A post in the Weekly Blitz connects the dots on many of the stories we’ve posted on the last eighteen months or more.
On June 22, 2010 the administration announced the appointments of the Class of White House Fellows 2010-2011. One of the 13 Fellows named is Samar Ali.
Let’s look at some history and see if we can connect the dots, shall we?
In March 2009, the Obama Administration established the Global Engagement Directorate, the GED was, as explained in an AP article, the beginning of the “New National Security Strategy”:
In June 2009 President Obama gave his speech in Cairo, Egypt which was written by the GED. This speech has been called by many to be the start of the Administrations “apologies” to the Muslim world. In his speech Obama pledged “to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims.”
April 2010, the Administration established a Muslim Entrepreneurship Program. The first sentence of the White House Fact Sheet of the MEP sums it up well.
“The Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship (April 26-27, 2010) will highlight the important roles that entrepreneurship can play in expanding opportunity at home and abroad, while deepening engagement among the United States and Muslim communities around the world.”
In May 2010 the “National Security Strategy” (pdf document) was released and explained how all terms relating to “Islamic extremism” were off limits. No longer would we see the words “jihad” or “Jihadist”, “Radical Islam” or “terrorism” in Government documents.
June 2010 brought us the $400 million in pledged funds for public projects and programs in the West Bank and Gaza. According to the White House Press Release:
A $240 million investment by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in the Affordable Mortgage and Loan Corporation (AMAL) mortgage finance program in the West Bank.
$75 million in funding through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the Palestinian Authority’s efforts to improve infrastructure throughout the West Bank and Gaza.
$10 million in USAID-funded projects to enhance the Palestinian private sector’s competitiveness.
$40 million to support the emergency appeal for Gaza and the West Bank by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). $14.5 million in USAID projects for school rehabilitation, small-scale farming, hospital repairs and community infrastructure in Gaza.
$10 million for the construction of five new UNRWA schools in Gaza.
$5 million to start nine USAID-funded projects to repair water distribution and wastewater collection systems in Gaza.
The bulk of this money ($240 million) will be administered through the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) which is directly linked and distributed through Sharia Complaint Banks. This is explained on the Middle East Investment Initiative (MEII) website:
“AMAL, which was incorporated in the West Bank by MEII, CHF International, SAKAN, the Bank of Palestine and Cairo Amman Bank, will direct and administer the mortgage lending.”
According to the Cairo Amman Bank website:
“Islamic FX Products – A Shari’a-compliant alternative to the yield enhanced products”
Hang on, this is our tax dollars right? American money, right? So while the administration is telling Israel to halt building apartments our tax dollars are going to Hamas- and Fatah-run areas to build affordable homes? And they are using, directly or indirectly, Sharia Compliant Banks? The answer, yes!
May 2010 Obama nominated Elena Kagan to Supreme Court. The Hill website published an article by Dick Morris on July 20, “Kagan promoted Shariah,” in which Dick Morris states factually:
“At Harvard, Elena Kagan “proceeded to forge the law schools’ ‘Islamic Finance Project’.” Its purpose, according to McCarthy, was “to promote Shariah compliance in the U.S. financial sector.”
“Harvard Law School now has three Saudi-funded institutions devoted to the study of Shariah.”
Understand that the Harvard program of The Islamic Finance Project, eventually led to the Islamic Finance 101 on Capitol Hill. As Frank Gaffney, Jr., President of the Center for Security Policy wrote back in November 2008 for the Washington Times in his article “Treasury submits to Shariah”:
“The department is hosting a half-day course entitled “Islamic Finance 101” on Thursday at its headquarters building. Treasury’s self-described “seminar for the policy community” is co-sponsored with the leading academic promoters of Shariah and Shariah Compliant Finance (SCF) in the United States: Harvard University Law School’s Project on Islamic Finance.”
“After all, the object of Shariah is the supplanting of our government and Constitution, through violent means if possible and, until then, through stealthy ones.”
So, what does any of this have to do with Samar Ali? First, a look at her bio according to her alma mater, in an article in the Vanderbilt University Law Schools website:
“Samar S. Ali, who earned her J.D. at Vanderbilt Law School in 2006, has been appointed a White House Fellow. Ali is currently an associate with the law firm Hogan Lovells US, where she was a founding member of the firm’s Abu Dhabi office and where her practice addresses mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, Shari’a compliant transactions, project finance and international business matters.”
“During law school, Ali was a legal intern for Stites & Harbison in Nashville from 2005-06, and she later interned for the Islamic International Arab Bank in Amman, Jordan. After earning her J.D., she clerked for The Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt, Class of 1960, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and for The Honorable Edwin Cameron.”
“Her mother immigrated to the United States from Syria at age 26, and her father left the West Bank town of Ramallah at age 17.”
Interesting, she was “a founding member of the firm’s Abu Dhabi office”, “interned for the Islamic International Arab Bank in Amman, Jordan” and “her practice addresses Shari’a compliant transactions.”
Okay, so we have already established that our current administration is heavily involved with bringing Sharia Compliant Finance in to the “main stream” of America and she has that background. Fine. But what about her background in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit?
Remember Murray v. Geithner et al.? Allow me to refresh your memory with the attorney David Yerushalmi’s website:
“This lawsuit was brought by attorneys David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise, representing the plaintiff, Kevin Murray, a taxpayer and former combat Marine who served in Iraq. The federal lawsuit alleges that the U.S. government’s takeover and financial bailout of AIG was in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.”
“AIG was (and still is) the world leader in promoting Shariah-compliant insurance products. Shariah is Islamic law, and it is the identical legal doctrine that demands capital punishment for apostasy and blasphemy and provides the legal and political mandates for global jihad followed religiously by the world’s Muslim terrorists. By propping up AIG with tax payer funds, the U.S. government is directly and indirectly promoting Islam and, more troubling, Shariah.”
Anyone want to take a wild guess where this law suit is at present? Let’s refer back to the Yerushalmi website for the answer:
“Federal district court judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff rejected today the Treasury Department’s and the Fed’s effort to prevent any further discovery while the government attempts to convince the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to overrule Judge Zatkoff’s earlier ruling rejecting the government’s motion to dismiss the federal lawsuit challenging the government’s takeover of AIG on First Amendment-Establishment Clause grounds.”
Just to clarify, even though the above press release is from 2009, the case is still pending.
Hold on, wait a minute, let me get this straight now, “the Fed’s effort to prevent any further discovery while the government attempts to convince the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to overrule…” So there is a case – currently pending against the U.S. Government for bailing out AIG because they are a Sharia Compliant Finance company? And, the Federal government is trying to convince the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to overrule an earlier ruling rejecting the government’s motion to dismiss the federal lawsuit challenging the government’s takeover of AIG?
So, what would happen if the law suit were to continue and not be dismissed? Oh my, what would happen if say, Murray were to win such a suit? Would it be wrong to assume that winning such a law suit would set a precedent against our government and possibly other companies from doing business with Shariah Complaint Financial organizations?
I almost forgot. Samar Ali used to clerk there, what a coincidence! Do you think maybe she knows her way around the Sixth Circuit? I mean, who’s who there and not that I am implying that the government would do such a thing with a pending law suit, but boy, what a coincidence.
What about her parents? Samar Ali’s father, Subhi D. Ali, M.D., is the Chairman of the Board of the Jerusalem Fund. What is the Jerusalem Fund? According to their website:
“The Jerusalem Fund is comprised of three programs: the Palestine Center, the Humanitarian Link and The Gallery.”
“The Palestine Center’s analysis emphasizes a Palestinian perspective on the peace process, the Right of Return and final status negotiations, elections, international law, media coverage of Israel and Palestine and U.S. foreign policy in the region.”
That’s right. Vanderbilt’s bio on Samar said “her father left the West Bank town of Ramallah at age 17.” Do you think it is a safe guess that maybe she is “Pro-Palestinian”? Wow, what another coincidence.
So Samar is an expert in Shariah Finance, has connections in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and her father happens to be the Chairman of the Jerusalem Fund which has the “Palestine Center”. The homepage of the Palestine Center has an article “Time to crack down on settlement funding”:
“To say that the proliferation of Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory is an impediment to peace is an understatement. As Israel continues to gobble up Palestinian land, the individual rights of landowners and the Palestinian people are trampled upon, leaving no realistic peace process of which to speak.”
Wow, “Israel continues to gobble up Palestinian land, the individual rights of landowners and the Palestinian people are trampled upon”? Is that referring to the same area where we just sent $400 million of our tax dollars?
Are we starting to see any connections here? No one that is chosen to be a White House Fellow gets there easy. They are interviewed and re-interviewed, checked and re-checked. Their backgrounds are of extreme importance to say the least. These people are being groomed for higher and more prominent positions and you can bet your Sharia Compliant dollar that we will see much more of Samar Ali in the future.
On both of the radio shows ‘Radio Jihad’ and ‘America Akbar’ we constantly say “Follow the money” and “Connect the dots”.
This people is truly the tip of the proverbial iceberg, the connections mentioned here do not even scratch the surface. The connections of one group or individual to another go layers and layers deep like peeling an onion. When this was proposed to me as an article I received hundreds of pages of material connecting all of the above mentioned. It is like a spider’s web that appears never ending, but it all goes back to Shariah Compliant Finance.
I attempted to keep this simple and easy to understand, to put in all the information I have obtained would be more of a book than one or even a series of articles could begin to explain.
Our current administration, like all others, has an agenda and believe me it goes much deeper than just Democrat or Republican. Learn who your candidates are and what they stand for before you cast your vote or you will be so deep in the web you will never be able to get free.
This article would never have been possible without Gary H. Johnson, Jr. and his years of study on SCF and painstaking research. Gary H. Johnson, Jr. is the Senior Advisor for International Security Affairs at the Victory Institute whose dedicated research of Islamic supremacy and Shariah-compliant finance spans four years of accelerated study and analysis.
Gadi Adelman is a freelance writer and lecturer on the history of terrorism and counterterrorism. ~end
The figures listed above are just a partial listing of the taxpayer money that the Obama administration has given to Muslims and doesn’t include the largest sums of $900M to Gaza, billions to Pakistan, and millions more to other Middle Eastern and African Muslim countries.
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