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    • Dan
    • 20.01.10 | 18:15 (IST)

    Ben, The dhimmis paid an alternate tax, not an extra tax. This alternate tax was specifically for the Christians and Jews for protection by the state from internal and external threats against them. At the end of the day, indeed, they paid less taxes than their Muslim counterparts.

    from the article: Syria's Mufti: Islam commands us to protect Judaism
    First published 10:57 19.01.10 | Last updated 12:15 19.01.10
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