Skip to comments.Syria Crisis: ISIS Imposes Rules on Christians in Raqqa
Posted on 02/27/2014 4:33:02 PM PST by marshmallow
A jihadist group in Syria has demanded that Christians in the northern city of Raqqa pay a levy in gold and accept curbs on their faith, or face death.
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) said it would give Christian residents "protection" if they agreed to the list of conditions.
The announcement came in a statement posted online.
Correspondents say ISIS is trying to implement an extreme interpretation of Islamic law in areas it controls.
Raqqa, seized by ISIS last year, was the first provincial capital to be completely in the hands of rebels.
'Risking the sword'
The directive from ISIS, citing the Islamic concept of "dhimma", requires Christians in the city to pay tax of around half an ounce (14g) of pure gold in exchange for their safety.
It says Christians must not make renovations to churches, display crosses or other religious symbols outside churches, ring church bells or pray in public.
Christians must not carry arms, and must follow other rules imposed by ISIS (also known as ISIL) on their daily lives.
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Well, this will certainly please the Islamists’ sponsors—Lindsey Graham & Barack Obama.
hard to find more devout evildoers than muslim scum. our president stands with them, our frigging foreign bastard marxist dictator.
Prayer for Peace in Syria
God of Compassion,
Hear the cries of the people of Syria,
Bring healing to those suffering from the violence,
Bring comfort to those mourning the dead,
Strengthen Syria’s neighbors in their care and welcome for refugees,
Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms,
And protect those committed to peace.
God of Hope,
Inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with enemies,
Inspire the Church around the world with compassion for the people of Syria,
And give us hope for a future of peace built on justice for all.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
Prince of Peace and Light of the World,
Petition: For the people of Syria, that God may strengthen the resolve of leaders to end the fighting and choose a future of peace.
Lucifer's legions working slavishly to create a living hell on earth, otherwise known as an Islamic caliphate.
Prayer for Peace in Syria
As I read your prayer, I was gripped by the feeling that the God of Compassion is not going to let the pervasive insanity and sin that afflicts his people here on earth continue much longer.
That it commands others to pay them gold, tells you all you need to know. They don’t own the land, provide services, etc.. This is slavery, pure and simple.
Christians are being slaughtered all over, crickets from the WH. From the ‘christian’ president. /s But i’m sure if I go to a local Black baptist, AME or other church they’ll have an excuse for him. ‘Oh he’s working behind the scenes’, yeah... giving them weapons to do it; ‘He doesn’t run the country by himself, it’s those republicans fault’, yeah, but Bush did... right?
Even those who have no faith should see this as evil, not making sense, supernatural or at least crazy.
Strange that those who care so much for animals and environment, applaud less humans as long as they feel they’re not in danger. You would think they would say it’s horrible... (at least on the scale of that cross on the military cemetery, those horrid Boy Scouts, that creche which burns their eyes or the baking couple that wouldn’t bake the gay couples cake), yet many on the left wave their banners for them. Is it cowardice or the ‘trendy’ thing to do... to hate your own? It has to be self-hate and the loathing of any authority whatsoever... until they find themselves under the foot of Islam. They don’t know whom they serve.
And I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and the word of God... Revelation.
Yep, I bet they still remember in Hama.
Shut it off, go door to door...
He was no joke.
I LOVED Dick Cheney's comment about Sadaam's INfamous words about the American soldiers' efforts: It will be the mother of all battles.
Cheney, at his driest, said: It will be the mother of all retreats. And...it was.
Cheney was my hero of that war.