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Apr 23, 2009

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Naahid

The Orakzai Sikhs are being charged a ridiculous amount of money. About US $500,000 for 12 families? That's just so far out of the real... they are described as "impoverished" on top of living in Orakzai as shopkeepers!

And the jizya is an income tax for non-Muslim members of an Islamic state. While I question the appropriateness of the state itself, I second your highlight of the rampant ridiculousness of the situation since Muslims pay taxes that are always at a significantly higher rate than that of the jizya tax (the exact percentages, of course, vary by branch).

Clearly this is just an attempt to force-convert or kick out non-Talebanis.

Jackasses, the lot of them.

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