ISIS Forbids Last Remaining Christians from Fleeing Persecution: [theantimedia.org] There are reportedly only 43 Christian families left in Raqqa since IS imposed their strict brand of Islamic law on the city. Christians there live under a “state of subjugation” according to a document released by IS in December 2014.
“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,” said the document.
An activist with RIBSS said that the ban had been imposed at Easter, noting that most of the Christians left in the city were poor workers with little prospect of moving even if allowed the opportunity.
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