“One Whitehall source told the Sunday Times that the tax may have been inspired by the actions of ISIS, who are well known to demand jizya from non-Muslims living in Syria and Iraq.” Or maybe they got the idea from the Qur’an: “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” (9:29)
“It sets a dangerous precedent and sends a message to non-Muslim inmates that Muslims are going to run the prison according to their own rules and sharia.” Yes, and there is going to be much, much more of this precedent-setting.
“Islamist extremists are extorting ‘infidel tax’ from fellow prisoners in some of Britain’s toughest jails,” by Tom Wyke, MailOnline, November 1, 2015 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Non-Muslim inmates in several of Britain’s category A prisons are being forced to pay a ‘protection tax’ to radical Muslim prisoners out of fear of facing violence.
The ‘tax’, known as ‘jizya’, was found to be enforced by some Islamist extremist prisoners in four of Britain’s largest prisons.
The shocking findings were uncovered by a team of government investigators, appointed by justice secretary Michael Gove last August to establish the threat posed by Islamic extremists in prisons.
The investigation suggests that religious extremists in prison are using bullying tactics and violent threats to force prisoners to convert or pay money.
Read more: jihadwatch.org