Maybank Islamic Bhd of Malaysia has unveiled Maybank Islamic Ikhwan Visa Infinite, a credit card designed for affluent Muslims.

This certainly raises some eyebrows in the West since “Ikhwan” (Arabic for “brothers”) is the word used as the popular name for the Muslim Brotherhood, the political wing of the global Islamic insurgency and the organization from whose membership rolls came the leaders of Al Qaeda, Egyptian Islamic Jihad and HAMAS. In fact, HAMAS is an official wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.

At the very least, one has to wonder where the zakat payments from this credit card program might be going…It may also be an incentive for the rest of us to switch to Mastercard.



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