Tag Archives: Islamic finance

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

Tithing for Terrorists

Financing Jihad by Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen National Review Online | Oct. 12, 2007 “Governments have political considerations,” said senior N.Y. Senator Charles Schumer, upon learning in September that Bourse Dubai intends to buy 20 percent of NASDAQ. … Continue reading