As we start the second year of the Shariah Finance Watch website, the Center for Security Policy wishes to thank our readers and researchers for making this a useful public resource documenting the serious risks of Shariah Compliant Finance and Shariah Law.

Although the two generous grants that have supported Allyson Taylor’s work for the blog are now ending, CSP is committed to continuing – indeed, expanding – the Shariah Finance Watch content and analysis in 2009. Our legal and legislative analysis team’s work will be integrated into the Shariah Finance Watch website by January 2009.

If you are interested in contributing to Shariah Finance Watch as a volunteer researcher, analyst or expert in Shariah Compliant Finance or Shariah Law, please contact Christopher Holton at [email protected]. We face challenging times, as many European and U.S. government agencies are planning in 2009 to establish Shariah Compliant Finance as a standard in the newly nationalized financial institutions resulting from the financial crises of 2008. Please consider helping us inform the public about the possible civil and criminal liabilities and risks of Shariah Compliant Finance, and the threats to human rights of Shariah Law.

[Christopher Holton, Vice President at the Center for Security Policy, directs both the Shariah Finance Risk Due Diligence Project and the Divest Terror Project.]


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