Every governmental body needs to be held accountable by its people. Apparently, so does al-Qaida.
Since taking over certain elements of civilian leadership in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria, while also intensifying its fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, al-Qaida is now looking for feedback from the public.
The terrorist organization has set up a department for people of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham to complain "against any element of the Islamic state, whether that be the Emir or a soldier," according to a post cited by The Telegraph.
"[H]e shall come and submit his complaint in any headquarters of the Islamic state with the condition that this complaint shall be written and give details and evidence," the letter from the "Emir of Raqqa" states. Raqqa is a town in Syria.
The al-Qaida leader said in the post that any person found committing violations will be held accountable in a court that enforces Sharia law.
Al-Qaida's bureaucratic problems have recently made headlines after the Associated Press found letters complaining about North African militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar and his inability to fill out expense reports, among other things.
Here is the translation provided by The Telegraph:
Any one who might have a complaint against any element of the Islamic state, whether that be the Emir or a soldier, he shall come and submit his complaint in any headquarters of the Islamic state with the condition that this complaint shall be written and give details and evidence.
We promise you that we shall make accountable anyone committing violations and that person will be sent to the Sharia court of Iraq and al-Sham.
Emir of Raqqa
Islamic state in Iraq and al-Sham
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