The ISIS terrorist group has forced residents of its stronghold in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul to pay thousands of Iraqi dinars in Zakat al-Fitr or donations to the poor at the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
AhlulBayt News Agency - The ISIS terrorist group has forced residents of its stronghold in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul to pay thousands of Iraqi dinars in Zakat al-Fitr or donations to the poor at the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
The al-Sumaria satellite television reported on Tuesday that Mosul residents are obliged to pay ISIS IQD 25,000 (USD 21.4) in charity money on Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the fasting month.
ISIS has justified the order by claiming that the price of foodstuffs in the Iraqi city has increased.
Meanwhile, Iraqi sources reported that ISIS militants have hanged a Mufti for his protest at the Zakat al-Fitr amount.
The extremists have also whipped 15 Mosul residents over their refusal to pay the money.
This is while ISIS has set up some centers to collect the Zakat al-Fitr and ordered them to give the sum to ISIS' so-called Diwan Bayt al-Mal, the financial ministry responsible for budgets and collections.
The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by gruesome violence ever since ISIS elements began their reign of terror in the country in June 2014.
ISIS militants have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, such as public decapitations and crucifixions, against all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians, in areas under their control.
ISIS and other Takfiri groups follow an ideology rooted in Wahhabism that is preached by Saudi clerics and is tolerated and even supported by its rulers.