This undated image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) marching in Raqqa, Syria.(AP Photo/militant website)
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Militants from the Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS came under fire in their stronghold of Raqqa Thursday, as a prominent jihadist criticized the group's intention to impose a special tax on religious minorities.In Amman, a leading Islamist figure lashed out at ISIS for imposing a special tax on Christians under their control, saying their ideas were "distorted and extreme".ISIS said wealthy Christians must pay the equivalent of 13 grams (half an ounce) of pure gold, middle-class Christians pay half that sum and the poor a quarter of it.Jizya was a poll tax imposed by early Muslim rulers on Christians and Jews in exchange for allowing them to practice their religion.
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