Monthly Archives: January 2008

America’s First Amendment Lifeline

by Alyssa A. Lappen Human Events | Jan. 25, 2008 World War II began long before the outbreak of military hostilities, with the Nazi campaign to silence its critics. Yet 63 years after the end of World War II, the … Continue reading

Shari’a finance invading the West

Michael Savage Interviews Alyssa A. Lappen Radio appearance | Jan. 23, 2008 Did Citigroup understand Shari’a law when it jumped into Islamic banking in the 1950s? Alyssa A. Lappen explains the enormous downside risks of importing medieval Islamic religious laws, … Continue reading

The Securities Bazaar: Destabilizing the U.S. Markets?

by Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen Human Events | Jan. 23, 2008 All presidential candidates promise to fix our economy, but no one discusses the need to better safeguard our financial markets. The Committee on Foreign Investment in … Continue reading

Beware Fool’s Gold — and Shari’a Finance

By Alyssa A.Lappen FrontPageMagazine | Jan 21, 2008 The very expectations of glittering shari’a finance (Islamic banking) profits hypnotize financial institutions, securities exchanges, and banks–and there are few regulatory or monitoring protections against abuses. So why did United Arab Emirates … Continue reading

Terror’s financiers

U.S. oversight needs to improve By Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen Washington Times | Jan. 17, 2008 The antiquated Securities and Exchange Commission’s computer system prevents investigators from safeguarding U.S. market integrity. “It’s like working with one hand tied … Continue reading

Does Shari’a Libel Law Now Apply in the U.S.?

When truth = slander by Alyssa A. Lappen Pajamas Media | Jan. 2, 2008 Unless the U.S. Congress and New York legislatures act immediately to stop them, foreign terror financiers and libel tourists now can essentially impose sharia (Islamic) law … Continue reading