Long before the Christians in the ‘Muslim world’ were being systematically annihilated, the Jews ran for their lives.The few who stayed are in great danger. Just a Â few weeks ago,Â Tunisian hatemongerÂ Ahmad Al-SuhayliÂ was caught Â on video delivering a call to murder all Jews.Â His kuthba was posted on MEMRI TV and Â he faces legal action Â for inciting incitement to genocide.Â At first Â dissembling, Ahmad lied and denied it, and then Â he declared Â that “this is a war against Islam in Tunisia”, thus blaming the accursed Jews again.
Since there is no backlash, radical headbangers are crawling out of their caves everywhere.
Analysis: Muslim clerics believe regime will let them intensify their incitement against Jews.
As long as they recognized the preeminence of Islam, respected their Muslim neighbors and generally behaved as befits second class citizens, they were allowed to live in peace within their communities and to take an active role in the country’s economic and commercial circles.
And in the not so distant past, Jews were treated to the full dhimmi limitations according to the Shari’a: They had to pay a special tax and wear garments identifying them as Jews; they were forbidden to buy real estate and could be drafted every year for a period of forced labor. At times they were accused of imaginary offenses and mobs would loot and burn their houses and shops. By the second half of the 19th century a deepening Western interest in the country led to a gradual lessening of the burden, and discriminatory measures were lifted with the French takeover of 1881.