The ISIS mafia: How Syrian businessmen are forced to hand over sums of up to $100,000 to Islamic State thugs on top of trumped-up taxes… or risk trying to run businesses in chaotic rebel-held areas

Islamic State’s reputation for brutality has been well known but new reports suggest the extremist group has also used its power to enforce strict taxes on civilians living under their repression regime.

Based on their radical interpretation of Sharia’h law, the jihadi group has reportedly amassed a significant treasury of wealth, obtained through heavy taxes and tough fines on any actions deemed un-Islamic.

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  • dance…dancetotheradio

    That picture.
    That prisoner surrendered.
    Never surrender.
    Die on the battlefield.

  • Gary

    Coming to a Town near you.

    This will be Regent Parkistan one day .

  • shasta

    “amassed a significant treasury of wealth, obtained through heavy taxes and tough fines”

    That sounds just like every government in Canada. Maybe they are more like us than we would like to think.

    • Minicapt

      No, but the Daily Mail reporter doesn’t want to find out how and why ISIS actually runs its financial services. For example, they do not “tax”, nor do they “fine” people/businesses.

      Cheers

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is the dirty little secret of almost all insurgencies.
    They are not fighting all of the time, and much of their energy is spent running protection rackets (they are already a bunch of lawless guys with guns) and doing a lot of what we would consider “organized crime”.