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Jihadist Syrian rebel group imposes Sharia restrictions on Christians

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Group calls for end to public Christian rituals, displaying of cross “or anything from their book.”

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a jihadist group, announced on Wednesday that Christians in the Syrian city of Raqa will have to conform to Islamic Shari’a, paying taxes in return for protection.

The group released a list of 12 rules that make up an “agreement” on jihadist forums, AFP reported. Christians should not publicly make religious rituals or display the cross “or anything from their book anywhere on Muslims’ path or markets,” it said.

Related:Analysis: Al-Qaida unlikely to force Hezbollah out of SyriaIslamists demand levy from Christians in Syrian city

ISIL began as al-Qaida in Iraq and imposed similar rules on Christians there, following the 2003 US-led invasion, said the report.

Christians that refuse to pay would face death, said the group, the BBC reported.

Jihadist groups have taken over swaths of land in Syria as the war has dragged on, imposing Islamic law.

In classical Islamic law a dhimmi, or “protected person,” is allowed to live in Muslim lands provided he pays the jizya in a state of submission and abides by other restrictions. Jews and Christians, because they are “people of the Book,” are given the offer to accept dhimmi conditions.

The payment of jizya is based on the Koran (9:29): “Fight those who believe not in God and the Last Day and do not forbid what God and His messenger [Muhammad] have forbidden – such men as practice not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book – until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled.”

Muslims are obligated to protect dhimmis, but if they breach the pact, they can be killed.

Historically, the dhimmi helped fund the expansion of the Islamic empire.

“The dhimmi peoples became a valuable source of assistance for the conquerors. Making up the entire economic infrastructure of the ever-expanding empire and skilled in professions unknown to the Arabs, they maintained the Arab military apparatus through their taxes and payments in kind, enabling it thereby to pursue the jihad without hindrance,” explains Bay Yeor in her book The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians under Islam.

Dhimmis were forbidden to possess arms and became dependent on the occupying power, said Yeor.

Joel Parker, a junior researcher who focuses on Syria at theMoshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, told The Jerusalem Post that because the Christian population of Raqa was around one percent before the civil war began, and today is likely far lower due to flight and casualties, the document presented by ISIL is not necessarily intended to have a huge effect in terms of revenue creation for the organization.

“More likely, the move seems aimed to show other Islamist rebel groups that they are indeed capable of building a new state based entirely on Shari’a law,” said Parker.

“They can now claim to be organizing an Islamic state along the model of the prophet Muhammad, whereas the other groups have yet to do so. This fits with their message that they are “the state” that has now come to replace the previous regime,” he added.


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Feds Want Cars To Be Able To Talk To Each Other

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Raising hopes of preventing many collisions, transportation officials say they'll propose requiring that automakers equip new cars and light trucks with technology that lets vehicles communicate with each other.
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''Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Monday the technology holds the potential to significantly reduce crashes, injuries and deaths on the nation's streets and highways.''

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Accessibility, Acceptance, Islamic Education: Living as a Muslim with Disability - MuslimMatters

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The Jewish Case Against Unplugging - Jewish Daily Forward

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Jewish Daily Forward The Jewish Case Against Unplugging Jewish Daily Forward This particular mix of regret and shame is a product of America's religious founders, a group of people who are so fearful of human impulse and emotion that they formed a...
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''The rapid ascent of smartphones, tablets, apps and social networking has incited a chorus of fearmongers and naysayers telling us to unplug, or go on digital detox, or recharge by uncharging or cure our digital attention disorders. The Jewish cultural organization Reboot’s “Sabbath Manifesto,” which aims to put a “modern spin on the tradition of a weekly day of rest,” places unplugging on the top of its list and is encouraging everyone to take part in the National Day of Unplugging, happening March 7–8.''

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Competing to be the real thing - The Economist (blog)

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But one of the most complained-about ads was one that could have given offence on either feminist or religious grounds; it promoted a Polish energy drink by showing a woman on a bed clad in white lingerie, under the slogan "be sinful..."Competing to be the real thing The Economist (blog) But one of the most complained-about ads was one that could have given offence on either feminist or religious grounds; it promoted a Polish energy drink by showing a woman on a bed clad in white...
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Morgan Freeman Wants To Talk To You Tonight About God And Aliens - Geekosystem

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''What will happen to religion as technology evolves? Will we still believe in God once we’ve gone much further, technologically? Or will we all become part of some global connected brain that maybe has another concept to go by — not what we now think of as God, the great creator?''

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Jihadist Syrian rebel group imposes Sharia restrictions on Christians

Jihadist Syrian rebel group imposes Sharia restrictions on Christians | Religion,Technology and UFO's | Scoop.it
Group calls for end to public Christian rituals, displaying of cross “or anything from their book.”

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a jihadist group, announced on Wednesday that Christians in the Syrian city of Raqa will have to conform to Islamic Shari’a, paying taxes in return for protection.

The group released a list of 12 rules that make up an “agreement” on jihadist forums, AFP reported. Christians should not publicly make religious rituals or display the cross “or anything from their book anywhere on Muslims’ path or markets,” it said.

Related:Analysis: Al-Qaida unlikely to force Hezbollah out of SyriaIslamists demand levy from Christians in Syrian city

ISIL began as al-Qaida in Iraq and imposed similar rules on Christians there, following the 2003 US-led invasion, said the report.

Christians that refuse to pay would face death, said the group, the BBC reported.

Jihadist groups have taken over swaths of land in Syria as the war has dragged on, imposing Islamic law.

In classical Islamic law a dhimmi, or “protected person,” is allowed to live in Muslim lands provided he pays the jizya in a state of submission and abides by other restrictions. Jews and Christians, because they are “people of the Book,” are given the offer to accept dhimmi conditions.

The payment of jizya is based on the Koran (9:29): “Fight those who believe not in God and the Last Day and do not forbid what God and His messenger [Muhammad] have forbidden – such men as practice not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book – until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled.”

Muslims are obligated to protect dhimmis, but if they breach the pact, they can be killed.

Historically, the dhimmi helped fund the expansion of the Islamic empire.

“The dhimmi peoples became a valuable source of assistance for the conquerors. Making up the entire economic infrastructure of the ever-expanding empire and skilled in professions unknown to the Arabs, they maintained the Arab military apparatus through their taxes and payments in kind, enabling it thereby to pursue the jihad without hindrance,” explains Bay Yeor in her book The Dhimmi: Jews and Christians under Islam.

Dhimmis were forbidden to possess arms and became dependent on the occupying power, said Yeor.

Joel Parker, a junior researcher who focuses on Syria at theMoshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, told The Jerusalem Post that because the Christian population of Raqa was around one percent before the civil war began, and today is likely far lower due to flight and casualties, the document presented by ISIL is not necessarily intended to have a huge effect in terms of revenue creation for the organization.

“More likely, the move seems aimed to show other Islamist rebel groups that they are indeed capable of building a new state based entirely on Shari’a law,” said Parker.

“They can now claim to be organizing an Islamic state along the model of the prophet Muhammad, whereas the other groups have yet to do so. This fits with their message that they are “the state” that has now come to replace the previous regime,” he added.


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GOVERNMENT AGENTS OF HIDDEN SECRECTS - UFODigest

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Scientist Dr Ian Duncan claims he can 'talk' to animals and will reveal his ... - Daily Mail

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‘We are devising ways of “talking” to animals and putting questions to them about their welfare and happiness,’'

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When Science Comes to Church - ChristianityToday.com

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When Science Comes to Church ChristianityToday.com Consider one of the most startling juxtapositions in Kinnaman's book: 52 percent of youth-group teens aspire to science-related careers like biology, chemistry, engineering, and technology, along...
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''So, if science can truly uncover truth about the world, we should embrace those discoveries. Our faith might be challenged, but more often, I've discovered, it is enhanced.''
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UFO Spotted Over O'Hare? - Wired

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While several United workers swear they saw something strange — and one reportedly "experienced some religious issues" over the incident — the official FAA line is that a "weather phenomenon" caused the sighting.
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''Descriptions vary slightly, but everybody seems to agree the silent UFO sat in the sky for several minutes just before sunset Nov. 7, then shot up through the sky, leaving a noticeable hole in the dense cloud layer.''

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In advance of his March 8 reading at Fact and Fiction, we talked with Hart about UFOs over Poughkeepsie, baptizing ET and shaking up Christian faith.
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I remember some fundamentalist Christian groups saying, "Well, if we meet extraterrestrials, we have to baptize them to save their souls." ... And to say that everybody for the last 8 billion years went to hell or God didn't love them until Jesus came to just one species on one planet in one solar system, in one galaxy among billions—that, to me, is really the height of arrogance.

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Video:Junior jihad: 4yro Al Qaeda fighter in Syria shooting an AK 47

Junior jihad: Spraying bullets from an AK-47, the four-year-old Al Qaeda fighter in Syria who should be in infants' school Video shows youngster opening fire...

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, February 1, 2014 5:56 PM

This is what the Arab Muslim world is really all about. In Syria, a 4-year old is being sent off to war.



The shooter is believed to be the son of a jihadist from Albania who is one of thousands of foreigners fighting with Al Qaeda in Syria.

via @http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2014/02/syrias-4-year-old-jihadi.html


Insane...but Obama is ok with child soldiers now days http://littlebytesnews.blogspot.com/2011/10/obama-waives-penalties-on-countries.html ...and he's arming them in Syria along with Al Quaeda.

Pamela Hills's curator insight, February 2, 2014 4:44 PM

This will make your heart stop! President Obama do you have a clue what you and those in washingtonare doing? May this picture be seared in your soul and you never forget what you in Washington have done in the name of insanity of what Bush adminstraiton set in motion for you are as they. You suppy the weapons and put them in hands of children. I pray this goes viral and washington is held acountable for what you are doing !

this child 4 years of age will kill your son or daughter one day and he learned it from our own goverment.

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Apple’s New Car System Turns Your Dashboard Into an iPhone Accessory

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Apple's CarPlay system is a “second screen” iOS interface optimized for the car -- one that allows for deeper integration with iOS devices than any in-car system to date.

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''In addition to a CarPlay-enabled car, you’ll need an iPhone with an upcoming iOS 7 update to use it. According to Apple, the system only works with Lightning-connector iPhones — you’re limited to using the system with the iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c — that will need to be connected to the car in order for the features to work.''

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MMA France's curator insight, March 4, 2014 3:17 PM

Le mobile au coeur de nos vies, au travail, à domicile et même en voiture...

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Ya está aquí. 

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Meet the seven people who hold the keys to worldwide internet security

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It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: seven keys, held by individuals from all over the world, that together control security at the core of the web.
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 ''the ceremony we are about to witness sees the coming together of a group of people, from all over the world, who each hold a key to the internet. Together, their keys create a master key, which in turn controls one of the central security measures at the core of the web.''

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