The Christians of al- Qaryatain City have to make a choice whether to pay “Jizya” or enter to Islam
Reliable sources informed SOHR that IS received money in the last 48 hours from Christian clerks from the city of al- Qaryatain in the southeast of Homs, where IS imposed Jizya (a religiously required per capita tax on non-Muslims under Islamic law) on the Christians in the city of al- Qaryatain after agreeing with them and making them to choose among paying Jizya, entering into Islam or leaving the city. Meanwhile, IS is still keeping the Christian citizens’ IDs. The sources reported that most people of the city are going leave after taking their IDs.
In August 20, “Islamic State demolished a monastery belongs to the Christian people in the southeast of Homs. SOHR knew that IS destroyed the monastery of Saint Elian in the city of al- Qaryatayn seized by IS in August 6, where they pulled it down using bulldozers claiming that “the monastery is worshiped beside Allah”, coincided with carrying out 20 raids by the regime warplanes on the city.