Kagan's Tolerance of Creeping Shari'a While at Harvard Should Trouble Gays

June 21, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Drawing upon a line of inquiry developed by Senator Jeff Sessions [R-Al] the Center for Security Policy's Frank Gaffney challenged the suitability of Ms. Elena Kagan - Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court - to serve in that capacity, "Her attitude towards the repressive legal code authoritative Islam calls Shariah and her enabling of efforts to insinuate it into this country." [source, Frank Gaffney, Dir. Center for Security Policy, Courting Shariah, June 21, 2010, http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/p18432.xml]

Kagan's situational ethics were first called into question by Sessions in a floor speech delivered by him on June 16.

"Information has come to light suggesting that Ms. Kagan may...have been less morally principled in her approach than has been portrayed. Around the same time that Dean Kagan was campaigning to exclude military recruiters - citing what she saw as the evils of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell - Harvard University accepted $20 million from a member of the Saudi Royal family to establish a center for ''Islamic Studies'' and Shariah law.

An Obama State Department report concerning Saudi Arabia and the Shariah law concept noted: 'Under Shariah, as interpreted in [Saudi Arabia], sexual activity between two persons of the same gender is punishable by death or flogging.'

Ms. Kagan was perfectly willing to obstruct the military, which has liberated countless Muslims from the hate and tyranny of Saddam Hussein and the Taliban, but it seems she was willing to sit on the sidelines as Harvard created a center funded by - and dedicated to - foreign leaders presiding over a legal system that would violate what would appear to be her position." [source, ibid]

Bin Talal, the funder of Harvard's thinly disguised domestic jihad center - the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard [see, http://islamicstudies.harvard.edu] - is a notorious figure. His offer of $10 million to Mayor Giuliani immediately after September 11, was refused because of his support for Palestinian terrorists.

As widely reported, bin Talal, used telethons held in Saudi Arabia to raise funds to support the families of Palestinian suicide bombers.

"Last week, Saudi Arabia raised more than $100 million for Palestinians in government-organized telethons. Billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, whose donation for victims of the Sept. 11 attack was rejected last fall by New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, donated $27 million to the Palestinian fund.

According to the Arab media, the telethons, broadcast live, were an attempt by the Saudi government to show support for the Palestinians. The purpose of the event was to benefit families of "martyrs," a word that has been used by the Palestinians to refer to suicide bombers, and actually to anyone else claiming to be a victim of alleged Israeli perfidy." [source, Col. Stanislav Lunev, Saudi Policies at Cross-Purposes With Middle East Peace, NewsMax April 19, 2002, http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/4/19/02251.shtml]

Given Kagan's almost nonexistent paper trail on legal matters, Session's inquiry threatens to out her as willing to bend the law in whatever direction might be supportive of her personal political agenda, seemingly a disqualifier for court membership.

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