DETROIT (AP) - A Roman Catholic is challenging the government's
bailout of American International Group, claiming it's illegal
because AIG has financial products that promote Islam and are
The federal lawsuit was filed Monday in Detroit on behalf of Kevin Murray -- an Iraq war veteran -- by the Thomas More LawCenter, which pursues cases on behalf of Christian causes.
It says the government is unconstitutionally supporting religion with billions of dollars of aid for AIG, because the company offers financial services that comply with Islamic law.
The Treasury Department had no comment on the lawsuit.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.