Read the Contract the Islamic State Group Is Forcing Christians to Sign in SyriaThe Islamic State group forced Christian men in a Syrian town to pay a sharia-mandated tax known as jizya and abide by a long list of restrictions, according to new photos posted by the Islamist group.

In addition to the tax which was calibrated by income level, the jihadists forced the Christians to sign a contract pledging an array of curbs on their faith and self-defense, including promising they will not own guns, build churches, display crosses, worship in public or ring church bells.The photos show dozens of men gathered for the signing in Qaryatain, a town that once had a Christian population of thousands. They sat in a theater, apparently waiting their turn, as a man joined a militant onstage to sign the document. FULL REPORT