The coffee the jihadis drink
You can bet that this is one brand of coffee I will avoid
.... At least for now.
What do Caribou Coffee, Church’s Chicken, J. Jill, and PODS Moving and Storage have in common?
They are all owned by Muslim Brotherhood-linked Arcapita Bank (formerly known as First Islamic Investment Bank).
Unlike most banks, Arcapita boasts a “spiritual advisor”–none other than Hamas-linked terrorist Youssef al-Qaradawi.
Qaradawi, you’ll remember, is the current spiritual leader of the
Muslim Brotherhood. He was exiled from Egypt under Mubarak, but now he’s b-a-a-ack, thanks to U.S. support of the “Arab Spring”.
Arcapita, presumably short for “Arab Capital”, buys and sells
businesses at a profit. The current list of their holdings is available
in their 2011 annual statement (pages 12-13). (If there’s no “exit date” listed, they still own that company.)
Arcapita is based in Bahrain, but it’s U.S. HQ is in Atlanta. First
Islamic Investment Bank changed its name to Arcapita in 2005, after the
Qaradawi connection went public. They had tried “Crescent Capital” for
their American branch, but apparently decided the Islamic link was still too obvious with that moniker.
Muslims know that Islam is not selling well in the West; they are
careful to conceal Islamic ties with name-changes so consumers cannot
connect the dots to brand names or distinguish between products that
fund terrorism and those that do not.
Arcapita’s spiritual advisor serves on the bank’s “Shari’ah Supervisory Board”
(see p. 113) to ensure that all financial transactions are
shari’a-compliant, or SCF. What does SCF include? That varies somewhat
depending on which Islamic legal school one is consulting, but always
bans anything involving “gambling, alcohol, pornography, dealing in pork products, or interest payments.”
To see why I may be able to enjoy Caribou coffee sometime soon, read the whole thing
Labels: coffee, Muslim Brotherhood, Sharia law, Yusuf al-Qaradawi