Non-Muslims will never achieve equal rights with Muslims a country ruled by Islamic law. The Quran asks Muslim rulers to humiliate the non-Muslims who are under their rule (Q.9:29). The following set of principles is called the Pact of Umar. They reveal the Islamic legal structures for to dealing with the so-called ‘People of the Book’ — such as Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians — living among communities ruled by Islamic law. The Pact is attributed to Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second successor to and father-in-law of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam:
- Christians and Jews shall not build, in their cities or in Muslims’ neighborhoods, new monasteries, churches, convents, or monks’ cells, nor shall they repair, by day or by night, such of them as fall in ruins or are situated in the quarters of the Muslims.
- Christians and Jews shall keep their gates wide open for passersby and travelers. They shall give board and lodging to all Muslims who pass their way for three days.
- Christians and Jews shall not give shelter in their churches or in their dwellings to any spy, nor hide him from the Muslims.
- Christians and Jews shall not teach the Koran to their children.
- Christians and Jews shall not manifest their religion publicly nor convert anyone to it. They shall not prevent any of their kin from entering Islam if they wish it.
- Christians and Jews shall show respect toward the Muslims, and they shall rise from their seats when Muslims wish to sit.
- Christians and Jews shall not seek to resemble the Muslims by imitating any of their garments.
- Christians and Jews shall not mount on saddles, nor shall they gird swords nor bear any kind of arms nor carry them on their persons.
- Christians and Jews shall not engrave Arabic inscriptions on their seals.
- Christians and Jews shall not sell fermented drinks.
- Christians and Jews shall clip the fronts of their heads. [An Arab sign of being conquered and having your life spared.]
- Christians and Jews shall always dress in the same way wherever they may be, and they shall bind the zunar [a distinct kind of belt] round their waists.
- Christians and Jews shall not display their crosses or their books in the roads or markets of the Muslims. They shall use only clappers [and not bells] in their churches very softly. They shall not raise their voices when following their dead. They shall not take slaves who have been allotted to Muslims.
- Christians and Jews shall not build houses higher than the houses of the Muslims.
- Whoever strikes a Muslim with deliberate intent shall forfeit the protection of this pact.
Imagine what has been happening to non-Muslims in Islamic countries throughout the 1400 years of Islamic history since the rise of Islam! They have faced unceasing persecutions of every kind, and even genocidal attacks whenever a member of a non-Christian community was unable to follow the above instructions, ignored or rebelled against them.
It is too soon for committed Muslims to reveal the contents of the above Pact in the West. This is what they did in their dominated lands. At first, they did not rush to establish the above legal structure in a non-Muslim country when they were the minority. They started with laws that concerned their own personal or community life. They began by establishing:
- The Islamic practice of polygamy in which a man may have four legal wives, if he wishes.
- Islamic family law which gives men authority to rule over their wives and children, and if necessary to banish them.
- The Islamic family court, so that Muslim men are not interrogated for their bad behavior against their wives and children in a non-Islamic court. (Islamic law explicitly forbids questioning a man about such abuses.)
- The cry of Adhan, the call from the minarets of mosques for gathering and group prayers.
After they established themselves with the above in their ghettos and grew in strength, they then put pressure on officials to limit non-Muslims from entering or running activities in the ghettos. Once successfully achieved, they continued to extend the exercise of their power in other areas also.
A few years ago, we all witnessed through the media how Muslim mobs asked police officers in France not to enter their zones when they were rioting and burning in many places. In Birmingham, England, police officers stopped two Christian evangelists, who were spreading the message of Christ, informing them that Birmingham was a Muslim area and that, consequently, they were not allowed to speak about Christianity there. (Source: http://theapostolicreport.wordpress.com/category/evangelism/).
One of the Muslim leaders in England was quoted as saying: “we will not submit to any man-made law, any government, or any Prime Minister — Bush or Brown — or Jacqui Smith. We submit to Allah.” (Source: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=29455).
Gordon Brown was the only Prime Minister among all Prime Ministers in England who uniquely spoke in favor of Islam and allowed the establishment of Islamic Courts in England in order to please Muslims. Yet see how this Muslim leader disregards even Gordon Brown’s servant-hood to Islam, simply because Brown was still following a law shaped by Judeo-Christian values.
Shahid Malik, a Muslim MP, is another prime example of one who is actively seeking the establishment of Islamic law in the UK through an undermining of democracy. As a Labour MP for Dewsbury and a Justice Minister, he addressed Muslims in a Muslim gathering, saying that Muslims’ community in England had only one Muslim MP in the House of Lords in 1997, in 2001 they had two Muslim MPs and in 2005 they had four Muslim MPs. He continued to say that Muslims were aiming to have ten Muslim MPs in 2009, fourteen MPs in 2014, twenty MPs shortly after that, and eventually a Muslim UK Prime Minister.
The restrictions on Christians and the problem of anti-Semitism have already become a concern, with just a handful of Muslim representatives in the UK parliament. What should be expected when they achieve an Islamic Prime Minister? The result will be the above-mentioned Pact of Omar and Quran’s verses of humiliation of non-Muslims. Not only have the Labor Party leaders in England been closing their eyes to the plans of committed Muslims, but they have also been paving the way for committed Muslims to establish themselves in a stronger and stronger position at the expense of democratic values.
Pious Muslims have an agenda that directly jeopardizes the Judeo-Christian values of the West. We must exercise wisdom and not be fooled by the pseudo-democratic tactics of these pious followers of the Islamic way.