Fundamentalist belief in God and gold
Having been raised in Texas, I’m more than a bit familiar with the interesting intersection between those who adhere to fundamentalist religion and those who believe that gold is the One True Money. The messages are not identical, but there are some shared notes. No few tracts damn the Federal Reserve as both the work of the devil and the source of fiat money, and write about a return to the gold standard both as an economic remedy and a kind of moral redemption. So it surprises me not one bit that ISIS plans to mint gold coins.