IS redistributes “Zakat” in some of Mosul neighborhoods
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) A local source in Nineveh province revealed, that the Islamic State group redistributed Zakat (alms-giving treated as a religious tax in Islam) in the neighborhoods of the eastern side of Mosul, Alsumaria News reported on Thursday.
The source said, “The Islamic State group redistributed ‘Zakat’ in the neighborhoods of the eastern sides of Mosul during the so-called ‘Zakat Festivals’ that are attended by poor families.”
“The Zakat, which ranges between 100-150 thousand dinars, will be given to any poor family on condition that one of its members join the ranks of the Islamic State,” the source explained.
“Some of the poor families were forced to accept, while other families refused to go to mosques to receive the Zakat,” the source further added.
Joint security forces, backed by Army Aviation and international coalition forces, continue liberating the remaining areas of the city of Mosul, after an offensive being launched in October to free Nineveh province.