ISIS Forces Christians in Syrian Town To Live As Dhimmis After Release

More than 200 Christians who were being held captive by Islamic State (ISIS) have been released but are being forced to live under a set of rules handed down by the terrorist group, Christian leaders said Friday.

ISIS captured the some 270 Christians in the Syrian town of Al-Qaryatain. They were returned to their homes only after agreeing to pay jizya (tax) and sign a dhimma (Sharia social contract) in order to remain in the town and not face death.

The kidnapped Christians are from the Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic denominations of Christianity.

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