…If the thought of the Syrian rebels with chemicals didn’t get you worried perhaps this interview with Sky News might catch your eye:
The men only became animated when I showed a little knowledge of Salafist ideology and brought up the works of Islamists such as the Egyptian Sayyid Qutb.
This led to a question about the future of Syria’s minorities such as the Christians. Ahmed, Basah, and Hamid Hassan all agreed – Christians could only live there if they either converted, or paid the ‘Jizyah’ – a special tax levied on non-Muslims in previous centuries in the Middle East. If not said Bahar, they could be killed. (emphasis mine)
When asked why, the answer was, to them, quite simple – because the Prophet Mohammed said so. I was then invited to become a Muslim.
The conversation verged on the surreal. There we were talking in a quite friendly manner, with the occasional joke, about killing people because they wouldn’t pay the Jizyah, which critics regard as effectively obtaining money through menaces.
The interview ended with Ahmed volunteering that eventually Muslims must reclaim Andalucia in Spain for the Islamic Caliphate.
Let’s stipulate that it is in Syria’s interest to present these type of prisoners to the western world and that Syria has not been reticent about supporting these types in Iraq. None of this changes the fact that these are the folks we are going to be dealing with very soon once Assad falls. As Jihad watch put it:
“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.” — Qur’an 9:29
Muslim spokesmen in the West routinely claim that this verse has no applicability in the modern world. They’re lying.
Just a reminder, as a Christian I’m a “person of the book” our friends who do not believe will not get off so easy.