Tag Archives: Islamic banking

America for Sale

Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen Human Events | April 1, 2008 As the U.S. and Western markets plummet and the U.S. dollar continues its free fall, sovereign wealth funds (SWF) gobble up prime financial institutions, industries and real … Continue reading

More lies (and fool’s gold) revealed

By Alyssa A. Lappen Family Security Matters | Feb. 11, 2008 In “The Lies of the Nixon Center” (Nov. 15, 2007), I unraveled some tall tales of its former senior fellow Alexis Debat, a purported Muslim Brotherhood “expert.” Agence France … 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

Shari’a Finance: Cordless Bungee Jumping

by Alyssa A. Lappen Pajamas Media | Dec. 18, 2007 Despite flashy headlines extolling Shari’a finance (Islamic banking) and Wall Street bankers jumping into the market, don’t follow. It’s like bungee jumping without a cord—or following lemmings over a cliff. … Continue reading

Shari’a finance

by Alyssa A. Lappen FrontPage Magazine | Nov. 14, 2007 In October, Abu Dhabi Prince Nahayan Mabarak al-Nahayan advertised his ultra-conservative sheikdom’s openness “in this age of globalization,” and having had world trade “from ancient times” by welcoming 100 world-class … Continue reading