Saudi Sheikh Establishes a Sharia Law School at a Top Ivy League School


Abdallah Kamel
Abdallah Kamel

A Saudi Arabian banking and real estate CEO Abdallah S. Kamel, aka HE Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel, gave a $10 million gift to create the Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization at Yale Law School.

Yale will allegedly ensure the center’s work is integrated into the life of the law school. Since Islamic law and Sharia are in direct conflict with U.S. law and our constitution, it is unclear as to why it has to be integrated into the U.S. law school.

Sheikh kamel
Sheikh Saleh Abadallah Kamel via the business year

According to the Christian Science Monitor, The Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization aims to become the top destination for the study of Sharia.

Yale announced their appreciation on their website.

“Mr. Kamel’s extraordinary generosity will open up exciting new opportunities for Yale Law School and for the entire university,” said President Salovey. “The Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization will enhance research opportunities for our students and other scholars and enable us to disseminate knowledge and insights for the benefit of scholars and leaders all over the world.”

The center will bring prominent scholars of Islam to the Yale campus for public lectures, seminar discussions, visiting fellowships, and visiting professorships, attracting students from the Law School and other schools at the university to its lectures and other opportunities for collaboration.

“The creation of this center reflects the growing interest at Yale and other academic institutions in a deeper understanding of Islamic law, history, and culture,” said Dean Post. “Islamic law has a long and proud tradition, which encompasses great intellectual achievements. It is also a subject of immense contemporary importance. There is a tremendous need for an interdisciplinary center to support scholarship in the field. The Abdallah S. Kamel Center meets this need.”

Professor Kronman, co-director of the Yale Sharia law school, said, “Islamic law is all the more deserving of intellectual attention because many people have views of the subject that are not very well informed.”

For two decades, Harvard Law School has had its own Islamic legal studies program, established with support from the Saudi king but it’s largely been ignored by the mainstream law community.

HuffPo reported that Abdullahi An-Na’im, who teaches Islamic law at Emory Law School, said he considers the Islamic legal studies program at Harvard a disappointment because few faculty members took an interest and it has been treated as an isolated entity at the law school. He said it remains to be seen how seriously the Yale faculty will take Islamic law as a field of human jurisprudence.

The Yale center aims to support research fellowships, a rotation of visiting professors and a tenured professorship in the field of Islamic law, the AP reported.

Saudi Arabia has extremely harsh laws under Sharia. One woman who beat her daughter was executed, women can’t drive, and a blogger is being lashed on a weekly basis for supposed heresy.

The Washington Post reported on how Saudi Sharia punishments compared with those of ISIS. They posted the following chart from the Middle East Eye.

Middle East Eye

ISIS is more brutal and prolific of course and this is only a comparison of their basic Sharia law doctrine.

Wiki says this:

Criminal law punishments in Saudi Arabia include public beheading, stoning, amputation and lashing. Serious criminal offences include not only internationally recognized crimes such as murder, rape, theft and robbery, but also apostasy, adultery, witchcraft and sorcery. In addition to the regular police force, Saudi Arabia has a secret police, the Mabahith, and “religious police”, the Mutawa. The latter enforces Islamic social and moral norms. Western-based human rights organizations, such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have criticized the activities of both the Mabahith and the Mutawa, as well as a number of other aspects of human rights in Saudi Arabia. These include the number of executions, the range of offences which are subject to the death penalty, the lack of safeguards for the accused in the criminal justice system, the treatment of homosexuals, the use of torture, the lack of religious freedom, and the highly disadvantaged position of women.

While beheading its citizens who convert away from Islam, Saudi Arabia is funding the spread of Islam in other countries to convert their citizens to Islam. Saudi oil profits, in particular, play a significant role in building mosques and madrasas around the world, and are often funneled though the Muslim Brotherhood. They just offered to build 200 Mosques in Germany.

Young Woman in Saudi Arabia
Young Woman in Saudi Arabia

The human rights group Amnesty International reported a “disturbing surge” in executions in the kingdom  in 2014. Said Boumedouha, deputy director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Program, said that many are executed for petty crimes, highlighting the frequent and seemingly casual imposition of such sentences.

“The use of the death penalty in Saudi Arabia is so far removed from any kind of legal parameters that it’s almost hard to believe,” Boumedouha remarked.

Amnesty International reported that court proceedings in Saudi Arabia fall far short of international standards for fair trial. Trials in capital cases are often held in secret. Defendants are rarely allowed formal representation by lawyers, and in many cases are not informed of the progress of legal proceedings against them.

They may be convicted solely on the basis of “confessions” obtained under torture, other ill-treatment or deception. In some cases condemned prisoners’ families are not notified in advance of their execution.

One of the reasons for the establishment of this Yale Sharia law school is because people misunderstand Sharia law, but truth-be-told, we might understand it too well.

We can’t use the words “male” or “female” any longer but we will allow the teaching of Sharia law at Yale. Ironically, Yale is so PC and so opposed to homosexuals being hurt and women being demeaned but for $10 million, they’ll allow the teaching of Sharia.

What say you?




  2. The Yale and Harvard schools are after for the money from Saudi Arabia to buy their influence to spread Islam to the prestigious institutions. They are greedy to accept the money little do they know these people are indoctrinating the students to Islam and Sharia law. Once they become powerful and they are in majority they will start killing the homosexuals and the infidels. Administrators are just greedy with there hands spread open for the money without thinking of infiltration, indoctrination and Islamic conquer similar to the demoncrats in the Senate and Congress. Allahu Akbar stupids!

  3. Greedy parasites will do anything for the greenbacks! Destruction is the ultimate goal of colleges and universities!!
    And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
    – Heb 9:27

  4. Have we all gone freeg’n NUTS or is it just me thinking this way? We are inviting the enemy to our homeland and giving them assistance to live here, for what? So they can follow the Koran and kill the infidels? Wake Up America!!! We are being invaded in case you haven’t noticed.

  5. Huh? From that graphic, Islamic law just sounds like Old Testament law. I don’t get it. Conservatives are realizing the Bible is evil finally?

  6. Any Islamic Law Center in the west is a terrible idea! Given the sharia mandate to lie whenever the goal is obligatory (as is the spreading of Islam), why would anyone assume that students will get an honest education at an Islamic Center? Put another way, why would a Saudi Sheik donate $10M to expose the unpleasant truths of sharia that Islam has taken great pains to hide? Instead, why not equip each student with a “Reliance of the Traveller” and a copy of the U.S. Constitution, and have them write a paper comparing and contrasting the two types of government? Students would get a truthful education, and Yale would be beholden to no one.

  7. If you had accepted a center for learning the true history and purpose of Islam and the threat to the world & humanity, i might have understood. But this is nothing more than a scheme to indoctrinate our children and young adults with insane culture of Islam. How could you sell out to the threat of this world? Islamic law allows for: subjugation of women, rape of anyone not covered or who walks alone or even non Muslim women, calls for female genital mutilation, child brides, stoning of adulterers, cutting the hands off thieves, honor killings…… the list is long, and you’ve allowed a center to teach the “righteousness” of this law for $$$$$. In ashamed my home state has done this. I’m ashamed you aren’t smart enough to know the intention of these “people”. Shame on you! Once the majority of the population is Muslim, you will see the truth of all of our words and those of us that tried to warn you…..

    Blood on your hands…..

    • hey guys, i am an american muslim. this phobia is unsurpassed and unjustified, just plain ignorance. check out for anti-islamophobe info.

      • Beat it mohammed! You are not wanted here! We have seen what you parasites in mass are doing in Europe!
        Your rape gangs, attacking truckers, muslim patrols ,and the absolute filth you leave behind!
        Tell it walking, and take your little pig god with you!

  8. First and foremost, Islamic Law and Culture should be studied because, along with British, French, and Greco-Roman Law and Culture, Islamic Law form the Ottoman Empire also influenced and guided the founding fathers legislative activities. Furthermore, Islamic Law should be studied from authentic sources, so that it’s natural trends and development can be studied by the Western Mind. The foundations of Islamic Law will not changed. However, how it can be applied in a Western Setting by adherents of the Faith and how it can be used to combat extremism should definitely be researched. Also the Islamic Finance, Contracts and Monetary System which is an integral part of Islamic Lawn could definitely rescue and prevent Western Economic Systems from default, insolvency and corruption.

    The Western Capitialist and Communist have far too longed looked at the World through a Monolithic or Dichotomous lense. This vain attempt to remake and reshape the world into one world view and culture has not benefited anyone.

    • Never have the Founding Fathers used Islamic law, certainly not from the feared and despised Ottoman Empire. They were like ISIS.

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