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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

MOSUL, IRAQ (Worthy News)– The Islamic State (IS) has been brutally enforcing Islamic laws in Mosul, according to the Assyrian International News Agency.

Islam's prophet, Muhammad, had decreed that people of other religions had to pay a poll tax (jizya) to Muslims as a reminder of their inferior status.

Salama al Khafaji, a member of the High Commission, said IS was imposing a minimum payment of $250 upon all Christians in Mosul.

"The economic situation in Mosul is extremely difficult, and there are no financial resources, or job opportunities except for vegetable shops, any other businesses are non-existent," said al Khafaji. "Citizens are at a loss now as to how to make ends meet".

According to al Khafaji, when IS members entered the home of an Assyrian family in Mosul to demand their tribute, the family protested because they didn't have the money. So instead, IS members raped the mother and daughter in front of the head of the household who was so traumatized by the attack that he later committed suicide.

"The Christians have told me that they cannot pay this tax," said al Khafaji, "and they say 'What am I to do? Shall I kill myself?'"

7 Comments on this post.

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  • BobandDeb Rigler
    3 July 2014 at 3:10 am - Reply

    Praying for these poor families

  • Shamayn Kennedy
    3 July 2014 at 3:20 am - Reply


  • Anonymous
    3 July 2014 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    All over this world Muslims killing murdering raping..hating..
    Anyone else ??? Want to be ruled by those taught to kill and hate like this ,
    SO!! Who on earth…IS ALLAH.. AND HIS JIHAD

    • melvin
      4 July 2014 at 12:16 am - Reply

      any religion is good as long as it makes you pure of heart

      • BJ
        4 July 2014 at 7:28 pm -

        The only way to be pure of heart is through Jesus Christ alone. No religion can do it therefore there is no good religion.

  • Jus Alex
    4 July 2014 at 5:35 am - Reply

    We really need to pray into this. May Jesus come soon and put an end to these harrowing times once and for all.

  • cherylbagh
    18 July 2014 at 2:26 am - Reply

    Yes, this is the so called religion of peace. It want be long until the end and God will give the revenge he ask us to wait for.

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