Judge Asked to Decide Against AIG Bailout

AIG and the Federal Government find themselves at the center of a lawsuit in which it is argued that AIG’s Sharia-compliant finance and banking activities are not in keeping with American interests: Steven Coughlin, one of the Pentagon’s leading experts on Islamic law concludes that by engaging in Sharia-compliant financing, AIG and the federal government, which now owns 79 percent of AIG, are engaging in the religious practice of Islam.