Allianz Indonesia is planning to offer sharia life insurance policies.
You know something is becoming popular, like sharia compliant banking in Indonesia, a pseudo-Islamic country, when businesses and corporations start trying to make a buck from it. Allianz Indonesia, whose site is written in surprisingly bad English, has announced the offering of some "sharia products", namely insurance policies for those who fret about angering Allah and, perhaps, causing more tsunamis by the accumulation of interest.
This reflects our commitment to respond to the need of the Indonesian people.
Said Klaus Voeste, the president director of the Indonesian branch of Allianz AG Holding who probably really meant to say:
This reflects our commitment to making a profit from the Indonesian people.
He said Allianz plans to sell 1,000 Shariah life insurance policies and 2,000 shariah non-life insurance policies in 2006.