Yemen: Shi’ite Houthis impose 20% “religious tax” on people and local governments in areas they control

“Lawyers in Houthi-held areas said the amendment was not legal and not approved by the Quran, Sharia or the Yemeni constitution.”

Actually, there is this: “And know that anything you obtain of war booty, then indeed, for Allah is one fifth of it and for the Messenger and for near relatives and the orphans, the needy, and the traveler, if you have believed in Allah and in that which We sent down to Our Servant on the day of criterion – the day when the two armies met. And Allah, over all things, is competent.” (Qur’an 8:41)

“Yemen: government condemns 20% tax imposed by Houthis,” al Khaleej Today, June 11, 2020 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Yemen’s government has condemned a new tax law enacted this month by the Houthi rebels in areas under their control in the country’s north.

The law imposes a 20 per cent religious tax on people and local governments to be paid to the Houthis.

The Yemeni Minister of Human Rights, Dr Mohammed Askar, on Wednesday called on the Yemeni Parliament and all state and civil institutions to reject the new law enacted by the Houthi Supreme Political Council in Sanaa.

“This law is very dangerous and racial one,” Dr Askar told The National. “It divides the Yemen society into two classes.”

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