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Islamic State burns Bibles, orders Christians to pay tax

November 18, 2014

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has ordered the 23 Christian families that remain in Ar-Raqqah, Syria, to pay a tax of $535 if they wish to avoid expulsion from the city.

Located in north-central Iraq, the city of 220,000 is now the capital of the Islamic State, which has organized the burning of Bibles and other Christian literature, according to a report from the Fides news agency.

 


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