I'm trying to convince this guy to choose DPOS for his Islamic cryptocurrency (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=903377.new#new
It seems like there could be multiple reasons this could be successful if branded and promoted correctly.
1) Muslims pay Zakat to fulfill their religious obligation. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zakat
The practice is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and it is the only pillar which enjoins Muslims to submit to Islamic statism.
2) The many sects of Islam are divided into separate factions (Shi'ite, Sunni, salafi, taliban, muslim brotherhood, etc. etc.)
What if it was acceptable to pay your Zakat tax in an opt in system? I see it as a way for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation without paying the state directly. Consider if all Muslims used this system, the delegates of which would be run on behalf of Imams or officials that would control funds paid by Zakat tax. The people at large could choose where their Zakat goes instead of paying State actors.
Could this be a first step towards uniting the common Muslim people of which are subjugated by extremist governments and organizations across the many countries of the Middle East?