7th century Islam 101 throughout its history:

Qur’an (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

Yes, I posted on this earlier, but it bears returning to, if nothing more than to drive home the point to those who believe that minorities ”lived in peace in Islamic lands” for centuries. This is a stiff reminder of what exactly that ”peace” looked like, a protection racket, and if the draconian demands aren’t met, according to their (Muslims) interpretation, then the deal is off and the jihad (read = murder, mayhem, pogrom) continues.

NOTE: Remember folks, the sole purpose of the jihad is to place the land and people conquered under jurisdiction of the sharia, either as ”new Muslims, new dhimmis or as the newly dead.

Under threat, Syria’s Christians sign accord with Islamists

While Christians opt for a medieval-style ‘protection agreement’ and tax over conversion or death, Assad bolsters standing as the preferred option in Syria.

By Zvi Bar’el | Mar. 3, 2014 | 5:10 PM |  17
Christians in Syria: A church in Homs (Reuters)

A church in the besieged city of Homs, February 2, 2014. Photo by Reuters

The city of Raqqa in northern Syria was once the residence of Harun al-Rashid, the famed fifth caliph of the Abbasid empire. That was the golden age of Islam, which produced the poetry, scientific thought and philosophy in which the moderate Hanafi stream flourished. The city subsequently went through centuries of ups and downs, through times of ruin and of prosperity, until last week it seemed to return to days of old, to the era of the great Islamic conquests, when a radical Islamist organization seized control of it.

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.

According to the 12 clauses in the accord, the Christians will commit to pay a twice-yearly poll tax of “four gold dinars” – which at today’s rate, comes to about $500 per person – with the exception that members of the middle class will pay half this amount, and the poor will pay a quarter of it, on condition they do not conceal their true financial situation.

More here.



Acting in accordance with the precepts laid down by their founder, Mohamed.

This is exactly what those of us in the Counterjihad have been talking about, warning against for years, Muslims enforcing sharia upon those not belonging to their ideology, dhimmitude. Non-Muslims under Islam are not equal citizens, they are granted very limited ‘rights’ by the Islamic state, but on condition that they pay extortion taxes and ‘feel subdued’.

egyptian tards

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to Coptic Christians: Convert to Islam, or pay ‘jizya’ tax

The Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters have began forcing the roughly 15,000 Christian Copts of Dalga village in Egypt to pay a jizya tax as indicated in Koran 9:29, author and translator Raymond Ibrahim reported on Sunday.

Jizya is the money, or tribute, “that conquered non-Muslims historically had to pay to their Islamic overlords ‘with willing submission and while feeling themselves subdued’ to safeguard their existence,” Mr. Ibrahim explained.

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Islamic supremacy and dhimmitude in action.

This is exactly what Bat Ye’or has exposed in her book The Dhimmi, Jews and Christians under Islam, and Understanding Dhimmitude. Andrew Bostom is also another expert voice, drawing on Ye’or’s work and complemented with masterly research of his own, in The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History,  The Legacy of Jihad, and  Sharia versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism.

Brotherhood Imposes Jizya Tribute on Egypt’s Christians

by Raymond Ibrahim on September 8, 2013 in Muslim Persecution of Christians

Now that the attacks on Egypt’s Christian churches have subsided, stage two of the jihad — profiting from the fear and terror caused by stage one — is setting in: reports are arriving that the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters are forcing the roughly 15,000 Christian Copts of Dalga village in south Minya province to pay jizya — the money, or tribute, that conquered non-Muslims historically had to pay to their Islamic overlords “with willing submission and while feeling themselves subdued” to safeguard their existence, as indicated in Koran 9:29.

According to one priest from the area, all Copts in the village, “without exception,” are being forced to pay tribute, just as their forefathers did nearly 1400 years ago when the sword of Islam originally invaded Christian Egypt.  He said that the “value of the tribute and method of payment differ from one place to another in the village, so that, some are being expected to pay 200 Egyptian pounds per day, others 500 Egyptian pounds per day…”

In some cases, those not able to pay have been attacked, their wives and children beaten and/or kidnapped.  As a result, some 40 Christian families have now fled Dalga, joining the ever growing list of displaced Christians in the Middle East.

It’s the same in Syria and Iraq.  ”Rebels” recently went to a Christian man’s “shop and gave him three options: become Muslim; pay $70,000 as a tax levied on non-Muslims, known as jizya; or be killed along with his family…. Androus from Mosul, Iraq, and another member of Father Raymond’s congregation, says he received a similar demand via telephone. ‘Because you are infidels, you have to pay jizya,’ he recalled being told over the phone. ‘Either you pay jizya, or we will kill you or your son.’”

More here.



It’s exactly what we’ve been labeling it for quite some time now, jizya. Oh, and you can rest assured that Western aid sent to the Palestinian Arabs, and elsewhere throughout the Muslim world, is understood in the exact same way. Westerners subscribing to their traditional status as sub-class people under the sharia.

NOTE: Thanks to Vlad for the upload and H/T of the video.



Their prophet and Islamic texts support their actions.

Fight those who believe not in God nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by God and His Apostle, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. S. 9:29

ASIA/PAKISTAN – Attack in the Christian area: one victim and two injured in Karachi

Karachi (Agenzia Fides) – The young Christian Faisal Masih was killed two days ago in shots fired in the attack of an Islamic extremist group in the Christian suburb of Essa Nagri, on the outskirts of Karachi. This is confirmed by Fr. Mario Rodrigues, a priest in Karachi and Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Pakistan. As he explains to Fides, in the area, densely populated, there are about 50,000 Christians, in conditions of extreme poverty and lack of basic services.


As stated by MASS, “the police, instead of arresting the perpetrators of the attack, arrested dozens of Christian demonstrators.” In Essa Nagri Christians are harassed by criminal gangs and Islamic terrorist groups of ethnic Pashtuns: armed to the teeth, the militants enter the area to collect the “Jizya” (the tax imposed, according to the sharia, on the non-Muslim minorities), and extort money from the Christian merchants. MASS activists have been denouncing for a long time continuous robberies, violence and abuses committed under the cover of some Police officials. Militants raid houses, steal and abuse women and children for fun. The local population is terrorized and residents, exasperated, have decided to form their militia of security to defend themselves. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 31/08/2012)

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Efraim Karsh knocks this one out of the park.

The entire discourse of the radical Left concerning the state of Israel is based upon a false narrative and irrational thinking. They’re like conspiracy enthusiasts, no amount of evidence to the contrary will suffice, because the evidence is deemed part of the conspiracy and therefore tainted. You’ll never convince these “foaming at the mouth types” about the justness of Israel’s cause, meaning self determination, they’re beyond all hope. Your only hope to convince are those who haven’t already joined these conspiracy minded drones.

NOTE: A dhimmi paying his jizya tax to Muslim rulers. Traditionally the dhimmis receive a strike on the jaw while paying the jizya to fulfill mohamed’s command that they feel subdued.

Qur’an (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

The Middle East’s real apartheid

03/05/2012 21:19

The Jewish State’s supporters find it difficult to agree on the best response to Israel Apartheid Week.

In light of Israel Apartheid Week, which hit cities and campuses throughout the world recently, supporters of the Jewish state find it difficult to agree on the best response to this hate fest. Some suggest emphasizing Israel’s peacemaking efforts, others propose rebranding the country by highlighting its numerous achievements and success stories. Still others advocate reminding the world of “what Zionism is – a movement of Jewish national liberation – and what it isn’t – racist.” Each of these approaches has its merits yet none will do the trick.

Peace seeking and/or prosperity are no proof of domestic benevolence and equality. The most brutal regimes have peacefully coexisted with their neighbors while repressing their own populations; the most prosperous societies have discriminated against vulnerable minorities. South Africa was hardly impoverished and technologically backward; the United States, probably the most successful and affluent nation in recent times was largely segregated not that long ago.

Nor for that matter is the apartheid libel driven by forgetfulness of Zionism’s true nature. It is driven by rejection of Israel’s very existence. No sooner had the dust settled on the Nazi extermination camps than the Arabs and their western champions equated the Jewish victims with their tormentors.


The Elder of Ziyon  offers an interesting observation, that needs to be explored further, over how much of the tax payers’ money is actually going to fund terrorism directed against Israel, and it looks like it’s a lot. It’s another reason why Western aid to the Arabs who label themselves “Palestinians” needs to be cut off almost completely, it’s never done anything of great importance to help these Arabs other than to help them carry out their dirty war of terrorism against the Jewish state. KGS
Arafat from hell: The Elder of Ziyon’s right, my terrorist forces
couldn’t have acted without this jizya from the foolish West

In Time magazine, a telling paragraph:

And there is a third security force that Gazans fear: Hamas’ highly secretive Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the movement’s armed resistance wing, which carries out violent attacks on Israel and whose members have a reputation for being some of Hamas’ most steadfast adherents. Referring to both the uniformed police and the plainclothes Internal Security, one civilian says, “They’re all Qassam.” The government does little to deny it. “Many of the Qassam operate within both the Qassam brigades and the Internal Security,” Interior Ministry spokesman Ehab al-Ghossain tells TIME. “In our laws, we do not prevent any resistance fighter from joining the police or a security service, provided that he is committed to the rules and regulations of the department he belongs to … We make sure that their activities, outside of their official jobs, remain separate.”

The research team that I put together last year (with Suzanne, t34zakat and PTwatch) had already determined that some 75% of the policemen killed in Gaza during Cast Lead were also members of terror groups, so this is hardly surprising to readers of this blog. 
However, it made me wonder: who pays the salaries of the security forces in Gaza?
At first blush, one would be certain that Hamas pays them all. However, a little number crunching indicates that between at least a $269M is paid out of the PA budget to security in Gaza annually, and perhaps as much as $630 million!


Gee Fathima, how should
we spend our new jizya stimulus?
It isn’t aid were giving them, but jizya money in order to get them, the Muslim world, to somehow like us better. It’s yet more money thrown down the tubes. Funny how “cultural enrichment” actually translates into being, how much black mail money they can lift from our wallets. KGS
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered aid on Tuesday to boost ties with the Muslim world and urged Israel, the Palestinians and Arab countries to move beyond recrimination in the search for peace.
“We are determined and persistent in the pursuit of that goal,” she said in a speech at a development forum in Morocco attended by Arab ministers.
After a weekend of heated words about the perceived U.S. tilt toward Israel on the issue of settlements on the occupied West Bank, Clinton said it was important for all sides to “be careful about what we say” and avoid angry rhetoric.
“We need to work together in a constructive spirit toward this shared goal of a comprehensive peace. I believe very strongly that it is attainable … (and) that with your support we can find a way through.”
Clinton’s speech unveiled a modest new set of aid proposals aimed at building on President Barack Obama’s promise in a June address in Cairo to make a “new beginning” on Washington’s strained ties with the Islamic world.

(Pakistan) Battagram Hindus Told Convert to Islam or Pay Jizya Tax …….

Islam in the raw

Jihadi: What’s there not to understand?

Via Atlas Shrugs:

“Choices, choices! Who said convert or die? There are options!”

— “Chief of the Hindu community in Battagram said on Sunday that the Taliban had threatened them to pay Jazia (tax) or accept Islam”– “‘It depends on you to choose between Jazia and Islam otherwise you would face abduction and suicide attacks,’ Dr Oam Parkash quoted the Taliban as saying.”

Taliban Commandeer Sikh Property For Refusal to Pay the Jizya Tax…….

28. Kill those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

Qaradawi: We must have that Jizya, we must have it!

NOTE: These black turbans understand little except hot lead.

HANGU: Taliban on Wednesday forcibly occupied three houses and 10 trade centres belonging to Sikhs in Orakzai Agency for not paying jizia, a tax levied on non-Muslims living under Islamic law. A few days ago, the local Taliban had asked Sikh families living in the agency to pay jizia amounting to Rs 50 million, which was later reduced to Rs 15 million after negotiations.
They had set a deadline to pay the amount. Taliban occupied Sikhs houses and business centres in Samma Feroz Khel, Qasim Khel and Chirat areas after the deadline expired. Sources said the Taliban also burnt three trade centres belonging to the Sikh community. Around 15 Sikh families have left their ancestral villages and have taken refuge in Minni Khel area of the agency. staff report

Pakistan: Pious Islamic Cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz is Back…….

Almost two years later after bloody siege
Maulana Abdul Aziz is back at the Red Mosque

Maulana Abdul Aziz: My release only strengthens our resolve!

Though the Tundra Tabloids’ has no tangible evidence (as of yet) that the Pakistani government’s horse bargaining with the Taliban for Sharia to be enforced in the northern areas of the country bordering Afghanistan, it stands to reason that the release of Islamic cleric, Maulana Aziz, was part of the deal

It’s typical of these Muslim countries with restless fundamentalist preachers, and the crowds thy incite. In order to grab a few moments of quiet in the streets of the capital, they’ll throw a carrot to the baying mob in the form of releasing their incarcerated clerics. It’s a fools errand, that’s guaranteed to backfire, as well as increasing the suffering of minorities.

Already the Sikhs are being driven out of their homes due to being forced to pay the oppressive dhimmi “jizya” tax, the Taliban kidnaps the Sihk’s leader and then releases him when their conditions are met, and Muslims are thrilled.

The Pak Tea House has the articles of the Pakistani constitution which foresaw the possibility of such a thing being demanded or even occurring. Clearly the Pakistani government is in breach of their own constitution, thereby reducing it to being just a piece of parchment, which looks good on a wall, but not in practice. KGS

20. Freedom to profess religion and to manage religious institutions. Subject to law, public order and morality:-

  • (a)every citizen shall have the right to profess, practise and propagate his religion; and
  • (b)every religious denomination and every sect thereof shall have the right to establish, maintain and manage its religious institutions.

21. Safeguard against taxation for purposes of any particular religion.No person shall be compelled to pay any special tax the proceeds of which are to be spent on the propagation or maintenance of any religion other than his own.

We’re so screwed!

Pakistan: Radical cleric returns to Red Mosque

Islamabad, 16 April (AKI) – By Syed Saleem Shahzad – Almost two years after the bloody siege on the Red Mosque in Islamabad, the radical cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz returned to the mosque late Thursday to lead the final prayers of the day.

Thousands of people welcomed the cleric at the mosque and showered him with rose petals, after being granted bail by Pakistan’s Supreme Court. The cleric then led the day’s final Isha’a prayers.

He had been accused of inciting the bloody siege at Islamabad’s Red Mosque and seminary in July 2007.

Pakistani authorities had filed 27 criminal cases against the cleric, shortly before military commandos stormed the Red Mosque to end the standoff with his armed students in July 2007 (photo).

The operation left more than 100 people dead, including about a dozen security personnel. His brother Abdul Rasheed Ghazi, his mother and dozens of students were among those killed.

Maulana Abdul Aziz was arrested as he tried to flee the mosque dressed in a woman’s burqa. He has been detained under house arrest in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

“This marks the defeat of state terrorism and today we would say the prayer behind Maulana Abdul Aziz,” retired squadron leader Khalid Khawaja, a close friend of slain Abdul Rasheed Ghazi, said during an interview with Adnkronos International (AKI).

Khawaja, a close friend of slain Abdul Rasheed Ghazi, was arrested during the Red Mosque operation but later released.

” I remember that several years ago I met (militant leader) Maulana Sufi Mohammad when he initiated the movement for the enforcement of Islamic laws in Malakand division. He survived imprisonment and today he and his cause are victorious and Sharia law has been enforced in Swat.