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Report: ISIS Is Imposing a Special Tax on Christians Living in Iraq

Several news outlets are reporting that ISIS—the Islamic militant force taking over vast swathes of Iraq—is now forcing Christian residents to pay a special “jizya” tax or face severe consequences. The situation for Christian communities in the country, many of which are hundreds of years old, has become even more dire since the arrival of ISIS. In addition to the reported forced payments, many Christians are being driven from their communities by the violence or may soon face the prospect of being forced to flee from the brutal insurgent group …

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