Minneapolis adopts Sharia law to help Muslim businesses

But why? Muslims keep telling us they don’t want sharia law and it’s a personal thing.

Of course we debunk that daily and told you about Minnesota’s sharia-compliant loan business in 2009 and 2010.

This is more evidence that sharia law is in use in the U.S., by government entities at taxpayers expense. via Minneapolis helps Muslim businesses follow Sharia law | mndaily.com

In 2005, Afrik Grocery and Halal Meat on Cedar Avenue needed to expand. Owner Abdi Adem, who operates his business under Sharia law, needed to find a loan that funded the expansion and complied with his religious beliefs.

Finding the loan was easier than he expected.

Since December 2006, the city of Minneapolis, in partnership with the African Development Center, has given out 54 loans in a way that is compliant with Islamic law by using a fixed rate in place of a variable interest rate, which some considered sinful.

Instead of charging interest, the city and the ADC estimate how long it will take the business to pay off the loan and totals what the interest would be. That amount is added as a lump sum to the total cost of the loan.

“It feels like, looks like and acts like a loan, but it’s just a different way of looking at it,” said Hussein Samatar, executive director of the ADC.

Abdulwahid Qalinle, an adjunct associate professor of Islamic law at the University of Minnesota, said interest rates can be considered sinful under Sharia law.

“Islam has specific guidelines where people can acquire wealth and how to spend their wealth,” Qalinle said.

Through the Alternative Financing Program, small lenders — usually the ADC — will offer a loan and the city will match it up to $50,000. Business owners will then pay back the lender and the city.

The loans can be used for buying equipment or making renovations.

Becky Shaw, an economic development specialist with the city, said most loans are around $5,000 to $10,000 and are paid off within three years.

Shaw added that although the loans are targeted toward Muslims, any business owner can apply for a similar loan with an interest rate that has a similar effect as the Sharia law loans. The city also offers a handful of other business assistance programs.

Of the 54 loans the city and the ADC has given, only one has gone into default.

According to a 2009 report from the Small Business Administration, the national default rates are around 12 percent.

“This really, truly has been one of the phenomenal success stories of Minneapolis,” Samatar said.

Through the loan, Adem borrowed $42,000 and was able to move his business down the street, expand his halal meat section and purchase new equipment, which he said helped attract new customers.

Adem paid off his loan in 2009.

“I benefited very much from the loan. The customers liked the new store and we liked it,” said Adem.

Although he has no immediate plans to expand his business, Adem said it’s nice to know the loans are available to him.

“I don’t want to go to the bank and get charged for interest,” he said. “If I need more funds, I can use [the program] again, not now, but if I need it I can go and get it.”

There’s only one religion that seems to be being actively supported, if not promoted, by government agencies these days.

45 thoughts on “Minneapolis adopts Sharia law to help Muslim businesses

  1. Let’s see if a white, Christian man or woman would have the same kind of luck in obtaining a sweetheart deal like the Muslims are getting. I rather doubt it….What the hell is going on with Minneapolis and Dearborn, Michigan???? One day the sun will rise and you’ll wonder what the f*^# happened to your cities. When that day comes, don’t come bitchin’ to those of us that are paying ATTENTION!!! You idiots…..

    • Amen! Only Charles Martel (Charles the Hammer) and his 10,000 knights defeating an Islamic force of 100 to 200 thousand kept Europe from being overrun by the Mohammedans at the Battle of Tours in 732 AD. The Middle East had already been conquered by the Muslims by that time. Today the west has lost much of its moral vision and its belief that freedom is worth fighting and dying for. Europe is being overrun by growing numbers of immigrant Islamics while its native population is losing population through abortion and ever smaller families. America is now beginning to experience this demographic incursion of Muslims, and liberalism offers only surrender. Most Americans aren’t liberals and don’t intend to commit national suicide by handing over the keys to our country these crazies. When push comes to shove, most Americans will protect their families and their country in spite of liberal whining.

      • I sincerely hope you’re right, Don. It doesn’t look good right now, with the muslim in the White House, but hopefully in a few months time…………….

  2. This article is another example of how the Socialists in the Democratic Party are luring the Muslim Brotherhood and it’s affiliate terrorist organizations into their voter base so that they can obtain enough votes to take control of the US government in order to over throw Democracy and install a Socialist government in the USA. The fact that this article points out that the Socialists in the Democratic Party are giving loans to the Muslim Brotherhood’s terrorist supporting businessmen reveals that they are also aiding and abetting the Muslim Brotherhood’s terrorists since these business men belong to mosques in the USA that require that they tithe money that they earn from their businesses, which is then laundered through a variety of charity fronts to the terrorist organizations that they support, which are committing terrorist acts against US soldiers, the nation of Israel, Jews and Christians through out the world. These same masques are also inciting terrorist acts with in the USA, which resulted in a Muslim terrorist that the Socialists in the Democratic Party allowed into the US Army to lure the Muslims into their voter base killed 12 and wounded 31 fellow US Army soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas and another Muslim terrorist killed one US Army recruiter and wounded another at a US Military Recruiting Center in Arkansas. These activities are part of the fulfillment of Rev. 18:2 which foretold that Babylon the Great, which is the USA would become a prison for every hateful bird.
    Rev 18:2 and he cried out with a mighty voice, saying “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird.

  3. Minnesota is beginning to look like SAMOLIA as they keep bringing in this CRUD and they are now telling Minnesota how to live. A STINKING GUTLESS STATE like MICHIGAN is. LOCK AND LOAS.

  4. Screw Sharia law and all these jhadist sand monkeys!—What the hell is wrong with Minnesota and Michigan?–Have they lost their friggin minds letting sharia take precedent over our US Constitution???

      • We bought into it believing it would help…now they hit us over the head with it for ANY and all reasons just to have their way; and to try to back us off. NO MORE BACKING OFF!@!

        A fact is a fact — you can dress a pig up in a dress and it is still a pig.

  5. Welcome to ‘Minnesota Nice’. We try not to offend even the most outrageous individual or group. Here’s the catch, we go to church and god forgives us.
    Do I sound cynical?

  6. Found it:
    Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.
    Matthew 7:6

  7. Let me get this right, maybe I’m just a bit slow, but silly me, I thought these people came to the States for a better life, (which they are getting!) and to BECOME AMERICANS! Which they are not. Seems I’ve been right all along–they are simply “muslims living in the West”.
    The astonishing thing here is that while some European countries are slowly waking up, the islamisation of America is proceeding at a gallop! Notice to our American friends–you MUST get the muslim out of the White House!

    • We as Americans will get that damn TRAITOR out of the White House in November!–I don’t believe there is such a thing as a moderate muslim–Look at what happened at Fort Hood!!!–He was in our own military and killed all those soldiers to become a martyr–If they pray on that rug 5 times a day to mecca,then they don’t want to become Americans!!!–Only to kill anyone that is not of the Islamic faith and go meet allah–I will be glad to let them meet allah!

  8. I can agree with all the previous comments about Muslims and our Muslim/socialist President, but I see no problem with the manner in which the loan was structured to be Sharia-compliant. From what is said, the interest that would normally be paid over the life of the loan was initially calculated for the term of the loan and was added on to the principal. It seems to me, that for tax purposes the borrower lost a deduction because he cannot deduct the interest on the loan for the loan documents do not specify “interest”.

    • So by calling interest, not interest, but “fees”do Muslims think they are fooling ALLAH? Is ALLAH that stupid?
      that is why sharia finance is a giant hypocrisy- they do pay for loans and such, by having “others” hold the money, a way they get around their own religious dictates.Like 2 hour marriages allow youto go to a whore the Halal way-
      This is how Jews became money lenders, in both Christian and Muslim nations. Not only was it one of the only professions they were permitted to have (they were not permitted to own land and many other jobs were denied, also Jews could read & write which most people could not do), it was also an easy way to get out of debt. Accuse a Jew of anything and get a mob to sweep them out of town, confiscate their holdings- MAGIC- your debts erased.

  9. Not only are our southern borders being overrun by the Hispanics, now we have the areas along the northern borders being taken over by the Muslims and their sharia laws!! We the People need to wake and rise up before it is too late!!!

    • you are not off the mark- historically in ISLAMIC majority nations, the discrimination by religion is so pervasive and so discrimantory to minority, that many do convert to ISLAM purely for economic reasons.

      • and I have said before all Americans should call their banks, credit card, mortgage servicers and tell them you converted to ISLAM and can no longer pay interest on your loans and balances-

      • Really doesn’t matter to me — the point is they are “favoring one religion/political movement over another.

        That, my friend, is discrimination against others.

  10. Our Southern and Northern borders are being used to smuggle people in from the middle east. Agents have found many prayer rugs on the Mexican border. Our border agents are being kept out of some parts of the border by environmentalist. I hope the bad guys sneaking across don’t upset the spotted owl. We the people will soon be known as we the stupid.

  11. Do they think they can fool their God? Is God so stupid he does not get it, or does God sleep and he does not know they are still cheating on the rules?? (The Hebrews would twist the laws of God in the same way. they could only travel certain distances on the sabbath. So they would go the allowable distance. Stop and spend some time then travel another distance) God knows the intents of our heart and He knows it before even we think it.
    However, all that said, we are in deep doodoo here in the US. We have become stupid and the world is laughing.
    If we were in their country, BELIEVE ME THAT WE WOULD BE FORCED TO DO THINGS BY THE LAWS IN THEIR COUNTRY. Why don’t we stand up and take a stand. We will get what we deserve, if we allow this stuff to continue.

  12. And, by the way? This is the most stupid idea to help them “further themselves in the U.S.”

    Don’t they understand Muslims at all?

    • I disagree….everyone here and who is online at all is very aware of what is going on. We have a Muslim in the WH who does more damage in one day than we can possibly hope to clean up. HE is ignoring his own people; going around proper channels to get things done.

      We must get the right person in the WH in the next election that will be there for 8 hrs. It will take the first four years just to keep the U.S. going forward while “un-doing” all the damage he has done.

      The next four years will be focused on heading us back into the RIGHT direction to make America Strong Again!

  13. It’s disgusting just how people are so STUPID…! I hate the politicians that have allowed for this to happen…they are not doing their job that they swore to do when they were elected.

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  15. There is no room in USA for 2 systems of finance especially based upon religion. We have very strict laws about FAIRNESS in lending which were designed to protect minorities in USA, passed to address prejudicial racist loaners.
    Why are we turning the clock backwards to make separate and unequal laws now??

  16. Believe me, we know. LOL, since you don’t live here, you probably weren’t aware. One of the first things he did was ask for all the gun owners to “Re-Register YOUR Registered Guns”. Right! Like that would ever happen.

    My brother collects guns. He immediately hired a contractor to build a room under his swimming pool to hide all of his guns.

    He WILL NEVER get the guns away from Americans.
    U.S. has 270,000,000 of the world’s 875 Million.
    That is the equivalent of 90 guns per 100 people.
    They “ain’t gonna git our guns!”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/08/28/us-world-firearms-idUSL2834893820070828

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