Fox News reports on July 23, 2015 Seattle officials join push for Sharia-compliant mortgages, loans
WASHINGTON – A proposal in Seattle meant to increase homeownership among Muslims by offering financing compliant with strict Islamic law -- known as Sharia -- is gaining ground in the latest test for local leaders trying to accommodate diverse religious beliefs.
"We will work to develop new tools for Muslims who are prevented from using conventional mortgage products due to their religious beliefs," Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said during a press conference July 13.
While Seattle leaders want more lenders taking part in the Sharia program, there are some already offering such unconventional financing. Seattle-based Halal Inc. advertises on its website that "instead of starting with a flawed system and trying to 'make a fit,' we took the perfect system ordained by Allah and created a legal framework for it." Multiple calls to Halal Inc. by FoxNews.com for comment were not returned.
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Some Islamic fatwa committees and Islamist regulators hold that Sharia law requires that Islamic Financial Institutions (IFI) pay the Islamic religious tax zakat. Dr. Zulkifli Hasan reports "...Fatwa Committees fail to make a distinction between a Muslim human being and a company when they apply the obligation to pay zakat to companies.” Researchgate.net reports in part: “The results of the analysis also suggest that banks required to pay the Islamic religious tax Zakah (aka zakat) provide more social disclosures than banks not subject to Zakah.”
What happens when Islamic fatwa committees and Islamist regulators (domestic and/or foreign) want Seattle financial institutions to pay the zakat on the profit they made from Sharia mortgages?
Do these financial institutions know that part of the Zakat is used to fund Jihad? How many of these financial institutions’ non-Muslim customers will appreciate their bank helping to financially support Jihad?
Sharia law advocates many practices that conflict with the rights afforded under the United States Constitution and/or violate state and federal law including:
Perjury, Muslims are permitted and prompted to lie (taqiyya) to non-Muslims. See Note 1.
Discrimination, Muslims are permitted and compelled to discriminate against non-Muslims. See Note 2.
Abolition of adoption rights otherwise granted under American laws. Islam prohibits adopting children. See Note 3.
Abolition of Wills, Inheritance Instruments and Last Testaments established under American laws. See Note 4.
Abolition of certain interest income otherwise specified in loan, mortgage and other borrowing documents. See Note 5.
Diminished rights of women in court. It takes the testimony of two women to equal one man in Sharia court. See Note 6.
Polygamy, Muslim men may marry up to four wives. Muhammad married thirteen women in violation of the Qur'an which he inspired his prophets to write. See Note 7.
Pedophilia, Muslim men can marry girls as young as 14. However, Muhammad took a wife named Ayesha that was six years old. See Note 8.
Muslim husbands are given the right to beat their wives as a form of discipline. See Note 9.
Killing, torture, imprisonment and/or execution of blasphemers, infidels, Islamist apostates and non-believers. See Note 10.
Vicious jihad against non-Muslims to establish Islam's rule worldwide. Muslims who cannot take on physical jihad must support it with their money. See Note 11.
How many other policies will Seattle officials want to adopt just to embrace Sharia minded Muslim residents and the money they spend?
Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to the mayor and city council objecting to opening the door to Sharia law.
The email for this article was deactivated after nine months of inactivity on this issue by the city council.
Sharia law footnotes.
Note 1: Perjury, Muslims are permitted and prompted to lie (taqiyya) to non-Muslims.
· Qur'an (16:106) - Any one who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief,- except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith - but such as open their breast to Unbelief, on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty.
· Qur'an (2:225) - Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts; and He is Oft-forgiving, Most Forbearing.
· Qur'an (3:28) - Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution, that ye may Guard yourselves from them. But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself; for the final goal is to Allah. Fictitious infidel friends are okay only if they achieve a greater purpose.
Note 2: Discrimination, Muslims are permitted and compelled to discriminate against non-Muslims.
· Qur'an (5:51) - "O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people."
· Qur'an (3:28) - "Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah:”
· Qur'an (9:23) - "O ye who believe! Choose not your fathers nor your brethren for friends if they take pleasure in disbelief rather than faith. Whoso of you taketh them for friends, such are wrong-doers"
· Qur'an (53:29) - "Therefore shun those who turn away from Our Message and desire nothing but the life of this world."
Note 3: Abolition of adoption rights otherwise granted under American laws. Islam prohibits adopting children.
· Qur’an (33:004) - Allah has not made for any man two hearts in his (one) body: nor has He made your wives whom ye divorce by Zihar your mothers: nor has He made your adopted sons your sons. Such is (only) your (manner of) speech by your mouths.
· Thereligionofpeace.com reports - So controversial was Muhammad's desire to marry his adopted son's wife that he had to justify it with a stern pronouncement from Allah on the very institution of adoption, which has had tragic consequences to this day. Verses 33:4-5 are widely interpreted to imply that Islam is against adoption, meaning that an untold number of children in the Islamic world have been needlessly orphaned - all because Muhammad's lustful desires for a married woman went beyond even what the other six wives that he possessed at the time and a multitude of slaves could satisfy.
Note 4: Abolition of Wills, Inheritance Instruments and Last Testaments established under American laws.
· Qur’an (4:011) - Allah (thus) directs you as regards your Children's (Inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that of two females: if only daughters, two or more, their share is two-thirds of the inheritance; if only one, her share is a half. For parents, a sixth share of the inheritance to each, if the deceased left children; if no children, and the parents are the (only) heirs, the mother has a third; if the deceased Left brothers (or sisters) the mother has a sixth. (The distribution in all cases ('s) after the payment of legacies and debts. Ye know not whether your parents or your children are nearest to you in benefit. These are settled portions ordained by Allah; and Allah is All-knowing, Al-wise.
Notes continued here