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A special tax for those who reject Islam
I don't know much about the jizya, so I'm sure this will need cleaned up, but here's how I'd go about it:

(Again, establish the absoluteness of Mohammed's example and the holy books)

EW: I'd like us to now take a look at a verse from the Quran.

Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

So we can see that Muslims are commanded to fight non-Muslims. But as we're all aware, Islam is the religion of peace, so fight surely refers to a spiritual struggle.

But it says that Muslims are not to stop fighting non-Muslims until they pay the jizya willingly and feel themselves subdued.

Here's Yusuf Ali's explanation of the jizya: "The derived meaning, which became the technical meaning, was a poll-tax levied from those who did not accept Islam, but were willing to live under the protection of Islam, and were thus tacitly willing to submit to the laws enforced by the Muslim State."[13]

So we see that the jizya is a tax specifically for non-Muslims.

So your Quran tells its followers that Muslims are to force non-Muslims to pay an extra tax for "protection" and non-Muslims are to feel themselves subdued, or to accept that they are second class citizens.

Let's look at a theoretical example: In the year 2100, America is a predominantly Muslim nation. So you accept Dr. Naik, that the non-Muslims in America should be forced to pay a tax that Muslims do not have to pay? And you believe it's reasonable for non-Muslims to accept that they are in fact second class citizens?

Dr. Naik: No idea how he'll respond, so it's again up to the audience to force him to directly answer the question.


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