As the old saying goes Ali, some honors, one can do without - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jacob Blues
    • 19.01.10 | 17:18 (IST)

    Such an honor. Or not. The idea of 'not fighting' wasn't considered a good thing. What it meant was that Christans and Jews were not allowed to own weapons to protect themselves. Go take a look at Yemen. What do all the men wear on their belts? A knife. That knife is part of their honor. And it symbolizes their ability to wield it freely. In addition to the inability to protect themselves physically, Dhimmis were not given right to advocacy in a court. They could not bring suit, could not defend themselves in a court of law, nor could they provide testimony in a case. Their "honor" was non-existent. In fact, the "honor" was held towards those who 'protected' them. The Dhimmi's were the responsibility of the Sheiks. It was his honor, not ours, that was merited. We, were little more than political pawns and second class citizens. In a world like that, I can do without such "honor".

    from the article: Syria's Mufti: Islam commands us to protect Judaism
    First published 10:57 19.01.10 | Last updated 12:15 19.01.10
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