DOES THE AL QAIDA MEDICAL PLAN INCLUDE DENTAL ?Austin Bay
reports on that a portion of the captured documents released by the U.S. Army reveal that while al Qaida may have an ultrareactionary-mythic Islamist ideology, the benefits plan of becoming an al Qaida employee are strikingly modernist
. Not unlike many a fortune 500 corporation:"On page 16 we discover Al Qaeda is for socialized medicine:
3- Medical Benefits
A- All (Al-Qa’eda) members can visit the medical staff and obtain medicine free
On page 18 we have vacation time:
A- For those who work in Peshawar, they are entitled for Fridays, the two holy
feasts (TC: Al-Adha [during the pilgrimage month] & Al-Fatr [following the end
of the month of Ramadan]), and a one month annual leave to be enjoyed at the
end of the eleventh month of work, as well sick leave not to exceed 15 days
B- Those working in camps and in the frontlines:
Married: Enjoys a 7 day monthly vacation.
Single: Enjoys a 5 day monthly vacation
This in addition to the annual and sick leaves mentioned in the above paragraph.
*Page 11 of 19
C- If the vacation exceeds what is allowed, then, the relative salary will be
withheld (prorated) except if those in responsible positions (in order of hierarchy)
approve a holiday extension.
Not quite France, but close."
Man does not live by jihad alone it seems. I wonder if al Qaida's surprisingly generous program has forced HAMAS, Islamic Jihad, Hizb -ut Tahrir and the IMU to upgrade member compensation in order to remain competitive in recruiting top level terrorist and administrative talent ?