Jun 27 2010
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) of the Senate Judiciary Committee questions Kagan’s fitness to serve on the Supreme Court because of her attitude toward the most oppressive and repressive Islamic legal code called Shariah and her enabling of efforts to insinuate it into this country.
WASHINGTON TIMES Specifically, this Supreme Court nomination offers a prism for examining the concerted and ominous campaign under way to bring Shariah to America, thanks to the troubling role Ms. Kagan played during her tenure as dean of Harvard Law School. In a speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday, Mr. Sessions reflected on that role in noting a seemingly astonishing inconsistency in the nominee’s much-touted support of homosexual rights. (Especially in light of the fact that she is a lesbian though won’t admit until after she is sworn in)
“Now 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.“
Mr. Sessions pointed out that her selective opposition to mistreatment of gays suggests that something other than principle was operating. If Ms. Kagan had no trouble with people who advocate the murder of homosexuals having offices anywhere at her university, it would appear her determination to deny access to its campus to military recruiters bespeaks nothing more than hostility toward the armed services. Is that something we really want in a Supreme Court justice?
Worse yet, Dean Kagan had an even more direct connection to the Saudis’ Shariah-recruitment efforts at Harvard. She personally officiated in 2003 over the establishment of an Islamic Finance Project at the law school. The project’s purpose is to promote what is better known as Shariah-compliant finance (SCF) by enlisting in its service some of the nation’s most promising law students. WASHINGTON TIMES