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June 04, 2009

Bleg: What Rules Make it Harder for Muslims to Meet Zakat in the U.S.?

I need you guys to put me some knowledge. The President complained this morning:

For instance, in the United States, rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation. That is why I am committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat.

I've been digging around Google, but I can't find which rules on charitable giving the President believes make it difficult for Muslims to meet their zakat obligation. I'm sure there has to be some and I'm absolutely certain he's not talking about the criminal investigations into Islamic charities who gave money to terrorits as implied by AP. But I can't find what they are.

Any ideas?


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posted by Gabriel Malor at 11:03 AM

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