A Christian rights group claimed the US Treasury's support of AIG is anti-American

A federal lawsuit has been filed against the US Treasury to stop bailout funds going to AIG.

According to the lawsuit, filed against Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the US government, through its ownership of AIG, is not only violating the Constitution but also financing the destruction of America. AIG itself is not being sued.

The suit was filed by a Michigan based Christian rights group and challenges the $40bn that was loaned to AIG in September. The basis of the lawsuit is that the loan to AIG is illegal because the insurer promotes Shariah-law which the group said is anti-Christian and anti-American.

The Thomas More Law Center, which claims to promote America's Christian heritage, filed the lawsuit on the grounds that federal tax dollars are being used to advance the cause of global jihad.

“Federal tax dollars are being used to advance the cause of global jihad.

Thomas More Law Center

According to the lawsuit, use of taxpayer funds to acquire ownership of a business that intentionally promotes, endorses, supports, and funds Shariah-based Islamic religious practices violates the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, said the American government has threatened the nations security ‘by direct financial support and ownership of a business that supports anti-American, radical Islamic activities’.

‘Make no mistake, there is an internal cultural jihad underway against our great nation, and I fear that many of our political leaders are unwittingly complicit in it,’ he said.

The lawsuit seeks a court order to stop the taxpayer funding of AIG and its Islamic-based businesses and activities.