Monday, January 22, 2007

Conversion, Dhimmitude, Or Death

While perusing the news this morning I read this article by Aaron Klein of titled Jews Flee Homes After Muslim Death Threats.

The story goes on to report that about 45 Yemeni Jews left their village in Sa'ada County in Yemen after a local Jewish leader was warned that if Jews didn’t leave within ten days, they were liable to be abducted, and / or killed. Their possessions would be subjected to looting and theft.

Four masked Muslims approached Dawoud Yousuf Mousa and delivered a letter to him warning that the Jewish community had been under Islamic surveillance. The letter contained warnings and threats, and read in part;

"After accurate surveillance over the Jews residing in Al Haid, it has become clear to us that they were doing things which serve mainly global Zionism, which seeks to corrupt the people and distance them from their principles, their values, their morals, and their religion. Islam calls upon us to fight against the disseminators of decay,"

The masked Muslims told Mousa that if the Jews didn’t leave within ten days; "The Jewish community would bear the consequences."

The news story also referred to a second warning letter to the Jewish community stating that; "whoever remains at his home, will be killed or his children will be taken away."

Yemeni Jews have lived in Sa'ada for generations so it’s not as if there was a sudden influx causing a burden on the local population. The Jews are part of the local population.

The uprooted Jewish folks are currently staying at a hotel in Sa'ada. The Yemeni Jews say the government has refused to offer any assistance. No surprise there. They also reported that Muslim intimidation of Jews has been going on for a long time. Still no surprise.

The Deputy Governor of Sadaa, Salem Al Wehayshi, reportedly said the Jews are being asked to “go home.”

"Yes, they received threats from Al Houthi supporters. They are now here in the hotel but I can assure you that the problem will be solved today, and they will return to their villages," Wehayshi said.

And of course, the Jewish Yemenis have to pay a “protection” tax, called the jizya, simply because they are Jewish. Again, no surprise.

This is dhimmitude in action.

Dhimmitude is defined as; (from

The Islamic system of governing populations conquered by jihad wars, encompassing all of the demographic, ethnic, and religious aspects of the political system. The word "dhimmitude" as a historical concept, was coined by Bat Ye'or in 1983 to describe the legal and social conditions of Jews and Christians subjected to Islamic rule. The word "dhimmitude" comes from dhimmi, an Arabic word meaning "protected". Dhimmi was the name applied by the Arab-Muslim conquerors to indigenous non-Muslim populations who surrendered by a treaty (dhimma) to Muslim domination. Islamic conquests expanded over vast territories in Africa, Europe and Asia, for over a millennium (638-1683). The Muslim empire incorporated numerous varied peoples which had their own religion, culture, language and civilization. For centuries, these indigenous, pre-Islamic peoples constituted the great majority of the population of the Islamic lands. Although these populations differed, they were ruled by the same type of laws, based on the shari'a.

This similarity, which includes also regional variations, has created a uniform civilization developed throughout the centuries by all non-Muslim indigenous people, who were vanquished by a jihad-war and governed by shari'a law. It is this civilization which is called dhimmitude. It is characterized by the different strategies developed by each dhimmi group to survive as non-Muslim entity in their Islamized countries. Dhimmitude is not exclusively concerned with Muslim history and civilization. Rather it investigates the history of those non-Muslim peoples conquered and colonized by jihad.

Dhimmitude encompasses the relationship of Muslims and non-Muslims at the theological, social, political and economical levels. It also incorporates the relationship between the numerous ethno-religious dhimmi groups and the type of mentality that they have developed out of their particular historical condition which lasted for centuries, even in some Muslim countries, till today.

Dhimmitude is an entire integrated system, based on Islamic theology. It cannot be judged from the circumstantial position of any one community, at a given time and in a given place. Dhimmitude must be appraised according to its laws and customs, irrespectively of circumstances and political contingencies.

Yes, Muslim jihad is here, and the goal is the Islamization of the world.

Muslim jihadists believe you will submit. Either through conversion or dhimmitude.


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