The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, considered to be the most ruthless of the Sunni Islamic militant groups fighting in Syria, has ordered a Christian community in Raqqa, Syria, to pay nearly 38 pounds of gold as a ‚Äúguarantee of their safety.‚ÄĚ
The announcement was posted on an ISIS website.
The requirement is part of the implementation of a form of Islamic law, or Shariah, in areas under ISIS control.
Each ounce would cost, at Feb. 26 rates, about $1,330, making the total needed for the required 600-plus ounces of gold more than $800,000....
I would suggest that you read some of the articles that are given in the URL of my first message, though some of the links may now be out of date. One should realize the URL=http://www.answering-islam.org/Books/Barton/11.htm>Inadequacy of Islam
These are not taxes, it is criminal extortion from Gods people. When the current government in Syria has attempted to use the sword against these criminals, western governments have financed and armed these criminals for additional power & filthy lucre.
Please contact your representatives and tell them you dont agree with continued support of these rebels. Not that we are overly concerned about the gold alone, but these terrorists also have proven to kill & force conversions of Christians in Syria.
Right, RK...not unlike a burgler hitting the same location because he got away with it once and there was more to be taken. As long as the money flows, they will continue extorting because how far dies money really go when split who knows how many ways. Considering the fact that they are hated and must convert or die, I see them being used until the bank is dried up and then it's lights out.