”
There's more to the article of course. On the bright side . . . on the bright side . . . hmm, there must be a bright side here somewhere.
Obama marks Ramadan
Quote:In a statement, President Obama commemorated the Muslim holiday of Ramadan — calling it a time to "cherish family, friends, and neighbors, and to help those in need."
"On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world at the start of Ramadan," Obama said.
Obama also took the opportunity to tie in the struggles of people across the Muslim world engaged in ongoing fighting related to the Arab spring uprisings that began in 2011.
"This year, Ramadan holds special meaning for those citizens in the Middle East and North Africa who are courageously achieving democracy and self-determination and for those who are still struggling to achieve their universal rights. The United States continues to stand with those who seek the chance to decide their own destiny, to live free from fear and violence, and to practice their faith freely. Here in the United States, Ramadan reminds us that Islam is part of the fabric of our Nation, and that — from public service to business, from healthcare and science to the arts — Muslim Americans help strengthen our country and enrich our lives," Obama said.
(Also on POLITICO: 9/11 tribunal delays hearing set during Ramadan)
"Even as Ramadan holds profound meaning for the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, it is also a reminder to people of all faiths of our common humanity and the commitment to justice, equality, and compassion shared by all great faiths. In that spirit, I wish Muslims across America and around the world a blessed month, and I look forward to again hosting an iftar dinner here at the White House. Ramadan Kareem," Obama said.
And another one -
9/11 tribunal delays hearing set during Ramadan
Quote:The military commission handling proceedings against five men charged with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has postponed a hearing set for next month because it would conflict with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to defense lawyers and an Army spokesman.
"The military commission rescheduled its next hearing from August 8-12 to August 22-26 to accommodate a defense request to avoid hearings during the last ten days of Ramadan," Pentagon defense counsel James Connell III said in a statement e-mailed to reporters.
Prosecutors opposed the delay, but lawyers for all five of those charged urged the court to put off the session. Neither the defense nor prosecution filings are currently public, but the defense filing's title refers to "respecting the religious observances" of prisoners of war.
"The last ten days of Ramadan, which commemorate the night God (Allah) revealed the Holy Qu'ran to the Prophet Mohammed, are typically observed by fasting, prayer, and seclusion," Connell said in the statement Monday.
Army Col. James Pohl, the judge presiding over the case against the 9/11 defendants, said in an order in May he would not consider any request to put off the session due to Ramadan. "The Commission will not consider any adjustment in its order based on a conflict with Ramadan," he wrote.
A Pentagon spokesman, Army. Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale, confirmed Monday that Pohl had ordered a delay in the hearing. Breasseale said he was not aware of the judge's rationale.
One of the five defendants in the case is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
In an unrelated dispute in 2006 involving former University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian, a Justice Department prosecutor reportedly saw Ramadan as no hurdle to legal proceedings.
"They can kill each other during Ramadan. They can appear before the grand jury; all they can't do is eat before sunset," the prosecutor, Gordon Kromberg, said according to an affidavit filed by a defense attorney.