Islamists in Syria force Christians to pay protection levy
MINORITY communities in Syria, in the country and abroad, havebeen shocked by the news that Islamists in the eastern city ofRaqqa are forcing the remaining Christians there to pay a levy fortheir protection. The move is being interpreted as another signthat the overthrow of the Bashar al-Assad regime could herald ruleby fiercely anti-Christian Islamists.
Battles for Raqqa have raged for more than a year; the IslamicState of Iraq and al-Sham [Arabic for Syria] (ISIS) finally retookit in ...
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