'Convert, Pay Tax or Die,' Islamists Tell Christians in Mosul
Islamist insurgents have issued an ultimatum to northern Iraq's dwindling Christian population to either convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death, according to a statement distributed in the militant-controlled city of Mosul.
The statement issued by the Islamic State, the al-Qaida offshoot which led last month's lightning assault to capture swathes of north Iraq, and seen by Reuters, said the ruling would come into effect on Saturday.
It said Christians who wanted to remain in the "caliphate" that the Islamic State declared this month in parts of Iraq and Syria must agree to abide by terms of a "dhimma" contract‚ÄĒa historic practice under which non-Muslims were protected in Muslim lands in return for a special levy known as "jizya."...
The article says that the Christians have left or are leaving because of this new rule of the Muslims. Ultimately these Muslims will turn Iraq into another poverty stricken uneducated uncivilised country. Then they will come to the "Christian"(?) west cap in hand to borrow. Even the oil rich Saudi Arabia turns to the west for the technology and know how to keep its place in the world.