March 15, 2010, - 2:57 pm
I probably shouldn’t have used the term “local” in the title of this post, since there really aren’t many local banks anymore. But there are, in fact, plenty of national ones that pander to shakedowns by ethnic minorities.
Sadly, Comerica Bank is one of those. Comerica has a specific department catering to Muslims, and it’s headed by an extremist. Amal Berry-Brown is Vice President and National Arab and Chaldean Affairs Manager for Comerica Bank. I’m not sure why a bank would need one of those, other than to placate minorities interested in a shakedown. I checked, and Comerica doesn’t have an Italian Affairs Vice President and Manager, nor an Irish Affairs Vice President and Manager, nor one for any other ethnic group. And to be honest, Berry-Brown is really the Vice President for Muslim Affairs at the bank. Her title is just a euphemism for that. Does your bank have a VP for Catholic or Evangelical or Jewish or Hindu affairs? Not likely.
This is a sop to groups like CAIR, which was involved in a lawsuit against Comerica for pretending it was going to try to close the bank account of LIFE for Relief and Development, a Muslim charity that funds HAMAS and Al-Qaeda. It’s also a sop to them because CAIR and “former” Islamic terrorist Imad Hamad and his ADC (the Muslim dominated Arab group) boycotted Comerica for sponsoring a Friends of the Israel Defense Forces dinner.
Ms. Berry-Brown is a devout Muslim, anti-Israel and an extremist, whose family back in Lebanon is in the highest echelons of Hezbollah. Given that, it’s no surprise that she is a strong supporter of sharia banking and is pushing it on Comerica. Gee, I wonder how many Chaldeans (Iraqi Christians), whose “affairs” she’s also supposed to be manager of at the bank, support this Islamic banking idea. Not many, I’d bet. Some of her past statements have included this:
Sharia banking is an idea “that is long overdue in this country. At the same time, there really is quite a bit of work to be done.”
Berry-Brown is on the board of ACCESS–the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services–the Muslim-dominated welfare agency that committed Medicaid fraud, providing fake social security numbers and shelter to thousands of pregnant Muslim aliens, so they could have their kids here (and obtain U.S. citizenship for them), courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer. ACCESS is also an open supporter of Hezbollah, HAMAS, etc., and helps illegal aliens get into and remain in the U.S. Yup, that’s what Comerica’s VP of Islamic Affairs (as her title should really read) stands for. (Berry-Brown’s dhimmi husband is an obese Irish Catholic American engineer who has agreed to raise their kids Muslim. Whipped to the nth.)
Find out what your bank is doing to appease Islamic minorities and engage in sharia banking. I know I won’t be banking at Comerica any time soon.
Tags: Amal Berry-Brown, Anti-Israel, Comerica Bank, Hezbollah, Islam, Lebanese, Lebanon, Muslim, sharia, sharia banking, Vice President and National Arab and Chaldean Affairs Manager