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Submitted by susan (Italy), May 4, 2007 at 16:44

"no, you are confused. The jizya is paid if there is a war between a Muslim country and another, and an able bodied non Muslim chooses not to fight, because that is his perogative, he pays a small tax."

you are ignorant of your own bloody history. The jyza was paid in period of peace by the non muslims that didn't want to convert, and this happened throughout all muslim history.

"This is the equivalent of getting a release from a draft for being a conciensious objector in America."

and you don't have to pay an extra tax. A logical comparison is unknown to the muslims.

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