Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Diplomat & novelist Hal Fleming, Islam-econ expert Dr. Mohammad Malkawi on TJ Radio

Truth Jihad Radio Wed. 2/9/11, 1-3 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here.) Call-in number: (402) 237-2525 or post your questions to my Facebook page.

Neither of these guests is yet listed at PatriotsQuestion911. Will that change after today's broadcast? Tune in and find out!

First hour: Novelist Hal Fleming has been a senior official with the State Department, the Peace Corps, UNICEF, and the US Mission to the United Nations. He is the author of The Brides' Fair, a well-realized thriller set in Morocco juxtaposing members of the US diplomatic community with Middle Atlas Berbers and the obligatory terrorists - but with a false-flag twist; and Once Upon a Storm, a mystery whose backdrop is the 1960s civil rights movement.
Second hour: Dr. Mohammad Malkawi is the author of Fall of Capitalism and Rise of Islam, the best introduction to the topic of Islam and economics that I have yet read. (Not being an expert, I obviously have not read them all - but in any case, this one is good!) Fellow fans of Umar Vadillo will profit from this book - as will anyone curious about why Islamic financial markets have outperformed non-Islamic ones since the 2008 downturn. Dr. Malkawi, whose Ph.D is in computer engineering, has taught at numerous universities in the US and Jordan, and is the author of many works including The Islamic View of Terrorism, published just two months after 9/11.

3 comments:

  1. The issue of anti-Semitism in Europe is sad and tragic, but I do not believe that it was due to an "irrational hatred of Jews" as is how an organization like ADL might define the term anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism in Europe was, in my view, due to an unsettled question concerning property rights: is it God given, state given, or something that can be privately negotiated via a contract and a mortgage? By the 18th century, I think, the matter was settled with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. John Locke's life, liberty, and property had been watered down.

    We need to recall that in Europe, Jews charged interest on loans and did mortgages and were accused of clipping coins. They were boxed into a circumstance, which they exploited for their benefit and ruin as well. Pope Innocent III addressed the issue in the Fourth Lateran Council, and tragically, Hitler went to the final step. The fallacy was group guilt and blame for the actions of a few that caused so much financial and economic havoc onto others. This is my thumbnail explanation for anti-Semitism as it relates to finance and economics.

    In the Torah and Talmud, lending at interest is a legitimate means to make money. The prophets, however, condemn this apparently because it was used against the Jews with Jews lending at interest to other Jews, which is forbidden in the Torah. Jesus Christ, interestingly enough, makes reference to debt collection at a discount and lending at interest without condemning the practices.

    Peter Hebert http://www.mortgagedandarmed.com

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  2. Since the great monotheistic religions all agree that usury is unacceptable, why is our entire economy based on it!?

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  3. Hi Kevin, I love the show. Please invite Umar Vadillo.

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