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Some Police Recruits Impose ‘Islamic Tax’ on Afghans

• NY Times
Ghulam Hazrat should be a poster boy for the peaceful reintegration of insurgents who want to switch sides. Six months ago he was a Taliban commander in the troubled Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz Province. Now he and 10 of his followers are in the process of becoming police officers, at which point the government will start paying them salaries.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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Shouldn't the headline be "Same tax collectors in Afghanistan but only 1/5th the rate."

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