Monday, August 23, 2010

Islam: Freedom of Religion

I want you to see a video which  discloses some of the suffering of Copts in Egypt. Copts are are indigenous Christians who suffer great injustice under Islamic domination.

    The video, which runs 14 minutes and 34 seconds, is in Arabic with English sub titles.   It gives us a  window into the persecution of Christians conquered by Islam. who are persecuted for attempting to build churches and worship.   You will see one story about 32 Christians arrested for meeting in a house to pray.

    I can't find the information required to embed the video, which was posted on Facebook, just click this link to view it.  The video advertises the Free Copts web site, where you can find many articles about current events, including the oppression of Egyptian Copts.

    To fully comprehend what is happening in Egypt, you need to know that Muslims consider their system and themselves superior to all others.  Non-Muslims are to be humiliated and punished for not being Muslim.  This sample of Surah Al-Imran will help you to understand. [Emphasis added.]

3:110. You [true believers in Islâmic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad  and his Sunnah (legal ways, etc.)] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islâm has forbidden), and you believe in Allâh. And had the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) believed, it would have been better for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them are Al-Fâsiqûn (disobedient to Allâh - and rebellious against Allâh's Command).

3:111. They will do you no harm, barring a trifling annoyance; and if they fight against you, they will show you their backs, and they will not be helped.

3:112. Indignity is put over them wherever they may be, except when under a covenant (of protection) from Allâh, and from men; they have drawn on themselves the Wrath of Allâh, and destruction is put over them. This is because they disbelieved in the Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allâh and killed the Prophets without right. This is because they disobeyed (Allâh) and used to transgress beyond bounds (in Allâh's disobedience, crimes and sins).

3:110  identifies the subject, 3:111  assures Muslims of an easy victory;  3:112 tells us that people of the scriptures are covered with indignity and destruction. One hadith clarifies this matter better than any other.

Moe's arrogance comes through loud and clear; Muslims share that arrogance as part of emulating their Profit.   Islamic law sets the seal on the issue. The following quotes are from Reliance of the Traveller, Book O, Chapter 9.  Turn to page 507 of the pdf file to verify these quotes.  I post this because I want you to see just how  tolerant Islam is;  there is a need to know.  If you don't know about this, you can not detect the lies spewed by Muslims and our elected traitors.

o11.1 A formal agreement of protection is made
with citizens who are:
(1) Jews'
(2) Christians;
(3) Zoroastrians;
(4) Samaritans and Sabians, if their religions do not
respectively contradict the fundamental bases of Judaism and Christianity;
(5) and those who adhere to the religion of Abraham
or one of the other prophets (upon whom be blessings and peace).

011.2 Such an agreement may not be effected
with those who are idol worshippers (dis: o9.9(n:»,
or those who do not have a Sacred Book
or something that could have been a Book.
(A: Something that could have been a Book
refers to those like the Zoroastrians, who have
 remnants resembling an ancient Book. As for the
 psuedoscriptures of cults that have appeared since
 Islam (n: such as the Sikhs, Baha'is, Mormons,
Qadianis, etc.), they neither are nor could be a
Book, since the Koran is the final revelation (dis: w4).)

011.3 Such an agreement is only valid when the
subject peoples:

(a) follow the rules of Islam (A: those mentioned
below (011.5) and those involving public behavior and dress,
though in acts of worship and their private lives, the subject
communities have their own laws, judges, and courts,
enforcing the rules of their own religion among themselves);
(b) and pay the non-Muslim poll tax Jizya).

    Notice that there is a "treaty of protection", for which  refer back to 3:112, quoted above. This treaty is only imposed upon people who have been conquered or intimidated so that they surrender to Muslims who attacked them.  [9:29]

    Notice that idol worshipers, Sikhs, Baha'is & Mormons who are specifically excluded,  must be fought until they are dead or Muslim [o9.9]. 

011.4 The minimum non-Muslim poll tax is one
dinar (n: 4.235 grams of gold) per person (A: per
year). The maximum is whatever both sides agree
upon. It is collected with leniency and politeness, as
are all debts, and is not levied on women, children.
or the insane.

    The current  price of gold is $39.53.(08/23/'10) at that rate, the minimum jizya  is $170.97. It appears that the maximum may have been one half of the annual production extracted from the Jews of Khaibar.

o11.5 Such non-Muslim subjects are obliged to comply with Islamic rules
that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property.
In addition, they:
(1) are penalized for committing adultery or theft, though not for drunkenness;
(2) are distinguished from Muslims in dress, wearing a wide cloth belt (zunnar);
(3) are not greeted with "as-Salamu 'alaykum" ;
(4) must keep to the side of the street;
(5) may not build higher than or as high as the Muslims' buildings, though if they
acquire a tall house, it is not razed;
(6) are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, (A: to ring church bells or
display crosses,) recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display
of their funerals and feast days;
(7) and are forbidden to build new churches.

o11.6 They are forbidden to reside in the Hijaz, meaning the area and
towns around Mecca, Medina, and Yamama, for more than three days
(when the caliph allows them to enter there for something they need).

    `I added emphasis to a few important items in that list to make them stand out.  Reexamine #4 in the light of this quote: "when you meet any one of them on the roads force him to go to the narrowest part of it." from  Sahih Muslim 26.5389.

    The sixth item in that list prohibits ringing  church bells, displaying crosses, reading the scripture aloud  and public funeral processions.  The seventh item proscribes church construction.  Did someone mention freedom of religion?  Why can't Copts build churches?  

    O11.10 lists acts which violate the treaty of protection. Pay close attention to these.

011. IO The agreement is also violated (A: with
 respect to the offender alone) if the state has stipu-
lated that any of the following things break it, and
one of the suhjects does so anyway. though if the
state has not stipulated that these break the agree-
ment, then they do not; namely, if one of the subject

(1) commits adultery with a Muslim woman or marries her:
(2) conceals spies of hostile forces;
(3) leads a Muslim away from Islam;
(4) kills a Muslim;
(5) or mentions something impermissible about Allah, the Prophet
(Allah bless him and give him peace), or Islam.

011.11 When a subject's agreement with the state
has been violated, the caliph chooses between the
four alternatives mentioned above in connection
with prisoners of war (09.14).

    If you, as a dhimmi, make the mistake of marrying a Muslim woman or criticizing Islam, what happens to you under Shari'ah?

09.14 When an adult male is taken captive, the
caliph (def: 025) considers the interests (0: of
Islam and the Muslims) and decides between
the prisoner's death, slavery, release without
paying anything, or ransoming himself in
exchange for money or for a Muslim captive
held by the enemy.

If the prisoner becomes a Muslim (0: before
the caliph chooses any of the four alternatives)
then he may not be killed, and one of the other
three alternatives is chosen.

    As a violator of the treaty of protection, you can be killed or enslaved.  Why the reference to disposition  of prisoners of war?  You  become a dhimmi as a result of conquest or intimidation.  You are a prisoner of war.  Why the provision for adult males; what happens to women and children?

09.13 When a child or a woman is taken captive,
they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the
woman's previous marriage is immediately annulled.

    Got a clue yet?  Are you ready for building "bridges of understanding?" Do you want America to be "Shari'ah compliant"?   How are you going to understand Islam without exploring its canon of scripture, tradition, exegesis & jurisprudence?  Can you trust what any Muslim tells you?  Can you trust what any politician tells you?  Can you trust what the talking heads tell you?

    Islamic law covers every facet of human life, from conception to burial. Much of it, such as the rituals and requirements of  wudu & salat  are arcane & esoteric,  downright silly if not obscene.  The parts I showed you, about religious liberty and war, are more directly related to our lives.   There are others, such as marriage, divorce and genital mutilation.   But I wish to leave you with something more important; more directly linked to the privileges & immunities of American citizens.  As a Christian, you can not testify in court; as a female, your testimony has half the weight of a male's.

o24.2 Legal testimony is only acceptable from a witness who:
(a) is free;
(b) is fully legally responsible (mukallaf, def: c8.1) (0: as
testimony is not accepted from a child or insane person,
even when the child's testimony regards injuries among
children that occurred at play);
(e) is able to speak;
(d) is mentally awake;
(e) is religious (0: meaning upright (024.4)
(A: and Muslim), for Allah Most High says,
"Let those of rectitude among you testify" (Koran 65:2),
and unbelief is the vilest form of corruption, as goes without saying);

o24.7 The testimony of the following is legally acceptable
when it concerns cases involving property,
or transactions dealing with property, such as sales:
(1) two men;
(2) two women and a man;
(3) or a male witness together with the oath of the plaintiff.

024.8 If testimony does not concern property, such as a
marriage or prescribed legal penalties,
then only two male witnesses may testify (A: though the
Hanafi school holds that two women and a man may testify for marriage). [Emphasis added.]

    In this post I have linked to an authentic but incomplete scan of Reliance of the Traveller which begins with book f.  If you need to see books a-e or the certificates of authenticity, you can go to Amazon and buy a copy, or you can view  this low resolution scan

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