The Drudge Report had a double headline.
“Under threat, Syria's Christians sign accord with Islamists...It links to an Israeli newspaper called Haaretz. Because it is Israeli you might be tempted to write it off as propaganda but how could it be any worse than the American media?
Pay tax, convert to Islam or risk death... “
The main point of the article that I want you to be aware of is the public admission of a tradition that has been around since the institution of Islam. It was a part of the Muslim conquest that the popular media likes to ignore.
“For the first time in many generations, a dhimma (protection agreement) was signed between the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) – an Islamist branch of Al-Qaida – and leaders of Raqqa’s several thousand Christians. Members of ISIS gave the latter three options: accepting the agreement, converting to Islam, or risking death.”Dhimma is permanent, second class citizenship. When Islam conquered an area the defeated Christians were given three choices. You see them listed in the quote above. They are straight out of the Koran. You can pay an extra tax. You can convert. You can die. If you choose the tax option you live in oppression and intimidation. You become like the Jews of the Nazi period. Your choice of clothes are regulated. Your choice of homes is limited. Your public behavior is monitored. It is a life of coercion designed to force your children into Islam.
Here it is being offered to the Christians in Iraq. I don’t know if you have been paying attention but the Muslims of Iraq have been happily eradicating the Christians. If the Muslims get strong enough in the United States it will be offered to us here. Coercive restrictions, conversion, death. Take your pick. And as you make your choice, remember this is a religion of peace.
The link was on Drudge Wednesday. Thursday it was gone. Maybe the site was told they were not being tolerant. The good news is that the links about L.A. traffic being bad, caffeine dependence linked to emotional problems and the dangers of yelling at your kids were still available. Since I am driving in L.A. traffic today while tanked up on coffee to teach middle school those are more significant for my day.
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