Things are Tough All Over: ISIS Reveals Updated Employment Practices

Islamic State employees, alternatively called terrorists or jihadists, are discovering that the Middle East’s largest employer of religious fundamentalists has less concern with its employees than previously thought.

As hard as it is to imagine that a terrorist state that appears to be as happy to kill their own members as it is to murder anyone that disagrees with their worldview could treat their followers worse. Well, imagine no more. If murder by your boss isn’t enough to dissuade you from joining, how about having to take a 50% pay cut across the board?

“On account of the exceptional circumstances the Islamic State is facing, it has been decided to reduce the salaries that are paid to all [jihadists] by half, and it is not allowed for anyone to be exempted from this decision, whatever his position.”

Isis SiteThe announcement, signed by Abu Muhammad al-Muhajir, Minister of Treasury for the Islamic State used quotes from the Quran to support the pay cut. The document was translated by Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi who gets documents from sources inside the Islamic State.

Even though the document doesn’t say why salaries are being cut in half, it doesn’t take a huge leap to trace it back to Russian and American bombing of ISIS oil trucks, storage tanks and other refining equipment. At one point, it was estimated that the Islamic State was bringing in $2,000,000 per day in oil revenue.

Not so much, anymore.

Previously, ISIS soldiers made between (US) $400 and $1,200 per month. Additionally, they receive a $50 stipend for wives and $25 for each child. With the current changes, the Islamic State can no longer be considered competitive in the job creation market.

Retirement compensation has changed, as well. According to sources, a lack of virgins in heaven and the corruption of the Islamic State on earth means that jihadists who die “on the job” don’t get anything special. They are just dead.

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Matt is a former military journalist who spent 10 years in the US Navy. He served in various posts during his career, including a couple of deployments on the USS Valley Forge (CG-50). After leaving the Navy, he worked in management for a number of years before opening his own businesses. He ran those businesses until 2012 when he chose to leave the retail industry and return to writing. Matt currently works as a freelance writer, contributing to the US Patriot blog and other websites about political affairs, military activities and sailing.
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