ISIS’ 7 Rules For Living As A Christian In Raqqa

The Islamic State has released a list of rules dictating how Christians living in the Syrian city of Raqqa should behave, including the instruction to never pray in public or within earshot of a Muslim. In the list of seven rules that Christians must obey, the terror group also warns that there should never be any ‘treachery’ against ISIS, nor any mockery directed towards Muslims or Islam. The new set of restrictions are applicable to those living in ISIS-controlled Raqqa, previously one of Syria’s most liberal areas. They are said to be in return for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – the head of Islamic State and the most wanted man in the Middle East – granting safety to Christians in the war-torn city, according to the International Business Times. In the document, it says al-Baghdadi will safeguard ‘their selves, children, money and churches’, if Christians obey the stringent list of rules. It comes just months after the jihadists banned Christians in Raqqa from drinking alcohol in public or from trading pigs or alcohol in markets. The document opens with a lengthy quote from the Quran which describes how Christians are ‘in a state of subjection’. It says: ‘Fight those who do not believe in Allah, nor in the latter day, nor do they prohibit what Allah and His Apostle have prohibited, nor follow the religion of truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgement of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.’

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