Abu Bakr Al-BaghdadiISIS

Order to start minting currency

14 Nov, 2014

Al Baghdadi gives the order via an affiliated website to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for the Islamic dinar, to ‘change the tyrannical monetary system’ modeled on Western economies that ‘enslaved Muslims.’ Photos of coin prototypes show that they are printed with the words in Arabic:

The Islamic State / A Caliphate Based on the Doctrine of the Prophet.

It’s unclear where ISIS intends to get the gold, silver and copper. The Islamic dinar’s purchasing power is its weight in gold, silver or copper. One gold coin has a map of the world, indicating that Islam will rule the world. A silver coin has a picture of the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, where Mohammed prayed, and the gold-topped Dome of the Rock, from which Muslims believe that he ascended into heaven. Other coins feature designs that are significant in Islam.

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