… Jews were obliged not to pray loudly; their prayers were not to be audible in the nearby church. Building new synagogues (and repairing existing ones) was likewise prohibited, unless the buildings threatened to collapse and a special permission was obtained. Jews were banned from all public offices and the army; they were prohibited from criticizing Christianity, marrying a Christian, or owning a Christian slave. Furthermore, Jews paid distinctive taxes, possibly the precursors ofÂ jizya. Such regulations, justified byÂ Hadith â€” Bat Ye’or states, worsened on specific factors â€” came to be imposed upon Christians under the dhimma arrangements, after Byzantine lands were occupied by Muslim forces.
This article is about dhimmi in the context of Islamic law. SeeÂ dhimmitude.
TheÂ warning to stay away was not a warning but a signal to riot, that the violence was preplanned. Today, surprise, surprise, the police found wheelbarrows of rocks up on the HarHaBayit. Prepositioned, ready, tons of ammunition to rain down on women and children praying peacefully. Rocks may sound primitive and less dangerous than bullets or bombs. If you think that please review Pam’s videos of stonings done under sharia law by Moslems as “punishment” for various sins and crimes.
We’re talking baseball sized rocks and lots of them. The streets are full of Jews celebrating the Feast and we’re joined by thousands of our Christian supporters, here for their yearly show of love for the Land and the People of Hashem (G-d) otherwise known as the Feast of Tabeernacles. I personally love it. They marched right past my house last year, my first in Jerusalem. Keep them comin’ folks.
Modern, moderate, tolerant democratic Turkey….
A mass anti-Israel rally was held in Istanbul Monday. The demonstrators, who rallied in support of theÂ riots in east Jerusalem, carried Palestinian Authority flags and posters of the al-Aqsa Mosque, and set Israeli flags on fire.
Jewish holidays make Mohammedans go apeshit… Read more atÂ YNet.
Pali Arabs Demand Israel Stop Jewing Up Jerusalem
Al-Arabiya network hopes Israel will fall within five years
Al-Arabiya broadcasts from modern, moderate Dubai, and is partly Saudi-owned. Yet for some odd reason it has never been a bastion of moderation — a fact for which the prevailing paradigm has absolutely no explanation. “Will Israel fall in five years?,” from Al-Arabiya, October 5 (thanks to Robert Spencer, JW):
Online reports of a study by the US Central Intelligence Agency cast doubt over the survival of Israel beyond the next two decades. Regardless of the validity of the report, with what is now known about the costs in blood and treasure that the U.S.-Israeli relationship has imposed on the U.S., its key ally, Israel could fall within five years.
“…now known about the costs in blood and treasure that the U.S.-Israeli relationship has imposed on the U.S.”
The “costs in blood and treasure” of paying directly for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan , in order to “win [unwinnable Muslim] hearts and minds,” by all sorts of reconstruction, and to keep these countries together despite their ever-present internecine hostilities, and to pay for all sorts of Muslim regimes in order that their populations might be protected from the Lords of Misrule, and the economic and political and social failures of their societies [directly attributable to Islam itself], to such countries as Egypt and Jordan and even to the “Palestinian” “Authority” that would not exist for one minute without foreign, Infidel aid that keeps pouring in, and if on top of that one adds the twelve trillion dollars that has gone to the Muslim members of OPEC (11 of the 12 members, if one counts Muslim-dominated Nigeria, where the oil revenues never reaches the Christian south), amounts that had the Saudi lobby not throttled all attempts at taxes on oil and gasoline and other measures that could long ago have diminished OPEC oil revenues, had we in our calculations noted the tens of billions of dollars we now spend (and our allies in NATO hundreds of billions) to monitor, for obvious security reasons, the Muslims in our midst, and had we compared all that cost of dealing with, most ineffectively, the Jihad (the struggle by Muslims to remove all obstacles to the spread, and then the dominance, of Islam)? Now compare those trillions spent, in the case of the aid and the military interventions quite unnecessarily, and ineffectively, because we are no better off with those expenditures, have won no hearts and no minds (and never could), and now compare what we get for giving Israel a few pitiful billion a year, and what we receive for that.
Israel is, with or without aid, a firm ally of the West, because it is part of the West, and will always be on the side of the West, will always work to fight the Jihad because Israel itself is the victim of a permanent Jihad. Stop for one minute American aid to the Sunnis of Anbar, or to Iraq itself, or to Pakistan, and see how the former recipients of such aid, who always whined for more, turn on us. See how even with the receipt of such aid, the recipients of it in Egypt, Jordan, and the “Palestinian” “Authority” are full of anti-American venom and ingratitude — for the aid is to them merely Jizyah. It is their right, it is their due. See how that “staunch ally” Saudi Arabia, has worked to use its wealth to undercut the Infidels everywhere, in West Africa and East Africa (where the money goes farthest, and apparently unknown to the State Department but not to the terrified black African Christians, Islam is on the march — see Togo, see Nigeria, see Niger), in Asia and Europe and North America, paying for mosques and madrasas, campaigns of Da’wa, and Islamic propaganda, some of it aided by Western hirelings in universities, the press, business, and of course the centers of political power.
Think of what Israel has done for the military security of the Western world, merely by working for its own security. What country destroyed the ambitions of that wretched Soviet ally Nasser, and upended him forever, caused his disappearance and with him, Nasserism? What country — despite the predictable and predicted condemnation (not least from the administration of George Bush and James Baker) destroyed Saddam Hussein’s nuclear reactor, and in so doing, derailed for 21 years his nuclear ambitions, which is to say until he himself was removed, so that those ambitions were never realized? What country recently destroyed the nuclear installation in Syria that Iran and the North Koreans had built? whose pressure now is really the cause of whatever measures at this point the so-far dilatory and delaying Americans and others may take against Iran? And what country, do you suppose will in the end deal most effectively with the chiliastic madmen of the Islamic Republic of Iran? What country today supplies all kinds of technological advances that are then taken advantage of by the United States? [See drones] What country is best able to penetrate, and to make sense of, intelligence derived from the Muslim Arab states and from Iran?
And there is one more thing. Given all that has happened, the Western world could not survive, or rather Western morale — among all those who think and feel — could not survive a second destruction of Israel. Israel represents the Jews and the Jewish contribution to Western civilisation. Its survival is part of what makes the West able to survive, and its disappearanc, or its pitiful existence as a rump state dependent on the Muslim Arabs being willing not to come in to deliver a final death blow, would otself deal a blow to the West, to the idea of the West, from which that West would not recover. And the demoralization of the West from such a dimidiated Israel, unable to fend for itself, constantly under threat of easy annihilation, or in fact so annihilated, would at the same time feed Muslim triumphalism and lead to more and more Muslim demands, and aggression, all over the Western — all over the entire — world. That few, as yet, understand this, because most, as yet, remain so remarkably ignorant, does not mean that what has been written here is not completely, perfectly, terribly true.