The earlier abduction of many Assyrian Christians and the mass execution of Egyptian Copts on account of the Islamic State (IS) militant group bring up issues about its position on Christians, both in the Middle East and around the world. While there is a general accord among Islamic researchers that both Christians and Jews appreciate unique status under an Islamic state which ensures them security in return for paying an uncommon assessment and different conditions, IS has as of late flagged that this status would be a special case as opposed to the standard. We all can get in idea of it if we read- How IS was built and rising in Middle East.
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At the point when the group declared the decapitation of the Copts not long ago, it said it had acted in vengeance for the asserted abuse of Coptic ladies converts to Islam by the Egyptian Coptic Church.
In any case, it likewise demonstrated that they had been focused on the grounds that they were a piece of the “country of the Cross” – an evident reference to Christians around the world – which was pursuing a “Crusader” war against Islam.
This seemed to recommend that all Christians, paying little heed to their partisan affiliations, were genuine focuses for IS. All things considered, there is likewise proving that the group is willing to endure Christian minorities in regions under its control.
The news was reminiscent of the snatching of the Egyptian Copts in Libya who were in this manner executed by IS militants there. The way that IS has taken the Assyrians detainee would propose they are not agreed ensured status.
It has effectively flagged its antagonistic vibe towards the Assyrian Christian detainees by depicting them as “Crusaders”. Dissimilar to different religious minorities -, for example, the Yazidis – Christians and Jews are by and large considered to have ensured (“Dhimmi”) status on the grounds that they have a place with monotheistic religions like Islam. In any case, IS seems to see Christians principally as enemies that must be battled and curbed.
As opposed to the overall perspective in Muslim countries, IS sees Christians as being managed the secured status of Dhimmis just in the event that they pay an uncommon expense called jizya and satisfy other stringent commitments. Those commitments are liable to IS’s own particular translation.
At the point when Islamic State in Iraq (ISI), as it was known at the time, focused on a Catholic church in Baghdad in 2010 it connected the assault with the asserted oppression of Muslim ladies converts by the Coptic Church in Egypt.
ISI considered Iraq’s Christians in charge of the Coptic Church’s activities by neglecting to criticize its asserted unlawful acts submitted against Muslims. In the blink of an eye afterwards, ISI issued a statement declaring that Iraq’s Christians were genuine targets. A flood of assaults followed in territories with a Christian lion’s share in Iraq.
All things considered, Christians have not generally been seen as enemies by the group. A couple of years prior, Christian minorities in zones of Iraq that had been under ISI control did appreciate the group’s security. A statement issued by the group’s Mosul branch in 2008 alluded to an agreement finished up with Christian community pioneers and ISI.
All the more as of late, in 2014, IS offered comparable insurance to Christians in its fortification of Raqqa in Syria and perhaps in different zones under the group’s control in both Syria and Iraq.
IS gave Christians three alternatives: to convert to Islam; to stay Christian yet pay taxes and fit in with strict Islamic tenets; or to dismiss the initial two choices and face war from the group.
Be that as it may, in the most recent version of its English-dialect magazine Dabiq, the group recorded Christians among IS’s primary enemies. It said IS pushed jihad against the Jews, the Christians, the Rafida [Shia] and the defenders of vote based system.