It’s not surprising that an organization as diffuse as al Qaeda would have rules. What makes them interesting is that we rarely hear about them — and how much some sound like our own regulations. For example:
There’s an oversight committee
Such issues could include disciplinary action for an administrator “who does not execute the schedule or cooperate with the brothers in executing it, or becomes lenient in the security affairs.”
The committee is open to feedback
A fixture of office break rooms worldwide, a suggestion/complaint box is required at every al Qaeda guesthouse, according to the administrative instructions. The oversight committee is responsible for reviewing the feedback at each meeting.
They are sensitive to career development
Without the full context it’s hard to know exactly what it means. But some of the sentiments and platitudes may sound familiar.
“Should there be someone at work who you dislike, reason with him and do not lead him to the point where he becomes your enemy.”
The document speaks of “the need to train the brother who is over 30 years of age and who has a difficult attitude to change and improve his attitude to the better in circumstances such as these.”
In such cases, it’s necessary “to aim and monitor him as well as avoid tasking him with duties that could potentially harm the work in general. “