Skip to comments.Tea With Terrorists?
Posted on 07/08/2010 5:47:20 PM PDT by Kaslin
Homeland Security: President Obama promised lobbyists wouldn't run his White House. They're just doing it from across the street at a Shariah-compliant coffee chain tied to a radical jihadist group.
That's right: According to the New York Times, prominent K Street lobbyists are buttonholing Obama officials at a Caribou Coffee shop on Pennsylvania Avenue, raising far more than just ethics questions. What the Times story neglects to mention is that Caribou Coffee is a Shariah-compliant firm owned by an Islamic bank based in Bahrain. One of its founders and a current adviser are leaders in the radical Muslim Brotherhood.
According to the FBI, the Egypt-based, Saudi-funded Brotherhood has a plan to infiltrate, "sabotage" and "destroy" the U.S. "from within." And it's using American agents and front groups to carry out that espionage.
The off-site White House meetings at Caribou also raise national security concerns. Because they're not taking place at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., they're not subject to disclosure on White House visitors logs. And there's no Secret Service present at a shop owned and controlled by a foreign entity hostile to U.S. interests.
A key principal in the 2000 deal by First Islamic Bank of Bahrain to buy Caribou Coffee was Yusuf al-Qaradawi spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, and a known jihadist and open supporter of suicide bombings, including some targeting Americans.
The Islamic cleric has been banned from entering the U.S. due to his fatwahs calling for the killing of American troops, and his leadership in a charity blacklisted by Treasury as a terror group.
(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...
stepping back in time...
“INFORMATION ON CARIBOUS OWNERSHIP
FROM PRESIDENT AND CEO, MICHAEL COLES”
SNIPPET: “Our majority shareholder since 2000 is an affiliate of Arcapita Bank B.S.C.(c), a global investment group founded in 1997 with offices in Atlanta, London and Bahrain, a strong U.S. ally in the Middle East and the headquarters of the U.S. Navys 5 th Fleet. Following our initial public offering, Arcapita continues to own approximately 61% of our outstanding common stock.”
SNIPPET: “Arcapita Bank has provided Caribou with the necessary resources for continuing to expand our store base in the U.S. Arcapita has total assets of over $1.2 billion and has executed transactions valued at over $7 billion in three main lines of business...”
SNIPPET: “Arcapita, whose investors are located primarily in the Middle East , makes its investments in a manner consistent with the body of Islamic principles known as Shariah. Consequently, we operate our business in a manner consistent with Shariah principles and will continue to do so as long as Arcapita is a significant shareholder.
In particular, we must comply with Shariah principles regarding money that we borrow from other parties.”
SNIPPET: “Also, a Shariah-compliant company is prohibited from dealing in the areas of alcohol, gambling, pornography, pork and pork- related products.”
stepping back in time...
(October 3, 2005)
“Caribou Coffee Sharia”
SNIPPET: “When my Foolish colleague W.D. Crotty recently gave investors a good look at the newly public Caribou Coffee (Nasdaq: CBOU - News), there was one interesting detail he omitted. And this detail, if misunderstood by the investing public, could cause some rather significant problems in the future. After the deal is done, Caribou Coffee will still be controlled by its primary investor — Arcapita Bank, formerly known as First Islamic Investment Bank.
Those who run Arcapita (and its subsidiaries) do so according to Islamic principles collectively known as shari’ah (or shariah or sharia). Shari’ah encompasses a wide range of rules and customs, including some that directly impact the running of a business.”
SNIPPET: “Accordingly, companies in the U.S. like Caribou and its sister company Church’s Chicken that run themselves according to shari’ah...”
"According to the FBI, the Egypt-based, Saudi-funded Brotherhood has a plan to infiltrate, "sabotage" and "destroy" the U.S. "from within." And it's using American agents and front groups to carry out that espionage.
The off-site White House meetings at Caribou also raise national security concerns. Because they're not taking place at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., they're not subject to disclosure on White House visitors logs. And there's no Secret Service present at a shop owned and controlled by a foreign entity hostile to U.S. interests."
SNIPPET from the link in post no. 1:
“First Islamic Bank changed its name and removed al-Qaradawi’s name from its Web site after anti-jihad watchdogs exposed the connection. But Caribou’s parent still lists another major Brotherhood figure as a member of its Shariah Supervisory Board. It calls Muhammad Taqi Usmani a “prominent scholar” with a “proven track record in the practical implementation of Shariah law.”
Usmani also has a proven track record of advocating aggressive jihad against infidels. Fiercely anti-American, he has urged all Muslims to support the Taliban as they continue to ambush and kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Dow Jones recently dumped Usmani as an adviser to its Islamic index.”
Glad I never bought the Caribou Coffee K-cups! I wonder what other brands are owned by terrorists.. UnFreakinReal!
ON THE INTERNET:
Not trying very hard to hide it, either.
I sent this editorial to everyone on my email list.
ADDING to post no. 5:
(September 5, 2010)
“White House Meets Lobbyists Off Campus” by Chris Frates
2/24/11 4:41 AM EST
SNIPPET: “Its not only Jackson Place. Another favorite off-campus meeting spot is a nearby Caribou Coffee, which, according to The New York Times, has hosted hundreds of meetings among lobbyists and White House staffers since Obama took office.”
Thank you piasa for the bump.
Yep, nothing like tea and coffee with friends, acquaintances and supporters.