March 30, 2007

by Reb Yudel
Pidyon Shvuyim and Tzedakah

John Robb discusses Al Quaeda's Islamic State of Iraq over on Global Guerrillas:

Tamimi lists several discrete responsibilities of the ISI, most of which involve establishing judicial processes and resolving disputes among tribal groups; another is collecting Zakat (alms). The only material services the ISI owes to its citizens is to free prisoners and support the families of those considered martyrs.
Funny how familiar a neo-medieval caliphate sounds to those of us familiar with medieval formulations of Jewish communities...

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