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.
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.