I'm not sure if this is news or not, but a new video released this week by ISIS purported to show the minting of its gold dinar
coins. Several outlets covered the story, but I found the most images in this piece from the Daily Mail forwarded by Dick Hanscom.
ISIS have released a new hour long video, showing off their latest propaganda tool - their very own coin currency.
The video, which includes a dreary and distorted history of world economics, shows the smelting of gold, silver and copper coins.
Dramatised by clips from Hollywood war films, the film accuses the US of 'confiscating Americans real wealth through an executive
decree' with the introduction of the Gold Reserve Act in 1934.
Yet despite their glorification of their new currency, ISIS have no other means to pay their band of jihadis except through the use of
The jihadi group claim in the video that one 21-carat one dinar coin will weigh 4.25 grams and it will be worth an equivalent to $139 due
to its weight in gold.
They also claim to have created three denominations of silver dirhams as well as two of copper coins, known as 'fulus', which
will be used for 'smaller transactions.'
One of the coins has a detailed image of corn husks blowing in the wind. The corn grains appear to be an attempt by ISIS to show how the
brutal jihadist group provide for their people.
Several months ago, ISIS supporters released several images of gold coins, claiming the currency would be ready in time for Eid.
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Dick Hanscom adds:
Is it just me or does the diameter of the 1 dinar (as shown in the photos) really not relate to a 4.25 gram gold coin?
To read the complete article, see:
ISIS release pictures of their new gold coins they say will 'break capitalist enslavement' - so why are they still paying their
deranged gunmen in US dollars?
Wayne Homren, Editor
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