Friday, December 2, 2011
Another open thread without Nazis.
I blame Stuart.
By the way, I've recently started reading Martin Gilbert's, In Ishmael's House: A History of Jews in Muslim Lands and, my oh my, interesting reading it is, indeed:
"Caliph al-Amir described the jizya tax as a means of discrimination and humiliation, not merely a source of income... The payment of the tax by a Muslim on behalf of a dhimmi 'will not be tolerated.' It had to 'exacted from him directly in order to vilify and humiliate him, so that Islam and its people may be exalted and the race of infidels brought low.'" (pg. 22)
This might be nothing more than an interesting historical footnote were it not for the fact that the Radical Jihad is currently surging, via the Arab Spring-a-ding-ding.
Countries are falling like dominoes to al-Sharia and the progressive-left doesn't mind in the least... in fact, I suspect that they haven't even noticed and could hardly care less.