Wednesday, January 18, 2006

An encounter with a ‘Liberal’ British Moslem (Part 2 of 2)

I know even now, many (leftists, anti-war types, etc) are going to be saying that I am lying about this whole conversation I talked about in part one. Or they would say that just a small minority of Moslems want to bring back an Islamic Caliphate, or the Ottoman Empire actually gave everybody equal rights, or Mohammed and his companions really did preach peace, and hence the Shariah does too. And if they don’t say all this , then they would certainly say that Mr. Brit is just another Zionist agent sent by the CIA to destroy the reputation of Islam, the religion of peace (yeah right!!!!).

So then, let me present to you an actual list of conditions that the non Moslems were forced to agree to when they lived under the rule of the actual Islamic Caliphate. The caliph that forced these humiliating conditions upon the non-Muslims was none other than Omar, a companion of Mohammed himself. It was called the ‘Caliph Omar’s Pact for ‘Dhimmis’.

The conditions I am about to present were dictated by our dear caliph Omar and were applied on all his non Moslem subjects. First imposed on the Christians, it was later applied on others like the Jews and the pagans too. Before this, the infidels were just killed on sight, so I suppose Omar thought he was being magnanimous with this pact of his. These conditions were in force despite the fact that the non Moslems were paying a special tax called the Jizya tax for their protection. Kind of like a modern-day Mafia scam, or maybe exactly like the Mafia.

This is the ‘equality’ of Islam, if you think this is heaven, you are free to join it.

Articles of the Pact of Omar:

1. We (dhimmis) shall not build, in our cities or in their neighborhood:
· new monasteries,
· churches,
· convents,
· or monks' cells,
2. nor shall we repair, by day or by night, such of them as fall in ruins
3. or are situated in the quarters of the Muslims
4. We shall not give shelter in our churches or in our dwellings to any spy,
5. nor hide him from the Muslims. We shall not teach the Quran to our children
6. We shall not manifest our religion publicly
7. nor convert anyone to it
8. We shall not prevent any of our kin from entering Islam if they wish it
9. We shall show respect toward the Muslims, and
10. we shall rise from our seats if they wish to sit
11. We shall not seek to resemble the Muslims by imitating any of their garments, the headgear, the turban, footwear, or the parting of the hair
12. We shall not speak as they do
13. nor shall we adopt their honorific names
14. We shall not mount on saddles
15. nor shall we gird swords nor bear any kind of arms nor carry them on our persons
16. We shall not engrave Arabic inscriptions on our seals
17. We shall not sell fermented drinks
18. We shall not display our crosses or our books in the roads or markets of the Muslims
19. We shall only use clappers in our churches very softly
20. We shall not raise our voices in our church services or in the presence of Muslims
21. nor shall we raise our voices when following our dead
22. We shall not show lights on any of the roads of the Muslims or in their markets
23. We shall not bury our dead near the Muslims
24. We shall not take slave who have been allotted to the Muslims
25. We shall not build houses over-topping the houses of the Muslims

Recently Moslems and leftists have started to question or outright deny the historical existence of this pact (sort of like Moslems denying the Holocaust, which is all the rage nowadays). But the odd thing is – these conditions were actually applied on not only the subjects of the caliph Omar, but also during the reign of later caliphs. You can read about this pact in detail at Pact of Omar. But be forewarned, this source also contains the following sentence as a nod to the leftist/Moslem moonbats:

‘Modern scholars have questioned the authenticity of this agreement…’

Omar’s Pact is the sort of ‘peace’ our enemies mean. Peace for Islam, peace for themselves, and oppression and humiliation for countless others. If Islam conquers the world, long gone will be any system that gives everyone equal status because we’re all equally humans. Mr. Brit’s Caliphate will render infidels as no better than a toy made of plastic – just because we don’t believe in the barbarity that Islam teaches.


John Sobieski said...

Two other sources that prove the suffering of the dhimmis under Islam are The Legacy of Jihad by Andrew Bostom and Why I am not a Muslim by Ibn Warriq.

Always On Watch said...

So, how is Islam compatible with the ideal of Western democracy?

American Crusader said...

people forget that Constantinople (Istanbul) used to be the capital of The Eastern Orthodox Church. When it fell to Islam, all the great churches were either destroyed or turned into buildings for other use. Thousands of religious relics were lost or stolen. This is what Islam plans for the Vatican if it ever gets the chance.

Pim's Ghost said...

crusader, agreed. I am constantly aware, and was recently reminded as well in a column by Victor Davis Hanson, that islam STOLE all that was Byzantium. They forced the native people of Asia Minor into situations that make the Jim Crow South look like an amusement park. And then they slaughtered and forced them out of their own land. This can never be forgotten.

The Anti-Jihadist said...

Or forgiven

dag said...

I'm going for coffee at McDonald's at Main and Terminal sts. on Jan. 26 at 7 pm, Vancouver, Canada. I'm going to wear a blue scarf, and if anyone cares to join me, I'll pay for the coffee.

A blue scarf? Yes, in solidarity with the worthless French who will do the same in protest against their completely worthless government's response to the jihadi invasion. I'm not the only one going to a McDonald's in the hope of meeting fellow anti-Islamic friends:

I'll be at McDonalds in Sydney, Australia, on the 26th January as well. That will be Australia Day, and I assume that they will be open then.

I'll be at the McDonalds which is opposite the George St Cinemas, and right next to Planet Hollywood, and which is called Plaza Court. It's at 600 George St, just down from Town Hall. I'll be there between 7.00 and 9.00 pm in the evening.

I'll be wearing a light blue scarf.

See you there.
Posted by: Voltaire at January 18, 2006 08:29 PM

You must have a McDonald's in your home town. A blue scarf is easy enough to find. I urge that you take the evening off and sit there and hope someone shows up to meet you. and if no one comes, try again next week. Spread the word around. We needn't sit alone worrying. Let's worry in public together.