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  • n. A per capita tax levied on a section of an Islamic state's non-Muslim citizens, who meet certain criteria.


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From Arabic جزية (jizya(t)), from Persian گزید (gazīd), گزیت (gazīt, "poll-tax"), from Middle Persian 𐭢𐭦𐭩𐭲 (gazīd), 𐭢𐭦𐭩𐭲𐭪𐭩 (gazīdag, "poll-tax"), from Aramaic.


  • Over 60% of this holy (cough-cough) book deals with how to convert, tax (called jizya in Arabic), punish, wife-beat (Koran 4:34), fight and yes…KILL non-Muslims and those "not-Muslim-enough"!

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Sharia law mandates a discriminatory tax, called jizya, on non-Islamic religions and nations:

    Jihad Watch

  • The Koran encompasses over 60% of its content with how to convert, enslave, hold ransom, tax called jizya in

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Extortion rackets against Kafirs are mandated by the Koran 'jizya' is the Arabic term for 'protection money' payable by Jews and Christians to Muslims.

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  • Armed Christians said they were the only ones who could defend their communities from extremist Sunni and Shiite attacks and kidnappings for refusing to pay "jizya," an obsolete tax levied on non-Muslims during the 7th century at the height of Islam's expansion.

    Assyrian International News Agency

  • The new south Sudan will be invited to Islam, then jizya will be demanded of it, then jihad will be declared on it.

    Southern Sudan holds separation vote after thousands make long journey to freedom

  • The Christian, Hindu, Sikh and Parsee communities have been second-class citizens since the death of Jinnah; and the situation is getting worse: acts of violence committed with impunity, rape and forced conversions of girls, false blasphemy accusations followed by lynchings, discrimination by the police and justice system, imposition of jizya (tax on non-muslims) by islamist organisations.

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  • Strict adherence to Quranic principles, therefore, would require them to reinstate jizya.

    Divorcing fundamentalism

  • One example of that, he said, is jizya, the poll tax on non-Muslims, which is clearly prescribed in the Quran (9: 29):

    Divorcing fundamentalism

  • Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath 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.

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