If Muslims violate the rights of non-Muslims, are they held responsible?

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If Muslims violate the rights of non-Muslims, are they held responsible?

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Dear Brother / Sister,

If a Muslim obtains or eats unjustly something belonging to a non-Muslim, he will be accounted for it in the hereafter unless he pays for it in the world. The non-Muslim will take his right from him. 

For instance, if a Muslim steals something belonging to a Christian and does not pay for it, he will be accounted for it in the hereafter. If a thief is not punished in the world and does not return the thing to its owner, he will be held responsible in the hereafter. For, it is the violation of a person's rights. If he does not pay for it or if the owner does not forgive him, his responsibility will go on in the hereafter. Accordingly, a Christian whose belongings are stolen will demand his right and take it from the Muslim who stole it.  

(see Halil GÜNENÇ, Günümüz Meselelerine Fetvalar, II/299)

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