Syrian rebel fatwa: seize non-Sunni propertyOctober 11, 2013
Unless they convert to Sunni Islam, the property of Syrian Christians and Shia Muslims should be confiscated. So say the muftis in Syria who issued a fatwa on the subject. They also instructed Sunnis to use the money that they confiscate to buy weapons for jihad.
The ruling is in keeping with the teachings of deceased Al Qaeda imam Anwar al-Awlaki, who urged dispossession of infidel wealth. The fatwa may also be partly inspired by the kharaj, an Islamic tax against defeated non-Muslims and their land.
From PI-News.org on Oct. 1:
Syria: Dispossession of All Non-Muslims
In Syria, islamist legal scholars have signed a fatwa calling for the seizure of the possessions of all Christians, Druze, Alawites and other minorities that “do not confess to the Sunni religion of the prophet.” The proceeds of this property is to be used for the purchase of weapons for “martyrs” and for their families. The Muftis also call for the breaking off of all ties with Syrians “who have betrayed or deserted from the Revolution.” Furthermore, it says: “We call our people to adhere to our islamic traditions and to visit the house of God regularly so that we may protect our souls and our society.” That means very well then that the “infidels” before they are slain are to be humiliated by this robbery of their property. (lsg)
Posted by PI / Translation: Anders Denken