Article from the news outlet EA World View
The Islamic State of Iraq and as-Sham in Raqqa has imposed conditions of “dhimma” on Christian residents of the area, according to a statement posted on various websites on Wednesday.
The statement says that ISIS had met with Christian representatives and offered them three choices: either they could convert to Islam, accept the system of Dhimma, or reject the Muslim rulers and be killed. A group of 20 Christian leaders chose the second option, according to ISIS.
Under the terms of the contract ISIS offered the Christians, Christian residents will have to pay the jizya, a special tax imposed on non-Muslim male citizens. ISIS demand that every Christian male pay a tax of up to 17 grams of gold, in return for which they will be allowed to continue practicing their faith albeit with certain restrictions, and will be offered some degree of protection.
Also under the contract, Christians are banned from owning weapons, selling pork or alcohol to Muslims, drinking alcohol in public, repairing churches, and must not display religious symbols outside churches, ring church bells, or pray in public.
The imposition of the jizya tax on Christians comes after reports that ISIS has changed the official weekend in Raqqa from Friday and Saturday to Thursday and Friday. Original article here
The Terrorist group ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant/Syria also referred to as Daash have live tweeted the images of a brutal act of mutilation inflicted on a male victim in the town of Maskanah, near Aleppo. The victim was sentenced to have his hand chopped off for an alleged act of theft. The large butchers clever used to commit this atrocity was unsharpened it took 6 complete blows of the clever and several sawing / cutting actions of the blade to completely sever the victims hand from his arm. Children were present to witness this act of brutality. Following the amputation one of the terrorists paraded the severed hand as the gathered crowd were encouraged to chant Allahu Akbar (God is great). An article about the incident can be read here in the British newspaper The Daily Mail.
Note: The United Kingdom government in concert with the United States, its NATO partners and its Gulf regime allies have assisted in the training, funding, arming and the provision of logistical and intelligence support to the opposition armed factions in Syria. Today the vast majority of these fighters follow a radical extremist ideology that principally originates with America and Britain’s ally Saudi Arabia.
WARNING: A video showing the graphic act of brutality by these terrorists can be viewed here.