Judge OKs ‘flag of Islam on American soil’
Decision approves government funding for Shariah indoctrination
By Bob Unruh
January 19, 2011
Attorneys for a Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq War say they have filed a petition to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a federal district judge ruled it is OK for the U.S. government to fund commercial enterprises that promote the indoctrination of Islamic law, or Shariah, in the United States.
The decision came from Judge Lawrence Zatkoff, who changed his perspective on the issue and said just last week that he would dismiss a constitutional challenge brought by Kevin Murray against the U.S. government’s bailout of AIG, the insurance giant.
AIG used more than “$100 million in federal tax money to support Islamic religious indoctrination through the funding and promotion of Shariah-compliant financing. … SCF is financing that follows the dictates of Islamic law,” said the Thomas More Law Center, or TMLC.
TMLC is representing Murray in his challenge to the use of federal tax money to promote Islam in the U.S.
The non-profit legal advocacy group’s president, Richard Thompson, warned of the precedent.