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