Regular SFW readers know that we devote a great deal of attention to the issue of zakat, the system of tithing in Islam. The reason we focus so much on zakat is that, under Shariah, a portion of zakat can go to support violent jihad. The whole issue is related to Shariah Finance because a portion of assets is devoted to zakat.

Money Jihad blog does a terrific job of covering this aspect of the Islamic financial world. Recently they published their suggestions as to how the West, and America in particular, can fight back against zakat funding for terrorism. It is well worth reading…



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