The official in charge was “was warned that if he gives rations to Christians and Shiites he will be charged and prosecuted according to sharia law.” This is in line with the idea of the dhimma: to make life so hard for the subject peoples that they convert to Islam simply to secure a decent existence. “ISIS Stops Rations for Christians and Shiites in Mosul,” AINA, July 15, 2014:
(AINA) — ISIS has ordered government workers to stop giving rations to Christians and Shiites in Mosul, according to a report by Younes Thonon for ankawa.com. The official in charge of distributing rations in the Rifaq neighborhood said he had received orders from ISIS to cut the rations.
Mr. Fadel Younis, the official in charge for the Kifaat neighborhood, said that he had received a similar order and a threat from ISIS, and was warned that if he gives rations to Christians and Shiites he will be charged and prosecuted according to sharia law.
The Ministry of Commerce had recently decided to give citizens three ration items, including flour, for the month of July.