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Dhimmitude - What is it?

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As Muslim immigration to non-Muslim countries ramps up and Muslim breeding rates soar, we hear growing claims that Islam will easily overpower others by any of the various means of jihad - excessive breeding and immigration , infiltration of institutions and government, economic control, or violence to speed things along.  
Dhimmitude
We need to study the position of Dhimmis – non-Muslims living under Islamic control to fully appreciate the joy of Islamic rule to know why we must halt Islam’s progress.  

Tragically, few people are capable of telling the truth from the dhimmi viewpoint, but sell us the idea of jihad as nothing more than vigorous missionary activity or a personal struggle, hiding the true horror, - destruction, pillage, extortion, enslavement, massive deportation, social destruction, massacres, humiliation and degradation that has lasted for centuries and continues today. (Bostom P 25/26).  Masses of people (particularly women, children, young labour) were removed to other places destroying community, family, religious, national and cultural links leaving people unconnected and unprotected so reduction to servile dhimmitude and even identification with the persecutor was all that was left. Dhimmis were subjected, legally, to every abuse and degradation.
 
We are fed the lie of Islamic tolerance or pluralism because dhimmis can adhere to their religion and choose their religious leader (if the Islamic leader agrees).   The fact that al l evidence of other religions was often removed  and the religion practiced in hiding and in silence so Muslims weren’t upset, is ignored. In some areas religious buildings were completely destroyed, in others they were left to fall into ruin as building new ones was virtually impossible unless huge ‘bribes’ were paid.   Historical records tell us of religious leaders keen to preserve their position who sold out to the conquerors and acted as intermediaries who stopped rebellions against the Muslim oppressors and were essential in stabilizing Islamic power and spreading Islamization while their own group was destroyed (gee can’t think of any today!!!).

This is how modern dhimmtude works - nothing but tolerance and a voice of "reason".


Dhimmitude is the position (allowed culture) of the non-Muslim under a comprehensive Islamic legal system that regulates every aspect of the non-Muslims’ lives and fixes their theological, legal, social, economic and political role - with no possibility of change as allah’s laws remain forever.  Dhimmitude encompasses the behaviour and thinking of subjugated others in constant fear of their lives under Islam’s repressive religious apartheid system.   Dhimmis are vulnerable, fearful, passive, servile, cowardly, inferior, alienated and humiliated in their state of dhimmitude.  Eventually dhimmis internalise their debasement, degradation and fear and blame themselves for their situation, showing ‘gratitude’ to Islamic law which at least lets them live if they accept their debased, humiliated position and pay the taxes and required services to Islam.   Dhimmis cannot conceive of dignity, equality or freedom and conceal their situation.  Such concealment can still be seen in eastern Christians , the best apologists for systems which are destroying them (Ye’or p 108)
Dhimmitude is a culture that has forgotten its origins, its history and allows its achievements to be taken by Islam.

Payment of JiziyaInitially those conquered by violent jihad signed a dhimma (protection) pact with their Muslim conquerors (conquests across Africa, Asia, Europe from 638 -1683).   The form of conquest isn’t important, the laws applying to conquered people are and have been applied by Arabs, Turks, Malays, Maldivians, Pakistanis, Persians.. etc   These laws continue today.   Such laws and the attitudes behind them even when all the laws aren’t formally practised, explain the situation of non-Muslims in the Islamic world with regard to the attitude of loathing and violence towards them from Muslims and the subjugated, humiliated behaviour of the non-Muslims who don’t dare to criticise their Muslim overlords.  

Dhimmis are war booty:
Despised dhimmis are war booty (fay) and  ‘possessions’ of the Muslim community.   Dhimmis were an important economic resource, cheap labour and a source of wealth through extortion, taxes, fees, bribes, ransom etc so the caliph/local ruler would supposedly  ‘protect’ them from being ‘stolen’ by others  eg Non-Muslims living under Muslim ‘protection’ in Muslim lands must be protected by the caliph (Reliance law 11.8  p 609) but this is not an act of kindness but one of economic expediency.  Agriculture and landed property constituted the Muslim ruling classes main source of wealth and power –ie wealth came from land worked by an abundant workforce who initially were non-Muslims yet abandonment of land was an endemic problem (Bat Ye’or p 67).  

‘In  1876, Dr Arthur Leared noted – In the southern province of Sus (Morocco), the Jew is regarded as so indispensible to the prosperity of the country that he is not allowed to leave it – (Ye’or p 102)    One wonders how much of Islam’s so called science, development and trade is thanks to the dhimmis!

DhimmiTube
AIM was banned from YouTube for criticising Islam - gagging all criticism is one of the main symptoms of dhimmitude (be nice to them and we'll be OK).

BUT the real threat comes from Muslims as the dhimma pact gives ‘protection’ from the dhimmi being killed under jihad in exchange for payment of taxes and other payments and adherence to repressive, hateful laws designed to humiliate and degrade the dhimmi in every way.  At any time the dhimmi can be deemed to have broken the ‘pact’ and be killed.

Dhimmis are slightly better off than HARBIs (non-Muslims living in an area outside Islamic control) because they have no rights and their blood and property are licit prey for any Muslim anytime.   Infidels and apostates can be killed with impunity (Bat Ye’or p55).  

Muslim and non-Muslim chroniclers and eyewitness reports often from travelling Europeans (historians, merchants, diplomats, clergy, scientists) note very similar treatment of others across the Islamic world across the centuries  - complete degradation, humiliation and violence, special clothing and marks on dhimmi homes, travel restrictions, dhimmis passing Muslims on their left (impure side), unfair treatment in the courts etc, not to mention the obliterated villages, massive enslavement and deportations.   Many groups have left no history.

How do dhimmis  fare in liberated Iraq today? (Assysrians, not Muslim Arabs  are indigenous people of Iraq).

Dhimmis were constantly subjected to verbal and physical harassment.  Stones were thrown at them, they could be beaten at any time and subjected to vicious, deadly Muslim outrage if they exposed a cross or wine or a pig or were deemed to have insulted Islam or overstepped their position (Muslim outrage—never heard of that!).   Dhimmis were often confined to certain districts.
The attitudes and laws involved were widespread and longstanding  - they remain today.

“These laws are the basic regulations set down in the classical texts on dhimmis and they had to be enforced throughout the lands of dhimmitude. Muslim jurists strongly condemned the alleviation of these measures when it tempo¬rarily occurred. Dhimmitude covers more than a millennium of Christian and Jewish history and is a comprehensive civilization encompassing customs, legislation and social behaviour. Its various con¬stituents were constantly imposed with lesser or greater severity depending on circumstances   they may be found whether in the Balkans, in Anatolia, in the Levant, Persia, Yemen and the Maghreb….”

And
“This comprehensive system has permeated Islamic civilization and culture from its inception, and is being revived today through the Islamist resurgence and the return of the shari’a in some countries. Hence this pattern is not transient but permanent.”  (Ye’or lecture 2002)
A good Dhimmi
The dhimmitude starts always at the top. Larie Ferguson - a gooood dhimmi. 

This is merely an overview of dhimmitude.  Further articles will note the economic and political position of dhimmis;  the social and religious aspects of dhimmitude in Islamic law;   Islamic slavery;    the myth of Islamic tolerance;   Dhimmitude past and present in several countries to explain today’s situation and dhimmitude in western countries previously unexposed to jihad/dhimmitude.   Yes there have been nasty laws against others in the past but the situation for others under Islam past and present, is far worse.  It must be remembered that each law, fatwa or firman (decree by the sultan) is firmly based on Islamic text – koran, hadith, sira even if details differ ie Dhimmi must have clothes that distinguish them from Muslims but the type of clothing may vary.

The world view enshrined in the concepts of jihad (fight until all the religion is allah’s) and the despised dhimmi or kafir,  is central to Islam/Muslims past and present.  In the Islamic world violence and dehumanisation of others is rapidly increasing as sharia is again imposed and Islam reasserts itself, confident the weak west will say and do nothing. And we all see the rot in the west as Muslims demand to be treated above others (eg separate washrooms and prayer rooms so they are not contaminated by infidels, more resources, separate laws...) while our dhimmi leaders appease and grovel, putting our freedom, equality, culture and safety at risk.
 
My work is simply an attempt to summarize for the everyday reader, the brilliant work of Bat Ye’or and Andrew Bostom  particularly and also Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, Patrick Sookhdeo, Ibn Warraq, M.A Khan,  Serge Trifkovic, Bruce Bawer and others who have written on Jihad and its devastating effects on others –effects that continue today.



References:
1)  Al-Misri, Ahmad ibn Naqib;  Reliance of the Traveler:  A classic manual of Islamic sacred law.   In Arabic with facing English Text, commentary and appendices edited and translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller  amana publications  Maryland USA 1994

2)  Bostom, Andrew (edit)   The legacy of Jihad.  Islamic holy war and the fate of the Non-Muslims.’   Prometheus books   New York.  2005

3)  Ye’or   ‘Islam and dhimmitude:  Where civilisations collide.’  Madison.  Teaneck   fairleigh Dickinson University Press.  2002.   Third Printing 2005.

4)  Ye’or, Bat.  Lecture 10 October 2002 Brown University.  Dhimmitude Past and Present :  An Invented or Real History ?   
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