Ref ID: 09LONDON24
Date: 1/5/2009 17:40
Origin: Embassy London
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
This, as every normal person knows is total BULLSHIT!! If a mozlem goes into a British bank and opens a sharia-based account, which they can do, at HSBC, Lloyds TSB and Royal Bank of Scotland, they pay a fixed fee for their account over the year. Sometimes this is as little as £15! Non-mozlems pay on a sliding scale for all sorts of things and bank charges go up in order to cater to mozlems. As mozlems are only about 3-5% of the population, you may ask yourself, why are the non-mozlems having to pay for the banks to set up this apartheid system, where mozlems gain?
I read of a young man who enquired about getting a sharia-compliant bank account, in order to avoid the heavy charges he was paying. He was told in no uncertain terms that as he was not a mozlem, he could not apply!
So the British Government, despite David Cameron's rousing speech in Munich (plus ca change...) is still keen for the British citizen to pay the jizya to the mozlems!!
"The British government is promoting the growth of the Islamic finance industry in the UK, although HMT has decided against issuing a sovereign Islamic finance bond, a sukuk, in the current economic climate. HMG is courting Islamic finance, and eliminating barriers to its growth, to ensure London preserves its standing as a top financial center, despite the financial crisis. Islamic financiers, pleased with HMG's efforts, are also pressing to advance their presence in the UK. Read the rest here: "ISLAMIC FINANCE KEY TO ENSURING LONDON AS TOP FINANCIAL CENTER 1.(SBU) - Telegraph:
WEIRD UPDATE: http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/qatar-orders-non-islamic-banks-to-shut-sharia-divisions-in-country/