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REMINDER: Caribou Coffee is 87.8% owned by First Islamic Investment Bank
Snopes ^ | Updated 11-17-06

Posted on 01/01/2008 12:22:43 PM PST by STARWISE

Caribou Coffee

Claim: An Islamic bank is the majority owner of the Caribou Coffee chain.

Status: True

Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2002]

As you will see from the links below, Caribou Coffee is owned 87.8% by the First Islamic Investment Bank which, among other things has the following philosophy: "Above all, ensuring that all activities conform to Islamic Shari'ah" The chairman of their Shari'ah supervisory board is:

Dr. Yusuf Abdullah Al-Qaradawi Chairman, Seerah & Sunnah Center, Qatar University; Professor, Faculty of Shari'ah, Qatar University.

As you will see from the links below he is also on the supervisory board of "Union for Good," which is a charitable organization to support Palestinians. Nothing wrong with a charity to help Palestinians, but here is a quote from the Union for Good web site:

"The Al-Aqsa Intifada is the latest of a long line of affliction faced by the people of Palestine. Its ancestry dates back to the massacre of innocent men, women and children in villages such as Deir Yaseen and the illegal occupation of Palestine in 1948."

*snip*

Last updated: 17 November 2006

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Much more at link.

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To: STARWISE

What happens if you drink it while eating fried pork rinds?


21 posted on 01/01/2008 12:54:38 PM PST by pabianice
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To: STARWISE; devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000
Thankfully I never developed a taste for it, lol!


22 posted on 01/01/2008 12:56:38 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: STARWISE

I’ll stick to Folgers.


23 posted on 01/01/2008 12:56:48 PM PST by Racer1
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To: pabianice

Your head explodes


24 posted on 01/01/2008 12:59:12 PM PST by Bastiat_Fan (Please don't call me a PaulTard... Surrender Monkey is so much more pleasing to the ears!)
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To: STARWISE

I’ve known this and mentioned it on several threads for years.

Too bad as the coffee is good, better than Starbucks.


25 posted on 01/01/2008 12:59:57 PM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: STARWISE

BTTT


26 posted on 01/01/2008 1:03:04 PM PST by E.G.C.
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To: STARWISE
Thanks for the links. They also market a "granola" bar like the Quaker Oats ones. I think the box mentions Islamic banking or Sharia law, because I decided not to buy the bars based on that info.

Many, can I say most??, banks at the international level, such as HSBC, have entire divisions devoted to Islamic banking. (One major issue is that money is not to be lent in order to earn interest. There's a whole procedure involved with the bank buying the property first, then calculating what to have the customer pay for it on non-interest installments.) I can't access the link right now, but Harvard has an Islamic Studies Center, with a huge on-line library of Islamic banking info.

Further, the Nestle's company has a unit responsible for compliance with halal food laws--to be able to market items in Indonesia, the world's largest Islamic nation.

27 posted on 01/01/2008 1:04:18 PM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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To: muawiyah
“Not concerned at all. Arabs were the first folks in the world to successfully improve the wild breeds of coffee and make them palatable.
It’s THEIR STUFF.”

Oh really? Then I guess they should come up with their own types of antibiotics and foreign aid because that’s OUR STUFF. Do I really need to go into nuclear weapons at this point? Excuse me and millions of other Americans if we take one of the few contributions of that uncivilized piece of the world and make practical use of it. After all, if we didn’t get up and go to work, they would probably die of starvation. Who else will feed them?

28 posted on 01/01/2008 1:06:00 PM PST by Into the Vortex
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To: Sender

Very interesting link .. thank you.

I found TONS in my zip code. I also saw the Pakistani
restaurant listed that’s a few blocks from me.

Every single day around 12:30-1pm when I happen to
go by in a cab, it’s shocking to see the number of
cabs there. There must be about 100 cabs parked along
both sides of the street and filling this restaurant’s
parking lot.

When I’ve asked the cabbie what’s going on there, I was
told they go there for lunch and prayers. My tin foil
paranoia says: what a great place to gather for getting
info and directives.

I’ve thought about calling the FBI, but it’s so obvious
and regular, I’m sure they must know about it.


29 posted on 01/01/2008 1:07:08 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Vinnie

I bypass Starbucks .. it all tastes like burnt coffee to me. No appeal whatsoever.


30 posted on 01/01/2008 1:08:56 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

I believe this is a fraud. Neither the Caribou Coffee website or the Arcapita website contain these pages. I don’t think that you want to trust this source; it looks like they have linked to bogus website pages.


31 posted on 01/01/2008 1:18:09 PM PST by MrsPatriot (W...Still the President!)
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To: STARWISE

Good coffee, good service and why fret about the ownership.

The Arabs have money and they are going to buy something.

In the meantime, they are majority owners of a business that can function both in Christendom and Islam without breaking anyone’s religious taboos.


32 posted on 01/01/2008 1:22:12 PM PST by shrinkermd
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To: MrsPatriot

I am also skeptical. If the majority holder of Caribou espouses Sharia law, it is in direct conflict with having young women with brightly colored hair and nose rings working at the place.


33 posted on 01/01/2008 1:22:34 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Realtiy check: Fred is the only VIABLE conservative in this race.)
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To: potlatch

.

Cloven hoofed animals....


34 posted on 01/01/2008 1:25:15 PM PST by devolve (---- - Hey Boone! - My bonus check is late again! -)
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To: muawiyah

“It’s THEIR STUFF.”

Not so. Originally coffee came from India by way of Mocha (presently a little village on the south coast of Yemen) and was then transported by caravan to the Mediterranean. Even today many talk about mocha when they refer to coffee.


35 posted on 01/01/2008 1:25:39 PM PST by 353FMG (Hillary - Al Qaeda's Trophy Woman)
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To: MrsPatriot

Looks true to me.
http://www.cariboucoffee.com/aboutus/faqs.asp#03

“Who owns Caribou Coffee? Is Caribou Coffee publicly traded?
Caribou Coffee Company became public company with an initial public offering on September 29, 2005. Our stock trades on the NASDAQ National market under the symbol CBOU. Our majority shareholder since 2000 is an affiliate of Arcapita Bank B.S.C.(c).”


36 posted on 01/01/2008 1:26:25 PM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: dynachrome

They gotta do something with all that money we send them for oil. Would we be happier if they invested it in China?
Not sure on this......just asking for opinions........??


37 posted on 01/01/2008 1:29:16 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: devolve

They certainly observe it as to pigs!


38 posted on 01/01/2008 1:29:47 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: Into the Vortex
You must be from France.

Whether or not Arabs are lazy, shiftless, nogood, or simply corrupt and stupid, they appear to have stumbled on coffee bushes and decided they could be improved.

You do realize that civilization was first invented in the Middle East along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The people who did it are called Sumerians. They also invented writing. Their language may have Dravidian (South Indian) roots but its closest relatives in modern times are the 11 Sa'ami (Laplander) languages.

I suspect coffee was discovered by folks with more than their fair share of Sa'ami genes eh!

39 posted on 01/01/2008 1:30:19 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: dynachrome

Yes, but it does not say anything about Sharia law, etc. I still believe that the snopes link is a hoax.


40 posted on 01/01/2008 1:31:01 PM PST by MrsPatriot (W...Still the President!)
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