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Sunday, December 30, 2012

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”.

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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

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2 Comments:

At 9:29 PM, Blogger Neshama said...

I am shocked. I prefer clothing that is tsnius and found that JJill offers such items (while they do have styles that cater to others). Maybe their association with a Sharia entity is why I can find selections on their website. That leaves me in a royal conflict.

 
At 11:31 PM, Blogger ais cotten19 said...

the only one that scared me (I boycott and buycott whenever possible) was Churches which is my family's favorite chicken joint. A google search however shows that Arcapital sold Churches to Friedman Fleischer in 2009, after removing pork products from the menu.

 

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