• Islam, legal

    A Mighty Lawsuit

    Mariane Pearl (pictured), famous for reenacting events in Angelina Jolie’s films, is suing Pakistan’s largest bank for funding an “Islamic charity” allegedly connected to her husband’s death. Habib Bank maintained accounts for Al Rashid Trust, which is considered the United Way for terrorists, ensuring every cave (“command center”) has a set of unoxidized monkey bars […]

    / Jul 19, 2007 at 9:37 AM
  • Islam

    Mo’ Fundamentalism Mo’ Problems

    The silly Great Satan West is at it again, naming institutions after words that sound a little bit like Arabic words. Really holy Arabic words, like the ones used to refer to the traditional biographies of Muhammed. No, the combination of NASD and NYSE regulation was not going to be called, “Spend a Little Time […]

    / Jul 13, 2007 at 12:02 PM
  • Islam

    God will not underwrite this deal

    Interest may be banned in Muslim countries, but self-interest is still very much alive, in a thriving consulting industry to ensure that financial transactions are structured in an Allah-friendly way. Sheikh Nizam Yaquby is one of the world’s most prominent “scholars” of Islamic bonds, deciding, with a bit of semantic and theological wrangling, if deals […]

    / May 1, 2007 at 9:31 AM
  • Iran, Islam, October Surprise, Oil, War

    How To Profit From The Coming War

    Peter Cohan at Blogginstocks gathers together various news stories indicating that an October Surprise Iran invasion might be in the works in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections. His suggestion: profit! More specifically: How can you profit from the October surprise? Well, buying oil company stocks is one way. ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM), […]

    / Oct 4, 2006 at 3:44 PM

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