Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Apartheid? Try Dhimmihood

From a book on my shelf (I my father bought it for me in 1968), starting on page 44:-

...it was the refusal of the Jews to accept the enlightenment of the faith [of Islam] that excluded them from the privileges and responsibilities conferred by the new religious community (Quran 2:137 --- "So if they believe in the same as you believe in, then they have been [rightly] guided; but if they turn away, they are only in dissension, and Allah will be sufficient for you against them.").  This split introduced...the fundamental principle of discrimination between the true believers and those that did npt accept the trachings of the Prophet...Muhammed allowed for a third group, Ahl el Kittab...the canon law of Islam elaborated the special laws for the 'dhimmis'...laid down the limitations and the conditions of inferiority to which the Jews was to be subjected...any breach of it entailed the forfeiture of his life...

How Jews (and Christians) paid the jizya tax:

“On the day of payment they [the dhimmis] shall be assembled in a public place like the suq. They should be standing there waiting in the lowest and dirtiest place. The acting officials representing the Law shall be placed above them and shall adopt a threatening attitude so that it seems to them, as well as to the others, that our object is to degrade them by pretending to take their possessions. They will realise that we are doing them a favour (again) in accepting from them the jizya and letting them (thus) go free. They then shall be dragged one by one (to the officer responsible) for the exacting of payment. When paying, the dhimmi will receive a blow and will be thrown aside so that he will think that he has escaped the sword through this (insult). This is the way that the friends of the Lord [sayyid: Muhammad], of the first and last generations will act toward their infidel enemies, for might belongs to Allah, to His Prophet, and to the believers.”

The laws:

...the belittling of dhimmis was achieved, not only through the jizya ritual, but also through the whole system of Sharia law as it applied to the dhimmi community...legal provisions were applied to dhimmis ensuring their humiliation and inferiority...The regulations characteristically included:
• Restrictions on marriage...
• Restrictions on worship and public displays of religious symbols...
Legal disabilities, for example dhimmi testimony was not valid against a Muslim, and a dhimmi’s blood was worth less in law than a Muslim’s...
• No dhimmi could exercise authority over a Muslim
• Many restrictions on housing, public appearance, status and behaviour (such requiring distinctive clothing or coloured patches to mark dhimmi status — the yellow patch for Jews was a medieval Islamic invention)
• Purity regulations (especially in Shi’ite areas) which limited the movement and participation of dhimmis in society.


Our glorious faith only allows them the marks of lowliness and degradation...
...the Hebrew of Morocco is despised and scorned.


And today.

And this, too:

In 1836 Edward Lane published his classic work, An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians. He reports that cursing of dhimmis was taught as part of a Muslim’s educational formation:

“I am credibly informed that children in Egypt are often taught at school, a regular set of curses to denounce upon the persons and property of Christians, Jews, and all other unbelievers in the religion of Mohammad.”[32]

These curses are recorded by Lane in an appendix. In essence they describe looting, killing of men and enslavement of women and children, which is the lot of dhimmis when they have no protection and are subjected to jihad. These curses are in fact a prayer that the dhimma will be set aside and as such they served to impart the theological requirements of the dhimma to the minds of Muslim children.

This world view is far from dead. On March 6, 2009, Al-Rahma TV in Egypt presented a broadcast in which a child calls down curses upon Jews in similar fashion, expressing a wish that the men will be killed, women widowed, and children orphaned[33]

“Oh Allah, completely destroy and shatter the Jews. Oh Allah, torment them with a disease that has no cure or remedy. Send a thunderbolt down upon them from Heaven. Oh Allah, torment them with every kind of torment.... Oh Allah, turn their women into widows — just like Muslim women were widowed. Allah, turn their children into orphans — just like Muslim children were orphaned.”[34]

[[32]] E.W. Lane, An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians (London: John Murray, 5th edition, 1860), note 1, p.276.
[[33]] “Egyptian cleric teaches a child to memorize antisemitic messages on Al-Rahma TV and explains: the understanding of what he said will come”, Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) TV clip #2093. Al-Rahma TV, March 6, 2009, viewed May 4, 2010: URL: www.memritv.org/clip/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/2093.htm
[[34]] Ibid: transcript.

In 1917, Jamal Pasha (4th from left)

threatened the Jews of Jaffa and Jerusalem with the same fate of the Armenians.

When do we start the Islam Apartheid Week?


No comments: