Last week we reported that since the fall of Morsi, Islamists had taken over the Egyptian town of Dalga and were terrorizing Christians there. Now we are hearing that some Christians are being told to pay a very expensive ‘Jizya’ tax (a protection tax) or they are told they will be killed. And that is exactly what happened here:
CBN NEWS – Muslims in southern Egypt killed two Christian men for failing to pay them protection money.
Muslims in the area are demanding Christians pay them “jizya,” a kind of tax that Islamic law requires religious minorities to pay Muslims.
However, the tax is so high many Christians simply can’t afford it.
The Voice of the Martyrs reports that a Muslim man demanded a Christian in a village in Assiut pay him nearly $1,500.
The Christian sought help from local police but to no avail.
When he failed to come up with the money, several Muslims went to his home and shot him and his cousin to death.
Here’s more detail from Voice of the Martyrs via CBN’s Chris Lane:
“The incident had started yesterday at 9:30 pm when Emad received a phone call from a Muslim man called Ashraf Ahmed Mohammed. Ashraf threatened Emad that he would be killed if he did not pay it. Emad with a close Muslim Friend named Helal Abd Elhamid went together to the vice security director of Assuit governorate and told him about the threat that Emad had received from Ashraf!!! Today (Thursday) at 10 am, some Muslims led by Ashraf came to Emad’s house while Emad was inside the house with his cousin Medhat and they attacked the house and kept shooting Emad and Medhat and killed them!!! We do not know why the government is not protecting Christians especially in Dalga in Menia city and in Assuit??!!!! Please ask for prayers for both families.”
Lane adds this as well:
Emad leaves behind a wife and five children. Medhat’s wife is now without a husband and their three children will grow up without the loving guidance of a father.